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#13325086 - 12/02/18 LPK recommendations for AR pistol build  
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After a lot of research, am starting to build an AR pistol. Wondering what quality LPK's are out there for a good price. Checking around, Daniel Defense seems to be most highly recommended, followed by Spikes, JP, etc and then on down the line, including PSA and Red Barn kit where you can choose to include or exclude certain parts.

PS- Don't want to fight with out of spec or poorly coated pins. Don't need/want trigger or grip. Already have these.


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#13325348 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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I don't buy kits because I don't use the triggers, & I almost always want to use a specific bolt lock, mag release & safety, so I just buy all the parts (springs, pins, etc) I need individually from Bronwnell, or Battle Arms Dev., Seekins, Midway, Primary Arms or maybe V-Seven, depending on what I want at the time.

If you really want a LPK, minus the trigger, I'd probably buy from Geiselle, though.

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MM, is it any cheaper doing it that way or just about the same?


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#13325660 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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Originally Posted by local_dirt
After a lot of research, am starting to build an AR pistol. Wondering what quality LPK's are out there for a good price. Checking around, Daniel Defense seems to be most highly recommended, followed by Spikes, JP, etc and then on down the line, including PSA and Red Barn kit where you can choose to include or exclude certain parts.

PS- Don't want to fight with out of spec or poorly coated pins. Don't need/want trigger or grip. Already have these.


All of my AR's use Armaspec LPK's mainly because I like the ambi controls they use, and I don't want a cheap grip or trigger with the kit. The Armaspec LPK usually runs around $57.00 when I buy them.
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I've never had a problem with them. I also use them in my AR10.
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Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
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#13326087 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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White Oak Armament is top notch.

I have used their stuff when doing build for others numerous times and never had an issue.

I have also used literally dozens of their match barrels in builds for others and they shoot exceptionally well.

The interesting thing is that for high quality parts, their LPKs are actually pretty reasonable.


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#13326135 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: bsa1917hunter]  
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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by local_dirt
After a lot of research, am starting to build an AR pistol. Wondering what quality LPK's are out there for a good price. Checking around, Daniel Defense seems to be most highly recommended, followed by Spikes, JP, etc and then on down the line, including PSA and Red Barn kit where you can choose to include or exclude certain parts.

PS- Don't want to fight with out of spec or poorly coated pins. Don't need/want trigger or grip. Already have these.


All of my AR's use Armaspec LPK's mainly because I like the ambi controls they use, and I don't want a cheap grip or trigger with the kit. The Armaspec LPK usually runs around $57.00 when I buy them.
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I've never had a problem with them. I also use them in my AR10.
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BSA,

I would suggest you get in the habit of engaging the safety on your ARs.

I realize you most likely have dropped the hammer on an empty chamber but give it some thought as the safety design of the AR is much more robust than bolt guns and dropping the hammer risks a possible discharge.

Not a call out but just food for thought.

Nice ARs. grin


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#13326296 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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Originally Posted by local_dirt
MM, is it any cheaper doing it that way or just about the same?


It's more expensive, but I get exactly the parts I want.

If you aren't particular about the mag release, the bolt lock catch, the safety or even the trigger, then kits will be cheaper.

And if you want something better than a mil-spec trigger, there are plenty of kits available w/o the fire control group & there are also kits available with all mi-spec parts & & upgraded trigger.

Whenever I build a gun, I want it exactly the way I want it, & the cost of the various upgraded parts is just part of the deal.

And yes, to Mackay's comments on WOA, anything from them is decent as it it with Seekins & Geiselle / ALG.

MM



#13326945 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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Thanks, fellas.

Mac, I did see WOA mentioned as a top quality LPK. I just neglected to mention it in my response above.

MM, I want quality. So, a couple extra bucks is no big deal. That's pretty much the way I roll with all my stuff.

As I mentioned, FCG is already covered.


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#13327124 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: JohnBurns]  
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Originally Posted by JohnBurns
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by local_dirt
After a lot of research, am starting to build an AR pistol. Wondering what quality LPK's are out there for a good price. Checking around, Daniel Defense seems to be most highly recommended, followed by Spikes, JP, etc and then on down the line, including PSA and Red Barn kit where you can choose to include or exclude certain parts.

PS- Don't want to fight with out of spec or poorly coated pins. Don't need/want trigger or grip. Already have these.


All of my AR's use Armaspec LPK's mainly because I like the ambi controls they use, and I don't want a cheap grip or trigger with the kit. The Armaspec LPK usually runs around $57.00 when I buy them.
[Linked Image]
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I've never had a problem with them. I also use them in my AR10.
[Linked Image]


BSA,

I would suggest you get in the habit of engaging the safety on your ARs.

I realize you most likely have dropped the hammer on an empty chamber but give it some thought as the safety design of the AR is much more robust than bolt guns and dropping the hammer risks a possible discharge.

Not a call out but just food for thought.

Nice ARs. grin


Thanks buddy. Yes, the hammers are dropped. The reason they are not in the safe position. I keep them unloaded, but if i didnt and kept them ready to rock and roll, id do as you are suggesting. Nice to see you posting here again. Hope all is well


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
P


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by local_dirt
After a lot of research, am starting to build an AR pistol. Wondering what quality LPK's are out there for a good price. Checking around, Daniel Defense seems to be most highly recommended, followed by Spikes, JP, etc and then on down the line, including PSA and Red Barn kit where you can choose to include or exclude certain parts.

PS- Don't want to fight with out of spec or poorly coated pins. Don't need/want trigger or grip. Already have these.


All of my AR's use Armaspec LPK's mainly because I like the ambi controls they use, and I don't want a cheap grip or trigger with the kit. The Armaspec LPK usually runs around $57.00 when I buy them.
[Linked Image]
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I've never had a problem with them. I also use them in my AR10.
[Linked Image]



bsa, thanks for mentioning Armaspec. Was not familiar with them.

PS- you have built yourself quite a nice battery of AR's.


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#13327171 - 12/02/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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Originally Posted by local_dirt
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by local_dirt
After a lot of research, am starting to build an AR pistol. Wondering what quality LPK's are out there for a good price. Checking around, Daniel Defense seems to be most highly recommended, followed by Spikes, JP, etc and then on down the line, including PSA and Red Barn kit where you can choose to include or exclude certain parts.

PS- Don't want to fight with out of spec or poorly coated pins. Don't need/want trigger or grip. Already have these.


All of my AR's use Armaspec LPK's mainly because I like the ambi controls they use, and I don't want a cheap grip or trigger with the kit. The Armaspec LPK usually runs around $57.00 when I buy them.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
I've never had a problem with them. I also use them in my AR10.
[Linked Image]



bsa, thanks for mentioning Armaspec. Was not familiar with them.

PS- you have built yourself quite a nice battery of AR's.


Thanks buddy. Cool to see you expanding your collection as well. Hell, ive even bought a couple ugly azzed savages. Im finding out they shoot damn near as good as my winchesters wink


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
P


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Stag makes a decent lpk. Picked one up without trigger for around 50.00

#13328364 - 12/03/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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Esox357,
Thanks for the tip on Stag. I'll take a look at their kits, too.


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#13336953 - 12/06/18 Re: LPK recommendations for AR pistol build [Re: local_dirt]  
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Aero LPK without FCG or grip is $25.55 at armorally right now. If you need a pistol grip, get that LPK anyway and I'll send you an A2 from the stack I've accumulated over the years.

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Thanks af, will check those out.

I think I've got a grip in the parts cabinet that used to be an armoire. Lol.

Will let you know, if otherwise. Thanks much for the offer.


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