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DirtyLaundry
03-26-2012, 11:19 PM
I think it would be very useful (and much appreciated) if you guys at PSA could weigh and throw some numbers up for your rifles and completed uppers and a complete lower in the various configurations you sell them (within reason). If not putting the weight on the product page making a simple reference sheet in a thread here would be useful in gauging the final weight of a completed rifle.

Wouldn't be much work. One guy, a shipping scale, and pile of uppers/rifles could do it in about 10 minutes.

Palmetto State Armory
03-27-2012, 6:43 AM
Wouldn't be much work. One guy, a shipping scale, and pile of uppers/rifles could do it in about 10 minutes.

We have been working on this, but it takes longer than 10 minutes. Uppers are built in batches, and all of them aren't available at the same time. I could have one of the assemblers weigh them as they make them, but you know the saying about if you want something done right.. :)

Peter.Steele
03-27-2012, 6:55 PM
We have been working on this, but it takes longer than 10 minutes. Uppers are built in batches, and all of them aren't available at the same time. I could have one of the assemblers weigh them as they make them, but you know the saying about if you want something done right.. :)


I'm one of your biggest fans on CGN, but that statement makes me wonder ... if you can't trust your assemblers to put something on a scale and write down a number, should I be trusting them to have put together a piece of machinery that contains explosions right next to my face? :p

Of course I know you're only kidding ... but still ... :facepalm:

DirtyLaundry
03-27-2012, 10:25 PM
We have been working on this, but it takes longer than 10 minutes. Uppers are built in batches, and all of them aren't available at the same time. I could have one of the assemblers weigh them as they make them, but you know the saying about if you want something done right.. :)

Good to hear. Anxiously awaiting the results of this effort.

Palmetto State Armory
03-28-2012, 7:11 AM
I'm one of your biggest fans on CGN, but that statement makes me wonder ... if you can't trust your assemblers to put something on a scale and write down a number, should I be trusting them to have put together a piece of machinery that contains explosions right next to my face? :p

Of course I know you're only kidding ... but still ... :facepalm:

I didn't word that properly. :) I meant that they are extremely busy, and it would only hinder them to have to keep track of a scale and documentation. It will get done faster and more efficiently if someone outside of production does it. Our team is top notch, and I didn't mean to make them sound otherwise.
That, and I may get shot or stabbed if I bring a scale back there and ask them to record the weight of each upper. :laugh:

Peter.Steele
03-28-2012, 5:24 PM
I didn't word that properly. :) I meant that they are extremely busy, and it would only hinder them to have to keep track of a scale and documentation. It will get done faster and more efficiently if someone outside of production does it. Our team is top notch, and I didn't mean to make them sound otherwise.
That, and I may get shot or stabbed if I bring a scale back there and ask them to record the weight of each upper. :laugh:


I knew what you meant. :)


Still though, on your old website, I could swear that there was a note for what the weight was of each upper?

DirtyLaundry
03-28-2012, 10:14 PM
I didn't word that properly. :) I meant that they are extremely busy, and it would only hinder them to have to keep track of a scale and documentation. It will get done faster and more efficiently if someone outside of production does it. Our team is top notch, and I didn't mean to make them sound otherwise.
That, and I may get shot or stabbed if I bring a scale back there and ask them to record the weight of each upper. :laugh:

For what its worth I've heard mostly good about PSA. Other than a few assembly/QC blunders trumped up on the internet, everything has been of good quality and fantastic value. And whenever these is an issue you guys take care of it.

Got my brother interested in AR's and suggested he buy a rifle kit from PSA. He got it last week, threw it together on a JD lower, and is impressed with the quality of rifle he has for just under $700 invested

Palmetto State Armory
03-29-2012, 7:52 AM
Still though, on your old website, I could swear that there was a note for what the weight was of each upper?

It's possible that it didn't make the transition if it was listed on the old site.
I have a handful of uppers done so far, and I'll try and get the information added this week. I'll also include the barrel diameters before and after the gas block.

DirtyLaundry
05-18-2012, 10:44 PM
Any word on when this will be added to the site?

Palmetto State Armory
05-20-2012, 10:12 AM
Any word on when this will be added to the site?

I have been swamped and had put it on the back burner. I'll try and make more progress on it this coming week.

DirtyLaundry
05-31-2012, 7:33 PM
I have been swamped and had put it on the back burner. I'll try and make more progress on it this coming week.

Cool. Been holding off on my latest AR builds for this.

On a related note I just got my PSA lowers from the calguns special and they're mint, can't wait to get them together.