G&G M14!batman said:Also is the CYMA M14 a good base gun or should I go for something a little more expensive, and if so which gun would that be? It would have to fit in the budget, so with the gun someone might recommend is a better option to the CYMA M14 could you tell me which upgrades to keep and which to not buy to fit my budget?
TM M14 even though a different beast internally would be my second choice.
My buddy will kill me if he ever read this post, but I have to say it.
He owns a G&P M14, and a CYMA m14, maybe two (I lost count on his guns). G&P M14 dmr is killer looking, but performs poorly in semi-auto. His CYMA's never seem to work. He even purchased a G&P mech box for his CYMA SOCOM16 and I still think he has issues.
He really likes the way my G&G M14 shoots, but won't purchase a G&G M14, because of the magazines and he already owns multiple TM based magazines. My point here is, he has multiple M14's and none of them are performing how he'd like them too. He's paid techs, tinkered with his guns etc etc and still to this day his M14's sit at home or in the car. With the money spent on everything he has, he could have a G&G M14, a few magazines and a gun that more than likely he'd be using on a regular basis.
I have seen other locals purchase a CYMA and a bunch of parts.
Their guns either have issues, or do not consistently shoot accurate.
There are a couple locals with G&G M14's. It's a love hate relationship. Some tried to completely over haul their M14's
and wonder why their 500fps shooting M14 can't hit the broad
side of a barn.
I personally find G&G M14's much easier to work on than a TM (TM based) M14. G&G M14's do have a draw back when it comes to their magazines, but you can use a standard AEG barrel and some Version 2 internals. I posted in a few places on this site what I've done to my M14. The information is out there.
Honestly in my experience there's only TWO real M14 options out there. A Tokyo Marui M14 and a G&G M14 (polymer stock, or wood, your choice). I think G&G wins in realism and looks though. *G&G in my opinion is easier to upgrade and work with too.
**to AUGer: damn good point!