So I am in the market for an MP5 and G&G is way out of my price range. So I am looking at ICS and was curious about the experience with the build, quality, performance and reliability. I have personally used the ICS Galil and it is an awesome gun but how about other guns of theirs? Any input would be amazing. Thank you all.
I do own one i have put about 35,000 rounds through it and only had one thing break witch was the trigger came to loose and they are only 160$ on evike and the battery i recomend is a external matrix 4000mah 9.6
Have a second warning for failure to follow the basic rules of English, as Zorak suggested in his previous post. If you want to post here, you need to do two things. First, you need to write like you've at least made it to high school, using commas, periods, capital letters, and the correct spelling of words ("which," not "witch," etc.). Second, you need to put some more effort into your posts. If you own the gun, you should be able to produce more than one line worth of information about it. If you're unable to do that, then you might not have enough experience with the gun to give advice on it. If you're unwilling to do that, then you shouldn't be giving lackluster advice at all.
I have owned several ICS M4A1s and the ICS SA80/L85.
Although a lot of people denigrate ICS as "I Can't Shoot," I think they have generally managed in recent years to produce an OK replica.
The L85 is probably the best one on the market as far as finding a balance between realism and usability. Their M4s offer decent performance and have the split gearbox which can be either a pro or a con depending on your way of thinking. The main issue with ICS M4s is that they have a proprietary gearbox shell and anti-reversal latch. The gears used in the M4 gearbox are also (IIRC) designed to work with their motors and so there can be issues with getting the gears to mesh correctly with non-ICS motors. ICS M4 front-ends are also threaded in imperial units and not metric like most AEGs. This can make it difficult to get non-ICS front ends to fit, although G&Ps are also threaded imperial. The stocks on ICS rifles also mount differently than Marui-style AEGs because the split gearbox prevents the butt-stock screw from threading into the spring guide.
Their top MP5 model has a split gearbox and is reported to be quite good. I know Zander has one, so you might give him a PM and see what his opinion is. From what I understand, it has some sort of three round burst system.
I would hesitate a bit in recommending an ICS M4 to a new player as there are a lot of other options available which don't have some of the pitfalls of ICS guns (i.e. imperial units, proprietary gearbox shell, etc).
The ICS L85 I would wholeheartedly recommend, although it too has some issues (trigger contacts, the screw that attaches the grip to the body can loosen up, reportedly).
Overall, I think ICS has stagnated quite a bit in comparison to what other companies are doing as far as putting out new models. The newer ICS models are sort of hybrids of real guns mixed with some ICS "creativity" to make them look not quite like the real steel gun they are modeled after. The new, top of the line MP5 model and the G33 (G36 replica) are examples of this.
Again, it's not that ICS guns are "bad" per se, it's that there are so many other options available that don't have the little issues that ICS guns have.