Most definitely. The 3rd gen eagle plastic stocks are rugged, feel great and look good when fitted well. I like them.The much-vaunted Second Generations had plastic and so do all of the Third Generations - the factory's been supplying them a long time - and no matter how you cut it, they're better by far than those grain-less wooden ones they supplied from their shipping pallets on the plated ones.
I think that this refers to plastic as a verb, whereas in reference to the third generation grips the usage of plastic is as a noun. I should say that third generation plastic grips look and feel good, but still, in the end, they are plastic.Definition of gutta-percha: a tough plastic substance from the latex of several Malaysian trees (genera Payena and Palaquium) of the sapodilla family that resembles rubber but contains more resin and is used especially as insulation and in dentistry in temporary fillings.
Or, sometimes smelling them will tell you. They have a distinctive, unforgettable smell.Here is a quick way to tell if they are Gutta Percha grips. Take a straight pin and heat the tip. Touch it to the backside of the grip and if Gutta Parcha, it will smell like burning hair. Or, you can take the blade of a knife and "scrape" the backside and it will have a "brownish" color where you scrapped it.