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DOH, Spoke too soon, gun is in operable again. Took it out after work to zero and adjust and with none of my batteries could I get the gun to operate, micro switch clicks but gun does not function. But to much credit for my local dealer (Strikeforce Sports) if they can't get it operating tomorrow then they will swap it out for another one, and PTS will be getting some nasty reports back to them about the quality of the guns.

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The upper receiver pin on the FS is a bit aggravating. It's a simple fix, but a fix I wish wouldn't have to be there.

 

 

Despite little things here and there, I still love this rifle. Skirmished it tons of times, and it's still the best "out-of-the-box" gun I've used.

I spent $470 on my SR-16, and I've have a lot more things to mess with than this rifle. Is the price high? Yea. But the problems I've had are still minuscule compared to what they could have been.

Give me the CQB barrel and I'll be SUPER happy.

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When it worked, I DID enjoy using it, but so far I have only been able to run it in ONE game.

 

Yeah I totally understand your frustration. I guess all we can hope for is PTS to do what they can with whatever problems do arise. There will always be problems with any product, but how you deal with them is what really counts. I think that's where PTS will really make or break themselves.

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Is there really a fault with the folding stock preventing it from fitting to the body? If so, surely Magpul PTS need to recall the faulty stocks and replace them with working ones. It should be a matter of urgency if a product is released for sale with inherent faults.

 

Can we hear from more people with first hand experience/knowledge of this issue?

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After looking at it, I'm baffled as to how my gearbox passed QC, when the gearbox shells are together it pushes the trigger itself back out of alignment with the micro-switch mechanism.

 

Can you take some photos to demonstrate what's going on there?

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Gun is in the shop right now so no, and even with photos it would be hard to show as the issue only happens when the shells are closed. But basically it seems like the holes for the trigger axle are machined wrong and allow it fall out of place and the trigger itself will move but it will not actuate the micro switch.

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That's very interesting. I think mine has a similar problem, but related to the fire-selector: When the fire-selector is set to semi (12 o'clock), the trigger must be pulled all the way back (and squeezed quite hard) to activate the microswitch. Setting the fire-selector a few degrees to the left of semi-auto (about 11.5 o'clock) is needed for normal trigger operation. It's annoying, but I haven't looked into fixing it yet as it's easy to work around. It's a shame that the whole trigger/fire selector/semi auto cutoff mechanism has been so poorly designed.

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So far out of the folding stocks I've seen/handled they were sound fits straight away with no need to sand/file etc.

 

As for the gear box shell being the cause of intermittent firing, that's pretty interesting - something to look out for on any guns with issues I suppose. Shame that QC issues keep popping up.

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Also as another note one my screws for mounting the sling plate to the stock was not infact a screw, it has a allen socket in the top and a pan head, but the shank is not threaded it is a smooth peg.

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Also as another note one my screws for mounting the sling plate to the stock was not infact a screw, it has a allen socket in the top and a pan head, but the shank is not threaded it is a smooth peg.

 

You mean the opposite to photo #6 of this :-

 

http://www.arniesairsoft.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=189637&view=findpost&p=2375211

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Just picked up my UK Spec Masada in Foliage Green from Dingodogs. Must admit i drove home fairly quickly to change it over to sliding stock which was also from Dingo. I think i might as well sell all my other AEGs.

 

Initial impressions are great, nice and sturdy, folding stock also slid in without the need for any filing, again its also rock solid. Just put 3 mags through it, all fed fine, no trigger problems as of yet.

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Just got back from swapping out my MASADA for a new, this one is number 1340, no hand guard or barrel wobble, no shims on the barrel, and required a modified stock pin to fit the folding stock. Once again big thanks to Strikeforce for fighting with Spartan Imports to get them to cover it. Also Spartan has admitted that there IS a problem with the gearbox shell/trigger fitment as they have had atleast one of other gun be returned for the same issue, and get this the fix they prescribe is using electrical tape to shim the trigger, electrical tape to fix a $500 Gun, that is obscene.

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Megalomaniac, I glad you got your new ACR. It sucks to be that guy, I feel your pain.

 

Let us know how it goes with the new stick. :D

 

At least they didn't tell you "duct tape". I tease. :P

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Nope, pfft, so far so good, If there is still some light I'll zero the gun tommorrow after work, I hope it preforms as well or better than the first one did, as that was some seriously impressive performance for a stock gun shooting only around 350.

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After having my Magpul PTS ACR/Masada for quite a while now, I was seriously considering purchasing the Magpul Masada folding stock and sling mount, reading through the many posts on this thread, I'm suddenly not so sure anymore.

 

Don't let it put you off at least not for a while. Though I'm glad a lot of the suppliers are stepping in to help product support, it should still fall on Magpul to make sure that they eliminate these little problems soon and before their products ship out. Plastic quality is excellent and its something they have going for them (at least for now). There are a ton of people waiting in the wings for the gas kit to come out and Magpul would be passing up a great opportunity not to have these things sorted by then.

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I'm looking to upgrade to a tight bore barrel but I want to confirm the length before I buy. I took the inner barrel out and it measured 15 in not the 14.5 that I've seen stated. Are barrel lengths not end to end? (Sorry, first time upgrade for me). I read a review that the barrel is 375 mm, which is pretty close to 15 inches.

 

Before it is pointed out that I should search the thread, the topic search sucks because even though it returns results, the links never point to the actual reply and it's a 65 page thread. Takes too long to read it again.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I'm looking to upgrade to a tight bore barrel but I want to confirm the length before I buy. I took the inner barrel out and it measured 15 in not the 14.5 that I've seen stated. Are barrel lengths not end to end? (Sorry, first time upgrade for me). I read a review that the barrel is 375 mm, which is pretty close to 15 inches.

 

Before it is pointed out that I should search the thread, the topic search sucks because even though it returns results, the links never point to the actual reply and it's a 65 page thread. Takes too long to read it again.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I don't know why the barrel has been described as 14.5in, maybe to mimic the RS version?

 

As for the actual inner barrel length, you appear to have answered your own question. However, I don't think there are any precision barrels available at that exact length, so you will have to buy a shorter barrel. The closest I can find is an M4A1 barrel at 363mm long. You will still see an improvement despite the shorter length (assuming that the stock barrel can be improved upon, which is probable considering the quality of the rest of the internals). In airsoft, barrel length doesn't affect accuracy as much as with a real gun. The important factor is the consistency of the inner diameter along the entire length of the barrel. PDI and Madbull make good barrels, Madbull being my choice as they're cheaper. You also have to make sure the cylinder volume is matched to the barrel length, but with such a small difference between the stock Masada barrel and an M4A1 barrel, you might be fine sticking with the stock cylinder.

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