Since itís a Saturday and Iíve got nothing to do Iíd figure Iíd do a review on my Warhawk as it seems no one thus far has done one on it. I got the gun around the beginning of January, I now write this review after owing it for a while and seeing how it does in battle.
Ordering: I ordered it from Shortyusa.com for $139.99. Shipping was fast and I received it 2 days after I ordered it! I thanked the heavens shortly after receiving it that I didnít get a lemon as so many of our fellow board members have
First Impressions: When I first received my package I lifted the box up to see how heavy this baby is and man it seemed to have a good bit of weight to it! I opened the box and took a look at it. It looked very good from my stand point but there was the infamous rust on some of the screws and there was a little paint missing from one of the sling hooks and the trigger. Didnít seem that bad as a little touch up paint could fix that.
The Mag Well:
Looks: 9/10 Very good in terms of realistic looks. The most impressive feature is the wood, it gets a 10/10 for realism. The bluing on the metal isnít bad, could be better though. I picked it up and noticed a good hefty weight to the gun itself. There is some creaking though in the froward handgrip (that creaky plastic sound) but other then that not bad. Metal parts include: muzzle/front sight, barrel, mock cleaning rod, front sling mount, click adjustable rear sight, bolt, upper receiver cover, trigger guard, trigger, selector switch, rear sling mount and butt plate.
Performance: 7/10 The battery just plain sucks. All its good for is a paper weight, same goes for the mags. None the less I charged up the stock battery for 4 hours (not 2) and went out back and plinked around for a little bit, once you get the hop-up broke in you can get good groupings. Iím not good at guessing distances but Iíd say I could hit a man sized target from about 100 for so feet.
Performance AFTER a new battery: 10/10 Ditched the old battery right away and got two 8.4v 3000mah batteries from all-battery.com for $30, It also came with free shipping (cant beat that) A stock mod has to be done though first before you can fit these new batteries in. But Ill get to that later. With the new batteries in the performance stepped up greatly. Fps stepped up to around 300 (with proper lubing too) and the distance stepped but too. Now I can hit a man sized target from about 120-130 ft now. Rof also stepped up, Shorty says stock rof is 13 per sec. If that is true I feel the rof stepped up to around 16 maybe, you can hear the increase.
The New Battery:
Stock Mod: For the batteries I bought, a slight mod had to be done. The only tools you will need is a screwdriver and a dremmel. All you need to do is take off the stock and pry it apart (itíll just pop apart) With the stock in 2 take 1 of the batteries and 1 of the stock pieces and slide the battery alongside the stock as if the stock was whole again, you will see a small plastic tab at the front of the stock that your battery will eventually hit. That is what you need to dremmel out.
The Stock Mod Completed: (Note the darkish area, that is where the plastic tab was that you need to dremmel out)
If you complete the stock mod successfully, then the battery should slide into your gun like this when the stock is back together again:
Mags: As for the stock mags Iíve given up on there constant misfeeding after about 25 shots so Im getting new ones. Ill update later on what kind of mags Iím getting and if they work and how they work in the UTG.
Iíve only taken it to one little mini skirmish at my friends property. It performed well at short to medium ranges. But the most pleasure I had was trapping him in his shed then pelting him in his with about 15 shots, then later in the day pelting him in is crouch while he let his guard down. And you can ask him, it hurt! Even I got shot in the back with it from about 10ft away. Left a good red mark.
Last Thoughts: For the money, this aeg is good. Or course it will never be as good as a TM, but pretty close. I think for a beginner itís a good fist aeg to get. Iím happy with mine and if you donít get a lemon youíll be happy too.