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Offline 007_Bond

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Best Aftermarket Companies
« on: August 12, 2017, 09:03:36 PM »
Hey guys. I'm kinda new to the aftermarket game and I couldn't neccessarily find a thread on this so I thought I'd ask :)

Which aftermarket companies are the best/highest quality for Scorpion EVO parts?

And I understand it may vary for different parts of the gun. For example I know more than one company makes different:
Triggers
Safeties
Charging handles
Adapters for mounting different braces

I know there's a list of aftermarket parts and companies but which companies are best for what parts? That's the kinda list I wanting to know about and get started in this thread now that the aftermarket game has been out for awhile for the Scorpion EVO. Purpose of this thread is a more condensed focus list of "the bests".
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Offline akuser47

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Re: Best Aftermarket Company
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 09:07:00 PM »
HBI, and Manticore arms are my favorite top 2. Cz custom a third to them.

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 09:17:24 PM »
HBI, Manticore Arms, Yeti Works, CZC.

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:28:46 PM »
How are you guys leaving out Shooters Element?!?

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 09:57:01 PM »
HBI is the best!, we even have multiple threads stating so  ::)


Which for which parts?

HBI for Handguard
HBI for Trigger spring - A MUST F-riggin have item!
HBI for Prostock Charging Handles if running an aluminum Handguard , Manticore Aluminum handle if running plastic Handguard
HBI or Parker Mountain for Safeties "Apex' new version is nice as well"
Parker Mountain for QD Sling Mount
HBI , Gearhead or Shooters Element for the Extended mag release "Yetiwurks looks way to friggin airsoft"
HBI forward Delta for curved trigger or Shooters Element you want a flat trigger go with shooters element it's in between a flat and a curved and works out perfect for the REALLY long pull of the scorpion. a standard flat trigger you slide all the way to the bottom of it by the time the trigger pull breaks


Not trying to start a flame-war fire here but here's some Item's I've bought and sold because they just didn't feel right or work well "FOR ME": 

HBI Ak Style safeties, alot of people love them I personally hated them and sold them on arfcom forums. using the ak safeties reverses your fire/safe directions. I.E up becomes fire down becomes safe... which is the opposite of 99% of any gun out there where down is fire up is safe.

HBI Theta trigger and charging handle hated the flat trigger for reasons stated above, and the flat charging handle A. Stuck out too far and would either poke me in the ribs or snag on someting and B was pretty damn uncomfortable

Pakse Pathfinder grip, WAY too straight, the world's tinniest screw for mounting it and the grip web is waaaaay off putting your hand in awkward position for indexing fire controls. It's a good concept with a nice profile but "in hand" it feels like it was made to fit a different gun

Apex Grip , scrawny as hell, gimicky grip tape and has the profile/long of a donkey dong  :-X


« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 10:07:02 PM by SouthernScorp »
CZ Scorpion Evo S1 Pistol:

SLR Synergy Mini comp
SBT-EVO Brace
PMM Safety Levers
Dual HBI Prostock Charging Handles
Gearhead Mag Release
HBI Trigger Spring
HBI Delta Trigger
PMM QD Front & Rear
Magpul MS1 + QDs
Holosun HS515cu on ADM low mount
Vendetta VP-17-A AFG

Offline akuser47

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 10:03:59 PM »
No facts for my decisions only my choices. There are many fine companies making aftermarket parts. I just mentioned my top picks.

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 10:16:34 PM »
Not a yetiwurks basher, they make some nice stuff.

yeti switchback grip is still pretty nice I've tried it but even with the $1400+ in the gun as it is I still can't justify the $55 shipped for a plastic grip designed 3 years ago. $55 in the AR world would get you a custom billet grip or g10. I'm not cheap I just don't like to overpay for things says the man with a railscales karve mounted on the end of his handguard because it looked cooler than the magpul handstop previously mounted  ???

CZcustom makes one of THE nicest machined folding mechs I've seen. They are very high priced but for that particular item you get what you pay for. Not sure on the basic looking comp for $100 , the $70 mag extensions or $250 for their trigger. But that new push button safety they make might be a winner at $70.

CZ Scorpion Evo S1 Pistol:

SLR Synergy Mini comp
SBT-EVO Brace
PMM Safety Levers
Dual HBI Prostock Charging Handles
Gearhead Mag Release
HBI Trigger Spring
HBI Delta Trigger
PMM QD Front & Rear
Magpul MS1 + QDs
Holosun HS515cu on ADM low mount
Vendetta VP-17-A AFG

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 11:15:48 PM »
I have only had personal experience with Manticore for magazines and Shooters Element for trigger work/trigger/mag release, and I am quite happy with all involved. Of course, I have to mention the excellent Gear Head Works Tail Hook brace I am using on my Scorpion right now, a very fun tool!

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 11:36:31 PM »
@SouthernCorp

Thanks for your input.

Quick question...
Why the Manticore Arms Extended Charging Handle instead of the HBI Delta Charging Handle? (I know and understand why you decided against the THETA Charging Handle)

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 01:01:05 AM »
@SouthernCorp

Thanks for your input.

Quick question...
Why the Manticore Arms Extended Charging Handle instead of the HBI Delta Charging Handle? (I know and understand why you decided against the THETA Charging Handle)

nice rounded corners throughout and the overall feel and shape of it is perfect, but it was on the loose fitting side "at least mine was" wiggled a bit. But the HBI delta looks pretty nice, I eventually switched to poly's because aluminum handles don't play nice with aluminum handguards
CZ Scorpion Evo S1 Pistol:

SLR Synergy Mini comp
SBT-EVO Brace
PMM Safety Levers
Dual HBI Prostock Charging Handles
Gearhead Mag Release
HBI Trigger Spring
HBI Delta Trigger
PMM QD Front & Rear
Magpul MS1 + QDs
Holosun HS515cu on ADM low mount
Vendetta VP-17-A AFG

Offline Asmodeus

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 04:41:30 PM »
After some perusing...

Shooter's Element:
Charging handle (if staying with the polymer handguard)  It just looks the best.  Their flat trigger is also the most attractive choice for a traditional choice.  Their trigger work option is the best bang for your buck trigger work being done, probably almost anywhere.  Not just including Scorpions.  $50 for a pro to throw the kitchen sink at a trigger and drop up to eight pounds... with the little extra's too.  It's unheard of.  They are involved in the market and they care. 

HBI:  Handguards.  Customer service.  Poly charging handles if you do an aluminum HG.  Lots of trigger options, charging handles, and other stuff to choose from.  They are fully embedded in the Scorpion market and make great stuff. 

Gear Head Works:  Mag release.  It's the right redesign in my opinion.  Just enough extra tab, not to much to catch on things.  The infamous tailhook / folding kit.  Literally the best folding brace option for the Scorpion bar none.  It is good looking and fully functional.  Absolute game changer for the brace market.

PMM:  QD sockets are expertly crafted to fit at specific points at certain angles to get you exactly what you want.  I had some issues with their safeties on fitment, and they zipped new ones out without receiving the old ones back yet.  I picked the best fitting of the ones sent, and sent the rest back.  A company that steps up when things do not go well deserves recognition.  I think their design is the best, the generational changes in the Scorpion was the issue with fitment.  (If you have an issue though, they will take them back.) 

Yeti Wurks:  Man this guy ships fast, and his customer alert on products email system is on point.  The mag carrier is well made.  And I actually bought the tail hook kit from him with his adapter.  He must ship same day because stuff gets here from him fast fast fast. 

Manticore: Magazines.  They build them better and cover your butt if something doesn't go right.  Their handguard doesn't "look" as matchy as the HBI, but it is versatile with their panel system.  They are a player in the AK market with an excellent track record. 


I chose and am happy with the Apex grip as well.  I like AK grips, so if you like AK grips.  Buy the Apex, and just don't install the grip tape if you don't like it.  I bought rubber grip tape instead of the sand and I plan on tracing the ones they provided and making rubber ones instead. 

Other weird items I don't normally advocate is the nightstrike AFG.  The diamondback specifically.  I'm a stubby VFG proponent but if you are staying pistol this is the best thing going.  If you trim the factory handstop you can cram all it on the rail and still break the gun down.  *Order it not from them if you can help it.  Nearly a month and multiple phone calls to get my grip shipped from them.  I got it but...  ::)

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Re: Best Aftermarket Companies
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 12:48:46 PM »
This sticky at the top of the forum page is a great resource for aftermarket suppliers and parts. Additionally, this forum is full of personal choices/preferences of these aftermarket parts. There just isn't one source for THE best aftermarket company, that distinction is shared by the companies listed in the link.

http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=78944.0

Others have mentioned some of the companies' parts that many prefer, including myself.

Good luck and enjoy your Scorpion.

 

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