Magpul fakes ?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by purehavoc, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    How do you really know whats real and whats fake out there , I am looking for a rear Magpul BU sight , and seems as though some of the stuff isnt real based on the prices , I know theres better places than ebay to help ensure this and probably better pricing , but Im looking for BU rear sights and a couple mags and a few other magpul goodies to go on the carbine
     
  2. Marlinman

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    If its a true magpul product then it will either say magpul, have their logo, or both. Is this what you are askin bout?

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  3. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Yup thats what Im asking about , I swear I saw some on ebay that said replica and they looked just like that and said they were for a airsoft rifle but the full set front and rear were $35
     
  4. Marlinman

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    Look on brownells. I paid i think $40 for mine. That covered shipping also.

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  5. Quentin

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    I don't know about airsoft knockoffs but there are copies out there. If you buy off ebay, watch out for the seller's feedback.
     
  6. Jpyle

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    Lots of fake gear out their...much of the Chinese economy is built off of counterfeiting. One way to be sure you are getting an authentic item is to stay away from e-bay and places that do not have a reputation as an authorized dealer. Yeah, you will pay more but you will be getting your money's worth. A cheap product that fails to work is not really a bargain.
     
  7. Marlinman

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    Thats why i said brownells. Midway usa is another good supplier

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  8. mjkeat

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    Just purchase from a reputable dealer. I won't purchase Magpul off of Ebay or Amazon.
     
  9. rifleshooter474

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    Myself I would just put my sights on a really quality product, pardon the pun.;)
     
  10. Quentin

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    Excellent advice. I buy from eBay only as a last result, usually when the other options are even worse.

    Completely off topic but I have revived about 12 of 15 dead PC motherboards sold for peanuts though! :D
     
  11. jdbern03ky

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    That appears to be the Magpul PTS, which is real Magpul, but made for airsoft and paintball.
     
  12. JonM

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    thats a gen2 mbus rear site. note the little tab above the peep hole it flips down converting from small to large.
     
  13. dhyayi

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    how much did you buy it ?


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  14. Papa_Woody

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    Not that you asked, but I thought I'd give you my opinion anyway... I really hate those sights. I bought the front and rear set, about 50 bucks from a local shop and I really dislike them. I am very fond of iron sights and would recommend a different set to you.
     
  15. rifleshooter474

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    I have looked at them and I really think I will stick with MI or Troy in metal but in the non-metal LM&T has a good one.
     
  16. MrWray

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    The airsoft world has fakes for most of the popular accessories.. Ive seen fake EOtechs, Aimpoints,Acogs, Surefire suppressors, body armor, amongst other accessories.the mall ninjas buy that sh!t up like hotcakes. Whatever tactical accessories are out there for weapons, there is a fake to shadow it just for airsoft.

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    But the airsoft ninjas cant shadow these...
     
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  17. mjkeat

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    I personally like Magpuls MBUS. They are very durable and inexpensive.

    What do you not like about them?
     
  18. Quentin

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    Yeah I was wondering the same thing. I guess at $50 for both he must be talking airsoft knockoffs. Anyway I love the real Magpul gear.
     
  19. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I ordered the magpul mbus . Nice sight
     
  20. mjkeat

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    I own own a set of the PTS MBUS and I can't see a single difference. I was told that they do not come off of the same assembly line so who knows. They're sitting in the parts box if anyone needs a good set.