"Of all of the guns on the site, the Dboys AK's have the best reputation. I've used this one or perhaps one very similar (definitely Dboys still) The receiver is not steel, it is pot metal. A sort of cheap alloy, but the best material you'll find in an airsoft gun after aluminum. I'd make three recommendations though, most importantly a weaker spring. If you go to an organized event, they don't let you shoot anything that chronographs over 400fps. Also a weaker spring will prolong the life of your gun. I say an sp100 or 110 should have you in good ranges. Second is a good hop up. Theirs is alright, but a new one will greatly increase the accuracy at a distance. Third is a tight bore barrel. The Dboys is a 6.08mm standard barrel. I'd get a 6.04 or 6.03. 6.01 is unnecessary in an AEG and will only be a pain to clean and maintain. Get those three upgrades, and yes, this will be comparable to a VFC."