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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by kernal_panic, Apr 6, 2020.
Which one is the PSA?
Top one is PSA lower with a Radical Firearms upper.
Then neither is PSA, and IT ain't stock.
If you say so. I don't take much stock in your ability to determine quality based on looks one way or another. Have a great day.
Congrats, you win. I guess I'll just blow my brains out now.
No need to go full potato on us. It's a friendly forum for the most part.
HaHa, where do you want your winnings sent?
Donate all proceedings to the charity of your choice my friend.
They don't want what you won.
...well then neither do I, I'm sure...
You never said what the bet was.
I didn't need to. I was simply making a point and you helped me make it. I think that's enough.
I can assure you that all PSA junk looks just fine.
Yep, as I've said before, I started getting hot into "tactical" shooting and classes post my first deployment in 05. Bought a Colt, cuz "its what we carried in Iraq" and shortly there after a BM as my backup class rifle, outfitted them similarly. Couple years later, I picked up a second Colt, outfitted them identically and ran them for a few years attending 3-5 classes per year, some on my dime, some on works.
Then I got the idea to sell a colt during one of the scares, and outfit all the rest of my rifles with better lights/optics etc. So I bought a PSA 14.5 identical to the other two, and I sold a Colt. Started taking the PSA to classes in place of my Colt, and the Colt became my backup class rifle, or stayed home completely and I'd bring my older BM as I didn't usually expect to shoot it.
Eventually I sold both Colts because like you said, aside from the roll mark, I couldn't tell a difference. If you put masking tape over the left side of the receiver, I couldn't have told a difference.
I'll buy stripped lowers just because they have a cool roll mark regardless of manufacturer.
I've got a PSA Space Force stripped lower out in the shop and I really like the Spikes Tactical Pirate lower I built into an 18" rifle.
I go straight to the poverty pony Anderson stripped lower. Just ordered 3 no logo just so they look a little cleaner.
really you can't eye ball an AR and say "this is great or this is ****" except for a black thorne upper i saw years ago. get this. the upper was machined so out of spec it sat in the lower....crooked! it pointed the barrel off to the right!
and frankly these days even a cheap ar15 runs. i didn't have any functioning issues with that middy or my 10.5 pistol (other than the pistol has an appetite for buffers do to it being over gassed) they both run. and the middy's barrel was minute of ******bag out to 200 yards. the pistol is a bit more accurate at about 4 moa with ball ammo and i'm ok with that level of accuracy from a gun that i intend to shoot within, and ballistically its most effective, out 50 or so yards.
and with ar-15s as long as the guns chamber is 5.56 and the gas tube is straight in the upper and the bolt carrier and bolt isn't a pos, its gonna run good. it might wear out the cheap gas rings quickly or break the cam pin, but these are both sub $20 fixes.
I agree, that's why I took the "bet".
The M4 is a 4MOA carbine. It can be better but 4MOA is within spec so I don't beat them up for not exceeding it. Besides, most folks aren't shooting what the gun is capable of regardless and we both know it's always the guns fault right
I don't doubt that some PSA assembled rifles didn't receive the best QA/QC but then again, besides my AK I assembled all of mine myself.
Part is parts. If they are in spec and the assembler was a notch above monkey the rifle will run just fine.