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Old 07-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Here in Vegas there is a gun store that is selling there own AR. It's has a polymer lower and is over all a decent AR. I'm not convinced yet though to buy it because it is not a true brand. The price is $800 when finished with heat shield forearm decent iron sights and some other add-on's. Does anyone have any Brand name AR that they would recommend or have any good pointers as to why I should avoid this local gun store brand? It's New Frontier Armory in Las Vegas and the gun is on their website if you wanna check it out. Thanks

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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G-15 G-TAC Complete Rifle
$805.00
16” G-15 G-TAC Complete Rifle
Hand built in our shop with quality US made MIL-SPEC parts, these AR-15 rifles come ready to shoot! Also included is a 30rd MAGPUL PMAG and a Hard Case.
FEATURES:
-16” MATCH GRADE M4 profile stainless steel barrel (Black Finish)
-1x8 Twist with 3 groove polygonal rifling and M4 Feed Ramp
-1/2x28 threads / .750” diameter gas block / carbine length low profile gas system
-A3 Upper Receiver forged from 7075-T6 aluminum with extended M4 feed ramps and “T” markings
-M-16 style chrome lined MIL-SPEC bolt carrier group ISO 9001:2000 certified
-YHM specter length diamond quad rail free float forearm with end cap made from 6061-T6 aluminum
-YHM Phantom 5 port toothed compensator / flash hider
-MAGPUL MBUS front and rear flip up sights
-New Frontier Armory G-15 forged aluminum lower
-Quality US made lower parts and commercial stock assembly

These are the specs for the gun.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:27 AM   #3
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Your original post says its a polymer lower...which I would stay away from. But the description says its a forged aluminum one. If that's the case, it sounds like a decent list of parts. Make sure the BCG is full auto (which it sounds like it is). I'm sure someone will be on here soon who can better speak to the actual brand themselves

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Ask if the bolt is shot peened and tested using magnet particle imaging. Also ask if the barrel has been MPI'd. If the answer is yes to these questions, it is made with quality parts.

YHM is high quality, I have a couple of their hand guards.

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16” LW-15 Complete Rifle
Hand built in our shop with quality US made MIL-SPEC parts, these AR-15 rifles come ready to shoot! Also included is a 30rd MAGPUL PMAG and a Hard Case.
FEATURES:
-16” MATCH GRADE M4 profile stainless steel barrel (Black Finish)
-1x8 Twist with 3 groove polygonal rifling and M4 Feed Ramp
-1/2x28 threads / .750” diameter gas block/YHM front flip up sight / gas block combo
-A3 Upper Receiver forged from 7075-T6 aluminum with extended M4 feed ramps and “T” markings
-M-16 style chrome lined MIL-SPEC bolt carrier group ISO 9001:2000 certified
-MAGPUL MOE Handguards
-MAGPUL MBUS rear flip up sight
-New Frontier Armory LW-15 polymer lower receiver
-Quality US made lower parts and commercial stock assembly


This is the polymer lower AR. The price is $650

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Whatever brand upper you get, stick with metal lower. Only polymer lower I would consider would be for use on a dedicated .22 AR. YMMV

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I would stay away from the polymer lower too. Legally it's the firearm so why go super cheap there. In your price range I'd look at the S&W M&P-15 Sport or maybe a nice 16" PSA lightweight midlength. And if you really want to impress the guys get a Colt or BCM!

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If you can get an aluminum lower, that sounds like a really nice stick for the price.

STAY AWAY from the polymer receivers! I have personally seen (2) Carbon-15 (Bushmaster Brand) lowers that have cracked from "normal" usage.

I would be really curious to handle one of these and check for the usual suspects (tight fit, loose connections on Gas Key or Gas Block, mate up between upper and lower, etc).

If it passed the inspection test and the aluminum lower was included, for $805 that is a rifle that sounds like a winner.

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my recomendation for a great heavy duty shtf ar15:

bravo company or colt

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The commercial stock assembly is something to avoid too.

"Quality US made lower parts and commercial stock assembly"

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