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Old September 18th, 2018, 04:55 PM #51
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Now there is really no excuse- MD Compliant Stag free float upper $219:

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$219 with Ground Shipping

Available with a MD Compliant Heavy Barrel - comes in 1:9 twist instead of 1:7
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Old September 18th, 2018, 04:58 PM #52
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ETA: they are also having a sale on the "Stripped Lower Receiver w/ Geissele Super 3 Gun Trigger & Anti-Walk Pins"

https://www.stagarms.com/stripped-lo...nti-walk-pins/

The 3-gun trigger is very sweet....
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Buyer beware

Before you go putting down hard earned cash on ANY weapon, familiarize yourself with Marylandís home defense laws. Other readers of this site, correct me if Iím wrong but Maryland has no castle laws, itís more like a run and hide situation. YOU are more likely to do jail time for shooting someone in your home than the perpetrator. If youíre still willing to stand up for your 2A rights then God bless and please make sure you and your wife receive competent instruction on whatever weapon you decide. If you have any doubt, get a dog.
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Before you go putting down hard earned cash on ANY weapon, familiarize yourself with Maryland’s home defense laws. Other readers of this site, correct me if I’m wrong but Maryland has no castle laws, it’s more like a run and hide situation. YOU are more likely to do jail time for shooting someone in your home than the perpetrator. If you’re still willing to stand up for your 2A rights then God bless and please make sure you and your wife receive competent instruction on whatever weapon you decide. If you have any doubt, get a dog.
MD does have Castle Doctrine. In MD you have no duty to retreat if you feel and can articulate that you were in fear of your life, or the lives of others in the house. Look up the Mathew Pinkerton case in AA County for what can happen.
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Before you go putting down hard earned cash on ANY weapon, familiarize yourself with Marylandís home defense laws. Other readers of this site, correct me if Iím wrong but Maryland has no castle laws, itís more like a run and hide situation. YOU are more likely to do jail time for shooting someone in your home than the perpetrator. If youíre still willing to stand up for your 2A rights then God bless and please make sure you and your wife receive competent instruction on whatever weapon you decide. If you have any doubt, get a dog.
100% wrong. Consider yourself corrected.
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The list of problems I see from PSA is anough to talk about for days. I'm not trying to be contrary.

It has nothing to do with taking a gun to war, it's stuff that basic standards of Q.C. should catch.
Are they mostly assembly type problems? What are the issues that you commonly see from them?

Because PSA (if you don't buy their cheap product lines) can be a good way to get a decent bunch of parts cheaply if you go in eyes open and educated. It's hard to beat their sale prices on complete uppers for example, and for someone who knows what they're doing it's not too hard to correct any glaring assembly issues. Their lower build kits frequently also come with fairly nice combinations of parts as well.

Their "premium" BCGs are great, for example, and last I knew were actually rebranded Toolcraft.

In fact, if I ever finally get around to taking one of your build classes, I'll likely bring a PSA-based SBR that I want to put an SLR gas block in to.
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Old September 22nd, 2018, 02:59 PM #57
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Are they mostly assembly type problems? What are the issues that you commonly see from them?

Because PSA (if you don't buy their cheap product lines) can be a good way to get a decent bunch of parts cheaply if you go in eyes open and educated. It's hard to beat their sale prices on complete uppers for example, and for someone who knows what they're doing it's not too hard to correct any glaring assembly issues. Their lower build kits frequently also come with fairly nice combinations of parts as well.

Their "premium" BCGs are great, for example, and last I knew were actually rebranded Toolcraft.

In fact, if I ever finally get around to taking one of your build classes, I'll likely bring a PSA-based SBR that I want to put an SLR gas block in to.
Overgassed Barrels (Adjustable Gas will remedy this)

Bad Feed Ramps (Requires removing the Barrel and recutting the Barrel Extension)

Barrels Marked 5.56 (Actually have .223 Throats and Headspace)

Short Headspace (Requires Lapping or a well used Bolt)

Bad Carrier Key Bolt Torque, So-So Staking, and rough Carrier Bore Finish.

Oversized Carrier Keys (Requires Replacement)

Grossly overtorqued Barrel Nuts

Firing Pin Protrusion issues

No assembly lubricants used

Out of spec LPK's

Inferior Extractor, Ejector, and Buffer Springs



I'm sure Im forgetting a bunch.

I know a reliable AR can be built from budget parts. Many of my students use budget parts. I teach others to do it all of the time. It takes knowledge to do so though. The people at these companies are either skipping Q.C. or don't use gauges and proper tools.

I get bent out of shape because I'm always seeing good people have problems with AR's they saved and spe t their hard earned money on.
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Found a Rock River heavy barrel for a decent price. Are they any good? Can't find much info on it other than it's a 1:9 twist and non-chrome lined. Not even sure if it has M4 feed ramps.
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Found a Rock River heavy barrel for a decent price. Are they any good? Can't find much info on it other than it's a 1:9 twist and non-chrome lined. Not even sure if it has M4 feed ramps.
They are ok. Some are fine and some are awful. When I say awful, they can be rebuilt and will be ok.
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I am fairly new to ARs, so I lucked out and found a new Windham Weaponry HBC rifle pretty cheap. Lifetime warranty, so if something goes wonky, I am not touching it, lol.
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