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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Palmetto State Armory Stripped Lower Receiver

Today I signed for my PSA stripped lower receiver! I was very nicely impressed with its quality. The finish is perfect and I'll soon see how the fit is. I will be doing my first build next month, and I promise to document it with plenty of pictures. I have recently bought a CMMG lower parts kit and those parts seem great, too. I'm really looking forward to assembling it once my ridiculous waiting period is over -- next Friday.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Good to hear. My PSA Lower is supposed to arrive at GC tomorrow and hopefully I'll have it before next week is over!
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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Today I signed for my PSA stripped lower receiver! I was very nicely impressed with its quality. The finish is perfect and I'll soon see how the fit is. I will be doing my first build next month, and I promise to document it with plenty of pictures. I have recently bought a CMMG lower parts kit and those parts seem great, too. I'm really looking forward to assembling it once my ridiculous waiting period is over -- next Friday.
The fit on all mine has been flawless.


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My PSA rifle kit is supposed to be here tomorrow. I'll post a review when I assemble it.


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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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Be following this thread closely.
I plan on doing a PSA kit build very soon
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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I'm very happy with my PSA upper.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:03 PM   #8
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I'm very happy with my PSA upper.
I plan to go with PSA for my upper and parts kit as well. Just gotta wait until I get the money to order it. Did you go with a PSA parts kit for your gun? If so, which one did you use?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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I plan to go with PSA for my upper and parts kit as well. Just gotta wait until I get the money to order it. Did you go with a PSA parts kit for your gun? If so, which one did you use?
My gun is actually a weird mix of parts. In the lower, I have a Spikes Tactical LPK, VLTOR receiver extension, Colt Castle Nut, Colt Action Spring, Spikes T2 Buffer, MOE+ Grip, MOE trigger guard, Magpul ASAP. The lower itself is one of Engage Armament's.

I will say that the PSA LPK produces a very similar trigger to the Spikes Tactical LPK, and I have zero complaints with the Spikes LPK.


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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:08 PM   #10
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My gun is actually a weird mix of parts. In the lower, I have a Spikes Tactical LPK, VLTOR receiver extension, Colt Castle Nut, Colt Action Spring, Spikes T2 Buffer, MOE+ Grip, MOE trigger guard, Magpul ASAP. The lower itself is one of Engage Armament's.

I will say that the PSA LPK produces a very similar trigger to the Spikes Tactical LPK, and I have zero complaints with the Spikes LPK.
That is quite a mix of parts, but hey, it makes it orginal! All the PSA reviews I've read have been good so it looks like my entire first AR will be a PSA gun, I can't wait to get it built and go shooting. Seems too far away.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:11 PM   #11
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That is quite a mix of parts, but hey, it makes it orginal! All the PSA reviews I've read have been good so it looks like my entire first AR will be a PSA gun, I can't wait to get it built and go shooting. Seems too far away.
Yuuuup. I went with Garrett's recommendations (the gunsmith at Engage). Some of the old PSA buffer tubes are 6061 instead of 7075 aluminum and they may be sitting on some of that stock still. How much will this make a difference in your build? Probably not a whole lot. I like the VLTOR tube because it has numbers on it for stock position that show through my VLTOR EMOD stock.


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Hmm...thats good to know. I guess I will have to call them before I place my next order to determine if I will be getting everything from there or doing more of a mix. Thanks for the info!
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:15 PM   #13
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Hmm...thats good to know. I guess I will have to call them before I place my next order to determine if I will be getting everything from there or doing more of a mix. Thanks for the info!
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_301/2..._question.html

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It took me about 25 minutes to assemble my rifle kit today when I got home. First impressions are pretty good. The standard stock and hand guards are not very impressive, but every other aspect of the rifle feels great. The LPK parts all fit well and the trigger is surprisingly good. Normally a weakness of the PSA kits, the safety selector fit is good and tight. I slapped a PA micro site and a Matech rear BUIS for range duty tomorrow.



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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #15
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I did the paperwork today for my stripped PSA lower. The guy that helped me at Gun Connection didn't speak too highly of the PSA lowers. I'm hoping that my lower goes well. Fingers crossed!
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I did the paperwork today for my stripped PSA lower. The guy that helped me at Gun Connection didn't speak too highly of the PSA lowers. I'm hoping that my lower goes well. Fingers crossed!
The lowers do not have the best finish on them but as far as spec's go the one's I've built on work great.


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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:43 AM   #17
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Yea, most of what I've read online seems to be that most people think the PSA lowers are great for the price, with only a few complaints. He wished me luck with the lower and said that most of the PSA lowers they've used for builds were out of spec.
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I got one of the new tubes.


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Old February 25th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #19
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I got one of the new tubes.
Sweet. Glad that they've switched over to 7075 tubes.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #20
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I did the paperwork today for my stripped PSA lower. The guy that helped me at Gun Connection didn't speak too highly of the PSA lowers. I'm hoping that my lower goes well. Fingers crossed!
Nothing wrong with them, finish is not the best but it is a mil spec lower receiver.

I have 4 of their lowers, all transferred from GC. No problems with any of them besides the finish not being the best.
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