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Striped vs Complete Lower

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ILAR, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. ILAR

    ILAR New Member

    Dec 24, 2009
    I have done a few searches and have yet to come up with the info im looking for. What are the advantages/ disadvantages purchasing a stripped over a complete lower receiver? I know the obvious of being able to purchase the internals that fit your situation but is there really that many options to choose from when it comes to lower parts kit other then the trigger? Maybe its just me but it seems like it would be easier to purchase a complete lower and upgrade when i get the cash.
  2. Rshooter

    Rshooter Participating Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    The biggest reason to buy a stripped lower, other than you want to select the internals yourself, is that the lower is the gun and subject to taxes as a gun. With the AR you can pay gun taxes on the stripped lower, a complete lower, or a complete gun. I prefer to pay the tax on a $100.00 lower than a $1,000 gun.
  3. Quentin

    Quentin Participating Member

    Jul 30, 2005
    NorthWest USA
    I agree with Rshooter plus it's nice to choose the LPK you want. If you do buy a complete lower with buttstock for $300-350 you're paying somewhere around an 11% excise tax on that instead of on $100 for the stripped lower. It really starts to hurt on a complete rifle.

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