Things I liked:This pistol has very nice weight to it. I have had it for maybe a year now, and it still shoots nicely. Nice plastic body, feels sturdy. Dropped it once on day 1, and the C02 slide popped off. Luckily, it did not break; love the plastic. Things I would have changed:Safety is a little still, but this should not be a concern at all. You will get used to it very fast. What others should know:For the money, you cannot get anything better! Keep in mind, this gun shoots pretty hard.. When the C02 was running out (nearly depleted,) I had my friend shoot me from approximately 50 feet away. This left a bruise on my leg that would not go away. After a year, (Literally; not lying or exaggerating at all) there is still a small pink scar left from the impact of the .20 gram bb.
Also, I suggest getting about 2-3 extra magazines and a lot of 12g C02 cartridges.
Things I liked:This is an amazing gun. I have an Ares G36CV and a Kalashnikov tactical AEG 60 anniversary, and this rifle shoots just as good, and if not better than the other two. This gun is very, very accurate. I removed the carrying handle from the top of the gun, and put on a Swiss Arms $30 scope. With hop up properly adjusted, I was able to hit my father from 175 feet. It took a couple shots to compensate for the flight path of the pellet (which varies by distance, but after 3 or shots, I hit him in the head, which proves to show just how precise this rifle can be at medium to longer distances. Everything except for the scope was stock* I have not upgraded the internals yet, but this is a great gun already. This was my first AEG, and I don't have much experience with them; but I was hoping to put in another hop up bucking, such as a Systema. Doing research, I learned that the green hop up bucking it comes with is just as good as a systema one, so I will not be changing it. Things I would have changed:The rate of fire. That is my only complaint with this gun, I am not satisfied at all with the rate of fire. I run it on an 8.4 nihm battery, and I don't even know what the rate of fire is exactly, so do not let this discourage you from purchasing this gun. What others should know:A couple days after receiving this gun, I went to a cqb range with it. It was barely legal, as it was shooting 350-360 with a fully charged 8.4v nihm battery, .2g G&G pellets, and hop-up all the way off. However, I returned about a month later and found that the FPS was around 320-330. It is typical for AEGs to loose a little velocity, because they need to be broken in. Later on that day, the front part of the gun came off. This is the outer barrel, the front sight, orange tip, and the piece holding to handguard together (all one piece.) I did not bang it or drop it in any way, it just happened. I saw another person with a G&G rifle, who had tape on the front of his gun. Apparently, the same thing happened to him. I took my gun to the store, (conveniently located in the same building as the range,) and had them fix it. The man that fixed it said this is common among G&G rifles, and not to stress about it. There are two screws within the outer rail that came loose, dropping the outer barrel. In order to put it back together, the man had to remove the imitation gas tube. Last thing, don't run .12g bbs through this gun. You will destroy the magazine and gearbox.