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Old September 9th, 2009, 21:22   #1
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Plastic Vs Metal

Ok my newbie question of the day is I'm looking at some King Arms magazines and i was wondering if there is a big difference between the plastic ones for $49.00 and the Metal ones for $85.00

http://www.airsoftparts.ca/store2/in...oducts_id=1122 (plastic)

http://www.airsoftparts.ca/store2/in...oducts_id=1425 (metal)


If someones has already asked that question sorry


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Old September 9th, 2009, 21:29   #2
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both work. plastic are one piece molded where as metal one can be taken apart.

metal is more realistic and heavier. plastic is affordable.

metal can hold up to a fair amount of abuse. plastic are cheap enough to replace when they break.

the question is, how deep are your pockets?
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Old September 9th, 2009, 21:49   #3
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both work. plastic are one piece molded where as metal one can be taken apart.

metal is more realistic and heavier. plastic is affordable.

metal can hold up to a fair amount of abuse. plastic are cheap enough to replace when they break.

the question is, how deep are your pockets?
On another important note: I have beaten Star plastic mags to hell and back, only breaking 2 of 10 I owned last year... I've broken 3 KA metal mags from dropping myself onto rocks and having them take the brunt... results are broken metal mags... The plastic ones likely would have held up to that...

I prefer metal though.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 21:54   #4
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Metal mags are nice. Hefty, solid, nice-feel/sound when you insert them. The insert (the actual guts) can pull out from the metal shells. Carrying 10+ gets real hefty by the end of a long day.

Plastic mags feel like toys. Cheap in cost, you won't cry if you loose one in the dirt somewhere over the last hill, they may split (just crazy glue shut) but won't pull apart. Sooooo much lighter than metal mags at the end of a long day.

Buy a box of each....sell the ones you don't use and buy more of the ones you do.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 22:03   #5
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Metal mags are nice. Hefty, solid, nice-feel/sound when you insert them. The insert (the actual guts) can pull out from the metal shells. Carrying 10+ gets real hefty by the end of a long day.

Plastic mags feel like toys. Cheap in cost, you won't cry if you loose one in the dirt somewhere over the last hill, they may split (just crazy glue shut) but won't pull apart. Sooooo much lighter than metal mags at the end of a long day.

Buy a box of each....sell the ones you don't use and buy more of the ones you do.
Dont mean to jack the thread or anything, but how are the Star Revolution Magazines for M16/M4 ? I know they are plastic and VERY cheap, but how are the quality?

Reference:http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/star-revo...aeg-10pcs.html

Note:when I get an answer you can resume to the original question

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Old September 9th, 2009, 22:39   #6
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They are good.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 22:44   #7
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I use STAR mags.

They're great in the sense that you can lose and drop them and not really have to worry about them (I did go searching for one of my STAR mags that I dropped but I wasn't thinking "oh shit oh shit oh shit I just dropped a $15 mag".

I have no feeding issues to report, I've been using Optix's BB King BB's, Madbull, Metal Techs and BB Bastard BB's and they all feed nicely, nothing really worth mentioning. Other than the occasional misfeed/double feed.

However, all that being said. Now that I have more money to spend on mags and such I've got some new mags coming in.

PS: Note that if you buy Magpul "Green Label" PMags the OEM company that makes them is STAR.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 22:53   #8
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I use STAR mags.

They're great in the sense that you can lose and drop them and not really have to worry about them (I did go searching for one of my STAR mags that I dropped but I wasn't thinking "oh shit oh shit oh shit I just dropped a $15 mag".

I have no feeding issues to report, I've been using Optix's BB King BB's, Madbull, Metal Techs and BB Bastard BB's and they all feed nicely, nothing really worth mentioning. Other than the occasional misfeed/double feed.

However, all that being said. Now that I have more money to spend on mags and such I've got some new mags coming in.

PS: Note that if you buy Magpul "Green Label" PMags the OEM company that makes them is STAR.
Thats what I thought, thanks for the clarification.
Now, back to topic.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 23:07   #9
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thanks all for the quick reply

as for how deep my pockets are not very. Ive set myself a 1500 limit to start of with something close to a good gun and equipment.

So well I'm on that subject I have come up with this list any suggestions would be great cause I'm buying from reviews and such.

ICS-48 S.I.R. $509.00

King Arms M4/M16 (10pc) $98.00(Plastic) x2

Hurricane 552 Replica Red/Green $199.00

Wasatch Chest Rig $160.99

Total 1039.99

It takes too long to earn another 1500 so i would like to get stuff right the first time.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 23:18   #10
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Decent.

The hurricane sight is nice (at least the ones I've seen). You might find others that are just as good but cheaper...unless your heart is set on that particular one. Most of the RDS that I've come across have been $30-90-120...some better than others...but all usable.

Get a good loader (i.e. TM XL Loader). Crappy cheap loaders suck. Buy a good spare battery and a good "smart" charger. The charger will pay for itself in quality and convenience in the long run.

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Old September 9th, 2009, 23:19   #11
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thanks all for the quick reply

as for how deep my pockets are not very. Ive set myself a 1500 limit to start of with something close to a good gun and equipment.

So well I'm on that subject I have come up with this list any suggestions would be great cause I'm buying from reviews and such.

ICS-48 S.I.R. $509.00

King Arms M4/M16 (10pc) $98.00(Plastic) x2

Hurricane 552 Replica Red/Green $199.00

Wasatch Chest Rig $160.99

Total 1039.99

It takes too long to earn another 1500 so i would like to get stuff right the first time.
Dont Mean to nit-pick, but you can spend alot less. And I also have some suggestions.

1.Why do you need 20 magazines, you can probably carry 15 max, and they arent going to break, so I'd just buy 10 for now, and see how it goes.

2.Your paying to much for both the magazines and the Eotech. As I stated the Star Magaziens I will be purchasing are 10 for $30, good price.

Also you can buy a good quality Eotech, such as a King ARms or G&P, I've heard that the Hurricane has terrible ghosting and is very dim.

G&P 80-110, King Arms, 100-150
Correct me if I am wrong.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 23:26   #12
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oh the magazines i meant i was getting 10 its a 5 piece box set, also do u have a link to this eotech?


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Old September 9th, 2009, 23:34   #13
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if you get age verrified then you can get a better gun for the same price i would assume. smart chargers pay for its self saves you money on batteries
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Old September 9th, 2009, 23:36   #14
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I would get a Huang eotech over the hurricane.

I love my eotech from Huang, and its less then half the price.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 23:57   #15
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oh the magazines i meant i was getting 10 its a 5 piece box set, also do u have a link to this eotech?


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Any one of these
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/catalogse...=0&y=0&cat=191
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