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Posted: 12/10/2003 7:37:44 AM EDT
They say that their kits are made from the current goverment contractor, FN.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 8:38:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 8:43:11 AM EDT by shamayim]
Total BS.  What's most likely is that some of the major components are made by companies that also hppen to subcontract for FN---which ain't quite the same thing.

FN is prohibited, under the terms of their government contract, from producing or selling any M16/AR parts on the civilian market.  Now you will occasionally find one or two barrels, or bolt assemblies or what have you on the civilian market w/ FN markings; but these were govt issued spares that were deemed surplus by a govt disposal officer; and one or two pieces at a time does not fit into a company's production plans.

By the way, that web site is currently non existant, according to yahoo's search engine
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 9:30:36 AM EDT

Works for me.

Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:52:28 AM EDT
Their prices are a bit high, it doesn't look like their kits are any better than the other suppliers.

Here's a good source for a Rock River lower receiver:

Good companies for kits:



Link Posted: 12/10/2003 12:04:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:09:56 PM EDT
Looks like they are using pictures from the Model 1 website.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 2:06:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ch2000:
Looks like they are using pictures from the Model 1 website.
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I noticed that!  [;)]
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 4:20:56 PM EDT
I think the "teflon coating" and  "government contractor" (not FN) is the tip off that it's a DPMS kit. To my knowledge, no one else teflon coats their stuff---certainly not the government.  DPMS stuff isn't bad---but it ain't great either. Bought a complete lower of theirs last year, and only had to replace 3 or 4 parts out of the box
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:23:51 AM EDT
The only experience that I have had with DPMS was with a cast lower.  It is terribly loose with any of the four uppers that I attach to it.  I sent it back to DPMS and they declared it within their specs.  I even offered to pay the difference in price for a forged lower.

I can't complain about their follow up and courtesy-they were very nice.  I will not buy anything else from them since I am going to end up tossing this one in a drawer and buying a new Eagle Arms lower. I already have one and it locks up nice and tight on the same upper that clanks around with the DPMS.

The sad thing is that I would have paid them $50-75 to swap the lower for a forged lower with tighter specs.  Instead I will pay Quantico $85 and they will lose a customer.
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