Alright, so i picked up Airsoft International's gun review issue, and for the most part it seems to be accurate, their reviews and breakdown's are very respected in the airsoft community and are usually spot on, so i figure this will be helpful to some perople around here. If enough people request it i'll post the FPS and RPM for each weapon but i really don't feel like doing it, i have five guys that's getting cold as is. I'm not going to go into big detail but i will post the scores:
AK pattern rifles, between TM AK 47, RS T 56, LCT AK and CA CM7
RS wins everything with a 5/5 in externals, internals, and performance go home and buy one
CA sucks shit but not as bad as LCT, just don't buy it period.
TM is gud, 3/5 externals, 3/5 internals, and 3/5 in performance.
LCT sucks ALL the shit, decent in externals(4/5) but got a 2/5 on internals and performance
G36s: SRC G36E, CA36, and Umarex G36
SRC sucks as much shit as we say it does, worst out of all of them in every catagory, DO NOT BUY
CA is pretty good, externals are 3/5, internals were 3/5, performance was 3/5. A solid buy judging from the information.
Umarex did surprisingly well, externals were 4/5, internals were the best of the 3 at 4/5, and performance was best also at 4/5. Very good buy.
M4s: there were like 7 companies so i'm going to go through this fast: G&G(proline), G&P, Systema, Ares, ICS, CA, King arms, TM
In externals they were all p. good, everyone but Systema, TM, and KA(who got 4/5) got a 3/5
Internals: CA had the worst internals with a 2/5, Systema had the best with a 5/5, and everyone else got a 3/5
Performance: Systema had the best again with a 5/5, G&G with a 4/5 and everyone else got a 3/5
All in all they all did well but avoid CA if you can, as out of them they did the worst
Masada(I TOLD you guys they were tacticool!) between A&K and Fagpul PTS
Fagpul wins go home
JK, A&K was solid but should have been much better, 3/5 externals, 2/5 internals, 3/5 performance
Fagpul: externals 4/5, internals 3/5, performance 4/5. As much as it hurts to say it's a solid buy, but so is the A&K and it's much cheaper than the Fagpul
M14: G&G, CA, TM
Externals: G&G and CA got 3/5 and Tm got a 4/5
Internals: everyone got a 3/5
performance: G&G and CA got 4/5, TM got 5/5
All in all they are all solid buys.
M249(why ONLY the M249?) CA, G&P, A&K
Externals: CA and A&K got 3/5, G&P 4/6
Internals: G&P and A&K got 3/5, CA got 4/5
Performance: G&P and A&K got 3/5, CA got 4/5
All good buys IMO, CA being the best.
MP5: CA, TM, ICS, G&G
Externals: CA and TM 3/5, ICS and G&G 4/5
Internals: CA 3/5, G&G and TM 4/5, ICS 5/5
Performance: CA 2/5, TM and G&G 4/5, ICS 3/5
Galil(YAY!): King Arms, ICS
Externals: KA 4/5, ICS 3/5
Internals: both got 3/5
Performance: both got 4/5
L85(YES.):G&G, ICS, Ares
Externals:G&G and Ares 3/5, ICS 4/5
Internals:G&G and Ares 3/5, ICS 4/5
Performance:G&G and Ares 3/5, ICS 4/5
ICS is best by far
AK74(i was a bit confused, the title was Ak74 but the picture was an AKS74u, i'm not 100% what variant they are talking about): ICS, TM, CA
Externals: ICS and CA 3/5, TM 4/5
Internals: ICS and CA 3/5, TM 4/5
Performance: ICS 2/5, TM and CA 4/5
SCAR: CA, G&G, VFC, Ares
Externals: CA, G&G, and Ares 3/5, VFC 4/5
Internals: CA, G&G, and Ares 3/5, VFC 4/5
Performance: CA and G&G 3/5, Ares 2/5, VFC 4/5
Alright, that's everything. All in all i'm miffed they did NO reviews on any budget brands we IFAPers tend to use. It was all more well know brands like CA, Ares, TM, etc. But we were right about SRC being shit, at least in AI's eyes. Always remember that most of the time when you see a review on the internet opinion is weighed heavily, and at least with this magazine i don't feel that is the case, except for TM. AI has ALWAYS liked TM guns so take the TM reviews with a couple grains of salt. Don't get me wrong, TM is good, but when they say 4/5 think more 3/5 or 3.5/5. I hope this transcription helped you all on gun buying decisions, and maybe cuts down on a few threads asking "what gun am the best?".