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Posted: 3/15/2001 7:29:32 AM EST
Has anyone heard of essential arms, and what is their reputation for quality?
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 7:35:50 AM EST
My .223 cents... I have a preban EA lower with a colt 9mm upper. And I have a Full Auto EA lower with a M4 upper. They look and work just like my colt lowers. The only thing I dislike, is the tolerance in the magazine area. Most like Bushmaster and Colt are around .930" whereas the EA's are around .905. I've had one USGI magazine rub a little and I couldn't get in a 9mm tacblock in. I had to file the tacblock down to fit it in my M16. Result. Thumbs up. or AR15 up. [^]
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:17:05 AM EST
Had a few Essential Arms lower guns, they all worked fine. Basically, as long as it is milspec, a lower is a lower is a lower. If it aint milspec, then you got problems. AFAIK, all EA lowers were milspec.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:26:04 AM EST
I've heard Essential Arms lowers are cast, not forged. Is this a problem with long term durability? Bud
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:55:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bud91859: I've heard Essential Arms lowers are cast, not forged. Is this a problem with long term durability?
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No. Shooting an AR puts very very little stress on the lower.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 6:31:50 PM EST
Where are they out of, and how much do their lowers cost?
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 6:48:15 PM EST
SS109, Essential Arms went out of business in 1993...I believe they were bought out by DPMS.
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