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Old 03-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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I'm in the process of building a new ar and I'm contemplating about using a polymer lower. Any feedback?

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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Why polymer?...go to PSA and get a stripped lower for around the same price

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Because it's stripped. More bang for the buck with polymer.

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What s the price on the polymer lower...PSA has their stripped lowers for $80...I personally would avoid the polymer... especially to save only 30-40 dollars ...but again just my opinion, I don't have any experience with the polymer lowers

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I think AR lowers have enough drift pin issues without adding a weaker material to the problem. Not to mention the take down pins wear and tear. Then there's the flex. I would rather have the cheapest aluminum "off brand" lower before a poly one. I just don't see the cost savings either. Unless your looking at a $50.00 poly lower but at that price, I'd be wary of it anyway.

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A polymer lower sounds interesting to me, only time will tell if they are suited for the task. I remember how every scoffed at Glock back in the day......

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To much bad press out there for my liking.

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Because it's stripped. More bang for the buck with polymer.
Nothing personal but you're exactly right when you say more bang but boom would be a better description lol.
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A complete with adjustable stock polymer lower runs about $120. The Plum Crazy lowers are made in Lake Havasu City. I think there are a couple of newer brands on the market now. I know they have sold a lot of them but dont know how they hold up. I do know of one that got run over by a truck and it did not hurt it. Just some scratches. I hear rumors of failures but no pictures. The only thing I have against them is they dont return my calls when I am trying to get donations to the FNRA. It would not hurt them to donate a lower for a raffle or auction. Charter Arms has been donating a Pink Lady for the past 3 years. I am hoping they see this.

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IMO, using a polymer lower would make the rifle feel cheap,and i dont see any advantages by using a polymer lower.

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