Heads up: More fake Magpul stuff coming into the country.

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  1. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave 7,62x39 Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    J-eye-na has finally started copying Magpul stuff after years of violating Midwest Industries. Keep an eye out and don't get swindled.


    Real Magpul. Notice the logo up front:
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    Chinese imposter. Notice no logo, rougher texture, and mold lines more pronounced.
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    The knock offs are already floating around Ebay along with some new fake MFT Minimalist stocks. Ridiculous thing is that they aren't really cheaper.

    Chinks have been making subpar MBUS copies for a while, but I suspect we'll be seeing more fake Magpul stuff before it's over with.

    Here's another image of a fake. I don't have any of these Magpul handguards, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but if anyone does and notices any other differences, feel free to chime in.
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    Fake heat shield:
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    charliesgrave 7,62x39 Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Noticed one more subtle difference

    REAL:
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    FAKE:
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    They’ll copy almost anything, doesn’t even matter how cheap it is.

    Unfortunately, eBay, Amazon, and the big box marketplaces don’t really care about counterfeiting. They say they do but they don’t walk the walk. I dealt with counterfeit water filters at work for about 3yr and it took millions in legal fees and CBP to finally get a handle on it.
     
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    I wish they would copy a Toyota hilux, highlander or Tacoma.
    I'd buy one.
     
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    Good excuse for magpul to change that ugly design.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    I have a pair of fake MBUS but I knew they were fake when I paid $20 for a pair of them. It's for airsoft and you can immediately tell they're not the real deal. I don't buy real gun parts off Ebay or Amazon unless I know the seller
     
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    I was walking down the sidewalk in Shenzhen with a colleague heading for a meeting. It’s unbelievably hot and humid so staying hydrated is always an issue. We stop at a kiosk and I buy myself a bottle of water and a Fanta orange soda for her. She pops the top and takes a swig, then spits it out on the ground. Seems it wasn’t really Fanta. :eek:
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Think I’ll order direct
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    or you could order from any reputable retailer (Brownell's, MidwayUSA, etc) and not worry
     
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