Originally Posted by Amos
CA doesn't use tabs... don't know where you got that idea from.
CA uses the same upper receiver system that G&P does.
In my experiences CA are much higher quality than KWA... KWA's just doing the same thing that chinese clone companies are.. They're releasing stock guns that are "pre-upgraded" with lower-end parts to make them more attractive to new players.
CA's Aluminum bodies are very good, same with their internals (the new versions of the guns have very solid internals)
+1 to all that. From what I gather, it's been a few years now since CA have made Armalite receivers with tabs. And I've yet to see a metal body that matches the quality of a stock CA. That lower receiver is about as solid as it gets. Ditto for the upper. IMO, even most aftermarket receivers don't even come close to comparing to what CA includes on stock guns.