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6doubleR
03-19-2012, 9:32 PM
After a long 1 month wait, I picked up my New Frontier LW-15 Polymer Lower from Sacramento Black Rifle today. I mated the lower to an upper and took it straight to the range to see how it shoots, but I was pressed for time so I only took it out to 25 yards. Regardless of being a little rushed, I am very happy with the result. Excuse the flyer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/thegrovedunk/10ee0dc0.jpg


To be honest, I was a little worried about the New Frontier LW-15 after reading initial reviews and issues people were having. I had read that in serial number 2000+ on the lowers, the issues have been worked out. I happily have one that is 2000+. The trigger felt good and it shoots great, no issues with the FCG or safety engaging when not charged.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/thegrovedunk/2d6ea4cb.jpg


The lower was VERY tight in terms of fitting to the upper. I had to muscle in the rear once the front pivot pin was in. My only gripe about it is the pivot pins are so hard to push out to take the rifle apart. I had to use the tip of a pen to get them started. Doesn't help that my front pivot pin is flush with the left side of the receiver.

Front Pivot Pin sitting flush with the lower:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/thegrovedunk/f1120fbe.jpg

Rear Pivot Pin:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/thegrovedunk/88bc8ea6.jpg


My rifle in it's original configuration with a Spike's Tactical lower, Del-Ton Carbine Lightweight Upper, and Lucid HD7 weighed in at 7lbs 1 3/8 oz. With the New Frontier LW-15, it weighed in at 6lbs 9 oz, a whole 1/2 lb lighter.

With Spikes Lower:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/thegrovedunk/5fcc007e.jpg

With New Frontier LW-15 Lower:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/thegrovedunk/598eeb8c.jpg


All I can say is, go get your hands on one or two, because you can not find a better deal for $100. If you are local, go get it from the guys at Sacramento Black Rifle. Great guys to deal with.

wsmc27
03-20-2012, 10:11 AM
Thx for pics and report. Glad to hear it's working! :)

Can't excuse THAT flyer though. ;)


j/k

Have FUN!

6doubleR
03-24-2012, 3:11 PM
Lol. Thanks.

Drivedabizness
03-24-2012, 5:28 PM
Nice - I have zero issues with my pins and absolutely no flyers either (honest!) :)

d sauce
03-24-2012, 8:03 PM
Got one from RifleGear a couple weeks back. Couldn't be happier for $133 or so out the door.

6doubleR
03-24-2012, 8:20 PM
Got one from RifleGear a couple weeks back. Couldn't be happier for $133 or so out the door.

I am in complete agreement. Been under the weather. Sad that I haven't had a chance to take it out and put a few more rounds down range this weekend.

big_wave
04-09-2012, 1:53 PM
I put a couple hundred rounds through mine first day home with issues. Fits well on the upper like any lower should. Nice an light weight. Most of the parts are polymer like the lower itself. But I like the trigger better than the one on my forged lower with aluminum parts kit.

Cucv
04-09-2012, 1:56 PM
Im waiting to take mine to the range in a week! its all complete glad to hear the lw15 shoots well!

drifter2be
04-09-2012, 4:26 PM
Best I can say about my LW-15 lower is MEH...issues with the FCG when I got it, poor customer service from NFA that really got me angry, had to fight for three days to get them to send replacement parts, had to do a lot or fitment trying to replace some of the cheap plastic lower parts with metal ones, like the safety selector, pins and mag catch (accepts milspec lower parts my @$$). For the price it is what it is, I will be replacing it with a "real" lower when I find one on sale and my budget allows, then will build something I won't use as often off of this lower (probably a 7.62x39 or 9mm). The only true plus that I can give this lower is that it is a tight fit with my Del-Ton upper. I would have been much happier had they chopped $15-$20 off and sold them as a stripped lower, since all of my complaints are really about the cheap plastic parts kit they use.