Here I go!

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Kinetics, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Kinetics

    Kinetics New Member

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    Well im building my first AR, and i just got my PSA 49.99 lower today. While i was sleeping my dad (who doesnt know much about guns) got up, went to shooters world, did all the paperwork and paid for the FFL transfer. Anyways, here are some pics, its nothing special but im going to be using this thread as my build thread. Anyways now im looking for a good LPK and im leaning towards this - MOE Lower build kit -
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    Anyways if you have any ideas on LPKs let me know
     
  2. rockhouse

    rockhouse New Member

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    Glad to see you aren't thinking of psa's build kits. A guy I k ow bought one. They gave him a whole 60 days worth of warranty. That's not exactly standing behind your product to me.
     

  3. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    I used a Del-ton kit and a Del-ton upper on a Surplus Ammo & Arms lower, came out great.
     
  4. vmkeith

    vmkeith New Member

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    If you are looking for a quality LPK my recommendation is to look at Spikes or Daniel Defense...just my two cents.
     
  5. TacticalPrecision

    TacticalPrecision New Member

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    Most of mine i've just used a basic LPK from DPMS and havn't had any issues, my friend uses pin buffers as he calls them, basically a nickle tube he puts inside the trigger pieces with some grease, they are thin but he says they make the trigger action on the basics more smooth. He's a machinist and makes his own though so I don't know if you could find some to add to a basic kit.
     
  6. mjkeat

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    I used a DPMS LPK and the pins walk out will fireing. I have installed a higher quality
    LPK and the problem stopped.

    From all the info I have been able to find, most from sites visited primarily by guys who make a living w/ an AR, give PSA a thumbs up. I tend to trust these people.

    I wouldn't hesitate to use PSA parts on a build.
     
  7. TacticalPrecision

    TacticalPrecision New Member

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    I guess i've been lucky then with the DPMS, but I've only built 2 for myself with them, 1 was sold, 3rd in progress. I never had an issue..but they were pretty tight going in and I didn't really ever mag dump and even the one I sold probably only had 500 rounds through it total, the 1 I still have has even less cause it's a 6.8 and I don't shoot it much. I got rid of my first one because it was just a plain jane dpms kit I'd put together myself and I wanted to get fancy with it but didn't really want to upgrade, some people like tearing it down and replacing crap, not me I'd rather build new than replace old parts.
     
  8. Kinetics

    Kinetics New Member

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    Well i have been told to stay away from DPMS and being a jobless 15 year old, i dont want to have to buy two LPKs xD So im probably gonna go with a PSA, thanks for the input though! Will update with more pics after i put in the LPK (will probably be a little while, like 20$ short)
     
  9. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I'd rather not depend on luck when spending my money. To much negative info out there on certain brands and to many highly respected brands to take chances.

    I have to keep my AR spending low key which requires a "buy once, buy known quality" type of approach. The wife frowns on spending money on firearms. She thinks one handgun is enough.
     
  10. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I wish I was an unemployed 15y/o sometimes :D
     
  11. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    I had that same problem... found out the hammer spring was backwards haha.
     
  12. Kinetics

    Kinetics New Member

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    Yeah, savoring it while it lasts :D
     
  13. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yeah, I was 15 once - in 1963. Now I am 63! And unemployed... Oh well I'm still hanging in there so far. :p

    Actually I'm retired, not unemployed. :D
     
  14. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Lol The only advantage to being "of age", eh?
     
  15. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yeah it's nice to be able to have a second cup of coffee if I want before heading out the door. Still plenty busy these days but it's not insane like when I worked as an IT tech.
     
  16. MrWray

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    RRA makes some really good lowers that wont break the bank, and as far as i know they will stand behind their products.. I used to have an RRA And never had a problem out of it
     
  17. Kinetics

    Kinetics New Member

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  18. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    I would say that that kit looks golden
     
  19. Kinetics

    Kinetics New Member

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    alright, well then around christmas time i should have enough $$ to order it :D Thanks for the help!
     
  20. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    I actually just purchased the same kit but with the MOE furniture, unfortunately I don't have much of a range report but it fired 100 rounds without issue.