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Metal or plastic gears?

  • 05-12-2022 1:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5

    What is your preferences re gears?

    From what I understand plastic gears should be less noisy and same reliability as metal but intuitively metal should be better?

    Is there a case when you would prefer plastic gears over metal ones and vice versa? Does metal gears are better only with harder springs where very high torque needed?



  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Peter Farrington

    Plastic gears in a gearbox? Not in a million years. I would use stainless steel or metal gears all the way. Gears like SHS or G&G are very good for the majority of airsoft guns and you get what you pay for and for the higher stress builds Siegeteks are the best on the market.

    Sorry I took a year to reply! :)