Airsoft Canada
AirsoftParts.ca

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Reviews
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Jing Gong MP5-J

:

Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 6th, 2008, 20:49   #1
Crunchmeister
 
Crunchmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In your bedroom going though your underwear drawer
Jing Gong MP5-J

I purchased this gun new in the ASC classifieds and received it today. I was expecting ok quality, it being a JG, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I received.

The package included the usual gun, hi-cap mag (200 round), a cleaning rod, 1100 mAh mini battery, 220V EU charger (useless in North America), the usual cleaning rod, and Chinese / Engrish manual. A pretty standard fare for any AEG.

Picking it up, I was quite impressed with its feel and weight. It looked good and felt pretty substantial in terms of weight. Don't know what the real steel feels like, but I do like the feel of this gun.

Cosmetically, this gun is quite good except for a few small sore points. There are no trademarks except a "Made in China" mark on the grip plate, so not easily visible. I'm glad there are no such markings on the receiver anywhere. The silkscreening for the fire selector switch is not great, but acceptable. The white marking for "Safe" is rather light, and the edges of all the markings aren't very sharp. Not terrible by any means, and only realy noticeable upon close inspection, but I thought I would mention it anyway.





In terms of fit, everything is resonably solid. There are no creaks or clicks or other sounds from moving the gun around. The removeable flash supressor is the only exception, being just a little loose. It feels really cheap and appears to be built of a different soft of plastic than the rest of the gun. It doesn't feel solid at all, and quite honestly, I have little confidence in its locking mechanism or its durability. I wouldn't be surprised if it was to fall off and get lost in outdoors game. Again, not a serious issue and a metal one would be cheap to get. Despite it not being a tight fit, it causes no noise when handling the gun.

The retractable stock was very stiff at first and required some working in with silicone oil to make its operation smooth. Now it works great. I can see the stock release lever not lasting though. It seems to be made of a different grade ABS than the rest of the gun (same as the flash supressor) and feels very flimsy when compared to the rest of the gun's solid construction.





The rear sight is another part that feels very flimsy compared to the rest of the gun. It turns a bit too easily for my liking, never fully 'locking' into one of its graduated positions. It will click into place, but takes very little to rotate it. Again, a very cheap fix if one were to get a TM sight. Otherwise, all other parts seem very solid.

The only fit issue I could find was the 2 halves of the upper receiver have a gap of about 0.5 mm near the base oif the rear sight. Otherwise, everything else seems great and there's not much of a seam visible where 2 plastic parts meet.




In terms of performance, I was left most impressed. I only fired off one full magazine to test it, but it was a fun shoot. This gun shoots HARD. It's advertised as 330 fps, but I easily punched through both sides of a Coke can with it. I tried with 4 different cans to confirm, and without failiure, it punched right through effortlessly every time, placing its muzzle velocity in the 350-370 fps range. I also went right through a brand new Crosman 'gel target' that I unboxed prior to shooting this gun. The only other gun I can do that with is my C8A2 that's loaded with a Prometheus MS110SP spring, and it's also around the same velocity (roughly 360 fps).

In terms of accuracy, at 30 feet (once I got the hopup set), I had no trouble consistently putting my BBs in a sub-2" grouping on semi-auto. Auto fire was nice and fast with a good rate of fire (I estimate 12-15 rounds per second).

I didn't open the gun up, so I can't comment on the quality of the internals. But it seems that Jing Gong's internals are quite good in terms of Chinese clones, so I would expect this one to be just like any other. It more than likely has nylon bushings and could use a cleaning & proper shim job. But I'm in no rush to open it up, as I've never worked on an MP5 before. I may check out the videos on www.mechbox.com and eventually open it up to see what its guts are all about.

And as an extra bonus, I managed to get a few good laughs at the Engrish manual. My favorite line was easily where the motor was described: "The built-in high torque FS 480 motor of M5 series will make you feel high while shooting". I'm just looking back now and thinking how much money I could have saved buying weed back in the day had I just had this gun. Remember kids, don't shoot and drive! lol

All in all, I think that for the price, this is one great little gun. Like all JGs, it should probably have a servicing of the mechbox to increase reliability before being fielded, but otherwise, it's a solid shooter that looks good and feels great. But considering it's about 1/2 the price of a TM, I think it's a good deal stock. And for anyone who like to tinker and pimp out their guns, this would make a great upgrade platform. You could easily have a fully upgraded metal gun for about the price of a stock TM. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an MP5 as a either a first gun or as an upgrade platform.

Added some basic pics. Will add more later perhaps. Note that the flash sort of washed out the markings, so they look like they're not there.




PROS:
  • Great feel
  • Solid construction
  • Excellent accuracy
  • Good rate of fire
  • Good muzzle velocity
  • PRICE!!! (brand new, $265 shipped)
CONS:
  • Flimsy flash suppressor with even flimsier locking mechanism
  • Rear sight way too easy to turn out of its firing positions
  • Stock release mechanism is flimsy and will probably break easily
  • Cheap battery that probably won't last
  • Shoots too hot to be used for CQB games when stock
__________________

Last edited by Crunchmeister; February 6th, 2008 at 23:47..
Crunchmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2008, 21:19   #2
XON50
 
XON50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ontario
great review Crunchmeister, i have the same gun on the way
XON50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2008, 21:22   #3
kullwarrior
 
kullwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
pictures please? nice review
kullwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2008, 21:50   #4
Crunchmeister
 
Crunchmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In your bedroom going though your underwear drawer
I added a couple of basic pics and a "pros & cons" section.
__________________
Crunchmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2008, 22:50   #5
Andres
 
Andres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Great review!
Andres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2008, 23:47   #6
Crunchmeister
 
Crunchmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In your bedroom going though your underwear drawer
Added more pics of parts I was talking about.
__________________
Crunchmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2008, 00:36   #7
ProbeJax
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
What does the J stand for in MP5-J?
ProbeJax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2008, 00:40   #8
Styrak
 
Styrak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Send a message via MSN to Styrak
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchmeister View Post
In terms of performance, I was left most impressed. I only fired off one full magazine to test it, but it was a fun shoot. This gun shoots HARD. It's advertised as 330 fps, but I easily punched through both sides of a Coke can with it. I tried with 4 different cans to confirm, and without failiure, it punched right through effortlessly every time, placing its muzzle velocity in the 350-370 fps range. I also went right through a brand new Crosman 'gel target' that I unboxed prior to shooting this gun. The only other gun I can do that with is my C8A2 that's loaded with a Prometheus MS110SP spring, and it's also around the same velocity (roughly 360 fps).
Just to let you know, my TM Desert Eagle can go through both sides of a popcan, and it shoots at 310-330 FPS. So you might wanna chrony it.
__________________

Airsoft Sales and Repair/Upgrade Services
Styrak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2008, 01:22   #9
Crunchmeister
 
Crunchmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In your bedroom going though your underwear drawer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Styrak View Post
Just to let you know, my TM Desert Eagle can go through both sides of a popcan, and it shoots at 310-330 FPS. So you might wanna chrony it.
Well, I was using the poor man's chrono guide at Redwolf as my guide. I have no access to a real one at the time. I'm hoping to be able to run my guns through a chrono at a game next month and get some more accurate numbers.
__________________
Crunchmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2008, 01:43   #10
ww2warrior
 
ww2warrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu
Send a message via MSN to ww2warrior
Jg's stock AEG have very strong fps, maybe a little bit too much. Mine(Mp5n) was at 409 Fps...Limit was 350. Definitly looking for velocity reducer.
__________________
Paramédic
Ca M4ris
Cyma Ak-47
HFC G17
ww2warrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2008, 01:56   #11
Donster
 
Donster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ontario
love the review, keep them coming on more of your armory!
__________________
(SFW:Check out this band!)www.myspace.com/maryroseobsession
Donster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2008, 14:01   #12
Scatology
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rimouski, Québec, Canada
My JG Mp5. I bougth my mp5 new... I shooted 500 BB's.... It's the stock JG mp5 Gearbox...


Last edited by Scatology; February 9th, 2008 at 14:03..
Scatology is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2008, 14:13   #13
Brit ter
 
Brit ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Niagara Region
nice review!
__________________
Weapons : 39 airsoft weapons. Daf YA 314, 3 ton Dutch Army Truck. Retired Reg.Force 1 Brigade RECCE. nmvac.org
Brit ter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2008, 14:13   #14
Brit ter
 
Brit ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Niagara Region
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scatology View Post
My JG Mp5. I bougth my mp5 new... I shooted 500 BB's.... It's the stock JG mp5 Gearbox...

Ouch !
__________________
Weapons : 39 airsoft weapons. Daf YA 314, 3 ton Dutch Army Truck. Retired Reg.Force 1 Brigade RECCE. nmvac.org
Brit ter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2008, 14:29   #15
Darklen
Administrator
 
Darklen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Red Deer, AB
Send a message via MSN to Darklen
Again proving that just because it shoots harder than a stock TM and it's cheaper, doesn't make it better. You get what you pay for, buyer beware.
__________________
ASC & RAAT Age Verifier for Red Deer & Area Alberta
Darklen is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Reviews

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
AirsoftParts.ca

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 00:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.