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Magpul PTS....good enough for the real thing?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Russianfist, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Russianfist

    Russianfist Sweet home, Oregon Active Member

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    Ok, so I am seeing alot of debate about the Magpul PTS (Practice,Training,Simulation) parts and was wondering if anyone here in the real world has put this "so called" airsoft stuff on a real weapon and what did you think?
    I realize that the AR purist is reading this and scoffing but some of us are not building battle rifles or zombie guns. I know that the PTS stuff isnt the same plastics as the MOE but is Magpuls lower shelf stuff better than alot of others top shelf?
    I really dont intend to put the PTS stuff on my personal AR project although $15.00 sights Vs.$90.00 for MOE is tempting.

    Has anyone bought this stuff and checked it out?
     
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  2. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    The reason it is cheap is:

    1: flimsy - sights will not hold zero
    2: not heat resistant resin, can melt

    Great for an airsoft gun but I would stick away from it for an AR/AK
     
  3. ArBrnSnpr

    ArBrnSnpr PNW Active Member

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    I handled a set of the sights at a gun show - not impressed! One of the hinge pins started walking itself out after opening and closing the sight 2 or 3 times. If I owned an airsoft gun I would not them on it, let alone a real rifle. I'd search the classifieds and find a real set and avoid the headache.
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    This, I don't even know why you even considering it.

    Troy folding sights > Magpul folding sights
     
  5. Russianfist

    Russianfist Sweet home, Oregon Active Member

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    I was thinking Magpul rear sight and YHM folding FSB. I only considered them because I haven't seen them in person.
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    that was just my point of view, Tory folding sights are top of the line. I am not fan of polymer folding sights.