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I picked up one of their blemished AR pistol lowers for $129 and they have a 8.5" .300 BO upper for $299. Is it worth it? How rugged are they have have a LMT and a 516 so will dependability be close?

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Ed


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I have bought two PSA AR-15's and both times I bought the Lower and upper separately. They both are both excellent entry level AR-15s that are 100% reliable and shoot at 1.5 to 2 MOA based on the ammo they are shooting. So far for the price I have been very happy with them both.


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I have built a few rifles using their premium bolt carrier groups, and their nitride barrels.


All have been excellent.

I have never bought a complete upper from them.
 
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The upper was $259 pretty hard to beat at that price. I have a couple of BCM bolts and a few charging handles laying around.


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The several I have bought have been ok with fit and finish.I think a total of five this year.
Triggers are not to my liking and I re-spring them with J P enterprise ones after I tweak them with a little love.
 
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I have an ALG Combat trigger to put in it.


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Be aware that they have three quality levels available...PTAC, Freedom, and their Premium lines. I was told there is a difference between the three levels in quality.FYI.
 
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Used a Freedom upper on a build I did for my brother as a wedding present, it is definitely good to go. My brother is new to the AR world and he was impressed with the finish, I was impressed with the accuracy. My only gripe with PSA is the ridiculously long lead times on getting things shipped to your door, but at those prices one can be patient.



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I have a Stainless Freedom upper that does what it is supposed to do.

I bought one of their lower parts kits and the trigger was complete and utter garbage. So I won't be getting any of those again.
ALG is my go to trigger now.


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Their premium CHF line use FN parts if that matters.




 
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I like their .223/5.56 stuff. I would stay away from the 9mm stuff though. I built a 9mm pistol using their components (if you consider putting a complete upper onto a complete lower building) and had to send it back due to extraction issues. They offered me a refund and I took it. I've also read about issues with the 9mm bolts.

I think their regular AR stuff is good to go though.
 
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I have a premium upper and a Freedom pistol upper and a couple of their lowers. I like the Premium uppers, they are good to go. I've never found an actual flaw on their "flawed" units. I think they have the best bang for the buck going on ARs.





 
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Used a Freedom upper on a build I did for my brother as a wedding present, it is definitely good to go. My brother is new to the AR world and he was impressed with the finish, I was impressed with the accuracy. My only gripe with PSA is the ridiculously long lead times on getting things shipped to your door, but at those prices one can be patient.


Either I got lucky, or maybe they are getting better with shipping. I ordered a rifle kit on Christmas eve and it will be delivered sometime tomorrow. It's my first order with them and with all the complaints of slow shipping I've read plus the extra holiday volume, I was expecting a lengthy wait.



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no experience with lowers,
however

I have a few of their LPK's (PTAC) and inexpensive uppers (again, PTAC) that function as they should,

trigger with no issue, and the uppers look ok, no blems or stuff wrong, and shoot well,



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I've used two of their stainless freedom uppers and one of their complete lowers on a couple of builds. Both have PSA bcgs. Everything has worked perfectly, and they are as accurate as I can shoot.

I put an ALG ACT trigger in the Dissipator and the PSA version of that trigger in the other one.






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Thanks Guys, I feel confident I will get a decent firearm for a good price.


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I like their .223/5.56 stuff. I would stay away from the 9mm stuff though. I built a 9mm pistol using their components (if you consider putting a complete upper onto a complete lower building) and had to send it back due to extraction issues. They offered me a refund and I took it. I've also read about issues with the 9mm bolts.

I think their regular AR stuff is good to go though.

I had the same issues on a 9mm colt lower and upper I got from them. I received exemplary service from them, sent it back, they replaced the extractor and it runs like a champ now.

One of many products I've bought from them and this was the only one with issues.



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PSA lowers are generally good to go.

PSA has four different "lines" / quality levels: PSA premium, PSA, PTAC and Freedom.

The PSA and PSA premium are decent quality.

I would avoid the PTAC and Freedom lines, particularly for any serious use.
 
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Originally posted by 45 Cal:
The several I have bought have been ok with fit and finish.I think a total of five this year.
Triggers are not to my liking and I re-spring them with J P enterprise ones after I tweak them with a little love.


I have had the same experience and with a good
trigger, have been very pleased.


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