Ok so for the price consideration fact they are both fairly cheap, the Lancer is more of a field weapon and the MP5 more leaning on cqb. Both metal gear boxes and plastic externals. The Lancer has a bigger mag, but I've never even heard of that company until recently, and heard absolutley nothing positive about it compared to other m4 replicas. The big question is, I'm getting another gun. Which of these two should it be? I will be using it while spotting for my team captain when he snipes by the way.