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glock_this
11-28-2009, 2:34 PM
anyone out there have/seen/can say the closeness - or not - of magpuls FDE tan color and CAAs claimed "tan" color. Say I want to match some magpul FDE color BUIS to a CAA upg16 "tan" grip.

run8
11-28-2009, 4:53 PM
If you like each makers particular piece of furniture, why not get some Duracoat and paint them all a consistent color, this is an extra step, but it would void any concerns of color matching the furniture.

anyone out there have/seen/can say the closeness - or not - of magpuls FDE tan color and CAAs claimed "tan" color. Say I want to match some magpul FDE color BUIS to a CAA upg16 "tan" grip.

series8217
11-29-2009, 1:04 AM
The Magpul FDE is less saturated (i.e. more gray) than the CAA tan. They do look ok together.

I have some CAA parts in tan and some Magpul FDE stuff... I will take some pics tomorrow comparing them.

Harley
11-29-2009, 1:25 AM
Pics are not mine, some may even be Calguns members. :)

CAA
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z137/hotboat/IMG_1920.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z137/hotboat/IMG_1926.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z137/hotboat/AR-11.jpg

MAGPUL
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z137/hotboat/pix552110250.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z137/hotboat/pix586584671.jpg

Harley
11-29-2009, 1:27 AM
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z137/hotboat/pix586934625.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z137/hotboat/P1000781.jpg

glock_this
11-29-2009, 4:02 AM
The Magpul FDE is less saturated (i.e. more gray) than the CAA tan. They do look ok together.

I have some CAA parts in tan and some Magpul FDE stuff... I will take some pics tomorrow comparing them.

thanks... appreciate seeing what you have

Pics are not mine, some may even be Calguns members. :)


those first 2 photos, magpul FDE upper parts/pmag with a tan CAA cheek weld and grip look nearly perfect match?

series8217
11-29-2009, 3:26 PM
Here are photos comparing a tan Command Arms Accessories (CAA) modular grip and tan CAA stock to a Magpul PMAG body in Flat Dark Earth (FDE).

The first pic shows the colors under a camera flash. The second pic shows them in natural lighting. The lighting makes a big difference on how close the colors are. In general, the Magpul FDE is a bit darker and less saturated than the CAA tan.

Note that the interchangeable grip parts on the CAA pistol grip have a slightly lighter tan color than the body of the grip. They are made out of a softer plastic and the color match is not perfect.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=38892&stc=1&d=1259536871

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=38893&stc=1&d=1259536871

glock_this
11-29-2009, 9:31 PM
perfect, that helps a ton and solidifies I can mix all my FDE parts with the UPG16 grip I want.

That top photo actually seems the plastic matches well, but the rubber in the grip is a bit off which frankly, is fine with me and works well.

I appreciate the effort.

series8217
11-30-2009, 12:21 AM
No problem. Good luck with the build and post pics when it's done!