Report WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine in Rifles (Gas) Posted January 13, 2009 this is a bit depressing. , I was really psyching myself up to get one of these, but what with the disappointment I suffered with my G&GL85 (which, granted, eventually turned into a real gem of a gun, but it did take a lot of heart ache) and the ultimate failure that was the Star AW338, I'm really reconsidering whether to actually get one if they are proving to be so unreliable. Now I am no stranger to gas guns, had plenty of pistols in my time and owned every Tanaka rifle known to man or beast. So I know the pitfalls, but the replacement of wearing moving parts really shouldn't need to happen on a weekly basis. Are they really as unreliable as this thread appears to be making out, or is it just me seeing the negative?