Thanks guys! Appreciate the info. Was hoping someone here had first-hand experience with them to know if it's a decent quality lower. Seems like it's a decent lower but I wasn't sure if there were any hidden pitfalls about them being one of the oddballs that didn't accept common parts.
Even given that's it's been knocked around for a few years it's a lot better than any DPMS I've checked out on the racks.
Originally Posted by GunHugger
PWA, was Pac West Arms, not Pacific West Arms.
Been out of business for a while.
They only sold complete lowers and stripped lowers, not complete guns. The lower receivers were made by LMT and were of good quality. In fact of far better quality than DPMS as someone above suggested as a better quality choice.
The pre-ban cutoff serial number is 35222 for PWA.
That's about the same info I found with some googling on a few of the AR-specific forums. Had a few conflicting posts about whether or not they did offer a few complete rifles or if they were just a parts house.
I knew it was an older carbine, and I do agree if it's an LMT-forged lower then it's a decent lower. I think it's gonna find a home in my locker for the price they're asking.
Other than having a standard m4 fixed front sight, the upper is set up how I want it too...flat-top M4 config. Plus it's already got a decent looking snow-camo job on it. It'll be just another yote rifle to live in the tractor/truck so I don't beat the snot out of my .204.