Originally Posted by Spike
IMO, CA has the better externals, but KA has the better internals. If you want a gun that you can just literally pick up and never screw with for a long time, the KA is your best bet. If you're looking to build off an upgrade platform, I'd recommend the CA.
Mags are typically interchangeable, but there's always a few brands that don't like each other for some reason.
IOTVs are way too big. The 88 is fine, but you may want to get something that you can modify for your needs (read: MOLLE compatible). There are shit tonnes of different kinds of vests out there.
Thanks, that is really helpful.
I guess I will go read some threads about upgrading to see if that is my cup of tea and then choose between KA and CA.
For the vest, I probably going to get a Woodcamo FLC vest, which is really cheap, MOLLE compatible, and I can "borrow" the pouches from my OTV for it.