"This was my first AEG and it was a very good gun for its price. The thing is a beast when it comes to durability. My friend and I took his 9.6v battery and plugged it into this gun and it went off like a LMG on crack. We plan to attach it to a wall when we play and use it as a sentry gun. In CQB it is a very good contender. I love it when somebody says, "cool shotgun or that's a awesome sniper!" It's like they've never herd of an M14! But on to stuff you all care about: PROS: Durable, fast rpm when battery upgraded, lasts a while for full plastic everything. CONS: range compared to my SR-15 for twice the price is pitiful. It shoots 20ish yards before falling. Also, the fact that it is full plastic, and when i tried to attach things, the rails broke, and finally my safety just decided to stop working. I have owned this gun for almost a year, and despite my issues, I LOVE THIS GUN. I highly recommend you buy this gun for your first AEG. It's a steal too, I bought it for $119.99!"