"Alright to start off, this gun looks and feels fantastic coming out of the box. Also, no I haven't got to scrim with it yet.
We'll start with the bad, this gun is wobbly. The whole thing feels like it wants to fall apart, however it IS quite sturdy despite the fact. Everything that seems loose is just cosmetic and sort of makes it feel more like a Soviet weapon (Stamped metal and pins).
My first HUGE gripe, is the battery slot in the stock of the gun. It's got a decently sized real wood stock, but the slot the milled into it is tiny. Even for the 8.4 Mini it supposedly fits. The stock battery refuses to go into that slot unless forced so hard you'll never get it out again. I solved this using a special drill bit that scrapes material off to widen the slot, but that's a-lot of effort and probably voids the warranty somehow. Now it fits 9.6 mini's just fine, again pain in the hind quarters.
Second big gripe, the fire selector is loose on my gun, don't know if it's common on this model or not. When firing full auto the shock from the blow back is enough to make the selector slide down to semi or even in-between, causing the gun to not fire when the trigger is pulled. Haven't found a fix for that yet.
Third less big but slightly annoying and possibly harmful to the gun. The blowback action sticks. The gaps are too tight for it to function properly. It still "works" but it will lag on full auto and actually hits the shield over top of the components hard enough to leave dings in the metal. This can cause small metal fragments to break off and get into the internals of your gun. I solved this problem again, using some elbow grease. A small piece of fine grit sandpaper and a few moments of time can shave off enough material from all the contact points to prevent sticking and clashing of parts.
Right, enough negativity lets get onto the good points.
Firstly, as mentioned before this gun looks and feels amazing. The metal isn't cheap junk and the wood parts are real. The blowback (once properly working) adds that little special touch while firing. The standard sights are functional and good looking.
I've only put about 1200-1500 rounds through this gun test firing and making sure everything is in order, but those rounds have shown the internals to be in good order. While it's no sniper rifle, it's accurate to around 150ft or so for a large body sized target. (with .30 it performed a bit better than .20) It's very easy to hit a target at those ranges using short bursts. The trigger response with a 9.6 is very snappy, and the rate of fire is impressive in full auto. (Again 9.6v)
The Bipod is sturdy and folds away very neatly under the barrel for easy storage. The stock mag it comes with works fine for me, but I bought a 1200rd auto winding mag and it is awesome. This gun will chew through rounds very quickly, so having an auto winding mag can save your thumb in the long run.
All and all I can honestly say this is a nice gun. I don't mind the extra work I put into making it work a bit better because I'm a hands on person. If you're somebody who doesn't like to be hands on with your equipment (seriously people like this exist I swear!) you may want to pass on this clone and buy a higher end model from a better company. JG does good work but they are a Chinese clone company and as I've found out, the workmanship does suffer a bit. I do hasten to point out that although my gun has issues, it did and does work perfectly fine out of the box.
I give this thing a 3 out of 5 simply for the craftsmanship. If it had been less of a problem making it work properly I would be happy to toss it a 4 or even a 5 but having all these issues right out of the box is a bit painful. For a gun that's nearly $200 I expected more. Still having said that, don't be afraid of picking this one up if you're a Soviet enthusiast. It looks and feels the part.
As always, use only high quality BB's and play safe. Thanks for reading this wall of text, and I hope it helps you make a decision on this gun!"