Current generation Vulcan…and Kalibrgun Capybara question

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    spinj
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    Hey all, I hope you are enjoying the holidays. 

    I've read before that the older-generation Vulcans have a plastic trigger.  That said, if it's true, does anyone know if the current generation guns still have a nonmetal trigger shoe?  Also, just when is the Kalibrgun Capybara going to be released?  It's very disappointing that they said 2018 and yet I haven't seen any dealers carrying them.

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    2manyAirGunz
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    I own both, the Vulcan Gen IV and the newer Vulcan2 and never thought about the material that is used to maker the trigger. After reading your post, I took a magnet and sure enough, the magnet was not attracted to the trigger on any of my Vulcans. For what it's worth, the magnet did attach itself to the trigger on my FX Impact.

    Is that a deal breaker for you?

    I can tell you, these Vulcans are very accurate, extremely well-built, ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing guns.

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    spinj
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    Thank you for checking 2manyAirGunz.  However, I don't think a magnet would stick to aluminum if the Vulcan's trigger blade is made of it.  Anyway, it's not really a deal breaker.  It's just that for the cost I think they should be made of some type of alloy even if they are very accurate, well-built, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing guns. The same goes for the magazines and all other plastic parts, if there are any more.  If plastics are of a high-grade polymer like that on the Glocks, then perhaps it might be better.  Plastics become brittle and prone to cracking over time.

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    oldsparky
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    THANKS for the post. I never knew about the plastic trigger. I have been looking at these two. I don't like plastic on guns but I know some plastic is proven.

     

    thanks, Jim

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    2manyAirGunz
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    oldsparky

    THANKS for the post. I never knew about the plastic trigger. I have been looking at these two. I don't like plastic on guns but I know some plastic is proven.

     

    thanks, Jim

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    In which model Vulcan are you interested, Jim?

    I own both the Vulcan2 Tactic (semi-bullpup) and the Vulcan2 bullpup. I think my preference is the bullpup. However, as I've admitted in an earlier post, I have a tendency to favor my latter acquisitions over the older acquisitions.😃

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    2manyAirGunz
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    spinj

    Thank you for checking 2manyAirGunz.  However, I don't think a magnet would stick to aluminum if the Vulcan's trigger blade is made of it.  Anyway, it's not really a deal breaker.  It's just that for the cost I think they should be made of some type of alloy even if they are very accurate, well-built, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing guns. The same goes for the magazines and all other plastic parts, if there are any more.  If plastics are of a high-grade polymer like that on the Glocks, then perhaps it might be better.  Plastics become brittle and prone to cracking over time.

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    Maybe I should take a file or a grinder to those triggers to find out what material they're made of. 😉

    Seriously though. Since you mentioned it, I do believe the triggers are non-metallic, same as the magazines. So far, no problems.🤞

     

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    Elbowgrease
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    Interesting enough though there are a lot of very strong plastics now days. Delrin plastic being one of them. They actually make some very large bearings out of that stuff. A lot of these plastics have self lubricating properties. I have a gen 3 vulcan and have not had an issue with my plastic trigger. Something I have noticed with metal vs. plastic is that metal can actually ware down faster in certain situations. Especially with softer metals like aluminum. Anyway my point being that a soft metal would ware down over time with… say a micro-fiber cloth was rubbed on it for several hours in the same spot. Now with delrin plastic and the same time spent rubbing one spot with a micro-fiber cloth. Odds are that there will be little to no noticeable ware. So I wouldn't be to worried about plastic used on a higher end gun.   

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    spinj
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    Thanks for the feedback guys.  Now, anyone know anything about–or whereabouts, as it is more fitting to ask now–the Capybara? 

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    DeadEyeDill
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    I had a first generation vulcan and it DID NOT have a plastic trigger. 

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