QBZ 191's stock already look better than standard M4A1 stockI kinda agree with your observation. I think the overall layout of the rifle is excellent, but it does give out a "generic" vibe. I think this is because the hand guard and the stock of the rifle are designed to look very basic. 191'stock and hand guard just looks plain, they get the job done, but doesn't look too stylish. They neither look clean nor complex, thus giving out a generic vibe.
imo, AEK971 has a good example of a clean minimalist stock, it feels sharp and quick.
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ACR's stock, in comparison, is more complex, it gives the gun a very high tech vibe
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But QBZ191's stock is just plain and boring... It also looks kind of fat to me, if it is a bit slimmer and cleaner, I think it will look a lot better.
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The hand guard kind of suffers from a similar problem...
A minimalist handugard looks something like this, very stylish and sharp
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A full quad rail looks like this, looks handy and reliable
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QBZ 191's hand guard is neither. It is not minimalist and does not give out a sharp feeling, it is somewhat bulky. But the extra bulkiness does not give out a high tech or complex feeling, thus making it look a bit plain...
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But that is just my take, what do you guys think? (Overall I still really like the rifle, def my favorite of all PLA weapons)
You mean this kind of stock?