Originally Posted by ex-royal
What's the aversion to plastic receivers? I have been running TM plastic bodies for years..no issues what so ever. They are easier to maintain and if you dont treat your aeg like a baseball bat it will last you longer than any pot metal piece of crap metal body. I have had metal bodied AEG's and honestly they are nothing special.
I concur with this statement. Is it nice? Sure, but I wouldn't really put a priority on it. Only times I would deem it preferential to is plastic counter-part would be GBBs for the added lifespan when used with propane. With an AEG it makes zero difference other than the "Oooooooh" factor.
And I see too many times noobs having a full metal bodied AEG, and thinking its as durable as they think, treat it like shit; put it through all kinds of abuse and they wonder why the "shit" metal body broke.