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Old 07-23-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Looking to buy my first AR-15 - LMT

I've been researching the AR-15 platform for purchase for a few months now. After extensive searching I think I have decide on a rifle, but I would like to first hear your opinions on it.

The AR I have in my sights is a Lewis Machine &Tool CQB MRP Defender Model Piston 16. I really like the idea of a monolithic rail platform. The piston feature is also a huge selling point for me.

Does anyone have any thoughts, or better yet, hand on experience with LMT?

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the BRD club. Excellent choice for a first or last AR. I do have a couple LMT's, one with and I am totally sold on, the MRP.

As for the piston, you'll most likely hear yays and nays on that, as you would with most anything you post about on here or any other forum. Some will praise it for cool running, virtually no cleaning, etc, etc, etc. Others will bash it for price, longevity, etc, etc. Take it all with a grain of salt.

LMT products are pretty much rated with the best, top shelf AR's and accessories, on the market today. So rest assured you did not make a bad choice. You will have most likely paid for that, too. But hey...it's YOUR gun, good choice, enjoy it.

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I wouldn't waste money on a piston driven AR. There's absolutely no evidence of increased reliability in a semi-auto platform to justify the exhorbitant cost. Additionally, anyone interested in maximum accuracy should give serious thought to the additional vibrations and forces induced by the piston - one reason why SKS and AK designs do not exhibit match grade accuracy. For full-auto weapons, pistons serve a function, but not for semi-auto's that receive routine and proper maintenance.

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Unless you're independently wealthy, what round count do you plan to expend in semi-auto to justify piston cycle? If it just comes down to 'want' go for it! But I would spend the bucks on the best:







Me really likie!

It has the one piece monolithic upper receiver with continuous rail platform.

The only change I made was the Hogue 15000.

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Unless you're independently wealthy, what round count do you plan to expend in semi-auto to justify piston cycle? If it just comes down to 'want' go for it! But I would spend the bucks on the best:

Me really likie!

It has the one piece monolithic upper receiver with continuous rail platform.

The only change I made was the Hogue 15000.

You can only shoot one at a time, get the best!
He is, LMT ;-)
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I also think LMT is an excellent choice but not necessarily that model. The monolithic upper sounds like a great idea but with soooo many great choices in rails and FF tubes I think you're better off with a standard upper and the rail of your choice.

As far as the piston, I'd think twice there too. Nothing wrong with the DI gas system.

Anyway, LMT is right up there with Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense, Noveske and a few others.

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LMT without the piston.

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For piston ARs, you might want to check out PWS Primary Weapons Systems for comparisons. The name is not so popular as LMT, most users here never heard of it. I think they make nice rifles, IMO.

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