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5 Minute AR "Kit" < $500

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by PEC-Memphis, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. PEC-Memphis

    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

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    Doh ?
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    DPMS upper, polymer lower.... Yep, I think that checks just about every personal "No thank you" box for me.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    'bread beat me to it,.........MUCH better decision!
     
  4. alexanderg23

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    I've done a Delton kit for $470 and a Palmettostate armory lower for $49(blackfriday/4th July sale) before.
    So <550 to your door.
     
  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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  6. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    To the OP if you didn't place a order yet don't. You would be much better off spending a little more money and going with a anodized aluminum lower from PSA with one of their complete lower parts kit which comes with Magpul furniture. That's $80 for the stripped lower and $140 for a complete quality complete lower with Magpul furniture. You can get a Spikes upper for $500 which has a chromed lined 1X7 twist barrel

    For $720 you can have a quality AR 15:wavey:
    http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/moe-lower-build-kit.html

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/receivers/psa-ar15-lower.html

    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...al+16"+M4+5.56/.223+Upper+Receiver&groupid=55
     
  7. bullittmcqueen

    bullittmcqueen Gunfighter

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    When will people learn? It comes up over and over.
     
  8. DirectDrive

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    Yep, all my No Thank You bells and whistles suddenly went off.

    Friends don't let friends drive plastic lowers.

    Too many other excellent, low cost solutions available.
     
  9. FatBoy

    FatBoy Millennium Member

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    I like my Cav-Arms lower. Just Say'in.
     
  10. bmoore

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    Im a big fan of Palmetto. My mid length lightweight rifle kit was 515 to my door, 130 out the door for an Aero precision lower and 55 bucks for a Magpul BUIS. 700 total. I wasnt trying to buy the cheapest crap I could find, I think they make a pretty solid product.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  11. MadMonkey

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    Just FYI, the New Frontier Armory polymer lowers were designed by guys who didn't like the PlumCrazy lowers. There are videos of torture tests and such scattered around.

    Long-term reliability remains to be seen, obviously. I'm thinking about ordering a pair for the heck of it.

    Although yes, polymer has no place in the gun world. What is this, a Glock forum or something? :whistling:
     
  12. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Polymer definitely has a place in the gun world - just not in an AR-15 receiver.
     
  13. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    Why is that?
     
  14. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    Big difference in weapon abuse from a 9mm through 10mm to 5.56/.223
     
  15. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    Any proof that it won't work?
     
  16. CAcop

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    You know there are polymer rifles out there right?

    As long as you know what you are getting and why who cares about quality.
     
  17. M&P Shooter

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    I'll pass for now and if I find out later I'm wrong I will try a polymer lower, maybe:wavey:
     
  18. jrs93accord

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    $659 gets you the assembled upper, complete lower, FA BCG, CH, and detachable carrying handle to assemble this DS Arms ZM4.

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