I am wondering which of the two I should purchase, and while I know that they both are very different I just need someone to finally tip me over to one side so that I can stop procrastinating on buying an affordable, new gun. I find that both are usable for CQB so size, for me, does not matter very much.
Yep. I had a Galaxy MP5k and I didn't like it too much. Not a big fan of the banana clips first of all, and the build quality wasn't that great. Very difficult to fit in the battery, and just difficult design to disassemble in my opinion. Not as upgradeable or customizable as an M4 as has been previously mentioned.
It's only redeeming qualities were the fact that it was so light you could one hand it no problem.
Airsoft isn't about being the fastest guy on the field, a guy with 99and1 kill ratio, or a being the dude with 1000's of dollars worth of guns and equipment on the field. It's all about having fun shooting other dudes who want to shoot you.
I currently have an MP5K which has been rebuilt internally. I would say they are more of a base platform to work off of than something worth it out of the box. And there are some parts that if they brake, there is no way to find replacements past buying a parts gun(same model) or getting them CNCed or 3d printed.
G&G conbat machines and combat raiders are absolutely amazing out of the box. Compatibility with pretty much everything you might want.
But I mean, if you MUST have an MP5k platform, the galaxy mp5k is a cheap option to start with.
I think it really depends on how you plan on playing. I mean, those two are pretty far apart, play-wise; the MP5k is mainly a short range weapon, pretty unable to hit anything from a mid-long distance, while the CM is built for mid-long range engagements.
So the question isn't really which is better (because clearly the CM is), but how do you prefer to play? I suppose you could use the CM for a short CQB rifle, but the MP5k is going to work miles better for that. On the flip side, if you plan on playing outdoors a lot, the MP5k is going to perform miserably! The CM will take the cake in that respect. So it really depends on how you plan on playing.
It's pretty hard to beat a 10.5" carbine for utility. They're good to go for basically every environment and the CM, being an M4, has a lot of possibilities for altering the exterior in the future.
That said, you should always buy the gun you like the most. If you listen to people's advice and buy a certain gun against your better judgement you'll probably regret the purchase, end up selling down the road and buying what you really wanted in the first place.