Originally Posted by HackD
Not trying to discourage you, and i have -zero- experience with actually fielding one yet, but...
This is pretty much an outdoor gun. You aren't going to have much fun CQB'ing it. It's a LONG rifle - it dwarfs my 14.5" M4. In short, your choice in rifle, if it is a first, is going to be a limitator as to where you can play it.
Please look at this thread - I'm not sure if it is addressing the IWS variant, or another variation, but the base mechanical components are the same. The gun docs appear to be giving it a pass, as it is a proprietary G&G mechbox design, not TM compatible. (LINK REMOVED AGAIN)
I do have an M14 (different brand, and heavier than this particular model), but as said, I haven't fielded it yet. I don't think i'd want it as a primary, but as an additional toy in the arsenal, the M14 is great (and going to be a great muscle builder to carry it about the field!).
If i were you, and this would be your primary - i'd look for something more versatile as a primary, and perhaps look forward to the M14 as a secondary. But.. different strokes, for different folks.
PS. Horrible price!
It's not my "First" rifle, I currently have an ICS M4 and I've played around with various other M4 makes and brands, AEG and GBBR. I won't be playing indoor all to often and it does come with a downgraded optional spring.
I'm looking for distance and accuracy, thats why I've taken an intrest in this gun. Im really not a CQB person at all, I know the gun will limit where I can play but thats fine by me, I've got my sights set on an M14.
I know the price is a little high, however the Echo1 before upgrades is $400, and by the time I upgrade everything (battery, tight bore, charger etc) I'll be looking at around $550 so it's no different to me, if there was a different place I could get this rifle I would be more then glad to get it somewhere else!