Things I liked:All metal construction (with the exception of the hand guards), realistic look and feel of a true AK-74U. Things I would have changed:Better battery (9.6V instead of 8.6V) and instructions are poorly writen for USA market. What others should know:Sling guide on folding stock makes annoying "clank-clank" noise when it hits steel stock. Can correct this with black vinyl tape. No longer marked with Vector Arms logo or any indication of Vector Arms endorsment. This is a Echo 1-Red Star branded item.