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Old 03-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #31
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I'm sorry but I just can't leave this alone. I've been thinking about these
composite lowers and, the more I think about the "attributes" these guys are touting the more I find myself scratching my head.

SINCE WHEN has physical flexability been a good quality in a gun? When they crushed the aluminum lower in that video, the take down pin snapped. That's a lot of force transfered to that pin. On the composit lower the take down pin did not break even with all that flexing. They would probably tell you that, that part of the structure didn't flex. I would bet that the holes in the take down pin embossments deformed. Which I don't see as a positive attribute. If someone here has a different opinion I would like to hear it. If I'm off base please let me know.

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One of my buddies owns an ar with the polymer lower, i strongly dislike it. Feels like a toy. Just my thoughts.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:41 AM   #33
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I live in Vegas and have handled these from them. They are nice. Would be a good backup for the field . I wouldn't put it on my defense weapon, but for $99 bucks it's worth hiding in with your extras.

My biggest dislike, is that the internals are polymer also..

But like I said, as a SHTF backup $99 is a weekends ammo money..

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Anyone who has seen me post about these knows how much I dislike them. Ts not really the lowers I dislike, they have their place, but it's the guys recommending them to first time builders with no idea which was is up and other guys claiming they are just as good as an aluminum lower.

For $99 you can get a complete lower. While I wouldn't bet anything on these lowers, for THAT low of a price I would consider getting one for the SOLE purpose of breathing the **** of of it for fun. See what it can take, do some crazy ****, and if and when it breaks I am only out a single Benjamin.

Use them like that, and I approve. Just don't go using them as a base for a rifle you may have to rely on.

Hell, I may get one and attempt to build the cheapest AR I possibly can, just for the fun of it.

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Hell, I may get one and attempt to build the cheapest AR I possibly can, just for the fun of it.
Well when you get ready to build your $500.00 AR-15 you can start here ( http://www.vulcanarmament.com/cgistore/store.cgi?page=/new/product.html&setup=1&ida=18&idp=1&his=0|1&cart_id= 2565307.10152 )with a poly lower priced at a scary 50 bones. Always wear your safety glasses
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Well when you get ready to build your $500.00 AR-15 you can start here ( http://www.vulcanarmament.com/cgistore/store.cgi?page=/new/product.html&setup=1&ida=18&idp=1&his=0|1&cart_id= 2565307.10152 )with a poly lower priced at a scary 50 bones. Always wear your safety glasses
Joebob says howdy and he'll see that price and include a complete lower assembly straight from Mattel for wun hunnert bucks.

http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=NFA-LW15BLK
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I live in Vegas and have handled these from them. They are nice. Would be a good backup for the field . I wouldn't put it on my defense weapon, but for $99 bucks it's worth hiding in with your extras.

My biggest dislike, is that the internals are polymer also..

But like I said, as a SHTF backup $99 is a weekends ammo money..
Same here. I do live in Vegas. My nearest LGS is the New Frontier Armory. Their lower polymer receiver has internal polymer too. I wish the internal parts arent. All i can say.. is alumunium too heavy these days?
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Joebob says howdy and he'll see that price and include a complete lower assembly straight from Mattel for wun hunnert bucks.

http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=NFA-LW15BLK
Holy hell. now ive seen it all. The comment about replacing the poly takedown pins (WTF!) with steel ones makes me wonder how much plastic is in the fire control. Maybe they shaved some weight by having a plastic hammer...
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Not so much saving weight as saving $$$! Bth in raw materials and productions costs.

Poly <<< Any metal

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