Originally Posted by CJOttawa
Retro7 is my #1 choice.
I have enough money I could by all three. I only own the R7 at this point.
Can be used without the (as yet unbuilt) slide.
Cocker threaded barrels
Cocking handle doesn't interfere with line of sight.
Gas-transfer system is the biggest leap in Nelson valve design in, well, ever.
Player-friendly accessories (mag changer etc)
Off the shelf parts. (Phantom internals, CCI seals can be used throughout)
You can use the R7 as a pistol or add a longer barrel and various gizmos to make it feel more like a Phantom. You can't really pistolize a Phantom.
The VKC duck probably fixes the chopping issue of the gen 1 Redux. It still has the liquid-siphoning problem in the valve.
I won't get into any more details here; I've posted ad nauseum in the Redux, CCI and Avratech sections.
Great points. Thanks for this.