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Magpul PTS PDR
« on: April 25, 2013, 05:49:40 PM »
The wait is now finally over and magpul has finally released their anticipated Pdr.

opening the box you will receive the Manuel, dummy bullet, warranty card, extra flash hider, a p mag mag cover, and i dont if its just me but a battle comp lanyard as well as the pdr and a small 75rd mid cap p mag.



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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 05:57:14 PM »
picking up the gun for the first time i felt its was heavier than expected. without the mag and battery the gun weighed at 4.4 pounds with most of the weight in the back. with most pts polymer is has a nice texture and is very comfortable to hold.
the pdr has on mono rail on top and all ambi controls, such as the mag release, charging handle, and shell director.

the pmag i received was defective as they did not assemble it right so the bbs would not feed properly.
the trigger is a glock type trigger where there is no safty but your finger must be completely on the trigger to actuate it. teh trigger is a two stage trigger where a half pull is semi and a full pull is full auto. the trigger is very sensitive in a sense that it is very easy to go into full auto. there is no really definitive stop on half pull like it does on a aug so going staying on semi might be a bit challenging. 


the shell director is mainly for aesthetics and does nothing but moves side to side when the button is pushed, same as the charging handle where all it does is move back and forth. to get the the hop up theres is a button on back of the top rail where you push it and the check rest cover piece will hings off from the back.



the hop is a g36 style with a wheel. clockwise for more hop and counter for less. the whell is very easy to move. one thing to note was that during shotting the hop up is very strong. on .20s it was getting flyers going up so .25's and heaver are recomended.


the mag release button is right above the trigger and is ambi.  the button is hard to push compared to other aegs and is especially harder on the left side. inserting a mag is something left to desire. there doesnt really feel like a positive click. when inserting it feels like its squishes in and then stay there so im never sure if the mag is properly seated with out pulling it a bit. with compatibility p mags, beta project p mags, e mags, echo 1 hi cap and d boy high cap works. vfc mid caps aswell but i believe thats due to me having previously shaved a bit on top of the catch for my masada. unfortunantly mag brand mid caps do not work, they just fall out. possibly shaving the catch itself lover might solve this of the shaving the top of the mag itself might fix this.
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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 06:02:41 PM »
for battery compartment, it is located in the pistol grip with a cover. the space is quite small and a stick small type lipo is recomended.

pts recomended a 7.4 1100mah 15c lipo




surprisingly a 8.4 brick will fit but the wiring will have to be pulled out of the pistol grip and placed somewhere inside the gun. a 9.6 nun chuck will not fit

(8.4 all the way in)
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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 06:05:11 PM »
on the back the butt pad can be easily pulled off and reveals the back of the motor.


to access the quick spring change system first you will have to remove two body pins. the body pins are screwed on


now you can hinge the gun and access the the quick change spring. the tabs holding the pins a very thin so on the hings i would remove that pin as well that hinges on the front


here you can see the rod system operating the trigger and mag catch.


the inner barrel goes all the way to the end and is - 14mm threads unlike the masada which are positive.
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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 06:11:03 PM »
to remove the gear box first remove the screws holding the barrel down.


next remove the screws inside the mag well and on the back of the gun under the motor


now you can slowly lift the gearbox but not all the way due to the rods. be very careful now remive the screws holding the plates on the side of the gearbox holding the rods


be careful not to lost those springs and to bend them they are very thin and easily bendable.
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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 06:16:28 PM »
next remove the plate above the trigger area. they are two hex screws. be very care when removing the plate as there is a very small spring under



next you want to remove the piece holding the wiring and barrel these are two hex screws inside

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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 06:19:29 PM »
now carefully you can slide the gearbox out.
the hop up unit is held to the outer barrel by one pin on the top

to remove the wheel there its a o ring holding it. remove the oring then you can push the roller out.

the bucking is a red and is a v teeth shaped

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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 06:20:27 PM »
the nub is interesting. it is a block and is a arm/ nub combined into one while it rests on a 45 degree angle and when actuated goes into a straight 90 and resembles an h nub.


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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 06:24:29 PM »
inside the gearbox, it features a micro switch, quick spring change, and a anti revesal latch button, and 16awg wiring. (btw the button is loacted behind the mag well and is very flushed so pushing can be hard.
the gears are arranged in a vertical fashion. the spring guide features ball bearings, a nice touch compared to the masada



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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2013, 06:25:06 PM »

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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013, 06:26:23 PM »
mag catch

quick spring change

ball bearing bushings and short type motor



cut off lever
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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 06:27:57 PM »
the gearbox has like a bb feeding tube leading into the hop up. its holds quite a lot of bbs so your gonna defiantly lose rounds there.


the compression components

the air nozzel and cylinder head is proprietary. the nozzle has an internal o ring aswell.
the cylinder has no ports. the piston is a clear polycarb with second to last tooth removed and a front metal tooth. inside is has ball bearings and a 2 port clear polycarb piston head.
compression is somewhat good but theres is a airleak. nothing like teflon cant fix
the tappet plate is similiar to a version 3 but is definantly proprietary




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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 06:31:27 PM »

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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 06:32:42 PM »

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Re: Magpul PTS PDR
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 06:34:05 PM »
the spring feels to be around a m110. the sector gear piece that his the tappet place is shaped to give a sector clip effect. by the way the gearbox came dry so lube it up as well as the gears are somewhat off spec so shimming will be a little different. the shimming was ok not the best or the worst.



conclusion
over all was it worth the wait? mostly yes. if you want a unique gun that compact without having to buy new pouches (aka p90) then this is the gun for you. Very compact and great for cqb the quick spring change is nice and most of the internals are marui compatible. If you can get past the faults then this gun is a great buy. Im sure that issues like the mag catch and mag release button will become smooth after breaking in.

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