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wazdat
11-04-2009, 5:24 PM
Anyone familiar with this company and their AR10 lower receivers?
Appears they have both DPMS and Armalite compatible versions. :clap:


http://members.cox.net/wazdat1/IRA10.jpg

Bud Fox
11-04-2009, 5:38 PM
Negative for me but that looks really nice. What are they asking for the lowers?

OT - Please let if be a lot, I don't need to build another rifle. :o

radioburning
11-04-2009, 6:11 PM
Good lookin' lower.

SunriseF150
11-04-2009, 6:17 PM
thats a sexy looking lower

Bud Fox
11-04-2009, 6:57 PM
Hey Wazdat, nice drive by. You post up a nice looking piece of hardware and disappear? Damn newbies. :D

Dangerpin
11-04-2009, 8:01 PM
More info from the horse's mouth here:

http://www.ironridgeguns.com/products/ira10/index.htm

They just finished a group buy on them at snipershide, with some good pics of the upper and lower:

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1043076

BlackViper
11-04-2009, 10:07 PM
I bought one - its stellar. They are about to start a group buy for their uppers which are almost into production. They're also releasing a match grade upper/lower combo with side-charger which means I may actually sell my lower to get the new match combo.

http://www.ironridgeguns.com/products/ira10complete/index.htm

lehn20
11-04-2009, 11:53 PM
that looks sexy

Jpach
11-05-2009, 12:24 AM
What gives? They said it was going to be a sidecharging upper. Im disappointed.

wazdat
11-05-2009, 6:00 AM
Hey Wazdat, nice drive by. You post up a nice looking piece of hardware and disappear? Damn newbies. :D

Sorry, not a drive by, just looking for info.
(And I like to lurk in the background...) :rofl2:

WeekendWarrior
11-05-2009, 7:34 AM
WWRTW

djleisure
11-05-2009, 7:44 AM
Nice looking combo - I noticed they have the new .308 Magpul mag in there too, good stuff!

wazdat
11-05-2009, 2:46 PM
Anyone familiar with this company and their AR10 lower receivers?
Appears they have both DPMS and Armalite compatible versions. :clap:

http://members.cox.net/wazdat1/IRA10.jpg


Hey Wazdat, nice drive by. You post up a nice looking piece of hardware and disappear? Damn newbies. :D

Currently listed on GunBroker for $250!! (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145042181) :eek:

Questions? Call Paul Russ at 303.506.4696

Does that make up for the drive by? :D

Super Spy
11-05-2009, 2:55 PM
I have one of their trigger kits and it shoots great. Was a really tight fit, but it's a tight trigger, hardly any take-up and breaks like glass. J&R sports in Livermore has a demo trigger unit built on an Iron Ridge lower. Seems first rate quality.

Dirtbiker
11-05-2009, 2:58 PM
Hopefully these sell like crazy. The only reason the 308 platform costs more is the lower production numbers, but you can adjust for that.

Bud Fox
11-05-2009, 3:06 PM
Currently listed on GunBroker for $250!! (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145042181) :eek:

Questions? Call Paul Russ at 303.506.4696

Does that make up for the drive by? :D

Thanks buddy. And $250 is a hell of a deal. Think I'll take a peak at the bank account. :o

Purple K
11-05-2009, 4:15 PM
Not Really in the Budget right now....... but!

draconianruler
11-05-2009, 8:28 PM
Hmm.....I might have to pick one up. Looks good.

Flying_clutchman
11-06-2009, 6:08 AM
Yeah, I think I want one too. Anyone know an FFL in San Diego that will do OLL's without a hassle?

X 2!!! i want one of these now!!!

high_revs
11-06-2009, 7:26 AM
what do you ahve to do to get it for 250? i'm looking for armalite version.

Super Spy
11-06-2009, 2:23 PM
what do you have to do to get it for 250? i'm looking for armalite version.
Mostly DPMS in Black or unfinished....maybe Armalite.

high_revs
11-06-2009, 2:25 PM
ayyyyy... I called Noveske earlier if they had any experience on their uppers with Iron Ridge. Person who might know was gone already. I guess it's just good to check with them first before plunging. At least I couldn't get an official note from them that they'll stop producing N6 lowers. Gal didn't know. All she knew was they just finished backorders of all uppers and still focusing on uppers. At least, that's the info she knows.

QuarterD
11-07-2009, 2:51 PM
bump for any more info on gettng an ffl in San Diego...

eaglemike
11-07-2009, 2:58 PM
bump for any more info on gettng an ffl in San Diego...

Gussler's in Santee, about 1 minute from the 52/125 at the Mast Blvd exit.
(619) 258-2543
Price has been $60 for FFL transfer, includes DROS.
all the best,
Mike

Eastbayguy
11-09-2009, 2:43 PM
I bought one - its stellar. They are about to start a group buy for their uppers which are almost into production. They're also releasing a match grade upper/lower combo with side-charger which means I may actually sell my lower to get the new match combo.

http://www.ironridgeguns.com/products/ira10complete/index.htm

Can you give more info as link does not work.

Thanks

BlackViper
11-09-2009, 4:02 PM
Can you give more info as link does not work.

Thanks

Sorry, looks like they just updated their website. The new link is:

http://www.ironridgeguns.com/ira-10-complete-rifles/

Also - to those complaining about a side-charger. They ARE releasing a side charger for their match lower/upper combos. The reasoning is that of course the side charger required changes to the upper that they're not sure they can make compatible with all other lowers (or something to that effect).

I will probably sell the standard DPMS lower I have (in FDE) and get the match set cause I want the side charger too.

BTW, the DPMS pattern uppers are now shipping. If you look in the Rifles section on Snipers Hide you'll see Iron Ridge posts there frequently - as they did a group buy for the lowers way back when they were first released.

Eastbayguy
11-09-2009, 4:41 PM
What's their pricing for the lower receiver (ceramic)?
MSRP is kind of high. I wish they registered on our site, that would make it easier.

lehn20
11-10-2009, 2:43 AM
Invite them

BlackReef
11-10-2009, 3:04 AM
Anyone familiar with this company and their AR10 lower receivers?
Appears they have both DPMS and Armalite compatible versions. :clap:


http://members.cox.net/wazdat1/IRA10.jpg

Are there any pics of the AR-10 lower receiver?

Eastbayguy
11-10-2009, 3:00 PM
So, Paul still has DPMS type AR-10 lowers for 250$ (black anodized). I do not see many DPMS uppers around for .308. www.762sass.com used to have plenty.

subiegillis
12-09-2009, 11:06 AM
oh yes yes yes i am very interested in this i think i might just have to buy one heheh

aermotor
12-09-2009, 11:27 AM
I may be mistaken.... but I thought IAC in San Fernando had these for $500... please tell me I'm wrong.

Super Spy
12-09-2009, 11:40 AM
I have 2 of their lowers inbound....pick them up this weekend.

RECCE556
12-09-2009, 1:43 PM
Those IRA lowers are very nice. I have two.

Eastbayguy
12-09-2009, 2:47 PM
Yea, I'm thinking about sending one of them to CCR refinishing.

Jpach
12-09-2009, 3:08 PM
So, Paul still has DPMS type AR-10 lowers for 250$ (black anodized). I do not see many DPMS uppers around for .308. www.762sass.com used to have plenty.

http://www.rguns.net/rifles/rifles-semiauto-ar15-uppers-308.shtml

subiegillis
12-09-2009, 7:50 PM
maybe there is a way we can set up a group buy on here never set one up maybe someone has help out here if these are 250 a peice that would be great

pc_city
12-10-2009, 5:50 AM
Are there any pics of the AR-10 lower receiver?

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b316/rasheed04/IRALower.jpg

ILVSMOG
12-10-2009, 6:22 PM
I just purchased one of these from Paul today and I'm excited to get my hands on it!! We spoke for a little bit on the phone and he seems like a very nice, knowledgable guy. I mentioned Calguns.net a couple times, so hopefully he'll make his way here!

mattmcg
12-10-2009, 10:47 PM
Personally I would recommend steering clear of these lowers unless IRA is willing to give you an iron-clad money back guarantee or no questions asked exchange policy.

I ordered and received 2 of these lowers about 8 months ago and was quite excited to build them up. Once I got them into the garage and started the build using DPMS LR-308 lower parts, I noticed that there were a number of problems with them.

Here are the issues that I had:
-The front pivot pin spring hole was too deep and did not allow any spring tension to engage the detent in the hole on the pivot pin.
-The front pivot pin indentation was too shallow and didn't allow full engagement with the detent since the detent hole couldn't quite come into alignment with the detent.
-The magwell was too short and would bind on the DPMS LR-308 mags. I physically had to rip out a few mags hard to get them to unseat after attempting to force them in.
-The rear takedown pin was too shallow and would not let the pin come through completely to the other side thus necessitating the use of a punch to disengage the rear takedown pin to scissor open the rifle.

Those were the functional issues with them. There were other aesthetic issues that I was unhappy with as well (uneven anodizing on the two I received and sharp edges on the pits milled into the sides) although they were not show stoppers. For the added expense though, I wanted them perfect and was unimpressed.

I hope they have since corrected a lot of these issues since I received and subsequently returned mine. The return was not easy and was quite a hassle (see link here (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=190849)) but eventually with enough hand wringing I got my money back. Of course I had to pay the FFL fees and shipping with nothing to show for it in the end. Eventually I went back and built up Fulton 308 lowers that I still use today and am happy with.

My $.02. Of course if things have been corrected, YMMV.

Eastbayguy
12-11-2009, 6:53 AM
As usual the negative info coming just after I picked up mine :(!
Was it a model with many dimples or the latest one with just a few?
So, I guess we will all figure it out in couple weeks.

Eastbayguy
12-15-2009, 10:20 PM
I got Ironridge stripped upper, the fit to lower is perfect.

thmpr
12-15-2009, 10:32 PM
Hey Matt,
Several people I know had similar issues you stated a few weeks ago. Thanks for the feedback!

mattmcg
12-15-2009, 11:52 PM
Hey Matt,
Several people I know had similar issues you stated a few weeks ago. Thanks for the feedback!

No problem, just trying to give honest feedback from my own experiences. Some fanboys don't appreciate it when somebody posts something negative about a particular company's products but I know that when I read negative reviews with real hard data and experience behind the explanation, I always appreciate it as it saves me from the possible grief of running into the same mess. The caveat is that it can't be simple *****ing, it has to be real data to back up the claim for it to be worthy.

And as I mentioned before, if the company is willing to stand behind their product fully and give you a full refund if they can't make it right (and that means a full refund including shipping costs and FFL fees), then the manufacturer has made it a risk free transaction for the buyer to give the product a try and if it works out, allows the manufacturer to profit. Of course if the product doesn't work out, then the manufacturer eats it in the end. This ensures that buyers don't have to deal with bull**** when it comes to being within tolerance or "so called" mil-spec.

alert1
12-16-2009, 6:17 AM
No problem, just trying to give honest feedback from my own experiences. Some fanboys don't appreciate it when somebody posts something negative about a particular company's products but I know that when I read negative reviews with real hard data and experience behind the explanation, I always appreciate it as it saves me from the possible grief of running into the same mess. The caveat is that it can't be simple *****ing, it has to be real data to back up the claim for it to be worthy.

And as I mentioned before, if the company is willing to stand behind their product fully and give you a full refund if they can't make it right (and that means a full refund including shipping costs and FFL fees), then the manufacturer has made it a risk free transaction for the buyer to give the product a try and if it works out, allows the manufacturer to profit. Of course if the product doesn't work out, then the manufacturer eats it in the end. This ensures that buyers don't have to deal with bull**** when it comes to being within tolerance or "so called" mil-spec.

Thank you for honest feedback

PistolPete75
01-26-2010, 8:10 PM
The guy selling those recievers on gunbroker is an ex-partner. He got those recievers for compensation. I'm assuming they are the first gen recievers, and first gens always has "bugs."

I purchased my recievers directly from the manufacturer which were recently manufactured. Hopefully the "bugs" are out.