I'm looking for a gun that hits hard and makes its presence known. My needs are two-fold: A reliable gun for skirmish at the nearby field, and a realistic but still versatile gun for MilSim Ops. I'm choosing the M416-style platform because these seem to be the unilateral obvious choice for milsim players because of their Rail systems, and options for attachments (especially important for milsim). Not to mention, they are much easier to find magazines for. I chose the VFC because I hear this company has a solid reputation for good internals out of the box.Also because well, if you're going to do something, do it right the first time! I chose the G&G Top Tech because The Top Tech Guns have low resistance wiring, the stock high orque motors are more efficient, and the pneumatic blowback system is famous because it doesn't take powere away from the gearbox. On top of that, it has a Monolithic top rail, and a 614 (416) style forward rail system and handguard. Both guns are in the $400-450 range, and some retailers even send a carbine-length barrel with the VFC. What does the forum sayeth, comrades?