In my four years of playing airsoft, I've had two G&P guns: an M16A1 - which has been my baby for those years and hasn't let me down until recently, when I've sent it to my local airsoft/paintball shop to get the wiring fixed - and an M16VN - which I bought as a reserve gun in case any of mine or my other family members' guns broke down and has also been good to me in spite of only seeing a lot of real action in recent weeks. Overall, I like that they have good firepower out of the box, and the internals and externals seem solid, not to mention they're real pellet hoses in full-auto with a 9.6v NiMH battery. If there are any drawbacks to them, it's the ridging on the outer barrels and the presence of "SAFE-SEMI-AUTO" markings on both sides of the lower receiver despite not having an ambidextrous selector switch, but these don't detract from the quality of the guns. Weirdly enough, despite being mostly the same gun externally, they seem to have different firepower ratings: the A1 does around 370 FPS with .25g pellets, and the VN does around 330 FPS with .25g pellets. Overall, though, I believe that these guns are worth the cost, and I'd like to hear from other G&P owners what your opinions are on their guns.