"Put 1000 rounds through this AEG over the weekend. Didn't have a single issue. Great balance and build.
Chronographed at 330fps with .25bbs
Very good precision and accuracy.
Nice rate of fire and trigger response.
Fantastic field ready AEG right out of the box.
My only issue is the battery compartment in the handgaurd. It takes some time messing around with wiring and battery placement. I recommend butterfly lipo sticks. I managed to fit a 1200mah 11.1v elite force butterfly lipo battery without crushing it. Elite force reps told me the MP5 is lipo safe and can handle 11.1v 20c batteries.
"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!
"Got this on sale a couple months back to replace my gas MP5s when the weather gets cold.
Internally it's very nice. It hops .32s out of the box with zero issue. Easily takes 11.1v batteries, has a very nice ROF with it too. The trigger feels somewhat loose, as if there's no response until the very end. Overall internally it seems very reliable and high quality stock.
Unfortunately, the externals leave a lot to be desired. The stock is only a 2-position stock unlike other collapsible MP5 stocks, and the front end assembly is very disappointing. The barrel is essentially a facade, the outer barrel is held in place with glue, the threads/muzzle device is also glued in place. The only thing actually holding the barrel back is a washer and screw in the front sight. Since the stock muzzle device was too short to accept any actual 3-lug attachments, I attempted to remove it with no luck since it's all held together with glue and not meant to be removed. Now the entire barrel wobbles. It also feels of cheap plastic, like a thin curtain rod. The entire front-assembly, front sight included, seems like a cheap plastic. I am hoping to find a replacement soon.
The stock hi-cap is remarkably wobbly in the magwell and will not feed unless held in place. I use the Elite Force midcaps and they feed flawlessly however.
Overall it's a nicely performing MP5 with really lackluster externals. I was really expecting for something better from VFC for this price point but I guess not.