Alright so pretty straight forward question, i'm looking at a fn fal but don't know whether to get classic army or king arms. In terms of reliability and out of box performance which is superior? Price does not bother me. Thank you all for your responses.
These are links I found through briefly Google searching. I'm fairly certain you can find a ton of video reviews on Youtube, but those tends to be hit or miss. I generally prefer written reviews as it weeds out the 12 year olds with their parents' digi-cam who blather on about what parts are metal and what parts are plastic.
One thing to note about the ACM or "clone" version of CA's SA58 is that it's been sold under a lot of different names. I've seen it listed as "Matrix" (Evike's name for nearly all ACM products), QP, Lancer Tactical, JG and AGM. So it's really anybody's guess who makes it.
From what I've heard about the CA version, it can be a pain in the ass to disassemble. I haven't heard any other major negative things about the FAL series. You'll also need to keep in mind that KA makes (IIRC) the L1A1 Self-Loading Relief (SLR) which is the British Commonwealth version of the FN FAL. The design dimensions for the SLR were based in imperial units (UK, etc) while the FN FAL is metric units. For airsoft purposes this doesn't really matter, but if you're looking to recreate a Falkland Islands Conflict loadout, it is something to consider. The SA58 line as produced by CA is a copy of the US-produced metric FALs made by DS Arms (commonly "DSA" or "DSA, inc").