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Magpul quality question

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by maverick9614, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. maverick9614

    maverick9614

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    So I purchased the MIAD grip and was less than impressed. While it felt exceptionally solid, the fit and finish of the surfaces mating to the rifle left a lot to be desired.

    I had to shave off small tags and sand places just to make it fit. It honestly looked like a cheap Chinese casting before going to finishing.

    Is this standard for all Magpul polymer products or is this just a one-off?
     
  2. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    What lower were you putting it on? Magpul typically fits pretty well, but I've had to slightly modify the web area for some lowers.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Wow,.......I've installed 8 or 10 MIAD grips, none were as you described.
    All fit snug, no mods needed.

    What receiver do you have?
     
  4. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    A couple of the billet ones. Don't recall which exactly, maybe POF.
     
  5. maverick9614

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    It wasn't the receiver, it was left over pieces of plastic from the mold. There were little ears sticking out about 1/16" in several places that had to be trimmed and then sanded.

    Honestly, it reminded me of putting models together where you pop plastic pieces out of one big sheet.
     
  6. B.Reid

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    Sounds like you got the bad one. I have three AR's all have MagPul furniture, never saw anything like that.
     
  7. mjkeat

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    I have a 4 ARs all with a surplus of Magpul items and all were great.
     
  8. bowtie454

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    I've put them on three AR's. Two of them had the casting flash you are referring to. I was less than impressed with the finish of the grips when they arrived, but they function well and it didn't take much to clean them up.
     
  9. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

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    They make pretty good stuff at a pretty good price. Even if you have to spend 3-5 minutes cleaning up molding lines with an x-acto knife, I still think it's a good value.
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  10. BCSO

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    be careful where you buy your magpul stuff....there are peopleout there making cheap knock offs for airsoft.

    that being said, all my magpul stuff has been great.
     
  11. mjkeat

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    Forgot to mention the airsoft version. He could have recieved some of that.
     
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    I was gonna say, does it say Made In China? Where did you purchase from? There are unscrupulous sellers who are hawking knock off stuff as the real deal. Not saying it isn't possible but I have yet to see one single genuine Magpul item come out of a box like has been described. And I open many boxes.
     
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  13. BBJones

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    Sounds like you got a cheap copy.
     
  14. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    Magpul makes pretty good stuff. I am not a big fan of the MIAD personally, but most of their stuff is pretty good.
     
  15. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    I have a MIAD, didn't really like it but it went with the Magpul theme of the build. I prefer the Hogue grip myself but my MIAD was first quality.

    Even their Magpul airsoft line is pretty solid stuff, albeit quite expensive for airsoft accessories. If it ain't good, they don't put their name on it. However, you might have received a knock off from China. They would do something like that and with the proliferation of airsoft, it just might happen.
     
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    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    Let's get a picture of this MIAD. Did it come in Magpul packaging. I'm not saying that this is not a chinese knockoff, but I haven't seen chinese knockoff magpul stuff... yet...

    I really like Magpul, their stuff is quality, but they are not above making a mistake.
     
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  17. maverick9614

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    I believe it is genuine magpul and not some knock-off. It has the genuine logo and the packaging looks legit. How would I know it's airsoft product? The product installation instructions were for an AR.

    I'm inclined to agree with bowtie454. Think I just got a rough one. I'm going to keep the thing regardless, and with the number of replies I get attesting to their quality I think i will go ahead with my Magpul themed build.
     
  18. humanguerrilla

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    Magpul's licensed airsoft kit is Magpul PTS. If there is PTS on any Magpul product packaging don't buy it for a firearm. There are still some other copies but you'd think they come from foreign stores. My MIAD and MOE had good fit and finish.
     
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    I believe true Magpul stuff is marked on the item itself. It should say Magpul in the casting somewhere.
     
  20. timberwoof

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    I've had several things from MagPul and never a complaint. I've always thought they had very good quality.