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Giat Fa-Mas 5.56 F1 Review
So, I've been an armalite fan most of my life, and I still love em. Aftr owning two CA's though and loving them but getting bored of them fast I decided to turn to TM for a little fun. I had heard aweosme things about their guns and orginally I was thinking of getting a TM M4A1. Then I started playing Halo, and less Counter Strike Source. I began to love the bull-pup design and wanted a Battle Rifle badly. Well I looked around and BAM, there was my battle rifle. The Giat Fa-Mas made by Tokyo Mauri. I wanted one badly, and knew it was cheap. Beofre this though I owned a TM M3 Super 90, I sold it fast and then sold one of my pistols to work up the cahs for a Fa-Mas. I heard mixed things but overall it was my decison, I even went in with my best friend (Your Dogs Fat) and he got a Fa-Mas as well. So we ordered from Poweredge and recived them Wed. Now though, onto my review.
First off, I recived the gun and opened the package which is awesome. Marui makes the best packaging I think out of all the Aisoft rifle manufacturers at the moment. I opened it up to see a gloss black Fa-Mas. The gun came with Mauri's signature orange tip cover, and the signature "Hop Up" tie. I smiled as I picked the gun up and felt the weight. It was heavy in the back, but it fel even out when put against my shoulder.
I examined the gun closely and looked into everything I knew from the Fa-Mas reviews. Do I have any new advice to you potential Fa-Mas owners? Nope, all the reviews have hit everything already.
So I went and charged the battery, waited for a good long time, and I mena a long time. I ordered a 8.4 3300 Mah battery and I have a 600 Mah charger, blah. Hours later I finally got to fire. When I ordered the gun I also bought 2 Hi-Caps, so I loaded those up after I loaded my standard rounder.
Finally I fired her, the gearbox is quiet, and is attractive to listen to. I fired a few shots to test her out and then went to the standard hop up adjusting(loaced under th ejecton port cover flap) After doing that I ejected the mag and filled it back up(60 Rounder) set it for full auto and fired. It took 60 bbs in about 2.5 seconds... I sat there with my mouth gaping open. I have never seen an AEG with this ROF before. The rumors are true, it is a beast. You need to own Hi-Caps if you even plan on using Full Auto, because of it's intense ROF. The gun shoots about 280 FPS without hop up, so I'm guessing around 290 with, I don't have a chrono though so... I wouldn't know exactly. The gun shoots accuratly as well as any CA and if not farther because of the long inner barrel. I'm not sure about powerwise but it can match other guns.
For cosmetic purproses it comes with an attached bipod, as well as grenade sights etc. Nothing to fancy, the bipod ads a good weight to the gun but I doubt I will be uing it anytime soon. It does make the gun nice to display.
For the rest of my review well, everyone has already heard it. It has so many great aspects, but it has downsides too. There is NO body kit for the Fa-Mas while I think there should be. It's an awesome gun and a metal one would ROCK. It's all plasti so that is a dwonside, but it is a very sturdy rifle. I love the gun, it works well. Whislt no Metal, it is sturdy and feels strong. Am I gonna toss it against a wall... well not but if it is to drop I'm sure it'd be fine. Other than being a little outdated, and a little bit not metal. It's an awesome gun, upgrade potential is low because of the outdatedness but come on, I doubt somneone wants a 500FPS rifle anyways...
-1 for non metal kit etc...
-.5 for low upgrade ability.