"I have had this gun for about 3 years, and it has held up amazingly. The specs are all accurate: full metal everything except for the orange tip, 330 fps, and the 6 pound weight. This gun is really good for close quarters and getting low on the ground with the side magazine. Some might say that it cannot hold its ground against m4s, m16s, or other modern style weapons. I beg to differ. I play in an intermediate/semi pro group made up of adults who mostly use modern style guns. I have to say that this gun held up well in close quarters, but did not do so well at longer ranges. It is extremely hard to break (reasonably), and is dependable. The battery that comes with is is an 8.4 volt stick which is stored in the stock. You can fit a 9.6 volt stick battery in the stock if you want a higher rat of fire. Extra magazines are a must have. Overall, this gun is almost perfect for cqb, and I highly recommend it. Also, check out my review on the Agm stg 44 that has a composite stock."