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mr2.0
01-08-2007, 10:47 PM
http://www.jtdistributing.com/ Anyone heard or used this company product before? Let me know. Thanks

bwiese
01-08-2007, 11:12 PM
Nice folks, so-so stuff.

Usu discount parts, non-chrome-lined barrels, etc.

I got some of my first homebrew AR stuff there in mid 90s before I knew better.
Gave my J&T upper to my cousin.

I ordered a Colt 9mm conversion (and had specified a flattop upper rcvr instead of the usu A1 9mm rcvr) and got back a 9mm-ized receiver with an A1 223 bbl installed. They made it right, but crap like this coulda cause folks problems.

I fail to understand why people try to save $50-$75 on AR stuff. If that much money means so much to folks, they probably should defer their AR purchase.

mr2.0
01-08-2007, 11:15 PM
Bill, where can I pick up a good 24" black, fluted heavy barrel ?

maxicon
01-09-2007, 8:03 AM
When I bought my first kit, general consensus at arfcom was that JT was one the best of the no-name vendors.

I bought one of their complete varmint kits with a few upgrades for my first build, and a used HBAR upper for another. Both have been just fine, and they have good customer service. Their LPK went together easier than my RRA LPKs (one of which I think may not be a real RRA), and the trigger was just as good as the real RRA - that is, pretty good for a basic LPK. The one I think isn't real has a pretty crappy trigger.

Resale value on the lower-tier parts like JT, M1Sales, etc, is not great, but for getting started on a budget, JT's a good bet. Mine have been reliable and accurate.

shooterx10
01-09-2007, 8:31 AM
http://www.jtdistributing.com/ Anyone heard or used this company product before? Let me know. Thanks

Here is a pic of a J&T upper that I have shot at 3-gun matches. Like Bill said, there are better ones out there, but for the price J&T is pretty good and it's accurate. No FTF, jams, etc. during rapid fire. The only drag about the upper that I got is that the brake is a 13 hole muzzle brake. The brake looks like a garlic press. However, it is permanently welded on and then parkerized[?] So, if you want to change the brake, you'll have to change to a new barrel.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/shooterx10/P1010340.jpg

Rugerdaddy
01-09-2007, 8:45 AM
I'm considering Eagle Firearms:

http://http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ef_uppers.htm (http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ef_uppers.htm)

Their complete uppers start at $399, chrome lined. Most are in the $429-$479 range. You might check them out, but I have no actual experience with them. I was told they're a subsidiary of Armalite.

Does anyone have any experience with, or knowledge of, Eagle Firearms?

bwiese
01-09-2007, 9:35 AM
Rugerdaddy...
plz see my response in your Eagle thread.

Stanze
01-09-2007, 12:39 PM
I have a rifle built on a Doublestar lower, it's very nice. Shoots as good as my Stag lower.

Rugerdaddy
01-09-2007, 12:42 PM
Rugerdaddy...
plz see my response in your Eagle thread.
Got it. Thanks a bunch.

bwiese
01-09-2007, 12:45 PM
I have a rifle built on a Doublestar lower, it's very nice. Shoots as good as my Stag lower.

Lowers are generally irrelevant. Hell, even my ASA lowers are fine.

How well an AR shoots and how reliable it is is determined by upper and small parts (esp springs).