AR-15 lowers, alternate types.


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RJ357
September 11, 2004, 06:45 PM
Does anyone make an AR-15 lower specifically designed for pistol calibers? In other words, something with a smaller mag well, and an ejector?

Also does anyone make a .170 hammer & trigger pin lower besides Colt?

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MiniZ
September 12, 2004, 12:53 AM
Someone with more knowledge will jump in soon, but as far as I know, no. The only pistol caliber "lowers" I have seen have a mag well block/adapter.

Colt is the onl manufacturer using the oversize fire control pins-although many companies now offer the fire control parts to fit a Colt.

RJ357
September 12, 2004, 02:36 AM
MiniZ -

OK thanks. I was hoping someone made such a thing; the magazine adaptors always looked like a kluge to me. Maybe we will see more and better stuff with the capacity restrictions gone.

In the event that I can only get a .223 lower, I was looking for a larger fire control pin type, since I already have a .170 match trigger set. And it seems that stripped Colt lowers don't seem to be too common.

Redlg155
September 12, 2004, 12:46 PM
The only folks I know of that come close are Calvary Arms which molds their polymer lower recievers to accept Thompson or Grease Gun magazines.

http://www.cavalryarms.com/MKII.html

I personally think one of the interesting things about the conversions is that you can always go back to a standard .223 if you choose to do so. The only exception I would see would be the Colt 9mm lowers with the pinned in block.

There would be a definite market if someone came out with a scaled down dedicated pistol caliber lower with a shortened upper. There would a a little work involved and the bolt carrier would have to be shortened as well as the charging handle, but it would still be very nice.

Kinda like a "Mini" AR15.

Good SHooting
Red

RJ357
September 12, 2004, 07:33 PM
Redlg155 -

Cavalry has the basic idea I'm looking for, but I want to put a collapsible stock on it. Oh well.

I already have two Colt lowers that I use for .223. I could permanently modify an additional lower if I can find one cheap enough to "sacrifice" it.

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