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LPK and Receivers Question...

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Sampo, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Sampo

    Sampo

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    Trying to price out a custom build AR versus purchasing a complete rifle...

    Let me fist say that I've never owned an AR and my only knowledge lies within what I've read on the web, which to say the least can not always be accurate :whistling:

    Will the majority of Lower Parts Kits fit the likewise majority of Lower Receivers out there?

    Are there any exceptions, if so what are they?

    Thanks...
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    As long as they're in spec, they'll work. Some have had issues with DPMS LPKs and lowers.
     

  3. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I have had issues with them too.
     
  4. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    As long as everything is in spec, you are good to go.

    I found RRA lower parts kits to have a slightly better trigger than the others I have tried. Then again, maybe I was luck on their kits. My Eagle Arms rifle, has the worst trigger period.
     
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    Now that the prices have come down and availability has gone up, an extra 8 or 9 bucks to buy a RRA LPK over a DPMS one is money well spent in my opinion. I have used both, and while they both do the job, the RRA has much better fit and feel, and a smoother trigger by far.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    DPMS

    Doesn't Provide Mil Spec
     
  7. Sampo

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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I love that one. I've heard others but can't remember them now.
     
  9. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    I had a hammer pin break on a DPMS lpk. I have had RRA lpk's that were so tight I had to fit the bolt stop and have had really bad triggers on some of the kits. My favorate LPK's for the money are Stag. Never had an issue with them. LMT lpk's are good but you can't find them. White OAK is also excellent. As far as lowers goes I have had a few that would not drop free with P mags. Laurer and CMMG. The rest LAR, Stag, Noveske, Saber have all done fine.
    Pat