We were very excited when we heard this was coming out on the market, an affordable TM quality AEG! We had to pick one up,
of course. But is it worth the super cheap price?
The MP5 is one of the most recognizable sub-machine guns in the world, mainly because is used by almost every
special-forces and counter-terrorist group and is also seen in just about any movie with firearms. One of the reasons it is
so popular is because it is smaller, versatile, and comes in a wide amount of versions.
The UTG MP5 is 1:1 scale replica of its real counterpart. It comes with two stocks, a collapsible and a full
stock which can be switched out with little trouble (you wouldn't do it on the field as there are small parts you could lose,
of course). The gun is mostly plastic, but in this case it's a pro, rather than a con.
This is a cheaper gun ($100 cheaper than its TM counterpart), but except for it's mostly plastic body, it is
identical, and what needs to be metal, is metal. It is out ranged by most guns. It was designed with close quarters combat
in mind so don't expect to snipe anyone out with it. About all it is good for at range is spraying bbs at an enemy to make
them put their head down. Another issue is the battery is located on the fore-grip. I had to change a battery mid-game and
it was not fun. One really good thing about this gun is the fact it is extremly light-weight. Many people think it is too
light to have a metal gearbox and are suprised to learn it does have one. However, because the body is mostly plasic, it is
less durable than metal MP5s, but it is still very sturdy. It also comes with a battery and charger, a sling, two hi-capa
mags holding 150 bbs each, and a claw-mount with railings on the top and left side so it can hold a decent amount of rail-mounted
accessories. And of course, it comes with the both versions of stocks, which is handy as well
This is a good gun with a great price. It is far from the best gun out on the field, but it will get you through.
If you are thinking about getting into AEG battles but you're short on cash, you should consider picking this one up. If you
have the money to spend on a better gun, I would recomend something else. If you already have an AEG, this might make a good
side-arm for last ditch bb spraying, if you have an extra $180 to spend on it. With its two stock versions and amazing amount
of included accessories, this is a good choice for new players who aren't too sure about what they are looking for in a gun,
especially with its lower price and upgradeability.