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#1 OFFLINE   MauiWowie

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Posted May. 05 2011 - 08:25 AM

Since I'm a noob to the AR world all the LPK's look about the same to me but the prices are crazy going from $49 to $200

I'm looking for a decent LPK not one that will break the bank but not one I'll regret buying....

What is the main difference between a $49 kit at Palmetto and a $70 kit at CMMG??

I saw the spikes enhanced LPK but at $150 a pop thats more than the cost of my lower!

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Posted May. 05 2011 - 08:50 AM

The only LPK I'll use anymore is RRA. I've tried DPMS a couple different times and the roll pins were over sized and I didn't like the triggers. Some people have had excellent experience and prefer DPMS. Also there are companies that market the DPMS kit as their own. The Spikes enhanced kit I believe is not just a basic kit. Look at what it contains. In a way LPKs are like stripped lowers few companies actually make the parts and then sell the same parts to many other companies that put their name on them.


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Posted May. 05 2011 - 11:28 AM

I like DPMS or Stag.


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Posted May. 05 2011 - 11:24 PM

RRA is what i used and had no problems. You can get a 2 stage from them to. I went with the standard and I think its a good choice for my rifle and for me...my 2 cents of course.


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Posted May. 05 2011 - 11:39 PM

I went with a DD and if you do to addax you can get a discount on the LPK. Oh bye the way I have not used my DD LPK because I'm still waiting for my rifle DD barrell still on back order.


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Posted May. 05 2011 - 11:41 PM

I believe if you can match your lpk to your lower, say a Spikes lower to a Spikes lower parts kit, your good to go. Like was said, most companies market someone elses stuff as their own. Itd be nice to know who does what to avoid paying more for a name but then I guess there would be no industry.


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Posted May. 07 2011 - 01:00 PM

How much do you guys pay for the RRA LPK???

Does this include the 2-stage trigger, or is there a single stage trigger option as well? If so, how crisp/light is the single stage trigger??

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Posted May. 07 2011 - 03:28 PM

Both my rifles have LPKs from G & R Tactical. Grant (the G in G & R) starts with LMT LPKs and replaces a few of the parts with items he likes better. You can also customize the kit to some extent, buying with or without triggers or trigger guards, changing handgrips, receiver endplates, buffer weights and springs.

http://www.gandrtactical.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=GRT-LPK


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Posted May. 07 2011 - 09:32 PM

$49 for a Palmetto LPK is hard to beat...
I put one in my last lower and I haven't noticed any difference than my CMMG LPK yet

I really want a Spikes Enhanced set to see if there is a difference


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Posted May. 09 2011 - 01:47 PM

I went with a Stag lpk. The trigger was ok but pretty heavy. The finish on my mag release button was a bit chipped in some small spots, but it didn't bother me much.

I bought this lpk knowing I would get a Geissele ssa trigger to replace the stag one though.

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Posted May. 10 2011 - 08:24 PM

$49 for a Palmetto LPK is hard to beat...
I put one in my last lower and I haven't noticed any difference than my CMMG LPK yet

I really want a Spikes Enhanced set to see if there is a difference



damn correction Palmetto is having another sale and the LPK's are now $42.99!
It may be worth it just to buy a few to have....

http://palmettostatearmory.com/417.php



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Posted May. 15 2011 - 09:22 AM

I bought a rra lpk thta includes the 2 stage trigger for 129 at joebobs


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Posted May. 16 2011 - 04:34 PM

Since I'm a noob to the AR world all the LPK's look about the same to me but the prices are crazy going from $49 to $200

I'm looking for a decent LPK not one that will break the bank but not one I'll regret buying....

What is the main difference between a $49 kit at Palmetto and a $70 kit at CMMG??

I saw the spikes enhanced LPK but at $150 a pop thats more than the cost of my lower!

Your thoughts?


I used a Stag and a DPMS and had trouble with the roll pins on the DPMS. Stag was just fine.


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Posted May. 17 2011 - 02:06 PM

I used a Stag and a DPMS and had trouble with the roll pins on the DPMS. Stag was just fine.


DPMS roll pins are oversized so everyone has trouble with them.


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Posted May. 25 2011 - 08:59 PM

Anyone else ever use the Palmetto Armory kit with results in the affirmative or negative?


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Posted May. 25 2011 - 09:40 PM

i've used 2 RRA standards, and a Delton. the RRA's have been ok so far, but i replaced one of the triggers with a Giessele SD-C. the other is unfired, but its pretty heavy. my Delton is MUCH better then the RRA i have, and the Delton LPK i just installed in my friends lower, is even better then mine. but the RRA is still a good kit.

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Posted May. 26 2011 - 07:48 AM

Anyone else ever use the Palmetto Armory kit with results in the affirmative or negative?



A friend of mine and I each recently bought Palmetto LPKs. Parts fit great, and the triggers are better than the older Bushmaster LPKs that I have. This could be due to the spring tension. The Palmetto hammer, trigger, and disconnector spring tension appears to be lower than that of the Bushmasters. The machining on the hammer and trigger is clean and well finished.

Palmetto is running a sale on their LPKs, including the "Classic", MOE LPK, and ERGO LPK. I don't think you can get a better deal on quality parts right now. I'm thinking about buying a couple more to put away.


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Posted May. 26 2011 - 11:18 PM

personally, if it was my first AR build, id get a Bill Springfield LPK with a 4 1/2 lb trigger. i think they're about $120.

Edit: Bill Springfield LPKs are DPMS with a B.S. trigger assembly.(i dont know who manufactures the trigger assemblies)

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Posted May. 26 2011 - 11:20 PM

$49 for a Palmetto LPK is hard to beat...
I put one in my last lower and I haven't noticed any difference than my CMMG LPK yet

I really want a Spikes Enhanced set to see if there is a difference

I'll have to look into that Palmetto.


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Posted May. 27 2011 - 02:11 PM

personally, if it was my first AR build, id get a Bill Springfield LPK with a 4 1/2 lb trigger. i think they're about $120.

Edit: Bill Springfield LPKs are DPMS with a B.S. trigger assembly.(i dont know who manufactures the trigger assemblies)

I am speaking without evidence available, but aren't those triggers total overpriced trash? I thought there was a thread about how these were bad news.





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