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Old 12-07-2012, 2:52 PM
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Default Please rank your top 2 AR-15 LPK's

Putting together my first AR, and looking to get some advice from some experienced calgunners out there, so in your opinion what is the best LPK with a max budget of $125 give or take. I have talked with a few people and from what they say, I have been told to stay away from the DPMS kit, and a few have suggested the CMMG kit. Tell me what you think the top 2 are.
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Old 12-07-2012, 3:00 PM
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I've had DPMS and have no problems...keeping that in mind, I usually buy DD ($82 at Midway) if I can find 'em.

Regardless, I always do a JP trigger so I guess it doesn't matter much.
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Old 12-07-2012, 3:00 PM
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Spikes tactical enhanced kit. A little pricey but top notch with lots of upgrades like ambi safety, ergo grip and nickle boron battle trigger. If not that then a Daniel defense LPK.

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Old 12-07-2012, 3:41 PM
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I've had DPMS and have no problems...keeping that in mind, I usually buy DD ($82 at Midway) if I can find 'em.

Regardless, I always do a JP trigger so I guess it doesn't matter much.
I just installed the Daniel Defense LPK from Midway for $82 in my Noveske build. Quality stuff.
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PSA MOE I've installed 3 of them they are great and are a good value.
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http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/DD-05-013-21007.aspx theyre out of stock now, but usually replenish quickly.
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Old 12-07-2012, 3:47 PM
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1) cheapest in spec kit
2) next cheapest in spec kit.

Plus JP springs and mag lock if appropriate
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Old 12-07-2012, 4:23 PM
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+1 for PSA MOE kit. Have a few, both work great. Also have a basic RRA kit w/ single stage trigger which works well also. Hard to beat ~$45 for a parts kit + MOE grip and triggerguard though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 4:24 PM
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1. GnR
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Spikes tactical enhanced kit. A little pricey but top notch with lots of upgrades like ambi safety, ergo grip and nickle boron battle trigger. If not that then a Daniel defense LPK.
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This kit is awesome, comes with all the parts you would want to upgrade to later. Save some cash and buy this one first

They're a little hard to find, but JoeBobOutfitters gets a shipment every month or so and you can sign up for a heads up before they release them
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Old 12-07-2012, 4:35 PM
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The best kit....LWRC LPK
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I have a CMMG kit in mine. I like it.
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Bought DMPS standard LPK 3 times. Last 2 gave me really out of spec roll pins.

Bought cmmg repair kit, my pistol lower uses screw on the BHO latch so don't have to hammer a roll pin in.

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Old 12-07-2012, 4:47 PM
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For me Armalite or JP Enterprises.


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I have two CMMG's and a Spikes....they seem like they are the same
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Old 12-07-2012, 5:22 PM
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+1 on the PSA MOE LPK it's a fantastic deal if you buy it with the stock!

Second choice would be PSA A2 LPK for featureless builds
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Old 12-07-2012, 5:34 PM
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DD LPK
Spikes Tactical LPK
PSA MOE LPK
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Old 12-07-2012, 5:41 PM
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I have used the RRA & CMMG kits and both were spot on.
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Old 12-07-2012, 5:45 PM
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I only have experience with the DD kit; but its a good one
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I have used the PSA LPK and JP LPK W/O trigger, I felt the JP parts were better quality than the PSA.
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Old 12-07-2012, 5:50 PM
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Daniel Defense LPK. Prolly true that you can get an outta spec. Part with any Kit. I`ve seen my share of outta spec parts, not with DD yet.
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Plus one for oversized pins on dpms kits. Not unusable but a pita.
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PSA MOE LPK when they are on sale. Can't beat them for the price. I always use RRA roll pins instead of the PSA ones though. The RRA coil type go in easier than anything else.

That being said, even though your budget is capped at $125, I think its worth spending a little extra on the PSA kit with Gisselle trigger.
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Old 12-07-2012, 8:07 PM
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PSA LPK (the MOE version as well just to save a little on the MOE grip if you want one) w/o the trigger and then an ALG Combat Trigger.
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I Just built this about an hour ago.. Its an 80% with a Palmetto State Armory Premium Classic Lower Build Kit.. I did a DIY trigger job on the trigger and it feels awesome...For the 80.00 I paid for it I think I did real good, and and thats the complete lower kit..
Cant wait to test it out asap..

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:59 PM
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Daniel Defense if you can find them. Also I've built two with JP LPK minus trigger with an ALG Defense Milspec Trigger. JP $38.95 + ALG $45.00=$83.95. Best value and quality so far, trigger feels great. They are available at Riflegear.
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I've had a couple of real nice Bushmaster RAW's since before Y2K and just completed my first OLL build the other day. Not really knowing what was the best and availability being spotty for everything, I bought a DPMS LPK. That was a mistake. I don't expect the trigger to be great, especially compared to the Bushy components and one with a Jewell 2 stage, but it really sucks. The safety is a grungy feeling POS and wanders a bit and the general fit and function of the other components are marginal, at best. Now that it's done, I'm gonna get something much better and throw the DPMS crap in the trash.

This thread will most helpful now.
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I use Daniel Defense and PSA. Both are good
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I've built both DD and PSA, and PSA while a bargain is far from good compared to DD. Check my comparisons on the two on this thread. PSA is a mixed bag of milspec and non-milspec parts.

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Cmmg,rra are good kits. I like em for the price..
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I've used DPMS, Stag, and PSA MOE lpks. The only one I've had an issue with was the PSA one. The safety selector was out of spec so once assembled I couldn't switch between safe and fire. I had to file the groove a little bit to get it to work.
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Daniel Defense if you can find them. Also I've built two with JP LPK minus trigger with an ALG Defense Milspec Trigger. JP $38.95 + ALG $45.00=$83.95. Best value and quality so far, trigger feels great. They are available at Riflegear.
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PSA LPK (the MOE version as well just to save a little on the MOE grip if you want one) w/o the trigger and then an ALG Combat Trigger.
This 100%! #2 would be RRA LPK.
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I have the dpms lpk and haven't had a problem.
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Myself and my daughter used RRA lpk and they went together easily.
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Colt, DD, G&R Tactical, LMT

I wish BCM would do a parts kit.
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Daniel Defense
Pretty much they only ones I use now.
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I always use DPMS and have never had a problem. 65.00 with a bullet button included.
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