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TsunamiMike
12-05-2011, 22:11
Spikes:
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1STR5035MLS&name=Spikes+Tactical+5.56%2f.223+Rifle&groupid=208

Psa:
http://palmettostatearmory.com/8923.php

As far as my first black rifle which would be best? The$170 price difference is for what? I am going to add a carry handle sight to it once I make the decision so the mbus isn't a deal breaker or maker.

Let me know as they seem like great deals...

Fwdftw
12-05-2011, 22:14
1st you should search this is beating a dead horse, pick your poison.. both are on the same level imo...

IGotIt
12-05-2011, 22:22
$769-$699=$70 not $170

You can't go wrong with either one.

TsunamiMike
12-05-2011, 22:24
It is 599 not 699..

madecov
12-05-2011, 22:36
I have both guns. I have handled several of each gun from both companies.
Palmetto makes a very nice weapon. The Spikes is just slightly better finished and a bit smoother hand cycling. Either is more than fine and a great choice compared to any other commercial assembly.

ColdBlooded
12-05-2011, 22:38
wrong thread

TsunamiMike
12-05-2011, 22:39
Is the spikes worth the extra $$$? Spikes has a lifetime warranty but do I need it as I'm gonna use it for plinking at the range and maybe a home defense class?

TsunamiMike
12-05-2011, 22:40
Dsa ?

IGotIt
12-05-2011, 22:43
It is 599 not 699..

Didn't see the sale price.

glock031
12-06-2011, 01:23
Is the spikes worth the extra $$$? Spikes has a lifetime warranty but do I need it as I'm gonna use it for plinking at the range and maybe a home defense class?

PSA has a lifetime warranty also on thier uppers and complete rifles.

boomhower
12-06-2011, 04:00
Either is fine but I would go with PSA but that is just for a personal distaste for Spikes. To be fair it appears the Spikes comes with an MBUS and that will account for almost all the price difference.

TsunamiMike
12-06-2011, 05:20
makes sense, the mbus to me is worthless as i want a carry handle..

looks like psa it is unless i am missing something else...

jaxxx
12-06-2011, 08:13
How do I order the palmetto?

Chowser
12-06-2011, 09:22
go to their website and order.
it will ask what ffl you will be using in your comments.
after ordering, fax or email in your ffl's info.

wait about two weeks, and your ffl will have it.

txgunguy
12-06-2011, 10:44
I've heard good things about psa uppers and rifles. I've ordered things from them, good company, but not any of their firearms. Used a LPK and everything was high quality.

My spikes upper is top notch and has had zero issues. Since I have a spikes I recommend them.

madecov
12-06-2011, 10:44
There are also slight differences in the finish. If it matters, Spikes is a satin or semi gloss and palmetto is a matte finish.

Pick the roll mark you like better and be happy.

txgunguy
12-06-2011, 13:18
There are also slight differences in the finish. If it matters, Spikes is a satin or semi gloss and palmetto is a matte finish.

Pick the roll mark you like better and be happy.

Didn't know that. Thanks.

TsunamiMike
12-06-2011, 21:26
Bought the psa!

TsunamiMike
12-07-2011, 05:51
got the upgraded hammer forged barrel though..

THey offered for another 80 bucks to add the magpul MOE grip, trigger frame, rear stock and hand guards...

Again i did not go for this option but am wondering if i should have??

Camu Mahubah
12-07-2011, 05:56
Just get the Palmetto and shoot the crap outta it!

Chowser
12-07-2011, 08:40
i ended up choosing the fn barrel as well. i did get the moe upgrade. i like the look and feel of them myself. it's going to be your decision on whether you liked the look or not.

here's my partial build (need to but the fire control group in)

it's the midlength kit with psa lower, moe parts upgrade option.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7826/imag0579.jpg

here's what it looked like when i got it from psa.

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4148/psakit.jpg

TsunamiMike
12-07-2011, 09:45
Chowser: your in Cleveland? Your killin me I am in lakewood.... I could've just checked yours out and have been done with it.

NICE LOOKING RIFLE I do like the moe look but wanted to start simple and go from there, I am adding a carry handle to it as well to give it the vintage look to start.

TsunamiMike
12-09-2011, 20:25
Ordered it 12/6 and will be at my ffl this Wednesday! Psa rocks!