Got to use a G4-A1 Mod 0 tthe other day and it was amazing. This is one of the few moments in life where I can truely say that I am in love! Performance of course is awesome, better than anyone has asked for! The rail system is amazing and the red dot they included was amazing. Great price and G.I. did a great job, but in my opinion the G4 series has only one flaw and that's in the cranestock. I skimmed through the forum a bit and it sounds most people love it, but I absolutely hate it. Why? Well for one thing the guy who's G4 I used the other day got the wrong battery so he had to tape it to the stock. I know he should of done a bit more research for the battery, but the way the G4 series is now it is limited not only too crane stocks, but very specific crane stocks. I already have a few regular mini batteries that I could use with the G4, but I can't because of that crane stock. If you dig it and it works for you then cool, but for me (and I'm sure there's more out there who share my views) I love the G4, but hate the crane stock. Crane stocks aren't for everyone G.I.! For me to use your amazing gun you have offered me I would have to buy maybe 2 or even 3 new batteries. This quickly turns your $200 gun into a $250 or $275 gun. Now, I know you offer the G4-A4, but some of us don't care for all that fancy pistol grip and magpul stocks. That's also another $50 wasted. If I get the A4 I waste money on pistol grips, fore grips, and I stock I don't care for or if I get even the cheaper A3 then I'm still waisting money on a crane stock I deeply hate. On your website you say the crane stock is worth $40. For $40 you can do either a PEQ box or a battery pouch on the stock. Either of these options give us way more options in what batteries we can use. Either of the above 2 options can be done for the same price as that horrible crane stock or maybe even less. I love the G4-A1 Mod 0 and I would have already bought one if it wasn't for that crane stock. It just too limiting for some of us. Please offer some kinda G4 with something other than that crane stock. I would love to see the Mod 0 come with the stock that comes on the regular Combat Machine with a battery pouch, but that's just me. Some people like crane stocks. Some like PEQ's. Some like battery pouches(like me!) Some people something completely different, but not the same set up works for everyone. It would be absolutely amazing if you offered us a choice in how we want to store our batteries. Again, I love the G4 series it's just that crane stock (and wallet) limiting me from getting one.
Now I'm sure some of the users here are going to read this and say "Just stop whining and cough up the money to mod the gun yourself" and I would do this, but I just don't have the money at the moment to buy a $200 (or even $180 if the GITV code still works) on a gun and then on top of that spend another $50 or more just to get the thing to work without doing some ghetto rig set up with duck tape. The whole idea behind the G4 series is to offer us an amazing gun at an affordable price, which G.I. has done, but I just see the crane stock as more of a problem then a solution. I'm not here for other users comments I just want G.I. to be aware of customers like me who are against crane stocks and hopefully they'll offer a solution for the stupid crane stock.