Originally Posted by pancakedestroyer
I'm finding full metal to be over rated when it comes to long arms. Paint is a great equalizer when it comes to making something that was transparent, not.
You can always go on a trek for a metal lower later on if you feel that you need one but people are starting to realize that not having a metal lower isn't the end of the world.
You'd also be surprised at how durable some of the semi and semi-clear lower receivers are.
I understand your point, but its really a matter of taste. Personnally, the realism of the gun i choose is one very important aspect. Having a plastic lower receiver, even if painted, would make me feel like i have a lower quality and less realistic gun.