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Old 04-28-2010, 01:29 AM #1
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Any issues on Etek3 LT frame broken???

Just wanted to know if the flez the LT has is that much and also if somebody has one craked or not.

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Old 04-28-2010, 01:54 AM #2
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posted 4-12 in another thread:
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Sorry, but I don't know what you "heard" about LT frames, but it is most certainly NOT true.

I am very very happy to report that we have STILL NOT had one single GRN component fail. In fact, we have had 2 bent AM frames, from frankly quite horrendous falls, but have not had one single LT frame issue. In fact, no GRN failures at all, including eye covers and feedtubes.

We are very happy with the performance of those composite parts so far
I have never felt my frame flex either. This isn't cheap plastic parts, the GRN is very durable.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:43 PM #3
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if you have it in your mind that the grn is like the frame of, say an ion, then you are mistaken. the grn parts feel as close to metal as i would think you could get. i was very impressed. i would also like to think that PE did a ton of testing with the durability of the GRN parts before shipping
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:08 PM #4
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if you have it in your mind that the grn is like the frame of, say an ion, then you are mistaken. the grn parts feel as close to metal as i would think you could get. i was very impressed. i would also like to think that PE did a ton of testing with the durability of the GRN parts before shipping
I've also read a few quotes from Jack Wood himself saying that while testing the Etek 3's and even now they haven't had a frame snap yet, where they have had a few AM frames bend.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:01 PM #5
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if you have it in your mind that the grn is like the frame of, say an ion, then you are mistaken. the grn parts feel as close to metal as i would think you could get. i was very impressed. i would also like to think that PE did a ton of testing with the durability of the GRN parts before shipping
You know, the Ion's frame is actually made out of metal...just sayin'...

Though I believe the polymer used in the etek3 is the same that is used by Glock in their firearms.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:23 PM #6
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Plenty of firearms now are made of composite. I trust my life to my Springfield XD9, if it's good enough for military and police it's gonna hold up in a paintball game.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:56 AM #7
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the grip on the LT even has that slight dust aluminum metallic cool feel to it, doesn't it?
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:25 AM #8
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the grip on the LT even has that slight dust aluminum metallic cool feel to it, doesn't it?
eh, sort of

but if you've seen the tech** review on it mike makes a good point plastic will bend back if put under strain, metal won't
the frame is awesome and i like it just as much as the AM if not more (it's cold all the time here and i don't play with gloves)
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I have a broken feed tube.. I have an LT and the frame flex's when im snap shooting(but as said above it just flex's back into shape). I had my etek leaned on a box of paint with a hopper(spire) on it the gun fell over and the feed tube(feed neck) broke in half. I just replaced it with a metal one and didn't worry about warranty...
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