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polymer lower

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by iontrap, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    It's more about why you shouldn't do it.

  2. bug


    Feb 6, 2007
    I have one its ok for a fun gun or my purpose a dedicated .22.

    if you will for any reason trust you life to its a big NO.

    IT went together well it does require a MIL spec buffer tube but that's what I normally use anyway.

    also I paid 34 bucks for mine so there is nothing to lose in that.... for 70 bucks i would say no.

    but if its your only option you gotta do what ya gotta do.

    this is just my opinion and that means absolutely nothing so there ya go.
  3. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
  4. pbs357


    Jan 10, 2010
    SW PA
    Imagine my surprise when I found out my SCAR had a polymer lower (bought it off the rack at the start of the panic). There are more proven options out there for the AR platform but if the engineering is right, I don't see why it can't be reliable.

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  5. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU What to wear...

    Mar 14, 2011
    They said the same thing about plastic Glocks in the 80s.

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  6. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    I asked to see one at the LGS, they just don't "feel" right to me. I have no ideal about long term quality etc but the "feel" was enough to keep me away. A very subjective thing to be sure.
  7. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    The SCAR and Glock pistols were engineered for polymer to begin with. The AR platform was not.
  8. sappy13


    Sep 30, 2007
    Bremen, GA
    I purchased a few new frontier lw15's right after the panic started. They seemed quality, but I wasn't impressed enough to keep any for a personal build. Seemed like the light weight would throw the feel of the rifle off when fully built.

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  9. iontrap


    Jul 4, 2009
    Augusta, Ga
    Using it for a .22 LR build is a good idea.
  10. droptrd


    Aug 22, 2012
    I doubt most of the people that are against them have even seen one in person. Ive never seen one in action or known someone that has one. I am curious though.
  11. bug


    Feb 6, 2007
    I have seen and used a few of them they have there place.

    A fun gun or range toy sure...

    A dedicated .22 ok sure

    For 30-40 bucks stripped or 100-120 for a complete lower it a good deal to make close copy of a duty/home defense gun in .22

    for my purpose it was to make my 10yo girl a light weight fun .22 for her to have fun with dad with...
    (the upper on this has had a bit of a learning curve for me)

    I have the ATI omni lower. I have seen and used a number of plum crazy/new frontier lowers they are tough.

    But I am betting the first time you have a bad double feed(556) and need to mortar the gun to clear it.... IT will crack the the up turn where the buffer tube is attached.

    I will say I have a buddy that bought a New frontier on sale for $109 complete and the palmetto $249 cyber Monday upper deal a 20 dollar charging handle and a m16 core 15 $115 boltcarrier and a cheap rear site after shipping he had a $550 working gun.

    Ehh take it for what its worth not much....:rofl:
  12. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    I've seen several, including a few complete guns on poly lowers, and I have yet to be impressed by any of them. At typical pricing, I'll gladly pay an extra $30-40 for a milspec, forged aluminum lower.
  13. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA
    For a dedicated .22 lr build it would work fine, anything else I would not trust it.
  14. grasshopper9


    Jan 8, 2013
    New Orleans
    Polymer lower torture test videos:

    IMO I would buy them as they are "cheap insurance" if a weapon ban passes b/c you can still build one!
  15. larson1122


    Jan 30, 2012
    If I were to buy a lower as "insurance," it would be a quality forged lower, not plastic. Why buy something known to be prone to failure if you fear you will never have the opportunity to replace it?
  16. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Why should I trust a "torture test" by the company making the product. Don't they have an incentive to make sure the product does well in their "test?" I'd much rather see something from an unaffiliated party that has no financial or business interest in the product.

  17. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    I bought a complete one (NFA) sight unseen for $100 shipped online a year or so ago. I was totally unimpressed with the quality. It was made from very cheap flimsy plastic, not good plastic like Glocks/Scars/PMAGS etc. The icing on the cake was the plastic FCG. That's right folks, a plastic hammer and trigger. I hocked that sucker the same week it came in. Complete junk IMO.

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