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Old April 13th, 2011, 12:35   #57
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Originally Posted by Tempest VI View Post
Why does everyone say metal is way better? It's not any different from plastic. I've physically meet people who’s held a military grade M4/C7/C8. They even said themselves that the only part that's metal is the upper receiver. Even on those metal AEGs, it's not like it's made out of titanium or steel. It's white metal, tin and lead aren’t much (if any) stronger than plastic. Plastic is lighter and more easy to repair. There is absolutely nothing wrong with plastic or composites, in fact a lot of times, they're better than metal. Just because it says plastic or polymer that it's made from cheap melted down margarine containers. Don't assume because it says metal that it's make out of steel or even aluminum. Even if a gun where to be made out of steel, there's more to it than just steel, the very same with plastic. My point in all this is, don’t say that gun is no good because it’s plastic. While, no, it’s not made out of high grade plastic, neither is that “metal” one. Even it says high grade whatever. Don’t believe it for a second unless they give you a MIL spec number.
That's why you buy GOOD brands of guns. CA uses aluminum in their M4 line, and steel in their AK line.

G&P uses aluminum, same with King Arms...

I don't think anyone here is saying "GO BUY DBOYS, THEY'RE METAL!!"

Originally Posted by shiftsup View Post
Yeah, the G & G has better stock internals than the KA; that is a no brainer.
I disagree with this quite a bit. G&G uses a magnesium alloy gears, and has an AWFUL piston head design. The KA gearboxes I've seen have been built right with proper materials.
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