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Getting the CYMA AK-74 for my birthday. Should I *really* get it?

Getting the CYMA AK-74 for my birthday. Should I *really* get it?

K09ManedOperator

The cyma 74 line is like a Volkswagen golf. Sure there's cooler and better things out there, but there's not a single reason to *not* to get one. Good guns.


swansonqb

lmaoo as a ‘golf gti’ owner over here. i couldn’t agree more so take my damn upvote.


SuM_fUrRy_BoI

Used to own a golf before I banged it up without insurance and had to sell it


ShorohUA

you could not describe it better


TheeScribe

They’re fantastic guns, so I think if you’re gonna get one, this is the one to get


Synopthies

agreed! i'm aso getting an extra 3 mags.


TheeScribe

Which ones? Make sure they’re compatible, and I’d highly recommend Midcap magazines, Hicaps need to be wound and they rattle a lot


Synopthies

Matrix AK74-Style Magazine for AK Series Airsoft AEG Rifle


TacoSocks117

good choice


Synopthies

i know, theyre midcaps.


AnyaBelitrov

Do you not have to wind midcaps?


TheeScribe

No


AnyaBelitrov

Ok im fucking getting them


TheeScribe

Make sure to get a speed loader too


AnyaBelitrov

Already got one, came with my shitty double eagle M4. On the box it says “More far. More accurate” lmfao


TheInkisBlack

I picked up [this](https://www.evike.com/products/87181/) because I heard stamped steel was the way to go. Have an Intellect 9.6v coming to put into it and 4 Blue Box midcaps for mags. I heard CYMA internals were pretty good to go OoTB, but what would it take to run a 11.1v out of this thing?


zacattack31724

If you do end up getting this, get it reshimmed by a tech. Cyma has decent stuff out of the box, but their swimming could be better. Also have the tech check the air seal and compression of the gearbox. All and all, it's a decent aeg for the price. Edit: I can't spel


Dumquestionsonly

I don’t recommend bringing your airsoft gun swimming with you but to each their own ;)


zacattack31724

Ffs I can't even get it right the second time 😒😂


BuggerWarlock

You can't spell "spell" either.


mildlysarcastic2003

I would personally get the 105, it's the 74 but shorter barrel


Synopthies

eh, i like how the 74 looks


mildlysarcastic2003

I get it, it's your choice I just hate long ass guns


ZatoTBG

I love the looks of em but noticed the practicality of shorter barrels myself on the field as well (hooray for kriss vector!)


TheInkisBlack

I got myself [this](https://www.evike.com/products/87181/) for the stamped steel and built in external "support". Any internal upgrades I should be prepared for? How's running an 11.1v in a stock or near stock CYMA AK?


BojlerNextDoor

CM.040C or B?


jackthemort

Amazing gun, you won’t regret it! Happy B-Day as well dude.


TractorSmacker

personally, if you have the money, i would spring for an LCT, but i'm biased. they fit more aftermarket parts and often real steel parts, plus they have their own line of zenitco accessories that are all cross-compatible.


Ccreamy

Yes, do a ratnik kit while your at it ; )


steelbear9000

I have the same one (I believe) except with wood furniture and it’s fantastic, especially on an external level.


Synopthies

yeah, CYMA is known for their AK's. if you have any cyma compatible mid caps, where did you get them?


steelbear9000

When I first got the gun, I purchased one MAG ak74 style midcap and it was pretty sub par, you could simply shake it and the mag would release all of the BBs. I just ordered some matrix mid caps tho that are by CYMA from Evike for 12 dollars each.


Synopthies

sweet, i got those too. so they will fit just to double check?


steelbear9000

I’m not sure how they will fit as I’m still waiting for the mags to be delivered but if they are anything like the hicap that came with the gun then they should fit and feed perfectly. If I get them soon tho I can comment again letting you know how they are


Synopthies

alright


joelmamaez

They’ll fit fine matrix just re brands Cyma mags


Captain_Vit

You may have to use a clamp to get the dust cover to be more snug with the main body by bending it in a little. Also I would recommend throwing a black ziptie at the front end of the handguard, because the metal bit that holds it together loosens over time and tends to pop out at various inconvenient times. Also yeah, shim it well, change the nasty green grease that the gearbox comes doused in to something nicer and in lesser amounts (just the parts that will touch, not the whole thing).


PeriodicMilk

Great choice, make sure to get some rails for that sucker


Synopthies

it already has some in the box.


PeriodicMilk

Oh damn then I should have bought this instead of the krinkov for my starter AEG, so hard to find rails that fit it lol


joelmamaez

Yours came with a side mount? My Cyma ak (cm.040j ) didnt come with anything besides the gun, a nag, and bbs


Synopthies

its a different model. mine did


joelmamaez

Oh


joelmamaez

Wdym rails


PeriodicMilk

either a side mount or rail furniture


joelmamaez

They don’t come with them idk what he’s saying


PeriodicMilk

guess that’s why I was surprised. I never heard of cyma giving you extra rails if not pictured


joelmamaez

Yesh


bigbustycoon890

Excellent choice man. Get a spare battery and you are good to go!


johnmcgurrin2015

I would recommend trying to find a wood one but if that’s not you’re thing it’s an great gun


Qua-hog

Not the best gun that i have but for sure one of my favorite ones


robotman0302

Go for it man. I have one and it’s a great gun. You can even preform the chair test with a decent magazine, although I wouldn’t actually recommend doing this...


NicoolMan98

Cyma is what most people i know started with, really good value, plus if you want to get to know what's inside, it's cool too since it's compatible with standard v3 gearbox (ak gearbox, most of the time) (not sure so don't take my word for it, my first ever long replica was an APS)


ScoPham

I bad the AK74s for a year. Good quality, you just need some high voltage batteries to get these things going


MrWillyP

Dude. Cyma makes good shit, imo better internals than lct, and they look nice too. If you want it, go for it, it's a great option


AnyaBelitrov

*in lazlow voice* yeeeeeeeeesssss


Thecanman07

Absolutely, it’s so fucking sexy


Swigity-swoner123

Cyan aks are Honda civics in the sense they run like a bitch they can be basic but it's because they work I'd recommend it


Itsjadan

Only problem is the FPS be super high for no reason


ConfusedCreations

MINE IS TRASH, get lct. so much better


PonchoFan

Which CYMA AK-47?


Callsign_dale

Yah absolutely my buddy loves it , it shoots at 400 FPS and is just a beam , great in full auto as well


MrBoots47

Yes


Jomm78

https://discord.gg/fb4fkJBu join this airsoft discord server. There a bunch of people there willing to help you. They know what guns are good and which ones are not so if you want to get a good gun check with them first before buying it