Originally Posted by j-dave
I like the difference in weight alot better with a polymer cause if I need to be quick with it I want to be able to. Then there's the challenge of taking something someone wouldn't put time into and making them want it when I'm done.
WAIT what? your upper has a 20" barrel.........
the barrel is the heaviest part of your gun, nothing else comes close. I'm gonna guess that on a budget build that 20" barrel is going to be a medium or heavy contour (less machining makes it cheaper) That is gonna be a pig to swing around.
The Polymer lower isn't gonna save you that much weight. I'd guess about 3-5 ounces. Also that weight is going to be behind the center of gravity making your gun even more nose heavy.
BTW that $260 DSA upper doesn't have a BCG, charging handle or rear site. Might want to add that to the list.
Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking polymer lowers. I am considering a New Frontier Armory poly lower. But it would be for range use. I don't think I'd consider one for defensive or heavy use tho. I'd only be considering one for a light use, lightweight build, like a 14.5" lightweight barrel I'm planning for the wife.