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Posted: 8/13/2005 9:54:46 PM EDT
I have seen this name around here and was wondering about there quality? I am planning a future build and have seen some fair prices on these parts. How are they compared say to COLT, Bushmaster, and so fourth? h.gif

Thanks,
Luck
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:58:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:10:45 PM EDT
Please forgive me for my ignorance. They seem to be the same or higher quality!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:16:27 PM EDT
Run a search using "LMT" as the keyword, you should get many hours of reading.

LMT produces and excellent product on par with Colt and Bushmaster. You will get positive & negative opinions. but that the majority of folks have been happy with LMT, myself included.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:18:25 PM EDT
Lumpy, Lumpy, Lumpy..... *shakes head*
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:20:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 10:22:21 PM EDT by Luckiduc13]
Thanks. I have been reading and that should do me. Seems to be good stuff. Think Ill give it a whirl! Im trying to buy an ar now complete and hopefully build one soon after.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:43:32 PM EDT


Here's my new LMT 16-inch M4gery which I just got the lower half last week. I got the upper half about a few months ago.

The latest lower batch made last month included a Tango Down Battlegrip (with battery storage) free upgrade. I also bought the LMT BUIS, CH and M16 BCG.

LMT don't sell the whole rifle to civilians so I bought them separately, no problem.

I'm not a kool aid drinker but this is my first other brand besides Colt.

I had owned about seven and a half Colts before. IMHO the LMT is close to Colt but not the same.

I would recommend it to anyone. Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:09:39 AM EDT
I have a complete LMT 16" M-4 Rifle and I like it very well.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:20:29 AM EDT
My LMT 14.5" M4Gery with permanently attached Phantom flash suppressor is a rock solid shooter.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:01:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Luckiduc13:
I have seen this name around here and was wondering about there quality? I am planning a future build and have seen some fair prices on these parts. How are they compared say to COLT, Bushmaster, and so fourth?

Thanks,
Luck



Over priced and over rated.



Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:05:37 AM EDT
top notch imo

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:22:14 AM EDT
I love my M4 upper. Denny's Guns has a great price on 14.5" and 16" uppers.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:30:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:42:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 9:43:11 AM EDT by m4_a3]
Very happy with mine. I only have about 300 rounds through mine so far, but no functional problems as of yet...

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:45:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:51:25 AM EDT
Tango1 to Medivac...this LZ has just gone hot!!!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:15:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
On average, LMT receivers have the loosest fit and poorest finish of any I have used. Installing a barrel extension in one is like a baseball bat in a garbage can.



Ouchy!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:58:42 PM EDT
On barrel length can I order a 14.5 incher?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:40:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 3:58:05 PM EDT by alwaystryin]




Most people equate premium price with premium performance. I "think" LMT enforces a minimum selling price policy. Thus LMT has a much wider retail profit margin than other makers.

Having said that I have one and like it a lot. No problems.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:11:44 PM EDT
Good stuff

very popular choice for uppers, accessories like BUIS', and stocks,.............and lowers- now that I think about it

top notch.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:17:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Luckiduc13:
On barrel length can I order a 14.5 incher?



You can order a 14.5, but will either have to have a permanently attached muzzle device that brings the overall length to 16"+ or obtain a Tax stamp for a SBR _Short Barreled Rifle.

The former clearly the easier route.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:21:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:22:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
On average, LMT receivers have the loosest fit and poorest finish of any I have used. Installing a barrel extension in one is like a baseball bat in a garbage can.



Usually I don't agree with you, but from my personal experience with LMT I must concur. I recently bought a LMT upper and it took me three times of searching through the box 'o uppers (fresh from LMT I might add) to find one that wasn't "jacked up". Some of the things that I noticed were sloppy upper to lower fit, barrel extensions/receivers not lined up, etc., etc.

I'm not trying to "over scrutinize" the product as I am well aware of the specs that LMT is building to, but for the kind of money that these uppers are selling for I think that they (LMT) could greatly "tighten up" their QC standards.

That's my opinion on the matter. YMMV
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:29:04 PM EDT
mines great, extension and all, lines up perfect.

so far no malfunctions.
the LMT bolt & cam pin fit/firing pin fit wasn't as good as the colt i've got, or so it seems.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:30:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Luckiduc13:
On barrel length can I order a 14.5 incher?


You can order any barrel length you can pay for. But if you install it onto a lower that is not properly configured and "designated" (you know what I mean) as a pistol, or not registered as a Short Barreled Rifle, you'll be breaking the law.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:06:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:28:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackjack333:
Some of the things that I noticed were sloppy upper to lower fit, barrel extensions/receivers not lined up, etc., etc.



I get the part about upper/loer fit, but what does it mean to have the barrel extension and receiver not line up? I am curious to go check the two LMT uppers I own.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:07:19 PM EDT
look at this page..

M4 feed ramps
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:18:48 PM EDT
LMT's are great.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:19:18 PM EDT
oh yeah I forgot to add that bushy's stink
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:12:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:46:21 PM EDT
At the beginning of this year I built two LMT 16" M4 clones, out of defender 2000 lowers, and lmt 4 uppers, with identical operating systems. Carbine gas sys, lmt enhanced bolt carrier and chromed bolt, h2 buffer w/ hd action spring. Since I have changed all my brit sa80 mags over to wolf springs w/ magpul enhanced followers, I have elminated mag malfunctions altogether.
Both carbines have a nearly identical fit and finish. Frankly its not the most amazing finish I have ever seen, but aside from scratches I did, the finish is uniform and even, and of good dark/rich color.
The upper/lower fit is a not exactly loose, but it certainly isn't super tight either. It has a bit of play. Actually, its very close to the upper lower fit I have on almost all of my colt factory rifles. The front sight tower was dead nuts on both rifles.
Both of these rifles have been unstoppable so far. It took close to 2000 rds to stop the one I did an endurance test on. And even then I just needed a little forward assist action.
Others can form their own opinions, and im sure there are people out there differening experiences, but I have been impressed so far. I think they compare favorably with my Colts, and those are hands down my favorite.
Take care
John F.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:23:18 PM EDT
LMT is nice if you like the AR in a mil-spec platform.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:47:53 PM EDT
I've been very fortunate, both of my 16" LMT M4 uppers have run flawlessly. They were both excellent deals and I couldn't be happier with them.

Both of mine are oddballs-they lack the LMT logo on the receiver and neither one have RAS numbers. The finish on one had a couple of small pockmarks, but they shoot perfectly
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:33:46 PM EDT
CMT is cheaper and just as good.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:17:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:13:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By ColSanders:
CMT is cheaper and just as good.



Don't disagree, but CMT (STAG) doesn't offer 1/7 twist or M4 barrel ext.


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I thought they were going to offer 1/7 barrels very soon. Though I don't know what type of steel it will or if real M4 extended feed ramps will be offered.

Is this still going to happen or did CMT change their minds?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:57:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:16:13 AM EDT
My LMT was an ultra tight upper/lower fit. Best finish ever seen on an AR. Better than any Colt I have seen with my own 2 eyes. I will never buy Colt again.

Oh wait... I have a Colt M16 bolt and carrier in my LMT.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:22:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 8:23:33 AM EDT by arhunt576]

Originally Posted By gotm4:

Originally Posted By Luckiduc13:
I have seen this name around here and was wondering about there quality? I am planning a future build and have seen some fair prices on these parts. How are they compared say to COLT, Bushmaster, and so fourth?

Thanks,
Luck



Over priced and over rated.



+1, I think that CMT quality is alot better
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