With a P90-size length, but a very slim (almost as slim as a glock) body, the Magpul PTS PDR is amazingly comfortable to shoulder and use. Aiming is very rapid and fluid and reloading is easy. All high-cap magazines that I own work flawlessly in the gun, as do the Magpul mid-caps that I own.
Running from a 11.1v 1000mah Li-Po, I have re-wired my PDR to deans with a MOSFET, in addition to installing a Lonex A3 High Speed motor (along with a few extra things such as a light weight piston, a silent piston head, and a ported cylinder, etc). With this setup, I am getting 26 rounds per second (1560 bb/m). I currently run it just at 350 fps, but the quick change spring guide lets me swap out the spring up to as high as an M140, still getting 22 rounds per second. The spring can be swapped within 60 seconds.
I have had no problems with jamming a mag release, mags getting stuck, or anything else. The gun works like a dream for me.
Some people have complained about the loss of 8-10 bbs while reloading. I have gotten used to inverting my guns while reloading to conserve ammo from mid-caps, so the bbs in the hopup tube stay put, so it isn't a problem for me.
I find that with the limited battery space, it is easier to fit a battery if you don't have to worry about running the wires back up into the gun, so I rewired the internal wires to be shorter so that the battery connects at the top, rather than at the bottom. Just for you to know, with the stock wiring, from the factory, the largest non-lipo battery that you can fit inside the grip while still being able to close the battery cover is an 8.4v small type battery. It fits just barely with some effort.
I actually found that the hop-up to the PDR is the most consistent non-TM hop-up unit I have ever used. It is extremely consistent from shot to shot and gives immense range to the bbs. However, it is also an inherently very strong hop-up, so 0.25 bbs are the lightest bbs you can effectively use with the PDR 0.25 bbs are well hopped from a near-minimum hop-up setting, and any higher of a setting would require heavier bbs. 0.30 bbs would work very well. It sounds stupid, but I could imagine somebody turning this into a DMR.
The grip is very comfortable. The removable front piece is great: I use a barrel extension to extend the barrel outside of the body, then I have a 20mm rail section that attaches to the barrel extension, with a strobe-capable flashlight mounted. This flashlight fits perfectly into the removable front piece and fits perfectly in front of the front grip, placing the flashlight controls right at your fingers for easy use.
I am used to bullpup weapons, so its supposed "difficulty to upgrade" doesn't bother me.
So far, with over 20,000 rounds through it, I have not had a single misfire, jam, gearbox lock-up, or skipped round. Rather impressive.
Amazingly powerful and consistent hop-up
Small size, moderate barrel length
awesome body quality. No worries of breaking here.
Good upgradeability, save for tappet plate and air nozzle.
Spring tension release switch (anti-reversal latch disengage button)
Takes M4 magazines
Quick change spring guide is awesome
Microswitch gives a nice feel to the trigger
Great slinging options if you get creative
Adequate internal space for you to do your own wiring or install a MOSFET
Evike customer service was awesome and sent me the PDR flashhider upon request! YAY!
It is RELIABLE. Unlike some competitors (such as the UAR (gen1)), the PDR doesn't jam, misfire, fail to feed, or break down. It just works every time.
Some people don't like bullpup
Tiny battery space
No manual safety
The microswitch in the gun means you kinda need to install a MOSFET if you want to use an 11.1v lipo. "My friend got this gun the other day and let me fire it. It's has a well developed design for comfort to both right and left. I suggest buying this gun.
Can hold certain amps
M4 style magazine
Mag release is hard to push down
Battery compartment is small but three cell batteries fit
Another warning is my friend had to get it fixed do to wiring issues but not an issue for most who buy it "This gun is amazing. High rate of fire out of box with a 7.4v lipo. Sure the battery compartment is small but the battery from my p90 fit fine as is the 11.1v i was using for my m4. I have been running it with kwa k120 mags and they work fine. They wiggle just as much as the 70r pmag that came with the gun. Slight hassle getting the red tip off to put on the PDR flash hider and its top rail is really low profile so even my Eotech sigh had to go on a riser so I could see the reticle with my evike templar mask. probably would not be a problem with my regular goggles but I have not tried that yet... Regardless the pdr is an awesome gun, and a lot of fun to play with. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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Magpul PTS PDR-C Airsoft AEG
The PTS PDR� offers compact form-factor and unique capabilities for individuals with need for such a low profile design. It is small and thin enough to be carried close to the body via a shoulder holster but is single-handedly deployable even from a seated position making it ideal for use in vehicle cabs and tight spaces. Backward compatibility with AR-15/M16 AEG magazines, allows for emergency supplement from personnel carrying standard M16s or M4s. An ultra-compact bullpup-style design keeps the overall length to a minimum while still accommodating a highly effective 11.5 inch barrel.
In order to address the limitations of existing systems, Magpul Industries began development of the Personal Defense Rifle� (PDR�) in 2006. This concept is envisioned as an ultra-compact, rifle-caliber personal defense weapon, catered to military officers, non-combat personnel, aircraft/survival E&E, executive protection and airline security. It is designed to fill the unique role between pistol and rifle, by combining the capabilities of the latest generation of PDW systems while greatly reducing any logistical burden. For logistics reasons it was decided that the PDR� would use PTS AEG PMAGs and AEG NATO standard USGI-style magazines. Backward compatibility with AEG AR-15/M16 magazines allows for emergency supplement from personnel carrying standard M16s of M4s. The PTS PDR AEG features the most current concept designs that have been envisioned for its real world counterpart.
The PTS PDR� upper receiver is unique in housing all the fire control parts. This allows the user to switch in seconds to two different configurations of lower receivers, depending on mission requirements.
Designed for use in space restricted areas such as armored vehicles and aircraft. Also suitable missions requiring concealability. Features streamlined "no snag" design, integrated forward grip and shortened tail section. Features: Picatinny M1913A Spec Top Rail � Full length top rail allows for optics or iron site mounting. Optics rail 0.5 ~ 0.6" above cheekweld Quick-Change Spring System Fully Ambidextrous Design � mag release, and ejection M16/M4 Magazine Release � Instinctive M16-type magazine release allows for rapid magazine reloading not seen in other bull-pup designs in this class Reversible Mid Ejection System � On the fly, selectable ejection system simulates ejecting spent casings from either the right or left side depending on user preference and tactical situation Ambi Charging Handle � simulates ejection port press check Press Check Blast Cover � cheek piece rotates up to allow hop up unit access and adjustment Integrated Light Option � capable of accepting built-in illumination for target ID during low light conditions Quick Field Disassembly � Lower receiver is removable after pushing three captive push pins AEG M16/NATO STANAG magazine compatibility reduces logistical impact on both operators and supply chains Single Point Sling Mount � For use with shoulder holster Ultralight for max portability Build Material: Reinforced Polymer Length: ~450mm-500mm Weight: ~1600g Inner Barrel: ~292mm Magazine: PMAG 20, 70 Rounds short magazine (included), compatible with all USGI-style magazines Muzzle Velocity: ~350 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs) Thread Direction: 14mm Negative Gearbox: Full Metal Custom Hybrid Gearbox Motor: Short Type Fire Modes: Semi/Full-Auto, Safety Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Manual Battery: 7.4V small type lipo battery (Battery not included) Hopup: Yes, Adjustable Manufacturer: Magpul PTS VIDEO
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 February, 2013.
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