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Old 04-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #11
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Well there are lots of options so be sure. For plain jane milspec in the trigger and RE it's hard to beat PSA for the money. The MOE kit wouldn't be a bad way to go either, good price.

I should make it clear I haven't tried a PSA LPK but lots of guys here have and I've heard no complaints. The PSA RE, buffer, spring, end plate, castle nut in the kit I recently got were very good, almost as good as a couple BCM kits I have.

Of the LPKs I have bought, the two Daniel Defense kits were the best with Stag very close. Good triggers in each.

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Well there are lots of options so be sure. For plain jane milspec in the trigger and RE it's hard to beat PSA for the money. The MOE kit wouldn't be a bad way to go either, good price.

I should make it clear I haven't tried a PSA LPK but lots of guys here have and I've heard no complaints. The PSA RE, buffer, spring, end plate, castle nut in the kit I recently got were very good, almost as good as a couple BCM kits I have.

Of the LPKs I have bought, the two Daniel Defense kits were the best with Stag very close. Good triggers in each.
I bought the PSA LPK for $139.99 with the stock, buffer tube and all all the rest needed to finish the lower, and am quite happy with it. Crisp trigger and never hiccups.
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I bought the PSA LPK for $139.99 with the stock, buffer tube and all all the rest needed to finish the lower, and am quite happy with it. Crisp trigger and never hiccups.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/moe-lower-build-kit.html

Is that the one you're talking about?
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That is it. And, like everything else, it, too, has gone up in price.

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Well I have been wanting to build an AR for awhile now but something always comes up that stops me from doing so. So I've decided that im going to buy and build little by little.

Here is what I got so far
A PSA stripped lower.

<img src="http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44163"/>

I'm excited to get this started...even though it might be awhile.

I'm going to post updates/questions here. I am going to try my best to utilize the search feature but please forgive me if I ask questions that's already been answered.

I have read thru a few threads on building an AR but I am open to advice and suggestions....after all I haven't decided on a upper or a parts kit to complete my lower yet.
Best of luck with your build! I also would like to build my own AR one day. I'll definitely will be following this thread with interest
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Are the PSA uppers made with the same quality as their lowers?

Sorry if this is redundant. I did a search but couldn't find what I was looking for.

Still reading and looking around. Just wanted to ask.

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Are the PSA uppers made with the same quality as their lowers?

Sorry if this is redundant. I did a search but couldn't find what I was looking for.

Still reading and looking around. Just wanted to ask.
The only negative things I've heard about the PSA uppers, and I don't own one, so this is second hand information, is simply that their taper pins in the front sight gas block are brutal to get out, which is what I hear about the ones for BCM as well, so that's about even, but I've heard they over-torque to 90 lbs instead of the recommended 75, which means you better let a pro deal with that, or you can crack it and screw your upper up.
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The only negative things I've heard about the PSA uppers, and I don't own one, so this is second hand information, is simply that their taper pins in the front sight gas block are brutal to get out, which is what I hear about the ones for BCM as well, so that's about even, but I've heard they over-torque to 90 lbs instead of the recommended 75, which means you better let a pro deal with that, or you can crack it and screw your upper up.
Gotcha, i'll make sure I remember to be careful with that if I choose a PSA upper.
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Gotcha, i'll make sure I remember to be careful with that if I choose a PSA upper.
Truthfully, I'd just order it with a low profile gas block and add a set of iron sights to it. That way you can put pretty much any rail set up you want on it.
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Along side the PSA upper I've also been eye balling this.
http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 259

I like the one pictured. I'd upgrade to the low profile sight for the extra $15.

I've also been trying to find a nice upper with a flat top...to compare.

I need to go around and try to see some different things in person so I can get a better idea what I actually want.

So far I only know what I don't like and that would be the higher profile carry handle ...
http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 280

Just rambling here...

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