Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm not too worried about my gun creaking, I'm sure that'll be the last thing going through my head in the middle of a firefight.
As for the mags, I read a bit in the "Mods' forum on how to make an M4 fit the FAMAS. Seems fairly simple, I'd probably want to try it on a lowcap first so I'm not paying more if I ruin a perfectly good mag.
Kind of a shame they haven't updated the gearbox but if it keeps the cost down I'll just do my best to keep it greased, cleaned and working smoothly. Of course I'd talk to a gundoc before anything, but it'd be interesting if I could switch out the gearbox's if it were to break on me down the line (I likes me my FAMAS)