Written on: 29/03/2005 by pokethepope (3 reviews written)
NO major bad points
The AK47 by marui is one of their most reliable AEG's, and also quite popular. Because of this, there are many upgrades and accessories available. these range from scope mounts to stronger springs.
the plastic wood 'furniture' on the stock and foregrip is very realistic, and looks like real wood even when up close.
As this has a long barrel, it is more accurate than airsoft pistols or SMG's. The longer barrel also gives it a tiny bit more power, but this is barely noticeable.
A bonus is its full stock, because it can take a large type battery, which should last a full days skirmish. the folding stock version takes a stick type battery in the receiver, and the battery won't last as long.
One thing you must do when using any decent airsoft gun (IE £50 up) is to use good quality ammunition. Excel and marui are best. Excel is also only £5 for 3700 rnds from most UK websites. This makes airsoft a lot cheaper than Paintball!
Taking the gun apart is quite tricky as there are no instructions in the manual, but there are some available on the internet.
The adjustable hop up is easy to adjust, just pull back the 'dummy' cocking lever and move the dial up and down.
The AK47 is one of only a few marui AEG's that have a 600 rnd hi-cap mag, a big bonus when skirmishing. other AEG's have about 300 as their max capacity mags.
Overall, the AK47 is one of the best AEG's, it is in the mid price range, and has countless upgrades and accessories. The thing that does it for me is it's not an armalite (M4, M16 etc) which everyone seems to have.