Originally Posted by GeneralPatton
What was the issue with plum crazy? And could that have perhaps been remedied in a new method by NFA?
IIRC, there was a factory in Lake Havasu City, AZ around 2000 or so that made polymer lowers and complete ARs. Seems like their name was Professional Ordinance or something like that. They put out the Carbon-15 which soon acquired a bad reputation and they got in trouble finiancially. Around 2003 Bushmaster bought them, taking over the LHC plant and selling a new and improved Carbon-15. It soon after also got a lot of complaints but at least BM got rid of P.O's proprietary barrel and bolt. A couple years ago BM closed the LHC plant and moved C-15 manufacturing to their Windham, ME factory. Of course last year they shut that down and moved again to Ilion, NY. BM still sells the C-15 which may work now or may not. It seems hit or miss depending on who you talk to. So many questions...
A few years ago we hear of a company PlumCrazy which starts selling polymer lowers out of Lake Havasu City of all places. Hmmm??? What I remember about them initially was there were a bunch of rave reviews in all the gun rags (I remember an especially shameless shill review in Shotgun News a couple years ago). Then of course reports from folks who couldn't pass up a lower with LPK for $100+. Then what was really eyeopening was over time most of these folks quit bragging on their PlumCrazy and you'd even hear complaints here and there. Then they tried to change their name to PCF but soon after the company went bankrupt. Or did they? So many questions...
Then New Frontier/NFA of Las Vegas comes along and guess what - they're using the old PlumCrazy Lake Havasu City plant. They tout a Gen II model but who knows. Are they PlumCrazy rising like a Phoenix out of the ashes in the Arizona desert? So many questions...
There was really good company out of AZ called Cavalry Arms that sold an integrated lower/A1 stock. From all reports these things are strong but of course many folks want a collapsible stock. Cav Arms also went bankrupt but it was due to FFL violations not bad products. I understand a new company is selling the old Cav Arms lower now and it's quite good.
Bottom line, I think in normal times it's better to buy a milspec 7075-T6 lower and go from there. Right now times aren't normal so if desperate for a lower, maybe NFA is worth a try. And it seems to be an ideal lower for a .22lr upper. Otherwise, so many questions... That sums it up for me.