Perhaps, however for my preferences I do prefer the A&K's charging handle placement. I don't really like reaching for the charging handle, I just prefer for it to be right there ready to go.
Not knocking the PTS version as it is a piece of art to say the very least, I just don't like how it is set up. It certainly is functional, and there are numerous pros to having the charging handle forward on the upper receiver. I just find that having the charging handle in the center of the Masada opposed to the front works for me. However I do shoot lefty, so that could contribute to the reason why.
Regardless, this is airsoft, there isn’t much use for the charging handle here (Aside from moving it to adjust the hop-up, and feeling like a total badass when you pull it back, click the bolt release, and listen to that “click”)
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