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"Essential Arms, Inc."? Quality Background?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Pcamret, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Pcamret

    Pcamret Redmond, OR New Member

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    I've never heard of Essential Arms, Inc. Apparently, they are a manufacturer for other brands of AR's. Can anyone tell me about their background and quality of rifles???
     
  2. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    they have actully been around for a long time longer than most of the newbie companies poping up everywhere i owned a preban one during the ban i was very pleased with it . they are not top notch but they are not bottom of the barrel either rumor has it that some of the early ones were said to be cast by ruger . I don't know much about their new stuff and the early ones were usually sold in kits like pdw and later dpms prior to the ban bought all the left over stock from them and sold them for a while it seemed they went out of business or stopped producing and are back in business now
     
  3. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've got two AR's that I built on Essential lowers. A 9mm and a .223.
    No build problems. All the pins fit, everything was in the right place.
    Not the finest finish, just a good in-spec part. Would not hesitate
    to use the product again.
     
  4. VWTim

    VWTim Corvallis, OR Member

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    That's what I hear from everyone that's has their lowers. Decent product, finish is not perfect, but dimensions are correct.
     
  5. ryerle23

    ryerle23 SW WA Member

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    I have built one, just ordered three more, got my BIL and dad to both do builds on EA lowers too. Great value, $105 each, in stock, fast shipping, good customer service, can't lose with EA in my opinion
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    They have been around for a long time. Until last year, they had the worst quality receivers I have ever seen.

    They are a lot nicer now.