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03Cobra
10-20-2012, 13:22
Saw these uppers on sale today for $399 and ordered one. I've been wanting to try this round out for a while. Anyone else have this upper?

cowboy1964
10-20-2012, 14:11
Let us know how long it takes to receive.

I want to try 300 AAC badly but the ammo just isn't coming down in price.

PS. Sale ended at 12pm EST today (and not to nitpick PSA, but we're currently in EDT, not EST, so if anyone missed the sale by less an hour you should make them honor it! lol)

03Cobra
10-20-2012, 16:04
I didn't purchase until about 2:00 and they still honored it today.

IGotIt
10-20-2012, 16:30
I have one with the YHM specter length free float rail. It's my go to hog gun.

Ammo is as low as $10.36/20 now way down from $19.99 when it first came out.

countrygun
10-20-2012, 17:19
Crud. I am not an AR fan, and I let mine go down the road a few years ago, but it is time to by a "speial" gun to mark an event and I was just shopping for an AR in something other than the usual caliber. If I'd known about this I would have picked one up, (since I still have a S___t ton of mags, then I could have had the fun of shopping for a lower

glock031
10-20-2012, 19:44
Crud. I am not an AR fan, and I let mine go down the road a few years ago, but it is time to by a "speial" gun to mark an event and I was just shopping for an AR in something other than the usual caliber. If I'd known about this I would have picked one up, (since I still have a S___t ton of mags, then I could have had the fun of shopping for a lower

Your in luck!
Sale is still going on and most likely will till sold out. They do extended sales time much if not sold out.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/11379/s/psa-16-hammer-forged-300-aac-blackout-madness-upper-without-bcg-or-charging-handle/

countrygun
10-20-2012, 19:47
Your in luck!
Sale is still going on and most likely will till sold out. They do extended sales time much if not sold out.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/11379/s/psa-16-hammer-forged-300-aac-blackout-madness-upper-without-bcg-or-charging-handle/

Cool, I may take pass at it.

Cole125
10-20-2012, 20:27
You would be much better off spending $180 more and getting a CMMG 300 Blackout upper.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/892556/cmmg-ar-15-m4-le-a3-flat-top-upper-assembly-300-aac-blackout-762x35mm-1-in-8-twist-16-barrel-carbine-gas-system-wasp-melonite-finished-chrome-moly-matte-with-m4-handguard-flash-hider-pre-ban

countrygun
10-20-2012, 20:33
You would be much better off spending $180 more and getting a CMMG 300 Blackout upper.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/892556/cmmg-ar-15-m4-le-a3-flat-top-upper-assembly-300-aac-blackout-762x35mm-1-in-8-twist-16-barrel-carbine-gas-system-wasp-melonite-finished-chrome-moly-matte-with-m4-handguard-flash-hider-pre-ban

thanks. I just made a Midway order befor I started thinking about another AR. that is more t my liking as a complete upper and without the ,to me, "unvaluable" olr AR sight/base/

I will check and see if they are still expecting to have them in on time as per the backorder status.

03Cobra
10-20-2012, 20:40
You would be much better off spending $180 more and getting a CMMG 300 Blackout upper.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/892556/cmmg-ar-15-m4-le-a3-flat-top-upper-assembly-300-aac-blackout-762x35mm-1-in-8-twist-16-barrel-carbine-gas-system-wasp-melonite-finished-chrome-moly-matte-with-m4-handguard-flash-hider-pre-ban

I preferred the chrome-lined FN barrel from PSA, but that looks like a good deal as well.

K. Foster
10-21-2012, 08:03
You would be much better off spending $180 more and getting a CMMG 300 Blackout upper.


How so?

GSSF17
10-21-2012, 08:09
You would be much better off spending $180 more and getting a CMMG 300 Blackout upper.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/892556/cmmg-ar-15-m4-le-a3-flat-top-upper-assembly-300-aac-blackout-762x35mm-1-in-8-twist-16-barrel-carbine-gas-system-wasp-melonite-finished-chrome-moly-matte-with-m4-handguard-flash-hider-pre-ban


Run away. I held my tounge when this happened, but here it is. I worked on a CMMG upper that had an out of spec chamber, misaligned gas tube, and the finish was barked up. It came this way from the factory- Customer service was so-so at first. I felt bad for the guy who bought the upper- it drove him crazy before we got it diagnosed. CMMG ended up taking care of it eventually, pretty much.

That said, PSA has had some serious bumps in the road according to a few folks here. Despite the few negative experiences with PSA in here, my vote is still with them....

Cole125
10-21-2012, 11:06
Well the CMMG 5.56 upper I bought a year ago has been flawless, I've got 4000 + rounds through it, and just as accurate as any other non-free float AR. On the other hand, the PSA upper I recently bought was complete junk and they did nothing to make it right.

Not trying to turn this into a brand war, but I've heard good things about the CMMG 300 blackout upper, and you get a BCG and charging handle with it for a good price. They have recently stepped up their quality control, and are good to go. If you have issues they will make it right.

G23Adam
10-21-2012, 11:54
the PSA upper I recently bought was complete junk and they did nothing to make it right.


I call BS. Any time I had a problem with PSA it was handled promptly and quickly to better than my satisfaction.

Cole125
10-21-2012, 12:19
I call BS. Any time I had a problem with PSA it was handled promptly and quickly to better than my satisfaction.

Call BS all you want. You must have missed the recent thread involving me and a couple other guys here getting screwed by PSA. Our cases were not as simple as missing items out of a order, but uppers that were not put together/finished correctly and when confronted PSA ignored us, gave us the run around, and pretty much sent us a singing telegram to go **** ourselves.

Yes PSA uses quality components for a great price, but their company model and customer service has a lot to be desired to put it politely.

glock031
10-21-2012, 14:38
Call BS all you want. You must have missed the recent thread involving me and a couple other guys here getting screwed by PSA. Our cases were not as simple as missing items out of a order, but uppers that were not put together/finished correctly and when confronted PSA ignored us, gave us the run around, and pretty much sent us a singing telegram to go **** ourselves.

Yes PSA uses quality components for a great price, but their company model and customer service has a lot to be desired to put it politely.

I believe you stated that your gas block was off center a little? Then you posted that it ran flawless after you aligned gas block.

Now in hind sight the whole dam gun was junk?

The other thread was a upper that looked a little light on anodising inside of the upper, but still runs........Wow these guys got screwed royaly.

PSA certainly isn't for everybody. But neither are every other brand.

03Cobra
10-21-2012, 15:33
the way I figure it, a good 300 AAC barrel is about $300. I'll put an FN barrel up against about anything. As long as the other parts are decent quality I feel like I got a good deal.

G23Adam
10-21-2012, 15:54
I believe you stated that your gas block was off center a little? Then you posted that it ran flawless after you aligned gas block.

Now in hind sight the whole dam gun was junk?

The other thread was a upper that looked a little light on anodising inside of the upper, but still runs........Wow these guys got screwed royaly.

PSA certainly isn't for everybody. But neither are every other brand.


That's the way it usually turns out... People who want safe queens fooling with ARs....

A lot of times people blow their problem a little out of proportion to draw attention to themselves, screaming "woest me, my problems are more dire than yours". Then involve a web forum and it's a bunch of "Oh they screwed me way more than you"...

I've found that sometimes people (me included) can't eyeball a FSB and will say they are "crooked". I use a jig I made to ensure alignment. If you can zero the joker and it functions, the FSB is perfect per "mil spec"

As far as PSA, I've made over 100 orders from them, and have to date 2 errors. Both were corrected quickly and promptly.

I do have the benefit of driving 3 hours to the warehouse or store, but it's easier for me to pay shipping and get it tomorrow, but I doubt that's why they single me out to do mine right.

IGotIt
10-21-2012, 16:18
I have both a PSA 300 Blk and a CMMG 300 Blk. I'll tell you one thing, if you want to shoot subsonics unsuppressed with the CMMG, it is a hit or miss. Mine won't cycle subs and I read about many more whose guns won't cycle them, others I have only read on forums say theirs is running fine. Maybe, maybe not.

CMMG first reported that the 16" uppers with the carbine gas system would run subs and supersonics. that all changed when they started getting complaints, then the ad was conveniently reported as "wrong". When I called tech support, I received none at all. Good thing I'm using the CMMG as my day hog gun using supers.

To be honest, the PSA does not cycle subs 100% of the time, but any time it cycles them, it's better than the CMMG.

The difference of the two other than one chrome lined barrel the other not, is the PSA is a bit heavier because of the barrel.

Cole125
10-21-2012, 17:48
That's the way it usually turns out... People who want safe queens fooling with ARs....

Wrong, try again.

When I pay five bills for a upper I want it to be put together 100 percent out of the box. PSA was unable to do this. :whistling:

G23Adam
10-21-2012, 18:05
I don't think PSA even has a 5 bill upper, unless they are 50's....


I finally remembered the other Guy... He's the one who was peeved about the dry film and after he parts swapped, he reassembled the thing with a canted FSB.

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glock031
10-21-2012, 19:18
I just placed a order friday morning with PSA for ammo. Later that day (fri) i get the shipping notice. Order is shceduled to be here tuesday. They are working on thier shipping speed. Never had a missing item or any other problem yet.

MD357
10-21-2012, 20:45
Wrong, try again.

When I pay five bills for a upper I want it to be put together 100 percent out of the box. PSA was unable to do this. :whistling:

Doing a quick search on your posts, you said you asked for a refund. You never made any mention of allowing them to fix it.

K. Foster
10-21-2012, 20:55
Well the CMMG 5.56 upper I bought a year ago has been flawless, I've got 4000 + rounds through it, and just as accurate as any other non-free float AR. On the other hand, the PSA upper I recently bought was complete junk and they did nothing to make it right.

When I asked the question, I had forgotten you were one of the ones that had serious issues, my apologies.
All the orders I have placed for parts or whatever have been 100%. (knocking on wood) :dunno: One upper in particular, that I helped a friend with, ended up being very accurate with 55g ball. I wish I could have kept that one for myself.
My personal experiences with the CMMG people has been less than stellar. Iíll just leave it at that.
:beer:

Cole125
10-21-2012, 21:25
Doing a quick search on your posts, you said you asked for a refund. You never made any mention of allowing them to fix it.

Correct, I did not send it back for them to "fix" it. I'll say it again, they sent me a upper with a low profile gas block that not only was not secured by any means(no dimples in barrel for the set screws, not pinned, not even any thread locker on the set screws) and was out of alignment to the point the rifle did not cycle. No big deal right? Wrong. The gas black is a very critical part of the rifle.

BCM properly secures their low profile gas blocks, with correct dimpling in the barrel for the set screws AND high heat thread locker. This is the correct way to secure the gas block, the way PSA does it IS NOT.

cowboy1964
10-21-2012, 21:32
I'm happy with my $300 mid-length FN-barreled upper. My EOTech and 1-4x scope each cost way more than that.

cowboy1964
10-21-2012, 21:34
Correct, I did not send it back for them to "fix" it. I'll say it again, they sent me a upper with a low profile gas block that not only was not secured by any means(no dimples in barrel for the set screws, not pinned, not even any thread locker on the set screws) and was out of alignment to the point the rifle did not cycle. No big deal right? Wrong. The gas black is a very critical part of the rifle.

BCM properly secures their low profile gas blocks, with correct dimpling in the barrel for the set screws AND high heat thread locker. This is the correct way to secure the gas block, the way PSA does it IS NOT.

So BCM's FSB is secured with screws, not pinned?

Cole125
10-21-2012, 21:37
So BCM's FSB is secured with screws, not pinned?

Their FSBs are pinned per mil spec. Their low profile gas blocks are correctly secured with set screws.

MD357
10-21-2012, 22:35
Correct, I did not send it back for them to "fix" it. I'll say it again, they sent me a upper with a low profile gas block that not only was not secured by any means(no dimples in barrel for the set screws, not pinned, not even any thread locker on the set screws) and was out of alignment to the point the rifle did not cycle. No big deal right? Wrong. The gas black is a very critical part of the rifle.


PSA can't be blamed here if you wouldn't allow them to make it right.

AK_Stick
10-21-2012, 22:50
PSA can't be blamed here if you wouldn't allow them to make it right.



Why not? They failed to make it right when they built it.

MD357
10-21-2012, 22:55
Why not? They failed to make it right when they built it.

Yep, mistakes are gonna happen. Problem is that he initially stated the "they did nothing to make it right." When all he did is insist on a refund. He never allowed them to make it right. His words.

AK_Stick
10-21-2012, 23:01
His post says nothing about "they did nothing to make it right".


Are you talking about something he said in a different thread?

MD357
10-21-2012, 23:19
His post says nothing about "they did nothing to make it right".


Are you talking about something he said in a different thread?

Post #13 of this thread.


Well the CMMG 5.56 upper I bought a year ago has been flawless, I've got 4000 + rounds through it, and just as accurate as any other non-free float AR. On the other hand, the PSA upper I recently bought was complete junk and they did nothing to make it right.

Not trying to turn this into a brand war, but I've heard good things about the CMMG 300 blackout upper, and you get a BCG and charging handle with it for a good price. They have recently stepped up their quality control, and are good to go. If you have issues they will make it right.

AK_Stick
10-21-2012, 23:22
Ok, I missed that.


Still not sure how you think they can't be blamed for screwing up the boatload of guns they've made mistakes on lately, but ok.

MD357
10-21-2012, 23:29
Ok, I missed that.


Still not sure how you think they can't be blamed for screwing up the boatload of guns they've made mistakes on lately, but ok.

Still not sure how you're not understanding what I'm saying. Maybe it's because you're not understanding/reading the thread..... but ok.

Problems or not, when you don't give a company a chance to correct something..... you can't say they did nothing. Doesn't get any more complicated than that my friend. If you're STILL lost then..... dunno what to tell you.

AK_Stick
10-21-2012, 23:32
I understand what you said, and that was a poor choice of words on his part.



That said, it still doesn't address the issue with PSA, and their lack of QC lately.

MD357
10-21-2012, 23:50
I understand what you said, and that was a poor choice of words on his part.



That said, it still doesn't address the issue with PSA, and their lack of QC lately.


By my experiences CMMG is well known to have issues too.

Personally, I haven't had any problems with PSA after several orders. From what I have read they take care of people quickly. What's your experience?

AK_Stick
10-22-2012, 00:20
I've never ordered from them, but I've fixed two uppers from them that had improperly installed gas blocks.

I will only order from quality companies, like BCM, because I want a higher quality weapon. If I was just looking for a range gun, I would consider them.

03Cobra
10-22-2012, 06:03
I ordered from PSA because I did want quality - a quality barrel. If everything comes in working order then I expect to have just as high of quality as a BCM weapon. the risk with PSA is the initial delivery not the quality of components.

03Cobra
11-18-2012, 20:04
finally came in and so far everything looks really good. Here it is next to my Stag upper.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/19/pugu2yhy.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/19/qugurury.jpg

I have been very happy with my PSA order and would order from them again.

03Cobra
11-19-2012, 17:10
here it is mounted to my lower.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/20/ta2yhypa.jpg