Ok, just a quick preview. This gun has the feel and external build of the cheap CYMA springers. Yeeech. Lots of screw holes and quite brittle low quality plastic. The performance on the other hand is solidly in the 230s with the range being mid 220s to mid 240s. I got one zinger that actually read 301 FPS. At 25 ft accuracy was quite good for most of the shots. 75% were within a 1.5 inch grouping in the prone position though the gun was not set up in a bench rest type environment. On semi, there were no misfeeds but the thing that sucks is that the sights are not adjustable. There was a 25% flyer shot which would deviate by as much as 2-3 inches from the group at the worst and generally around 2 inches for most. The exciting part of this testing so far is that the figures I just quoted for the Lorcin's power is that those are the .20s figures. I'll have the .12s done by tommorow as well as updates to the high end Lpegs with .20s in the LPEG stats. The main concern I have about this is the reports of easy gearstripping and from what I've seen of the bevel/crown gear, they may be right since the motor looks more powerful than even in the "Matrix" Jin-Gong AK coupled with metal pinion and plastic Bevel/Crown gear. Durability is suspect with lots of full auto fire which is exacerbated by the self winding high cap mag which in design looks and works quite well. The design simply asks it to be fired on full auto. There is even quite a "kick" every shot which makes me uneasy for the gears though I am quite sure the gearbox is capable of handling it. Time will tell and once I open up the gearbox, I'll be able to make some more conclusions and advice on it's durability. I would not suggest trying to increase it's power since it rivals the XM8 in power alone. Till the next update or review, whichever comes first.
Next Tantalizing update: Just finished some Chronoes of .12s. The range of power is between 300-310 FPS. Ok so Airsplat was off by 100 FPS and with my automatic -15% discounting of retailer claims on FPS it came to about 348 FPS calculated. Real world results was off by about 30 FPS. Well it used to be the "Matrix" Jin-Gong AK that was the queen of the LPEG world with the BE XM8 as the King. This has now replaced the AK as far as power is concerned!! I still think the AK is the King in terms of pure aesthetics but this is about power. Too bad the Lorcin G3SAS has so much going against it as far as looks and build since the performance is staggeringly good. I will be doing some structural mods to make the body more durable as well as aesthetics/conversion mods to this to make it a worthwhile little gun. Some paint, some Bondo and an MP5 front end from a CYMP5-J should make a decent MC51 LPEG. To summarize so far, a great shooting gun with crappy external build with most likely future durability issues almost makes this gun worth it's ~$65 pricetag. As I doubt most of the eager beavers here are the types be more conservative in their handling of this LPEG, I would not suggest this gun due to the external durability and suspect internal durability. For the tinkerers, this is a good start for a project gun which will not get too much skirmish time. I fully suspect this gun to be a durable skirmish gun but should make for a great plinking gun to fill the short G3 space in your collection. I myself will also mod the other into a full G3 with parts from a cheap ~$10 G3 springer and see if the extra inner barrel length give this power the accuracy it deserves. Good luck and have fun with this (not too much). I'll have a full blown review of this within the next couple weeks with pics.
To answer the original post
Airsplat claims this one shoots 410fps with 0.12 g BB's.
Sounds like great value for a beginner. Not really
If anyone already has one please let us know what your experience with it is:
Is it really 410fps with .12g bb? No it's in the 300-310s
How fast with .20 g? ~230-240s
Construction and looks? Built like a cheap springer and same with looks. Doesn't have the polish of even some LPEGs
Any metal parts? Weights in the forgrip (mine was loose and removed) Stock (loose and removed) and Magazine. Barrel is short aluminum.
Looks like it can be fitted with the sliding butt from the utg if we can figure out where to stick the battery(assuming it's in the butt). No it can't without a rewire job and moving the odd shaped and large battery elsewhere. The stock has 2 electrical connection points (attached to the battery wire) which correspond with 2 other connection points(attached to the gearbox) on the stock attachment.
I think it would look pretty hot. A little like the new Marui MP7. This sucker is quite a bit bigger than the MP7. In fact it it's current state, it is larger than the MP5A4 which has a longer barrel. It is in thorough need of some putty/Bondo and a paint job for it to look hot. The mags are also don't look right. I wish it had the straight G3 mag (other versions of the Lorcin do have that type of mag, just not this one)