a plastic AR that works is better than no ar-- but plastic is hardly a panacea of 'greatness"--
what would convince me a plastic ar lower is good?
have a rifle co of boots go through basic , their infantry AIT and some of their combat arms schools.
that would be about 90-120 rifles all of them plastic lowered. every time one of the breaks replace that one with a forging.
in none of them are broke the plastics are good to go.
no i haven't bought one other than the nylon cav and it has done OK--though the front pin are looks a little thin.
and if you don't know hand to hand what service were you in?
if you think plastics are good enough fine for you. i offered to test on of that other clowns plastics --he wasn't sporting , cause i suspect HE knew it was crap.
nothing drastic , just a few 10ft falls and a few side impacts -- right out of the m-16 socom tests from the 1980s --
there is also a 20ft drop and a 50ft drop-- lets just see how many 10ft drops the lower can stand on an assembled m16.
then call me back.