"This is my very first airsoft gun purchase of any kind, and it delivered a real wow factor compared to my expectations, having only used a much more plasticy 1911 before. This is also plastic, but the quality is excellent. I'm sure that's why they call it "polymer"... And, it has metal parts inside for function and also heft (in the handle).
- very pretty (subjective)
- excellent weight and feeling of durability
- bright sights
- adequate power
- nice mag with heft as well
- great for small hands
- slide wiggles a bit, and occasionally sticks back after cocking
- the hop up is a bit aggressive, and in fact with .20g BBs it always shoots high, even on the "no hop" setting (possibly intentional or varies between units)
- mine also shoots a bit to the right, but the sights are adjustable
"Shoots like a laser out to at least 100' with .28s on high hop. Incredible realism with full trades and surprising heft. Great value at $20 (or even $30).
Not as realistic as a TM springer (the trigger is disconnected from the hammer, so you can't dry fire in double action like you can on TM replicas) but shoots as well or better, probably better.
"This gun is excellently constructed. It's not perfect, but as far a springer goes, this is almost eerily high quality. The kind of thing you almost never see among spring pistols.
+You can buy spare mags. Yes, seriously. Rejoice. And for a good price, too.
+Gun's price is generous, given its extremely high quality production. ASG is making me a fan in just 1 stop.
+Drop free mags, and mags are slightly weighted to make this go smoother. Mags have an auto-locking detent when pulled far enough down. It has a release switch, but it's not easily bumped like that on a firepower .45. It still releases BBs sometimes, so have a finger over the loading gate when releasing the follower.
+Polymer and material construction is 100% unparalleled by other springers, and I would know, since I own 17 spring handguns. ASG walked in an dabbed on every other competitor on the market. Their polymer is so good it feels like metal in the hands, but I tested it, and yeah, it's polymer. It's got just enough give to it, but enough density to stand up for itself. It's not hard and brittle, nor is it loose and easily brushed aside. Amazing job on this construction, ASG.
+Rubber grips are really nice in the hand, too, and it has some metal features. Very nice.
+Accuracy is acceptable, and sights are good. Hop up is relatively strong, but can be adjusted, and overall this is good.
+Easy to cock, in terms of force, and safety operates easily and with good indicators. Very smooth.
-Slide has minimal material sticking out, making it somewhat hard to grab onto, even with small fingers. They were SO close to having this down, but it's still above average in terms of cocking usage.
-14 round mags leave more to be desired in terms of capacity.
-The catch that engages with the magazine actually causes very small amount of damage every reload. We're talking a matter of microns, but it happens, and I'm afraid it's also damaging the catch... good thing you can get spares?
-Mags are a little sticky when actually locking in, and sometimes just PRETEND to lock in position. Load mags with good momentum, and be sure it's in snug.
That's it. That's all I can complain about with the gun. Its quality has never been seen before on the market, and with very fine tuning, it could be made into a legendary quality handgun at an affordable price. ASG absolutely demolished the market, and did so without breaking a sweat. Phenomenal, phenomenal work.