Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Help me pick an AR lower.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ThePunisher'sArmory, Jul 20, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Belleville, Il
    I found a Rock River with standard trigger and 6 pos buttstock for $319 at a local shop. First off is that a good deal? Seems I could build one cheaper. So is there any reason to get the Rock River over genaric parts for a build? Lastly are there any other lowers I should look at for a fair price? Really want to keep it around $300. Thanks
     
  2. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    8,940
    Location:
    Californicated Colorado
    • That price is just okay.
    • You should be able to build one cheaper.
    • The Rock will be complete and you don't have to do it yourself.
    • Look at Stag Arms. You can get a complete lower half for well under $300.
    • Look at the blemished lowers from Bravo Company. You can get an M4 stocked lower or even a VLTOR Modstocked lower at your budget.
     
  3. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,978
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Contact Surplus Ammo and Arms.com and inquire about their lower kit (you build it). Aero Precision lower, DPMS LPK, and TAPCO T6 stock will surprise you.
     
  4. sonrider657

    sonrider657 Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    62
    If you are going to build your own lower, any stripped lower from a reputable manufacturer will do. Just pick your favorite logo or the best price.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    New CDNN catalog I got in the mail yesterday has complete ready to roll S&W Chrome lined M4 flat-top carbines for $599 after rebate.

    It would be pretty darned hard to build one for that!

    rc
     
  6. ccjcc81

    ccjcc81 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    158
    Location:
    Southeast Texas
    I bought a Double Star lower and built my rifle from a kit. The Double Star lower was under $100 when I bought it, and I think they are back under $100 now. I'm guessing it was a value lower, but I have had 0 problems with it. I'll post a pic later.
     
  7. lumbergh

    lumbergh Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23
    Aim Surplus or Surplus Ammo & Arms: Aero Precision Lower @ $60-75
    Anywhere: Brand Name LPK: $60
    DSG Arms: Magpul MOE Kit (mil buffer tube, MOE Stock / Grip / Handguards): $100 + free shipping.

    Hard to find a better deal than that.

    Buy a good upper (with BCG & charging handle) a la BCM / Spikes and you are in business.

    Lumbergh
     
  8. TonyAngel

    TonyAngel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,735
    As long as they are mil spec and the holes are in the right places, one lower is as good as the next. I wouldn't go with a complete lower unless you're planning on sticking with the stock trigger group and grip. Since your building it is an option, I'd go that route, unless you're planning to go as cheap as possible.

    If you want to keep it on the cheap, you can get a complete Spike's Tactical lower for under $300 and it has a cool spider on the side. From what I've seen, Spike's sells good stuff.

    When I build a lower, I tend to have an idea of which way I'm going with it. I usually spend the bulk of the money on the trigger group, the stock and grip.
     
  9. RatDrall

    RatDrall Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    796
    You can get a complete stag lower reciever for $200. You can also get a complete DSA lower reciever for $200. You can also get a complete Del Ton lower reciever for $200.

    I would only pay $300 for a lower reciever to match the brand of the lower to the upper, to increase resale value, and not have a frankenrifle.
     
  10. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Belleville, Il
    See ive never seen a complete Stag lower for $200. They sell them with no buffer tube and stock for about $200. The complete lowers ive seen hover around $250-350. Im not a fan of ordering guns off the internet either. The cheapest FFL charge in my area is $35, plus the price of shipping, and the price of the part or gun. Now RC that sounds like a hell of a deal, but I already have the upper built. Stag flat top upper, Stag iron sights, Bushmaster Hbar 16" barrel, Hakko Panorama holo sight, and UTG forearm rail. Id like a DD Omega rail but need a lower first.
     
  11. RatDrall

    RatDrall Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    796
  12. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Belleville, Il
    Alright that sounds like a good deal RatDrall. Now since I have never ordered online how does it work? Do I need my FFL dealer to order do I order and have it shipped to the dealer?????? Walk me through the process please so it sounds like I know what im doing.:)
     
  13. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,978
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Money left on the table by you... but, it's your bones.
     
  14. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Belleville, Il
    What do you mean by that Ratdog?
     
  15. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,978
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Post #3 above... depending on the brand lower you select... as low as $164.99 plus shipping and FFL.

    https://surplusammo.com/index.php?m...id=819&zenid=7d688fa1f6e6217b8245bba17812f00b

    Mine went together just fine and fit my upper like a glove. Good quality unit.

    [​IMG]

    The "Surplus Ammo and Arms" are made by Aero Precision. Aero's primary business venture is to make aircraft parts... the lowers are a side business for them.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  16. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Belleville, Il
    Another good option.
     
  17. kimberkid

    kimberkid Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,093
    I've been in the market for a lower myself and have seen several for sale on Gunbroker in the $75-$100 range but just never could pull the trigger and bid on one ...

    I've always liked the Bushmaster roll mark, found one at a show last week for $200 OTD, picked up a DPMS parts kit for $55 ... already had a RRA 2-stage trigger and Bushmaster marked collapsable stock from some past project.
     
  18. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Belleville, Il
    Damn you paid $200 for a stripped lower? Bushmaster is a good product, but thats a high price!
     
  19. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,356
    Location:
    Oregon
  20. kimberkid

    kimberkid Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,093
    $200 was the "Out-the-Door" price ... it was actually $185 + 8% sales tax ... If you look on Gun broker Bushy stripped lowers are bringing around $175 or more + shipping+transfer fee ... complete lowers are $350 and up + shipping+transfer fee

    Then there was the whole immediate gratification thing :)


    .​
     
  21. HGUNHNTR

    HGUNHNTR Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,541
    Location:
    Georgia
    In this part of the country $225 gets you a complete RRA lower any day of the week.
     
  22. longdayjake

    longdayjake Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,607
    Location:
    Genesee, ID
    1. Go to your FFL and ask how much they charge to do a transfer. Usually for rifles its like $20-$30.

    2. If you agree with his charge then ask him for a copy of his FFL.

    3. Then you send that copy (by fax usually) to the place you are buying the lower from.

    4. You can either place the order for the lower before or after you send the copy of the FFL. I usually call to make sure they got a copy of the FFL okay.

    5. Wait for gun to get to your dealer.

    6. Sign paperwork at dealer's.

    7. Take rifle home and fondle.
     
  23. juk

    juk Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    875
    Location:
    Alabammy
    I built my lower assembly.
    Sabre Lower=110
    Hogue grip=14
    Doublestar LPK=75
    Bravo Company stock kit=65

    That's 264 for a complete lower receiver group. I chose to build mine because I wanted to build it the way I wanted using good quality parts and components. Even after shipping prices and a few mags, I am still under my 300$ price limit.

    On a side note, I'm going to get a stag upper assemble from Bravo. After looking at the prices, the stag kit comes out at a heck of a deal. I could get a DSA upper for 275, but I would still need a CH, bolt assembly, and rear sight. It could easily get out of control and end up 600+. That Stag upper has a MI ERS, bolt, CH, and chrome lined 1x9 for 530$
     
  24. kimberkid

    kimberkid Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,093
    Same here, or could have built one on a budget for under $200 ...

    ... but I wanted the Bushmaster roll mark.
     
  25. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Belleville, Il
    I can understand that SkyDriver. My first AR was the Bushmaster AR/AK. Got her used for $750 with Hakko sight and 5 mags. Still have it and it shoots great. Zero problems eats everything. Also like the immediate gratification part. I went to the shop today and he said he would do 300. I may do that cause Im still leary on the whole internet order thing. Plus the time taken to build, not to sound lazy. Plus I can get out and shoot the next day.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page