Originally Posted by Amos
Because G&P and CA are NOT clones of a Marui M4... They use the same mechbox, but they use a different hop-up unit, body, and outer barrel.
Hop = one piece on CA and G&P instead of Marui's two piece design
Body = space for the two piece hop instead of Marui's standard
Outer Barrels = one piece instead of Marui's 3 or 4 piece design.
The M4/M16/Everything inbetween is the only thing I'd suggest against getting a Marui for.
I think people are beginning to think only Chinese clones are clones, when in fact the industry was built off the back of TM's design with incremental changes. Considering that the mechbox is the very heart of the airsoft gun and everything else is built around it, downplaying the copying of the mechbox and highlighting the other differences misses the point.
Originally Posted by ThunderCactus
And the TM disassembles more like a real M4, minus the 2 plastic tabs, whereas the CA and G&P have the much more reliable slide apart receivers
I'm not sure about G&P, but CA had the tabs until fairly recently. It's one of the reasons why I never got a CA M4.