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96232
11-29-2011, 8:31 PM
I have just purchased a stripped lower and am wondering about lpk's.

What exactly makes a rra kit better than a dpms?
Is it fit/finish or is does the trigger have a better "feel"?
I will be ordering in 2-3 weeks, where are some good places to order from, I have been looking at brownells and midwayusa, Cheaper than dirt wont ship ar arts to CA it seems. Any other ideas as far as retailers?

Also regarding handgrips, are the "ergo" $20+ grips that much better than a $6 A2 grip? How about recomendations for Stocks. I am looking at a basic M4 style stock as of now and was wondering if the more expensive stocks are that much better?

I will be going with a 16" upper with fixed A2 sights, chambered in 5.56 NATO and will be going the BB route.

I guess what I am looking for is personal opinions on what everyone likes/dislikes on their AR's so as to avoid any unwanted mistakes on my part in regards to buying the wrong parts for my new rifle.

Any input would be welcome,
thanks in advance

lawhite92
11-29-2011, 9:30 PM
It's all about preference. If you like the way the m4 stock looks and feels then go for it, if you like the way the a2 grip feels in your hands, then go for it. As for the lpks, some of them do have better triggers and smoother pulls, I personally haven't had much experience with all the different lpks, so I can't say for sure.

Sleighter
11-30-2011, 12:12 AM
Also, like every other buying decision; it should be based on the products intended use. If you're just building a carbine for the range the standard trigger would be fine. If you're building a long range shooter then you'll want a match grade trigger, plus a different barrel setup and probably a different stock.

96232
11-30-2011, 1:36 AM
thanks for the input

Fobjoe
11-30-2011, 1:42 AM
I've heard of problems with DPMS pins being out of spec. I know that my DPMS trigger guard pins were just a tad bit large and I ended up bubba'ing the receiver and ended up buying a new one. I just bought an aftermarket trigger guard for the second try and everything was good. Now I have an extra lower receiver with a broken trigger guard that is calling for a stark industries grip...

dirtykoala
11-30-2011, 2:11 AM
I've heard of problems with DPMS pins being out of spec. I know that my DPMS trigger guard pins were just a tad bit large and I ended up bubba'ing the receiver and ended up buying a new one. I just bought an aftermarket trigger guard for the second try and everything was good. Now I have an extra lower receiver with a broken trigger guard that is calling for a stark industries grip...

My DPMS upper was way too tightly fitted in the lower. i had to use a punch to back out the take down pin every time

jgraham15
11-30-2011, 3:13 AM
As for retailers my favorite are

Rainier Arms - http://www.rainierarms.com/

Primary Arms - http://www.primaryarms.com/

Hamlund Tactical - https://www.hamlundtactical.com/catalog/

Exile Machine - https://www.exilemachine.net/shop/

44mag - https://www.44mag.com/

Liberty Optics - http://www.libertyoptics.com/index1.html

Battle Arms Development - http://shop.battlearmsdevelopment.com/main.sc

ADCO - http://www.adcofirearms.com/

PKFirearms - http://www.pkfirearms.com/

and of course Brownells have all shipped things very quickly and have great customer service!


Also keep an eye on Slickguns.com for good deals - http://slickguns.com/

msand951
11-30-2011, 7:16 PM
I used and installed 3 of these. So far they work good and inexpensive. I got the ones that are 49. but they are on sale for 44.99 .
Oh , just for reference I installed them on aero precision lowers .

http://palmettostatearmory.com/lower-parts-kits.php

I havent used any other brands but most are the same. I have heard issues with DPMS pins not being up to spec or proper size. But I havent used them.