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s&w lower

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BamaBob, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. BamaBob

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    I found a Smith and Wesson lower at a good price to me( $160.00) delivered any reason not to choose the smith and look for a DPMS or RRA?
     
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    I would pass at that price. Just seen Spikes Tactical lowers at gun show this weekend for 100.00 OTD.
     
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    I hear good things about the S&W. I have a Kaiser Defense. Spikes is supposed to be good, too, as is RRA and others. The magic is in the upper (and the trigger -- Geissele for me).
     
  5. BamaBob

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    thanks for the info
     
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    S&W>RRA>DMPS

    I will say that most lowers tend to be pretty good but I have an aversion to anything DPMS and S&W makes a nicer overall gun. So I would lean towards using their lower as well on a build.
     
  7. Birdmang

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    My DPMS lower is perfect, why the aversion?
     
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    I have owned a number of DPMS rifles. None of them worked well, Bad Chambers, a broken FSB, Broken stocks, Out of spec Top Rail. Not to mention the general lack of QC they have.

    The lowers I have had were not as well "finished" as others. I am not talking about the Parker job. I mean the final machining was much rougher than on any RRA, Colt, S&W or even Bushmaster I have had. Lots of flash, etc. One stripped lower I purchased was so bad that it cut the web of my hand till I put a MIAD grip on it.
     
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    Look here: M4 Chart and see where DPMS compares to other brands.

    That said, I own a DPMS.






    And a S&W M&P15T. There's a comparison, but it's not a good one.
     
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    Its just a stripped lower--the name on the side means little---what matters is what you put in it.
     
  11. BamaBob

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    thanks everybody just to let you know i went with the spikes tacticle lower it was 89.95 on special for september. next is the trigger kit. I want tobuild my own ar if that was not obvious. I have one that a friend gave me thats right gave me. these rifles seem easy enough to build but the trigger instalation will probably be the hard part. I dont know if I want to build my own upper or just order it whole. I feel confident i can do it but need to buy the tools to do the job right. if i am going to build more ars this would be an investment.all that said i am up in the air on what barrel to get. im thinking 18'' mid wieght optic ready maybe iron sight dont know let me know what you think
     
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