The SRC Maverick FN57 is a primarily polymer, striker-fired pistol. As the name suggests, this is an airsoft variant of the popular FN five-seven, a light polymer pistol chambered in the 5.7X28 cartridge. Although it shares part of its name with the FN five-seven, it seems to be stylised more like the Ruger-5.7.
With a THICC magazine more or less the width of my palm, you would expect a rather large magazine capacity but it only holds about 18 bbs at any given time. However, the capacity for green gas is much better, as I estimate you could probably run at least 3 and a bit magazines through this RIF before needing to re-gas at your spawn.
I believe that this RIF could definitely compete with the likes of a hi-capa or Glock in precision competitions (I even managed to hit a bullseye sitting down), but due to the limited mag capacity, you would be at a major disadvantage in any competition with a large number of targets unless you can reload like John Wick.
The ergonomics of this RIF are very nice and all features are easy to use especially since the safety is ambidextrous and located below the ejection port and just above the trigger well, making it easy to flick your gun to safe with your trigger finger. The magazine release is found directly below your thumb (if you're right-handed) and the slide lock is near enough directly above that, making the RIF a great, ergonomic option.
To remove the slide and access the hop unit, the slide must be pulled back as the slide release lever is slid to the rear, you must then push the slide forward and un-hook the hop unit and barrel from the lower of the RIF. With this the slide should be free from the lower and using the hook on the barrel/hop unit you should be able to push the barrel through the barrel hole of the slide, you should then angle the hop unit up so it can be removed. then using the Allen key provided you can change the hop.
From my experience with the maverick so far, I would recommend at least giving this pistol a go. The reason I purchased this pistol was that I test-fired it after a wise airsoft tech/wizard told me it had an extremely neutral recoil impulse and was fun to shoot, and I have to agree.
So before writing off this cheaper five-seven replica, please have a go yourself.