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#1 Posted : Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:14:12 PM(UTC)
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I just ordered one of these for a Winter AR pistol build project.
Thought I'd put this out.
Can't remember where i saw it or who sent it to me but I thought I'd share before they sell out again.
Winter is a great time for gun projects & this is a nice price.
Half what you usually find them at.


http://palmettostatearmo...ck-lower-parts-kit.html

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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:35:36 PM(UTC)
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That is a good price considering the LPKs normally go for about $70 alone. Couple that with one of the PSA blem, stripped uppers at $40 with a $100 SAA BCG, and you may be able to get away with $550 to $600 AR.

I'm looking forward to seeing the photographs. You do such a nice job with your projects and the photo documentation.
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#3 Posted : Friday, November 01, 2013 6:19:54 PM(UTC)
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Clean up any blemishes and hit it with some Duracoat or Cerakote, it'll be good as new!
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#4 Posted : Friday, November 01, 2013 7:11:28 PM(UTC)
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I don't know how quickly I'll be moving on this one.
I plan to enjoy the process of shopping for parts.
As this is one AR that I'm not completely sure exactly how it will end up.
But I am currently trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger on this part.


I've always disliked the whole 6+" buffer tube sticking out the back of an AR pistol.
Which may be why I love my PLR16 so much.


But when this 4" buffer is installed it changes the feel as well as the look of the traditional AR pistol.
So this is as far as I've gotten in my decision making process so far and still have yet to open my wallet & make the purchase.
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#5 Posted : Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:26:03 AM(UTC)
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Very nice!

This is one or two of mine.


Have fun.

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#6 Posted : Friday, November 15, 2013 8:22:08 PM(UTC)
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Got most of what I want for the build.... So much for this lasting the winter!
So I just ordered another PSA lower kit ( now $109.99) .







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#7 Posted : Friday, November 15, 2013 9:46:35 PM(UTC)
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It gives the Precious the scoop on the 4" buffer info, yes Gollum.

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#8 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:25:59 AM(UTC)
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I have it NIB & can't decide if I'll be using it or not.
I've been researching everything I can on it & it's said it works best on a pistol with a worn in / broke in BCG.
So I plan to use a standard buffer tube initially for a break in period.
I figure it'd be one less thing to check if there is any functioning issues on my initial trips to the range.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 3:54:42 PM(UTC)
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Judging by the few that I've seen, the longer buffer tube does help with the balance of the gun. Takes out some of the "nose heaviness".
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#10 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:55:00 PM(UTC)
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Well, I couldn't wait any longer. Patience isn't my strong suit.

Here's the "Blemished" PSA lower.
It's being kicked around that they are actually scratched on purpose to be sold as "Blem" lowers.
I say this because this is now the 5th lower that I have seen with a light scratch in that same location.
When the pistol grip is installed there are no imperfections visible.
I ordered another "blemished lower" from them the day I received delivery notification of this one, so we'll see if the theory hold water.





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#11 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 6:01:31 PM(UTC)
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I like to lay everything out in the same location every time I build one.
May just be the anal retentive jar-head in me !





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#12 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 6:05:31 PM(UTC)
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The vise block is a god send!
I'll never do it again without one!





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#13 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:28:18 PM(UTC)
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GB,

Do you have live fire experience with the Palmetto State lower/uppers? What's your opinion on quality? The deal you found is really tempting....

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#14 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:35:47 PM(UTC)
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I have plenty of the psa live fire experience have fired several uppers/lowers bcg's and parts kits. all very good no problems. Great stuff and great prices sometimes a little slow to ship but not bad. Sorry not speaking for grumpy just my .02 lol
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Oh, what it must feel like to live in a free State...
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#16 Posted : Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:48:32 AM(UTC)
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I've not previously bought any of their lowers.
But they are well known and loved for their value on every rifle forum I've been on.
After years of focusing on pistols I have all the Sigs I want ( except for the X5 I'm drooling over & must have)!
So I shifted to rifles for now.
After a year & a 1/2 , some how 5 ARs have appeared in my safe.
The rifles are fun building, shooting & accessorizing but I wanted to build a pistol.
So after reading everything I could get my hands on concerning the AR platform in pistol form on the BATFE site & AR Forums, I realized to be completely safe I needed to start with a stripped lower for my future builds.
So enter the PSA deals that I've seen for years but never acted on....
The local Cop shop sells complete lowers for $275.
A PSA lower was $99 with parts kit ( minus the buffer assembly) for $75 a mil spec buffer assembly can be had.
Giving you a savings of $100 off the price of a lower. That's Win, Win for me!
****actually a commercial buffer assembly for pistol use can be had for $32 on Amazon, That's $143 less****
If you're leary of building one, check out YouTube!
Don't just watch the first assembly video you come across, watch a few of them.
There are a few out there that have some of the tips that make putting one of these together with few if any special tools.
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#17 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2013 1:33:15 PM(UTC)
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Well, I put the rest of it together and will be taking it to the range in the next 2-3 days.
There are a few more things I have on order and am trying to make my mind up on but I really like the feel of this pistol.
I love a reflex sight on these pistols. I snagged this one off my PLR16 (which I am willing to sell now that it's replacement is done).
I have another red dot (TRS-25) on its way, so we'll see if I like that one.













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#18 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2013 1:38:18 PM(UTC)
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That's really nice lookin GB!

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#19 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2013 1:45:06 PM(UTC)
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Two more weeks and the next lower should arrive!
I may have to build one for my Chapter to Raffle off... in 2015.
Next years Raffle gun is too Awesome to put off!!!!
Who doesn't to win a .50 cal?!?!? LoL
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:06:13 AM(UTC)
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its my understanding that a forward grip on a pistol is illegal or falls into AOW category. So can you put a bi-pod on a pistol? It would seem a good sling and something to hang on to would help when shooting an ar pistol.
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