Heavy (Not so much if holding properly), Expensive, Long/Big.
I enjoy using this marker more than any other markers I have used, but, this marker is heavy if you are not holding it one hand by barrel, the other by handle (Some people hold markers by the magazine). It is expensive, but very durable, it is sometimes hard to maneuver near obstacles when crouching, I usually hold it upwards, otherwise it bumps into walls as I move. This gun's looks are VERY nice, and the magazine expansion is helpful in cold weather play. If you are a player that likes defense, this is a good gun for the job, I tried laying down and covering various positions, this marker has shown it's reliable for the job.
The "secret" compartment in the rear end of the stock is good for keeping tools, and even items such as anti-fog inside in case of in-field emergency. This gun's accuracy is impressive, that is, if you keep the barrel steady while shooting.
I recommend laser/aim point sights, for longer range shooting, and a bi-pod would make a good addition too, that is, for defense. There is no GREAT need for an apex barrel, but it is also a good addition for long shots.
Overall, this marker has been demonstrated and described as reliable, durable, good looking, somewhat heavy-but still a good marker to have at your disposal. And with some minor adjustments, this gun could serve you well for a very long time.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, August 31st, 2007 at 9:12 pm PST
Good review! With sick add ons comes the weight... my A-5 weighs 4.5 pounds unloaded because of the stuff I put on it, but it's good for the arms. =P
I'm actually suprised you can't use the sight rail with the stock, maybe if you tilt your head slightly it'll work.
Oh yeah, the 'secret' compartment's actually on the AR-15 style rifles to store cleaning kits for the rifle (with wire brushes, swabs, CLP, cleaning rods, and other cleaning supplies). It's very handy indeed!