Report WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine in Rifles (Gas) Posted March 23, 2009 Crimson... I think you might get a bit of a biased view seeing as this topic is dedicated to the WE. I've not had my hands on the WA/G&P, but my WE is certainly pushing my buttons. Its got a lovely build quality, yes there are a few issues but these seem to be minor and easily fixed and are being addressed by WE on subsequent releases. Being full metal (Am I right in saying the WA has a plastic body?), its very solid and a lovely weight to carry about. The breakdown and operation of are pretty sublime. Certainly much better than any AEG I've handled, including the Systema M4. Mag changes, stoppages and reloading are wonderful. The recoil is sufficient enough to make sure that any 'spray and pray' moments will only result in a number of missed shots as recoil upsets the firing position. The hop up design lets the early releases (I'll avoid V1 and V2 terminology to keep people pleased) down, but that is being addressed. Without seeing the results of the new hop, I can't say how well it will perform. The claims seem to be favourable. Like all gas guns, it will not live up to the consistency of an AEG, but in terms of realism, it outstrips ANY AEG in a heartbeat. How it compares to the WA I cannot say. Is the WE worth it.... definitely.