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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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LMT upper? Good or not so good?

Looking to build me my first AR-15 and looking at a lmt upper. They any good? What lower should I go with and anyone have a decent lower for sale? lol

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You will get differing opinions, but from what I hear they are top notch. The only AR I own (or have shot) I bought and built for $600.

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I would rock any LMT parts any day of the week.


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I have honestly never seen any upper or lower that was problematic or worth any less than others. Most of the tooling is identical. Get whatever is cheapest honestly if you're not looking for a long range target rifle.
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No problems with LMT. You pay a bit for the name though.

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I have honestly never seen any upper or lower that was problematic or worth any less than others. Most of the tooling is identical. Get whatever is cheapest honestly if you're not looking for a long range target rifle.
This. From the research I've done, this is the best advice on the matter.
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I think you will always have owners of certain brands who insist that their brand of choice is totally superior to everything else. I think you will find lots of happy LMT owners, I have been completely happy with mine.

I have read that their quality control may be slipping as of late. Before the Obama gun craze, they were one of the manufacturers who assembled the rifle correctly with few short cuts that some of the more popular commercial brands had been known to have. I have a 2006 rifle and it is very well put together, the fit and finish is great. Has always functioned 100% regardless of ammo, not a single malfunction in ~2k rounds(not all that much, admittedly)

I still would think that you can't go wrong with them, and if you were to get a bad specimen that LMT customer service would hopefully step up.

I think as long as you do your research and buy from a well regarded manufacturer, you will be fine.

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Nice thanks for the advice guys. Anyone have links to great uppers at good prices. I want a flat top with maybe a front sight. Would put a tactical sight for the rear sighting.

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LMT is one of the better ones. From what I've heard they actually make stuff that other people brand.

Here's a good place to look for an upper:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=7&f=22
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I found my 16" Defender on texasguntrader.com Some of the ads are priced way too high, but if you are diligent, good deals can be found on there if you wade through all the overpriced crap.

The AR15.com link that Trublu posted is also a very good place to look, also check out there used classifieds if you are looking for a deal, there are some really great deals that get posted over there, but you have to be quick as they get snatched up soon after they are posted.

I look at buying new guns as kind of unnecessary and frivolous, as you can let someone else eat the depriciation just like buying a lightly used car, except guns tend to hold up far better than cars do. You obviously have to be careful and do your research so that you do not end up inheriting someone else's problematic gun, but you can save a lot of money buying used.

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