Well here goes, hi as you can see this is my first post. I thought i would share my experinces with redx and let you decide for yourself about them. I have been around firearms for 40+ years and the ar platform since the mid 60's. I am not by any means a gun smith and don't pretend to be, i am a guy who likes to tinker and have enjoyed working on guns for as long as i can remember.
I happen to work in a store with a very good sporting goods section and like most stores have had problems keeping ar platform type rifles in stock. Our store added redx uppers and new frontier lowers to our stock so we would have something to sale while waiting for our complete rifles to show up. I bought a redx 16" s.s. a3 upper and a new frontier lower to pin it on. The first time out it broke the pins in the lower in ten rds. I got new pins from new frontier and ten rds later they were broken. i did this three times and frontier sent me new pins each time i asked for them, no charge. They finally ask that i return the lower and sent me a new lower overnite, no charge.
The same thing happened again and this time i contacted both redx and frontier and asked for help and any thoughts they might have on what was causing this. New frontier was up front and stated they just didn't know but would help in any way they could. The reply i got from Neil at redx was that all composite lowers were p.o.s.'s and that they would never honer my warranty because of using one. I explained that we were a store and stocking their product and needed some help here, his rely was so what, we don't care if you sell our products or not.
To make a long story short i tried that upper on every ar type lower in the store and it didn't work on them i then took it to a good gun smith who stated it was out of spec enough between the pen holes that it would break out the take down pin everytime. So here i am, it also had such a tight chamber that you couldn't remove the fired brass, yes i repaired that since i had no warranty anyway. It also won't let you remove a round from it after going into battery if you should need to and scars the brass very badly when you can remove it.
You can read about this whole thing over on predatormasters.com simply search for a"a tale of two companies", it's been long enough i don't remember if i put it in the firearms section or the ar section. So i now have complete upper thats worthless and that i won't sell because i won't screw someone like i got screwed.
So Neil, what do you have to say to this? Heres a wonderfull chance to show how stand up your company is simply replace this defective upper with one that works and show us all how good your products are. Feel free to contact me any time at email@example.com