Hello guys I've been using a CM.042 kalash for quite a while now, and because it's a little heavy for me I'd like to get into a M4 style gun which I can customize. I love the gun, it's reliable, robust and I love Ak's but I feel it's time to change for something lighter. What I'm looking for in my new gun would be: - out-of-the-box performance - long lasting gun, I don't like opening it up and such, so guns that last long without too much 'handwork' are a big + here - lighter alternative for my AK, currently I play with 3.1kg gun, something between 2.2-2.8 kg would be awesome. - I have a weakspot for silencers or guns with silencer looking nozzle - budget is between 250-400 euros, if there's something really good for up to 500 I might consider it too There are 3 models currently that I have seen and was on the edge of buying until I found the other ones. ARES Amoeba am-014: I like the aesthetics of this gun A LOT, but I think mainly the stock and silencer, the receiver could be better. This gun also weight only 2.2kg which is a 900gram decrease from my current gun! I've heard good and bad things about ARES and this gun, so not sure. G&G Warthog 9": This gun looks fine, I've heard G&G and ICS are "in the top 3" so perhaps it's worth considering if any of you have experience with this gun or G&G in general. ICS-383 CXP HOG tubular SSD MTR: I freaking love how this one looks and I've heard a lot of positive things about the manufacturer and the ease of use of the gearbox. Here are some photo's and specs on the guns: ICS: http://www.icsbb.com/product/ics-380-cxp-hog-tubular-ssd-mtr/ http://www.airsoftshop.be/en/ics-cxp-hog-tubular-ssd-mtr-black.html ARES:http://www.airsoftshop.be/nl/ares-amoeba-am-014-efcs-desert.html G&G: http://www.airsoftshop.be/en/g-g-gc16-wart-hog-9.html I'm aware that airsoftshop.be is way overpriced and there are websites out there that can offer the same guns for 100$ less, but the problem is that Belgium is a pain when it comes to importing from outside of Europe, especially with Airsoft. I've bought without problems from Taiwangun before but they don't have the guns I'm looking for Every answer will contribute to final decision I make so please leave your thoughts, experiences and facts that I may not know!