Picture(s) A Day – 24 September 2010 – Infinite Arms Goes Plum Crazy
I’m finally starting to feel better and I heard there’s something cool down at Infinite Arms / New Frontier Armory so I headed on over there after work yesterday :) Actually, I’d have gone down there anyway – I haven’t seen Adam, Guido, Cliff, and the rest of the crew in a while
Adam’s had Plum Crazy lowers for a while now and they’re a screaming deal if I’ve ever seen one
The lower receiver is the heart of an AR-15 rifle. You can buy one lower receiver which is the serial numbered part requiring a background check and then attach any number of different upper receivers. Different uppers allow you to quickly change calibers and barrel lengths which is part of the reason AR-15s are some of the most versatile rifles in the world.
Plum Crazy makes their C-15 (C for composite) receivers out of polymer. AR-15 lower receivers don’t take most of the stress of firing – that’s the job of the upper receiver and makes polymer receivers possible. Polymer has a few advantages over metal such as lighter weight and resistance to the effects of weather. Plum Crazy lowers are extremely light and I’d love to build a super light rifle out of one sometime.
Another feature of Plum Crazy lowers is their polymer fire control group. Yes, the lock work in the C-15 is almost completely made of polymer just like the lower receiver. Most people’s first reactions that I’ve seen to this is that they don’t think it would stand up to the job but it’s proven to be more than tough enough. Infinite Arms is a Class 07 FFL with the ability to legally manufacture machine guns and has done so with a Plum Crazy C-15 lower. After literally thousands of rounds, there have been no problems whatsoever. These lowers are GOOD
[EDIT] I can’t believe I forgot to say this in the first place, but I wanted to come back and get it on the record. The lowers are from Plum Crazy and the uppers are from CMMG, but the rifles are from Infinite Arms. The government says that if you sell the lower and the upper as an assembled rifle, you have manufactured the rifle and have to pay a 10% excise tax. You and I can buy the lower and the upper separately and assemble them ourselves, but it’s my understanding that there’s some confusion about whether or not we would have to pay the excise tax. Infinite Arms being the legal manufacturer on these rifles has had their name and location imprinted on the guns and has properly taken care of the taxes in question. THESE RIFLES ARE FROM INFINITE ARMS
I’ve written about Hi-Point firearms around here before. The first handgun I ever purchased was my Hi-Point C9. Hi-Point firearms have a reputation for being low quality and not worth owning. I can only imagine this is because they take a low technology approach and they’re not a Smith and Wesson, Sig Sauer, Glock, or Kimber.
Hi-Point firearms are built to be affordable by everyone who needs a gun. MSRP for the Hi-Point handgun lineup is $140 for the .380, $165 for the C9, and $199.99 for the .40 S&W and the .45 ACP. Their carbines are a bit more expensive, but still downright inexpensive compared to the competition. MSRP for the 995 carbine is $274, the 4095 is $319, and the 4595 is $330. As you can see, Infinite Arms / New Frontier Armory has darn good prices
They’re not the lightest, most elegant, or even prettiest guns on the market. But they work and they have a warranty second to none. I haven’t had any problems with my C9 and I have every reason to expect that their carbines would be just as good.
This is a Chinese built version of the Soviet SKS rifle. The SKS came before the AK-47 and has always been semi-automatic meaning that collectors can easily acquire genuine surplus rifles instead of newly manufactured semi-automatic versions of “the real thing.” The SKS is chambered for the same 7.62x39mm round as the AK-47, but it’s quite different in many other ways. The AK-47 uses detachable magazines whereas the SKS has an internal magazine that’s loaded via stripper clips. I really do want one of these rifles sometime
It’s always good to go and hang out with good friends 8) Have a great weekend everyone
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