"Pros: The gun shoots just under 400 out of the box. Additionally, with the hop up tuned in, I was outranging my friend’s polarstar m4. The G&P mid caps fit PERFECTLY and they are made of metal. The gun has a lot of pop when it fires and the trigger pull feels... right, and not like the clicky Krytac Kriss Vector. The sling points are made for right handed shooters, but as a lefty, I’ve managed to use a one point sling comfortably. Finally, as I transition to the cons, it’s good to mention that this gun comes with a 1 year Elite Force warranty!
Cons: For one, with that 1 year warranty, you won’t want to immediately upgrade this gun. That can be seen as a negative. The fire rate isn’t very impressive for a $350 smg, even with an 11.1V lipo with a 30C burst discharge, but that can be fixed with a new motor when you decide to upgrade and void the warranty. Another issue is the abysmal battery space on the A5 model, which isn’t helped by the fact that this gun comes standard with Tamiya connections. I’m barely able to squish in a 11.1V, 1000 mAh lipo, and that’s AFTER I soldered on Deans connectors! Also, the high cap mag that comes with the gun wobbles. I hate wobbly mags in a high end gun, especially when the mag comes WITH the gun. The hop up system is not a rotary or flat hop, so you may end up flat or rotary hopping this gun in the future. Finally, this gun weighs a little over 6 pounds, so be mindful of that if you struggle with heavier guns.
Tips: Have your local shop owner put Deans connectors on your gun and lipo battery as soon as the gun arrives, but if you do it yourself, do NOT do what I did and snip both battery wires at the same time. That makes your lipo smoke and never work again, and it might blow up. Finally, I can recommend buying H&K’s mp5 rail, it works great with no wobble whatsoever.
Conclusion: I recommend this gun, but I acknowledge that you can build a better m4 for the same price. Buy this gun if you are excited to use the best of the mp5 platform!