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Old 01-18-2011, 12:17 AM   #21
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BCM
Daniel Defence
Noveske
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Spikes
Knights Armament
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LWRC
Thanx, I'll look into these man.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:18 AM   #22
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So what about lower part kits?

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Stag/CMT is a very good LPK, the best for the money I'd say. You can find DPMS for $5-10 less but the Stag trigger is crisper and you get the preferred unnotched hammer.

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AR stoner and Double Star parts kits are of similar quality to that of DPMS (slightly better in my opinion) and are often on sale at Midway USA for $50-$60. Have fun!

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Or you can look at a diagram and build the parts individually, which can work out well if you plan on using a different grip than what would come in the kit. I bought a kit and have ended up either modifying or changing out each individual part.

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Or you can look at a diagram and build the parts individually, which can work out well if you plan on using a different grip than what would come in the kit. I bought a kit and have ended up either modifying or changing out each individual part.
Thanx for all the good info and support guys. I think I'm ready to make out my shopping list. Will post my list before I buy and let you guys criteque it and check that I didn't miss aything.
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Or you can look at a diagram and build the parts individually, which can work out well if you plan on using a different grip than what would come in the kit. I bought a kit and have ended up either modifying or changing out each individual part.
I've done the same thing to my lowers, but now I have spares for most parts. It came in handy last weekend. You never know when you might need something. . .
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I bought a parts kit from a machine shop in Washington that's making em for my local black rifle store. I have ended up either changing or modifying every single component in the kit. It would have been easier to just piece it together. Every spring has been cut or bent. The pins are the bolt in "non walking" type. Everything in the trigger assembly has been polished. I threw out the stock plastic A2 grip in favor of an Ergo grip with the palm shelf.

Thats what I love the most about this platform. So many options. That, and the fact I can put ten rounds into a .75" dot at 100 yards off a bench with regularity.

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I bought a parts kit from a machine shop in Washington that's making em for my local black rifle store. I have ended up either changing or modifying every single component in the kit. It would have been easier to just piece it together. Every spring has been cut or bent. The pins are the bolt in "non walking" type. Everything in the trigger assembly has been polished. I threw out the stock plastic A2 grip in favor of an Ergo grip with the palm shelf.

Thats what I love the most about this platform. So many options. That, and the fact I can put ten rounds into a .75" dot at 100 yards off a bench with regularity.
Now that's what I'm talkin bout! Not the thread, your new prof. pic! Just kiddin LOL. Good info from everyone! Can't wait to get started!
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