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Posted: 12/16/2013 10:54:25 PM
Oh and its made in the USA. YEA BUDDY
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Posted: 12/18/2013 5:41:14 PM
I ordered 2 of these uppers from Black Friday and just got them in today. Mine are flawless with no marks on them and this coating of oil. Overall a nice upper for the money. I'm looking forward to shooting it!!
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Posted: 12/19/2013 12:50:08 PM
I didn't order a complete upper, I just ordered the PTAC stripped upper, and it looks the same as the complete uppers all of you are talking about. There is a scuff mark down one side, it sort of skips down the side leaving 10 little 1/4" marks running the length of the receiver just below the rail. It's color is the same as what has been mentioned as well, more of a gray instead of black, and it does not match the PSA stripped lower I ordered with it. I thought the strangest thing was the black T-marks instead of the normal white, their online ad does not mention the difference in T-marks. Figured no big deal, no need to be able to see them anyway, but the scuff is bothersome. PSA has yet to put one of my reviews for an item up on their website after I submit it, so I figured I would leave this review here. For the price, I'm not upset, but I won't be a repeat customer of their PTAC line, as this upper belonged in their blemished line of products. Hope it helps.
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Posted: 12/19/2013 12:52:17 PM
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By robsguns:
I didn't order a complete upper, I just ordered the PTAC stripped upper, and it looks the same as the complete uppers all of you are talking about. There is a scuff mark down one side, it sort of skips down the side leaving 10 little 1/4" marks running the length of the receiver just below the rail. It's color is the same as what has been mentioned as well, more of a gray instead of black, and it does not match the PSA stripped lower I ordered with it. I thought the strangest thing was the black T-marks instead of the normal white, their online ad does not mention the difference in T-marks. Figured no big deal, no need to be able to see them anyway, but the scuff is bothersome. PSA has yet to put one of my reviews for an item up on their website after I submit it, so I figured I would leave this review here. For the price, I'm not upset, but I won't be a repeat customer of their PTAC line, as this upper belonged in their blemished line of products. Hope it helps.


Can you show a picture, I'm curious to see. From what I've seen of PTAC I almost suspect they are just rebranded blemished PSA parts. Wow 12 years and you just used your 1st post.
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Posted: 12/19/2013 12:55:41 PM
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Posted: 12/19/2013 1:26:40 PM
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That picture is very large, sorry about that, I don't know what I am doing, just tried to do my best to show it to you. The picture does not show all 10 of the marks that I counted, but they are all there, the lighting didn't show everything. The picture actually makes the scuff marks look worse than they are. In real life the marks are still black, but the lighting hit them just right to pick them up in this picture and makes them look silver. You have to move the upper side to side to see the marks when you are holding it. That is why I called it 'bothersome', but it isn't a show stopper.
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Posted: 12/19/2013 1:52:05 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By North_42:
Mine just showed up on the Big Brown Truck. I ordered the Black Friday Special upper minus BCG and CH for $190. First impression is that I got what I paid for. It looks like someone has saved me the trouble and thrown it down the driveway, already, after stripping old paint off with de-greaser (the upper is a little chalky). That being said, it looks just fine for the price point and I intend to use it as a plinker/truck gun gift to my dad, his first AR. It has very little wiggle in the handguards and everything looks GTG, as far as assembly is concerned. So far I am satisfied, neither pleasantly surprised nor disappointed. I haven't shot it yet, still at work, but will hopefully do so in the next couple days. Here are a few iPotato pictures:


I got mine yesterday.

Mine looks little better than that. PTAC 1/7 $190. I am very happy with it.
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Posted: 12/20/2013 6:04:31 PM
UPS just dropped of PTAC M4 upper.

I was pleasantly surprised, it was perfect, no scratches of any kind and clean / new finish. Slight chalky film on Upper. I am thrilled. Incredible upper, bcg for the price.
I can't remember when I got a complete upper this cheap before. I wouldn't mind if it was scratched, as I would be painting over it anyway. I think I spent more at PSA than anywhere else this Christmas. I also got a GSG 1911 22 conversion kit and other parts.
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Posted: 12/20/2013 7:08:46 PM
I have 3 P-Tac uppers, all look great. haven't shoot them yet, a little too cold now, but I am glad yours shoot well. They keep putting out these uppers with great prices, made me wonder how come AK prices are still so high!
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Posted: 12/20/2013 7:33:07 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By HankC:
I have 3 P-Tac uppers, all look great. haven't shoot them yet, a little too cold now, but I am glad yours shoot well. They keep putting out these uppers with great prices, made me wonder how come AK prices are still so high!


TOO COLD TO SHOOT! Blasphemy. Get out there and shoot them and give us a review. Been holding off on the PTACs but it's getting hard to resist those prices.
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Posted: 12/20/2013 11:25:01 PM
Got in some of the uppers I ordered. Seems their "value" line PTAC stuff is also packaged cheaper, yet they still charge the same $15 for S/H.

Top is a Premium 20inch 1/7 MP CHF CL upper and bottom is their PTAC 556 1/9 M4 upper. (I went with 1/9 because they will only shoot 22lr and 55gr 5.56.)

Heavy duty box with egg crate foam vs. thin cardboard and paper. Both shipped in an outer cardboard box. Not complaining, just posting observations.

The Premium 20" upper is flawless and the PTAC has a few marks on it, probably from handling, not as a result of packaging.

I ordered 5 Premium uppers and 5 PTAC uppers, will see how the others look and report back.


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Posted: 12/29/2013 2:22:47 PM
Has anyone else received a Ptac upper were the finish is super thin (Appears painted on) and missing in spots? The one I received the other day appeared well built but had dime sized patches of finish missing up and down the barrel.
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Posted: 12/29/2013 4:49:44 PM
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By John_Private:
Has anyone else received a Ptac upper were the finish is super thin (Appears painted on) and missing in spots? The one I received the other day appeared well built but had dime sized patches of finish missing up and down the barrel.


I had a few small marks on the barrel, but nothing like you described. I'm just glad to bore on mine was good, sucks that some people are noticing they got bad bores. My dad was very happy with the rifle I built for him for Xmas.

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Posted: 12/29/2013 6:52:14 PM
So are they going to be offering more of those deals in the near future? I could use a bargain priced upper and they sound good to me so I'd buy one if they just run the deal again. Also, I've been checking the blem listing daily and never see any changes. Anyone know when they update that? I even signed up for their mailing list but have yet to receive any emails other than the initial one.
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Posted: 12/30/2013 2:02:58 AM
oldrock PSA sends emails every day, at least they have lately. I had an account with them but wasn't getting any emails, found the email sign up was different.
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Posted: 12/30/2013 8:54:10 AM
These are back in stock, ordered one, see how it goes
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Posted: 12/30/2013 6:42:42 PM
Ordered one myself this morning. Didn't take long to go oos...
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Posted: 12/30/2013 8:24:35 PM
I don't give a damn how it looks that's why they make Krylon and or Cerekote but how it functions and reliability of it. Keep us up on round counts and issues if any.....
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Posted: 12/30/2013 9:32:24 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By GoRebels:
I don't give a damn how it looks that's why they make Krylon and or Cerekote but how it functions and reliability of it. Keep us up on round counts and issues if any.....


+1. I would rather have some finish issues than the purple uppers and lowers manufacturers used to send out. I did a lot of spray painting to get the upper and lower to match.
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Posted: 12/31/2013 9:01:54 PM
Got mine--1/9 non chrome. Pretty much perfect in and out.


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Posted: 1/7/2014 5:35:20 PM
I received mine yesterday. I have to say it was better than I expected. I can't wait to shoot it. I put this rifle together for $430.00 and it will last for years to come. It is going to be fun to shoot at that price.

I would buy another....You can't even buy an AK for what this cost and its a much better rifle!

I'm an old Army 11bravo and 19deltaR8 and rifles are not safe queens to me. There function is what it is about to me. This one seems to function no different than the dozen I have had. It's in spec and it will work. Look at the M16's in the Army...they are beat to heck and work like a charm.

Go out and shoot these..enjoy a cheap AR15.
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I tried to order a couple over the weekend but I waited to long and they were out of stock. I really would like then w/o bcg and H but they only had them with those included for $289...until they ran out.
I did pick up a LPK w/ergo grip for $29.....<><....:)
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Posted: 1/9/2014 10:50:49 AM
I'll give an update on mine, gave it for Christmas, my dad loved it. We shot about 150 rounds through it that afternoon and not a single problem, with Tula ammo. My brother hit a coke can at 40 yards, offhand with irons, 8 out of 20 shots and damn near made it jump the other 12, so I call that pretty good accuracy with commie ammo We just shot it off the back deck, into a hill, no range trip. It isn't the pretiest, and no idea if it would hold up to thousands of rounds or abuse, but for a casual plinker, I think it is a great value.
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Posted: 2/4/2014 7:21:41 PM
I ordered a 1/7 ptac upper on the blackfriday sale. Pinned to PSA and New Frontier upper just fine. Seemed to like 55 grain ammo the best. The upper looked fine except the barrel finish was not as uniform as my PSA uppers.But for the price, could not complain. All of the other pieces looked fine. Wanted a rifle that I could us as a utility piece if needed. I did recently order the PTAC 1/9 melonite midwest ind. upper w/o BCG. I had plan to order PSA blemished upper and upper parts kit for a future build. After adding up the individual part that would be necessary , this upper seemed to be a good deal. If you deducted the price of the forearm from the price, you would have only a barreled upper for a little over $100.00-$125.00. If you add up the price on the rest of the parts, it really was a deal I did not think I could pass up. I can always rebarrel.This may or may not have been a good decision , time will tell. Saved 5% off the top with free shipping.


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Posted: 2/4/2014 8:27:18 PM
Got my PTC upper in and pinned to a valued priced lower and put a cheaper scope on just to see how it would shoot. I pinned to an new frontier lower that I had in the safe and run several boxes of ammo through without a problem. I run a bore brush through several times during shooting 50yd target. I then moved out to 100 yard and shot. It shot better than I expected. Will post a photo of gun and best target group when I figure out how to post pictures.
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