I'm really on the fence with this gun. I'm really surprised it has taken the airgun industry this long to utilize airsoft technology (AEG) that's been around for a long, long time.What's holding me back?1. A premium all metal, high end electronics, high end component airsoft rifle is in the neighborhood of around $400. The price of the 400e is just very steep for an unproven, first generation product.
2. In airsoft, the magazine capacity starts at 120 rounds. These magazines are probably the same design used by the 400e. So, why isn't it at a higher capacity? Why 50 round on full auto is fun, 120-150 rounds on full auto is significantly more fun!
3. ?Parts availability?
I love my M4/AR platform, but I think I'm going to wait, and listen to feedbacks on long-term reviews before pulling the trigger.
I hear ya. However, what made me decide to act is pretty much what you outlined above - the tech and design has been around for a long time. If they're leveraging what already exists, then in truth, the design is already proven through years of Tokyo Marui (and others) engineering. I don't know that the 400e leverages existing designs however, so I am only speculating.
As for the price being steep, I paid over $500 for my first AEG somewhere around 1998 / 1999. That was a TM MP5A2 imported from Asia with full trades. I guess I didn't consider $350 to be too steep.
The spring & follower fed airsoft magazines I have aren't at 120 rounds. The reservoir + spring tensioned design mags I have do hold more than 120 bb's, sure. However, coming from a place where I am currently shooting 1 shot at a time through 1377's or repeater style through my 2100, having 50 rounds semi or full auto is a huge improvement.
I'm not confident of anything that's first generation regardless of how long the technology has been around.
I suppose this is just like TV technology. I remember when 27" flat panels were a few thousand bucks. Today, you can a 70" screen for under $1K.
I've owned the Crosman DPMS SBR for a few years now, and the 25round mag on full auto hardly even qualifies as a tease.
Quote from: Xraycer on June 07, 2022, 02:14:05 PMI'm not confident of anything that's first generation regardless of how long the technology has been around.No worries. I'm not going to convince you otherwise - I understand and appreciate your cautious approach. Mark me down as an early adopter, and I'll be happy to share feedback here.
Guess the one I got was worn out lol shot with a left hand curve. Sent it back traded for a 1100z.177.
Quote from: miksatx on June 26, 2022, 02:35:18 PMGuess the one I got was worn out lol shot with a left hand curve. Sent it back traded for a 1100z.177.Did you adjust the hop-up?
The "hop up" on these isn't adjustable. Is customer service aware of that UPS charge? I want to make sure that gets made right.