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Things I liked:Well-built; powerful; very accurate replica of real Thompson. Great for reenactors or display or even backyard plinking. Excellent quality as befits its legendary name. Great price and Pyramyd's service and speed are second-to-none. Overall, this is one of the finest springer replicas I've ever bought, and I collect low-price springers for display and historical replicas. For a WWII collection, this Thompson is a must. It's robust, well-built, and reasonably priced. You won't find an airsoft Thompson for less that's nearly as good.
Things I would have changed:Lose the rails. No real Thompson ever had them, and they look silly. Make the dimensions more exact to the real thing...they're "off" a little. In fact, the gun is about four inches shorter than a real Thompson overall. Why isn't it as accurate a copy as the AEG's? Lose the weights in the buttstock; they're unnecessary and place the gun off-balance. Finally, why not put out a "gangster", drum-fed version? Most manufacturers make both the military and civilian Thompson, why not this one?
What others should know:The gun has weights in its stocks to simulate a heavier gun. I've removed these and packed the hollow areas with foam, which results in lighter weight and good balance. Watch the folding cocking handle: its screws can work loose and must be tightened periodically. The sling swivels are made of plastic, so do NOT yank on the sling if installed. The gun is all-plastic, so treat it with reasonable care. The gun is 4 inches shorter overall than a real Thompson, and the magazine is thinner and may look a bit odd, but this can be fixed easily by easy, reversible modification of the magazine. The butt plate of the gun is smooth, and may slip on the shoulder when aiming, so some rubbing or the butt plate with steel wool might be advisable. The magazine may be a little difficult to reload quickly. Practice if you plan to use this in battle.