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Old 11-08-2011, 03:27 AM   #11
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ssonnier you can do much better than that for the same money. Take a look @ AIM Surplus Home for Spikes Tactical uppers.
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ssonnier you can do much better than that for the same money. Take a look @ AIM Surplus Home for Spikes Tactical uppers.
wow man thanks for the link. see thats the part of this I needed the most guidance with. I dont have experience with all these parts suppliers. Now if we were talking custom automobiles or motorcycles. Im all there.

Do most lowers offer a decent fit up to the spikes upper? Cant have a haggard looking rifle! ha
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wow man thanks for the link. see thats the part of this I needed the most guidance with. I dont have experience with all these parts suppliers. Now if we were talking custom automobiles or motorcycles. Im all there.

Do most lowers offer a decent fit up to the spikes upper? Cant have a haggard looking rifle! ha
Most of the good uppers and lowers will fit up nice and tight, the only thing that might differ is the finish.

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I can live with that. There's always the option of powder coating everything later on since I have the equipment anyways. I'm just trying to ask all the right questions on this.
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I can live with that. There's always the option of powder coating everything later on since I have the equipment anyways. I'm just trying to ask all the right questions on this.
Just decide on the upper you want, then buy a lower from that same company. If you like the Spike's uppers, then buy a Spike's stripped lower to go with it. They make a great lower at a reasonable price, around $100 I think, and they have a few different roll marks to choose from. Just check out their website.

www.spikestactical.com

I would definitely recommend a Spikes. I have a ST-15 Carbine, and it's a great rifle. I know some of the guys who work there and they're great people. Spike's is only about 15 minutes from where i live. Their products have a lifetime warranty and I've heard their customer service is excellent.

If I was gonna go with a company other than Spike's, it would be BCM. They're another great company to check out.

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Yeah Im looking now and they are pretty reasonable. So i think that made up my mind. I will be going with spikes upper and lower. I went ahead and committed to buy the stock. Turns out its a magpul. Which from my understanding is a good company? Ill post some pics in the next day or so.

So now for a tricky part. Finding a grip. The reason is, and I hope someone here has the same issue, I have huge hands. I stand about 6' 9" and I've got big banana hands. lol. The most comfortable pistol I own is a SIG SAUER P226 Tac Op. It just fits real well. So something with those dimensions would be awesome.

Heres a link to view the pistol.
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Sounds like a plan. Magpul makes some great products. I've got their ACS stock, MIAD grip, MBUS rear sight on my rifle, and I use PMags.

As far as grips go, the MIAD from Magpul comes with 3 different back straps to adjust it's size. I'm sure there are others that do the same sort of thing.

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Spikes makes a nice lower.

For furniture Magpul's MOE line is a good choice.
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Yeah having an adjustable grip would be sweet so that way the lady can shoot it too and be comfortable.
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