Plastic VS Metal

Discussion in 'What Gun Should I Get?' started by Tnock4554, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Tnock4554

    Tnock4554 New Member

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    Is a plastic Airsoft gun more likely to break than a metal one?
     
  2. Devgru98

    Devgru98 New Member Supporting Member

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    Internals or externals?
     

  3. Retrospection

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    Either or, I think this is self explanatory. Take a sheet of metal and a sheet of plastic try breaking both over you knee. Most likely plastic is going to brake and metal wont. But if your worried about getting a gun just remember that metal, as high quality as it is needs more lubrication and silicon spray than plastics which hold lube and silicone longer therefore needing less.
     
  4. Devgru98

    Devgru98 New Member Supporting Member

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    Not neccesarily.. In some cases where metal breaks (dropping it ect.) the polymer will flex and not break.
     
  5. Retrospection

    Retrospection New Member

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    True. I didn't think of that.
     
  6. AznMunkay

    AznMunkay New Member

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    I'd go for plastic, like devgru said plastic bends and will help it prevent from breaking, and also they're lighter!
     
  7. TAPairsoftjericho

    TAPairsoftjericho New Member

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    Whenever I build a gun it is usually plastic recivers because I like the weapon to be light and easy to manipulate...metal slows me down....my vote is for plastic
     
  8. twp397

    twp397 New Member

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    Who thinks it'd be cool if Glock made AR receivers? If that was the case it'd go to plastic.
     
  9. RyantheChimp

    RyantheChimp New Member

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    I like metal bodies better because I think they look more appealing and makes them more true to the real thing, not in all cases but most. Plastic can withstand a fall despite common belief. Although the gearbox in my opinion is best. Excluding some parts like the piston which should be polycarb.
     
  10. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

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    I don't think your gun will break as long as you don't smash it, but I will say I see more broken metal receivers than plastic ones.
     
  11. Hartman96

    Hartman96 New Member

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    Im a fan of metal, I prefer the real weight. That and I dropped my M14 and the stock snapped in half (plastic) I've beet the crap out of my AGM scar (mostly metal) and have yet to break it (plastic stock broke though).
     
  12. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    TM ABS plastic over WE crappy pot metal any day of the week. There is plastic and plastic. Just like there is metal and metal.