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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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  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.
     

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    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.
     
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    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

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    I like my Cav-Arms lower. Just Say'in.
     
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    I believe the problem is lack of research. :whistling:
     
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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.
     
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  12. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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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:
     
  13. WoodenPlank

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

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    Why is that?
     
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    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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

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    Any proof that it won't work?
     
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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.
     
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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:
     
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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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