Review of the AGM MP44
By Zack Main
Link to the real gun history
Back in the late 80's early 90's I did WW2 re-enacting.
At that time there was a guy in another unit that had an MP44. I was able to hold it and shoulder it a few times just to get a feel for it. I never got to shoot it because he wanted to charge me 2 bucks a round for the blanks he made.
As I was in college and on a budget I regretfully declined.
It went on the list of one day guns, you know those guns I dream about owning one day...
I always wanted one but the real ones were too expensive. Even the Shoei and Ultima replicas were out of my price range.
Then the news came out a clone was being made in China. I along with everyone else waited with some excitement and trepadation. Hoping it would be a good replica but dreading the fact it could come really messed up
I waited for a while after the initial release to get one I am glad to say AGM got it right.
It is a very realistic affordable replica of the STG44/MP44. When I pulled it out of the box the weight was impressive. It just feels like it should.
The whole external receiver and outer barrel are metal of some sort. Either steel, alloy, or brass.
Only nit pick is that finish is too good. the late war guns had either no finish, parkerized, blued, painted or a mixture of all the finishes above. the black paint on the agm feels like it will be a good tough finish that can be weathered or left to acquire knocks and scrapes in use.
Mine chronos at 383 out of the box with .25 bb's. That is consistent every shot is 383.
The only two things I don't like about it are the fact the selector slides back and forth instead of rotating and the fact that it only comes with high cap magazines. A concern about the hicaps is you can only get 40 or so bbs before you have to wind it again. In a way that can be used to simulate reloading. After it happened to me the first time I started winding after every burst.
Most WW2 airsoft events limit ammo and or the use of highcap mags. So I hope that Mag or King Arms will bring out 100 to 130 round mid caps soon.
The only improvements I have made so far are to paint the orange plastic muzzle nut and I have added a reproduction sling. Again it just feels right.
Since it is still a relatively new gun it still has the gee whiz factor on the field. Every one wanted to know what it was. If you want a WW2 gun or just one to use as an insurgent the MP44 is a good choice. If you are interested in historic arms this is one airsoft you should add to your collection. After all this is the production assault rifle that started it all.
PS My dog likes it too!