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By Matt from USA on 2012-03-12 12:13:44Things I liked:Nice looking, good weight to the gun itself. Drum mag has metal casing, and full of .20 or above bbs it adds quite a bit of additional weight. Wood grain effect plastic is actually very good - looks very much like real wood and doesn't feel excessively cheap. 2000mah battery for plenty of run-time. AMAZINGLY accurate for an SMG softair, with a good amount of punch to each shot (goes straight through both sides of an empty soda can easily with the supplied .20g bbs) from about 15'). Licensed markings nice to see. Easy access for battery (nowhere near as fiddly as some others).
Things I would have changed:Not a whole lot to be honest. A sling included would be nice but certainly not a deal-breaker.
What others should know:If you are new to softair then I would highly recommend getting a smart charger (I bought a TSD universal smart charger along with this kit for $25). Will help save destroying your battery (over-charging AEG batteries will ruin them, and the ones that pack with the guns typically do not cut off when a full charge is reached). Search for them here on the PA website to help protect your investment! They will also cut your charge time down from around 6.5 hours for this gun to about 1.5 to 2 hours. The gun itself ships with the 60 round stick mag and the 450 drum mag. The drum mag has a metal casing, but the stick mag is plastic. Not necessarily a bad thing, but for $20 you can buy a metal stick mag which holds 380 rounds. Personally I like the plastic mag though in as much as it will fire the full 60 rounds without any winding and does not rattle like the high-capacity mags, but I did order the $20 metal stick mag as well. All in all a nice solid, well-made gun. As this is a (good) copy of an older gun, just don't expect to be able to easily throw on accessories like laser sights, scopes, etc (no rails on the gun, that kind of thing). Ordered on a Tuesday, received on the Friday. Second time I have ordered from PA and have been very pleased with the customer service and delivery (well packaged).
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By Brian from USA on 2014-01-10 10:25:17Things I liked:I love this gun! Always wanted a Thompson, but getting a real one, well you know. Even built a wood one when I was a kid. This is my first air-soft gun, so I had a couple issues/questions. More on that in a sec, this gun looks just like the real one, is realitically heavy. The simulated wood is the best I've seen on any weapon. It is extremly accurate. Not a cheap looking or feeling piece to this gun.
Things I would have changed:The instructions are poor, but it's relatively simple so not a big deal. Offer a sling.
What others should know:There was a youtube video of the guys getting this for Christmas and then doing a "review". That was helpful. Like I said, the instructions were woeful. They said something like"turn the wheel to adjust the hop up". I'm like what the heck is hop up. Contacted Pyramyd help. They sent me a link to another youtube video that explained everything. Thank you! This gun eats bbs so buy lots. Also bought the extra high capacity straight mag as was suggested by others. Took me a while to find the little door on top for loading (no instructions). The drum mag does have adequate instructions and looks cool and works great. There is a manual operation to both mags. You have to wind a wheel periodically to refeed the gun, but it's simple. Did I say buy lots of bbs? Also bought the smart charger, but have not used it yet and the extra battery.