"Okay, So, I bought this gun from a friend about 2 months ago. Pretty sure he bought it here, but that's neither here nor there. I use this as a loaner for friends who are looking to get into the game. I've been playing for a bit over 8 years now, and have owned and/ or worked on just about every gun on the market.
Externals: The hand guard, and pistol grip are made of the same materials that the CYMA, TM and JG (AKA CYMA) guns are made of. Very nice very comfortable, very durable. The top plate or receiver cover is very well made, however, my only gripe about it is that instead of the iron sights being on the top plate, they're where the standard AK sights are. The receiver is made of cheap plastic that will break if you aren't babying the gun, or at least taking care of it. The buffer tube is all a one piece fused to the body, and again will break if you aren't intelligent with how you handle it. The stock is made of a similar cheap-o plastic, and the sling mount is just phillips self tapping screwed into it. Meaning, that if you plan on using a one point sling, forget it, the mount will not hold for long. The Flash hider is not removable as far as I can tell, and the "Full Metal Outer Barrel," description is inaccurate, it is plastic and will break if you try and remove the Flash hider, Which is glued onto the outer barrel. The mag is nice, works as any mag should, it fits in the mag well with a snug, click, and has minimal wobble.
Internals: The internals are all some sort of plastic/ polycarb thing. We'll just call it plastic for short seeing as I have no cluse as to what the material is specifically. Gears are fairly sturdy for being plastic. I would not expect them to last very long, maybe a year or so if you're lucky. The piston, is fairly nice, comparable to JG and CYMA pistons, and the same goes for the cylinder, cylinder head and nozzle. Tappett plate is fairly flimsey, and the spring (in my opinion,) is way too powerful and puts far too much stress on the gear box. The shell itself is pretty good for Plastic, it's the type that will bend before breaking, so that's a good sign. The inner Barrel is pretty nice, about what you would expect from a stock clone gun, and the hopup is also well constructed.. I'm not a fan of the bucking inside though and the Hopup nub was a little deformed and poorly cut. The wiring is all right, nothing to write home about, but it does it's job. The trigger contacts, are comparable to CYMA's as well, although I would suspect, that unless you keep an eye on it, it'll burn up after a while. (By a while, I mean it'll probably burn up far after your gears give out, which makes it a moot point.) The motor is your typical Clone motor, and is, again, nothing to write home about. However, one thing that did surprise me is that it is housed in a metal motor cage. +1 to DE for caring about that.
Performance: This gun is ridiculously accurate, and shoots a lot further than you would expect. The FPS is all right with .20g BB's which I would strongly recommend keeping it in the lower 300's. The rate of fire on the included battery is about 12 RPS, which isn't bad at all given what this is. The feel of the gun is sturdy, (despite the cheap plastic construction,) and is very comfortable.(Much like most other AK's) The gun is very light and it should be set up well for younger crowds. The stock is adjustable, also making it easier for younger crowds to use, along with catering to a person with longer arms as well.
Overall: Despite the construction and the plastic internals, this is not a bad gun, For a starter this would be great, however don't expect it to last you more than a year. I would recommend against using this in the cold due to the plastic internals. (Cold making plastic brittle.) The range is nice and it's pretty accurate for what you're paying especially with .20 gram bb's or higher weights. Don't go much higher than .25's though, you will drastically reduce your range. (The hopup was designed for lighter bb's.) All in all, it's worth the price tag, and will compete fairly well with some of the mid level guns. It just doesn't have the long life construction of the higher end guns.
I'm giving it a 3 star rating because of the quality of the plastic used in the body, this is what, more often than not, receives the most punishment, and I would guess that it won't last very long."