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Posted: 9/10/2004 2:07:21 PM EST
I saw them in Brownells, and then check on their site. Anyone have experience with them. Says they are machined from solid stock, which would be plenty strong. Anyone have one???
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:57:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By zak2427:
I saw them in Brownells, and then check on their site. Anyone have experience with them. Says they are machined from solid stock, which would be plenty strong. Anyone have one???



I have one. Very heavily made. Some neat engineering. In egneral, I would not suggest someone get one unless they want to have something unusual or like to be able to set overtravel with set screws as part of the lower...

mark
buda@TripleBreakProducts.com
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:58:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By zak2427:
I saw them in Brownells, and then check on their site. Anyone have experience with them. Says they are machined from solid stock, which would be plenty strong. Anyone have one???



I have one. Very heavily made. Some neat engineering. In egneral, I would not suggest someone get one unless they want to have something unusual or like to be able to set overtravel with set screws as part of the lower...

mark
buda@TripleBreakProducts.com
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:58:26 PM EST
but they are ok to build with standard parts kits ie. RRA lower kits. I want something unusual, and the overtravel seems like a nice thing to play with....
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:24:16 PM EST
They are great quality and heavy receivers. Last time I checked Ernie was in jail, so I don't know the status with SOCOM's production. The website doesn't appear to have been updated in quite a while.

Sammy
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:28:29 PM EST
In jail for????....lol


That is kind of a pet peeve of mine, .... you know... the whole giving money to crooks....
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:57:48 PM EST

Last time I checked Ernie was in jail

Why you spreading crap?
Stop by and see him at his shop. He was there yesterday.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:39:22 AM EST
I am not meaning to spread crap. I said LAST TIME I CHECKED. I have not heard from him on the boards. To answer the other question, I am refering to the RPD M11 incident.

Sammy


Originally Posted By j3_:

Last time I checked Ernie was in jail

Why you spreading crap?
Stop by and see him at his shop. He was there yesterday.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:30:54 AM EST
I have one and it is a pretty good lower - very different - machined from a solid billet ...

Very pricey and the finish seems to be thin and scratches very easily ...

I would not buy another one.

NTY
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 11:51:59 AM EST


www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=193551



They work well for a bench type or hunting gun.

Sharp corners and thick edges make them not the best idea for a run and gun, shtf, defensive, or all purpose gun.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:34:23 PM EST
WHat's the problem with the RPD M-11's? I thought thel looked cool, but someone was telling me they thought that it would be a problem
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:18:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=193551

pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL77/858902/2267174/52171522.jpg

They work well for a bench type or hunting gun.

Sharp corners and thick edges make them not the best idea for a run and gun, shtf, defensive, or all purpose gun.



why did you put a telescope on your rifle, shooting the moon

lol
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:27:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Artifex:
WHat's the problem with the RPD M-11's? I thought thel looked cool, but someone was telling me they thought that it would be a problem



ATF says they are a problem.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:49:00 AM EST
SOCOM Manufacturing is pretty much out of buisness. I used to have him do some gun-smithing for me in the past, but he and the ATF had a few "disagreements", and I think the legal problems will be costly...a buddy of mine that knew him well said he was closing that aspect of his buisness down and selling most of his Class III stuff. He may still be manufacturing the receivers, but I know he's dealing with some more serious issues right now.

ROCK6
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:29:15 PM EST
Guys,

We should support him with our business. He tried to create some new products that few people even thought of. If we walked away from ever vendor who ran across problems, there would not be many people left to manufacture items.

mark
buda@TripleBreakProducts.com
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 10:46:04 PM EST
Tell him to refund his customers who purchased their RPD M11/9's or SAW M11/9's and people might be interested in supporting him. At this point HIS customers are in possession of a post-sample machinegun!

Sammy


Originally Posted By budam:
Guys,

We should support him with our business. He tried to create some new products that few people even thought of. If we walked away from ever vendor who ran across problems, there would not be many people left to manufacture items.

mark
buda@TripleBreakProducts.com

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 12:02:41 AM EST
The receivers were made by Armitage International out of Seneca SC. I believe they are marked that way. Has a nice big ad in a local mag to buy your auto collections so I doubt he is going out.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 12:11:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By selfishselfless:
Tell him to refund his customers who purchased their RPD M11/9's or SAW M11/9's and people might be interested in supporting him. At this point HIS customers are in possession of a post-sample machinegun!



In that case he SHOULD refund, if his conversion it illegal. I have heard a lot of BS about him but a lot of it is ho air. Your situation needs to be taken care of by Ernie.

It seems unusual that ATF allows you to keep a post sample. Normally they would have already called and visited you. They did this with many parts kits that were not destroyed correctly. Keep us updated. Best of luck!

mark
buda@TripleBreakProducts.com
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