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Old April 30th, 2008, 01:26   #1
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Review of JG G3 SG1

Ordered this from shootsoft as one of their specials not knowing what to expect. As a new release from JG, there were few reviews on this. But, hearing decent remarks and knowing the cloning is improving, i decided what the hell. This is my first china clone, so Im used to higher-end guns. Hopefully this will keep me critical of the quality of JG. Ive never used a JG 416, but having handled one a few times, I figured that the quality will be passed onto their new G3 series.

Weeks later, after thinking CP lost it for good, if finally arrived. I just want to forward a +1 to LeGROS and shootsoft for their great customer service, Ill definetly be dealing with them again.


Opening the box:

pretty standard box, copy of TM. packed ok with styrofoam to protect the gun. Noticably, it was opened and, im assuming was tested. Inside was: the gun, a small bag of bbs, the mag, winding key, a battery, manuals, and a charger (not in picture).
-bbs: havent opened them, i dont know if id trust them, id rather stick to my elites.
-manuals: a bit of chingrish, but not horribly translated. Still legible but if youve owned other AEGs, its the same stuff mostly.
-Charger: its 220V, so its a throw-away, but i cut the large connector off to use with my battery charger.
- Battery: a large type 1500milamp NiCD. Charged it for kicks, works ok. Normally most people would throw away the china batteries, but ill hang onto this one and see how long itll last.
-winding key for the hicap magazine

The gun first impressions:


Picking it up, its an OK weight for its size, though i wish it was more heavy. One issue that worried me was the TM G3 having a very creaky body, but surprisingly, the JG does not have any noticable creak.
the issues i do have with it is its plasticy-ness. It almost feels as if there was no metal on it (althought there is).
Also, when the cocking lever is pulled, it makes a horrible metal groaning as the spring is compressed. This went away with use.

Charged the battery, slid the battery in the stock. It fits nicely, though you might have to play with the wires a bit. It shoots HARD. i was putting dents in my trashcan. Ill chrono it soon. ROF is nice, and it sounds mean on when it fires. Ill have to test the accuracy on the field, but from about 30 ft away it had pretty good groupings (thought thats not much of a test).

So far i have mixed feelings, but i feel that this gun is pretty good so far, especially for the price i paid. Ill be adding more info as well as pics soon, and performance info after sunday ( look for it at OP: Black Mamba!!)
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Old April 30th, 2008, 01:59   #2
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Thats one of the Guns I'm looking at picking up once they add my age verification status(Just did it today with GREN) as my first gun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about it.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 02:07   #3
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the more i play with it the more i like it. once you pull the lever a couple times, that metal groaning goes away. charging the battery now ( if it works) and ill see how it shoots tomorrow
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Old April 30th, 2008, 03:36   #4
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I guess you're going to need those mags sooner than later....still no reply from my HK guy!
I'll keep you posted before "MAMBA"...
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Old April 30th, 2008, 13:46   #5
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the more i play with it the more i like it. once you pull the lever a couple times, that metal groaning goes away. charging the battery now ( if it works) and ill see how it shoots tomorrow
You'll probably want to pick up the replacement TGS selector switch sooner rather than later. They can be hard to come by at times.

http://www.airsoftparts.ca/store2/in...roducts_id=721

The disk on the opposite side of the selector where the screw goes through is plastic and tends to split - and then you're hooped, because the selector will wobble around like it's been on a three-week bender and won't engage the selector plate properly. the TGS switch has a metal disk instead of plastic. It was one of the first upgrades I did on my TM MC51....Damn I miss that gun.

Anyway, I wrote a review on the part a long time ago:

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=5782

Tip #2. Don't rack the cocking handle all the way back and just let it go - sure, it make a nice "WHACK" and all, but eventually the cocking lever can snap off from repeatedly racking the cocking handle. Trust me on this one.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 18:30   #6
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updated with blurry pics and more info
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Old April 30th, 2008, 19:22   #7
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Mine is still on route... looking forward to getting it.

BTW...I ordered a new nozzle, tight bore barrel, high torque gears, metal spring guide, and metal bushings for it.
Can't wait to see them all in and working together.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 21:22   #8
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Anyone know if JG has plans for a G3A3? I actually like the looks of the A3 better...
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Manual has diagrams for the G3 full stock and collapsing stock, as well as the SG1.

I think there was a thread about this earlier, but as far as i know JG is releasing a line of G3 series
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