you know i have been getting various LPKs for years and got only one gritty trigger with one CMMG LPK i got from AIM years ago.
since the panic hit i figured i would get a LPK to finish up my latest build while i could still get the parts.
the rush was on so all i could get was a DPMS blister-pack retail.
now i have used this retail pack for years and haven't had any out of spec stuff. generally the retail packed kits have better quality than the bulk packed ones --in DPMS anyway.
but this one has some real "doozies" --LOL!
i should have know something was up with it cause it had extra pins and springs that wern't on the chart on the back of the blister card!
first up is the safety --this one has two positions --SAFE and SAFE-- it seems they skipped the machining operation for the fire part and all this safety is just a round pin like thing--and the machining they did do on it for the detent pin are so off, the safety if installed would be sticking out the left side of the lower --quite a bit.
the trigger also has a few problems it fits very tight on the disconnector and the little flared out spring that goes in there won't fit as the whole they drilled for the spring is too small and too shallow with no top flair.
the trigger can be fixed, the safety could probably be made to work --but i'll toss it in my junk box and install a spare.
if a newbie had got this LPK i don't think he would be going around saying how easy a lower is to assemble--LOL
the rest of the kit was fine --the trigger pull seems fine after a little tune up and will only get better--
be sure to check your LPKs before you start or you could end up with a PITA.
i have gotten many LPKs from DPMS that were fine and i am sure this is the exception rather than the rule.