To operate, you cock the hammer and chamber a round first. The pistol features a magazine, but also a top-hole if you want to feed the BBs one by one. Then you open and close the compression lever under the front section of the gun, close the chamber and the pistol is ready to shoot.
Despite being approximately 405mm long, when holding and shooting the gun, it remains incredibly stable throughout. The grip helps provide the stability, as it is contoured to fit in the hand perfectly. There is also an adjustable hand rest, which supports the outside of your wrist and provides extra stability when aiming. The rear sight and trigger are fully adjustable, so you can put it further forward or backwards depending on your own preference. A good shooter can achieve groupings below 30 mm from 10 meters with precision BBs!
The magazine holds 5+1 rounds and the pistol features several metal parts, such as the air cylinder, barrel, air compression lever, cocking lever, trigger and rear sight. The grip is made from a robust plastic polymer with a really nice texture. Despite the size and length of this gun, it weighs a reasonable 930g and the weight is distributed optimally for an excellent balance and stability.
If you're into precision shooting, then this Maruzen APS-3 is an excellent choice. It includes one 5 round magazine, instruction manual, APS gear catalog, a bag of precision BBs, four allen keys, and 4.5 and 4.8 mm front sights, all packaged in a neat hard caseHere's a comparison of the three most recent precision shooting guns:
|KSC GP-100||Maruzen APS-3||Star PSS-300|
|Capacity||16||5+1 rounds||1 round|
|Power Source||HFC134a, Top Gas||Air||HFC134a, Top Gas|
|Velocity||280 fps||280 fps||360 fps|
|Shooting Mode||Semi Auto|
|Net Weight (kg)||0.93|