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    It really is hard to beat the deals that PSA offers. The freedom series are solid entry level rifles. Believe me, I have handled and fired dozens of them. Hazard of living with a PSA 25 minutes away and another one 25 minutes the opposite direction. Everyone here has them. Or several for the guys that buy parts on sale while gathering them for various builds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    It really is hard to beat the deals that PSA offers. The freedom series are solid entry level rifles. Believe me, I have handled and fired dozens of them. Hazard of living with a PSA 25 minutes away and another one 25 minutes the opposite direction. Everyone here has them. Or several for the guys that buy parts on sale while gathering them for various builds.
    Given it was my first build, my opinion may not be the best - but this is not my first weapon by far, just my first build. The build went incredibly well. Everything fits snugly without any issues. Dry cycling the weapon is flawless the first time. Finish is excellent. Given the specs of the weapon I built, and that it cost me just under $400, I am very happy with the result. Now to see how is shoots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Funny but my receiver just arrived (10 weeks since order on a 4-6 week delivery receiver) and I put my first AR together tonight.

    Once I got the receiver it was all pretty easy. Did not loose a single spring or detent button. It's the 16" Mid-length 5.56 NATO 1:8 Stainless 15" Lightweight M-Lok MOE
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    Now to get it out to the range.....
    I almost choked on my coffee when I read that you didn't lose a single spring or detent!

    I had to change out an old Rock River lower, so I stripped it out and started on a replacement stripped lower. To my amazement, I could not find my front pivot pin installation tool. I went through every tool box two or three times...no cigar. So I finally went out and found an old set of feeler gauges. (I actually had to clean them off with WD-40) For those of you too young to know what that is, the gauges are precision ground varying thickness pieces of spring steel we used to use to adjust the gap on car engine ignition points. Worked like a champ with a .15 gauge to assemble the front pivot pin and keep the spring and detent from orbiting the earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I almost choked on my coffee when I read that you didn't lose a single spring or detent!

    I had to change out an old Rock River lower, so I stripped it out and started on a replacement stripped lower. To my amazement, I could not find my front pivot pin installation tool. I went through every tool box two or three times...no cigar. So I finally went out and found an old set of feeler gauges. (I actually had to clean them off with WD-40) For those of you too young to know what that is, the gauges are precision ground varying thickness pieces of spring steel we used to use to adjust the gap on car engine ignition points. Worked like a champ with a .15 gauge to assemble the front pivot pin and keep the spring and detent from orbiting the earth.

    You can use them to spread mayo and butter when on a camping trip, too.
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    @Shootnlead If you saw mine, you might think twice before ever thinking about using them for that!!!!

    IIRC the last time I actually used them was on the first car Mrs OldChap and I got after getting married: a 1970 Cuda' with a 440 and 3-2 barrel carbs bought from a friend. And yes...I've kicked myself every day since for ever selling it off so we could buy a station wagon.

    I saw one exactly like ours sell for 3/4 of a million at auction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    It really is hard to beat the deals that PSA offers. The freedom series are solid entry level rifles. Believe me, I have handled and fired dozens of them. Hazard of living with a PSA 25 minutes away and another one 25 minutes the opposite direction. Everyone here has them. Or several for the guys that buy parts on sale while gathering them for various builds.
    I was thinking that I’m not sure living so close is a GOOD thing or a BAD thing......
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    @Shootnlead If you saw mine, you might think twice before ever thinking about using them for that!!!!
    Probably cleaner than my knives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockymonster View Post
    I was thinking that I’m not sure living so close is a GOOD thing or a BAD thing......
    I try to not drive past either of them!
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    I built an AR-10 from a PSA upper and lower (purchased separately) when they were on sale and it is superb. Couldn't ask for more and the price was extraordinary. I put a scope on it for accuracy testing and took it out to 300 yards. It shot three 5 shot groups at .75 MOA or less. The guy in the next lane was shocked when we compared targets. He was shooting a tricked out NM M1A and when I told him what this gun cost, he wanted me to show him on the website, so out came the cell phone. He has FOUR times more invested in the M1A than I did in the PSA.

    I picked up one of these 5.56 Freedom uppers. Didn't need a lower as I had one that needed rebuilding, so I just picked up a stripped lower and it will be GTG. As @Shootnlead says, they must have a bunch made up. Mine got a UPS tracking number on the 2nd day after I ordered.
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    @OldChap you guys are expensive friends to have. I didn't get a complete gun, but parts are on the way. Then a trip to Midway for some accessories and ammunition. I'll post pics next week when the plan comes together.

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    My apologies to one and all.
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    I have two of their ARs. One in 223 wylde and the other a 9mm pistol. No complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StripesDude View Post
    I have two of their ARs. One in 223 wylde and the other a 9mm pistol. No complaints.
    A buddy of mine just finished his 223 Wylde. I am trying to decide between that or a 224 Valkyrie next. I tell you what, if Beto comes to SC for our ARs, he better bring some empty tractor trailers. PSA flooded the state with so many deals that many of my friends could probably put together a few rifles just out of their parts laying around. And they sucked us all in with very good deals on 5 packs of stripped lowers when they first opened the two stores by me. Once you have stripped lowers, every part on sale is a part you need. Like drug dealers.
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    Once you have stripped lowers, every part on sale is a part you need. Like drug dealers.
    Does that explain your avatar?
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    Got some goodness off the brown truck a little while ago...

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