This is a solid gun. I was looking for a cheap RPK simply because I liked the looks. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Having previously owned a cm036 from CYMA, The externals from this lmg are just below LCT RPK standards, but with the added mock bolt, realistic take-down, and rear sight. Mostly solid metal and steel construction, there is some pot metal, but that can be replaced. The range and fps are pretty nice and the fire rate isn't too shabby with a 9.6v battery.