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Old July 22nd, 2006, 14:38   #1
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ICS AK-74M vs. CA SLR105 A1

Okidoki so after all the research and talking to some people I narowed down my search to this 2 guns. In my previous thread I was thinking about getting the CA M4A1, but I decided to go with an ak now

I read the big review about the ICS model and aslo the one about the CA model, both say that both guns are very well made. But I would love to have some of your opinions about both guns to figure out which one to buy 8)

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Old July 22nd, 2006, 15:42   #2
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The ICS stock is kinda flimsy. I'd say go with the CA SLR (or old school and just pimp out a TM AK)
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 16:00   #3
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What do you mean by flimsy?
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 16:18   #4
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I will vote for ICS,
Can't go wrong with either of these two AKs though.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 18:24   #5
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I owned both at the same time. Go with ICS.

ICS is more robust and better balanced, the butt plate on the C.A. uses screws to stay attached (shitty if you have to field change a battery), vs the ICS slides off like a Marui.

All brands of mags fit well in the ICS, but the C.A. had issues with the stock Marui AK-47 mags and Star mags.

The ICS has a quick takedown feature that is really slick.

ICS has full-back bolt.

There may be more but I can't think of anything else right now.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 20:41   #6
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I just bought the ICS ak 74m

Its going to arrive on wednesday. I used my friends CA version and overall it seemed ship shape except the trigger frame seemed weak and wobbled a bit. The ICS supposedly uses alluminum and CA uses steel. I hope mine turns out better. (apparently ICS revamped their new ak74's and put in new internals and that 3000 moter)
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Old January 28th, 2007, 21:34   #7
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Their both fairly good guns. I own a CA SLR105A1, the ICS externals seemed fairly solid though.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 22:14   #8
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I owned both at the same time. Go with ICS.

ICS is more robust and better balanced, the butt plate on the C.A. uses screws to stay attached (shitty if you have to field change a battery), vs the ICS slides off like a Marui.

All brands of mags fit well in the ICS, but the C.A. had issues with the stock Marui AK-47 mags and Star mags.

The ICS has a quick takedown feature that is really slick.

ICS has full-back bolt.

There may be more but I can't think of anything else right now.
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Its going to arrive on wednesday. I used my friends CA version and overall it seemed ship shape except the trigger frame seemed weak and wobbled a bit. The ICS supposedly uses alluminum and CA uses steel. I hope mine turns out better. (apparently ICS revamped their new ak74's and put in new internals and that 3000 moter)
CA doesn't use steel, except for the SLR 105 A1 wood/steel one. That one has a steel receiver and front sight only. Also, other than the first few ICS AK's, they all shipped with Turbo 3000s.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 15:34   #9
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CA doesn't use steel, except for the SLR 105 A1 wood/steel one. That one has a steel receiver and front sight only. Also, other than the first few ICS AK's, they all shipped with Turbo 3000s.
Yeah, well my friend owns the wood/steel one and he is making me regret buying my gun before I even get it :banghead: I hope mine is better!!!
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Old January 29th, 2007, 19:09   #10
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My ICS is top notch, haven't used the CA but i can vouch for the ICS. Nice solid gun and as stated is compatible with most brands of mags, i've been using STAR realcaps (47 i know :S) As far the buttplate goes i haven't had it come off on me yet.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 19:32   #11
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A teammate lost his. As a result, I put a strip of tape around the stock, half on the plate half on the stock.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 20:58   #12
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Sooo, otherwise I will be more than happy with my choice? I am just getting into airsoft coming out of paintball (i spent near 4k into that sport!). Anyways airsoft seems more practical fun and cheap (not to mention life like!).
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Old January 29th, 2007, 21:23   #13
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I own a ICS and I love it. It would make a perfect starter gun for you too (Great build quality, pre-upgraded gearbox with metal bushings, etc.)
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Old January 29th, 2007, 22:28   #14
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Sooo, otherwise I will be more than happy with my choice? I am just getting into airsoft coming out of paintball (i spent near 4k into that sport!). Anyways airsoft seems more practical fun and cheap (not to mention life like!).
Pssssh, 4k is nothing in airsoft.

BTW, where are you getting the ICS from, most of the CDN Retailers don't have the ICS in stock.
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Pssssh, 4k is nothing in airsoft.

BTW, where are you getting the ICS from, most of the CDN Retailers don't have the ICS in stock.
I currently live in Florida, soooo... Anyways, I chose a CAD forum because traditionally Canadians are more informed buyers and are more frugal with their money (Americans down here are purely based on impulse and hop on the first bandwagon they can find).

I tried my best to find a good deal and get the best band out of my buck. (The ak 74m with 8k bb's, 2 high cap clips, and a battery was $320 us) I also bought an HFC M9 pistol for $85. Anyways, I guess I get my cheapness from being 1/2 quebequois. The other half is Hamitonian
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