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Stripped Lowers..

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by petrey10, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. petrey10

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    Where are you guys finding the deals on stripped lowers these days? Rguns is about the best deal I have seen.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    My last two purchases were a Surplus Arms & Ammo lower with parts set, and an Aero Precision lower with a DPMS A2 stock and parts kit, both from SA&A. They seem to be out of the Aero Precision.

    The SA&A stripped lower is $80 right now.
     
  3. CLP

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    Aero Precision lowers are $75 from Brownell's if you have youre C&R discount.
     
  4. MachIVshooter

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    DSA lowers are $75 before shipping & transfer.
     
  5. SSN Vet

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    PSA had a weekend sale for $50
     
  6. Girodin

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    Was that the recent sale on ATI Omin polymer lowers? If one is interested they are still selling for that. PSA in the past has sold their brand of lowers for $45. I haven't seen that price in a while though, and I've been watching. I didn't miss it did I? I'm still kicking my self for not buying a couple when they last had them on sale for $45.
     
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    has anybody tried these lowers?i'm kind of leary about plastic
     
  9. IdahoSkies

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    That has been my dilemma too.
     
  10. Quentin

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    I'm also leery of plastic receivers. With those sale prices above I'd go with standard alloy.
     
  11. GCMkc

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    A polymer lower receiver just sounds like a waste of money to me. I've seen these receivers in person and they look pretty bad and would look worse attached to an upper. For $40 more you can buy the real deal and won't have to worry about reliability. There's a reason why polymer ar15 lowers are always in stock.

    Try these websites:
    Aimsurplus.com
    Palmetto State Armory
    Surplus Ammo and Arms
    jsesurplus.com
    dsarms.com
     
  12. DAdams

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    Take a look at joebobs.
    http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Lower_Receivers_s/3020.htm
    I bought a LAR and a Mega Arms stripped lower today.
    Thought I would get two, one should work!
    Do a search online there is a coupon coupon available
    Free shipping
    They shipped the same day I sent my FFL info.
    Don't bother with the ATI plastic

    http://megaarms.com/ar-15/lower-receivers/forged-lower/

    http://www.largrizzly.com/web/guest/grizzly-lowers

    I would have done Spikes or BCM if they were available but I'm sure you are finding out AR lowers are scarce with long lead times and priced up.
     
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  13. Dr.Rob

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    I bought a plastic lower from New Frontier and am pretty happy with it. It currently sits mated to a dedicated 22 LR upper but i wouldn't hesitate to put a 5.56 upper on it again. I ran hundreds of trouble free rounds through it. See this thread: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=642562&highlight=new+frontier+armory

    You can buy a stripped aluminum lower for $50-80. And I'll probably buy an aluminum one for my next rifle.
     
  14. Girodin

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    Yes that is for the plastic ATI omni lowers. I'm after a new lower for an SBR build. As such an extra $40-60 is not a big deal to me.

    The only plastic lower that interests me much is the Cav arms (or whatever they are called these days lowers).
     
  15. WinThePennant

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    Why take a chance on a polymer lower receiver when you can get a forged aluminum for as low as $60 on sale? Heck, you can find quality stripped lowers for $80 - $100.
     
  16. tyeo098

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    Lol, I wonder if the Glock pistols were feared this much when they first came out.
    the only part I wouldnt trust being polymer would be the upper. Everything else (like the stock and the grip, handgaruds, lower, LPK, etc can be as plastic as it wants. Its not a pressure containing component, and plastic can flex a heck of a lot better than aluminum.

    Anyone who owns an M9 or PA-63 knows that aluminum is NOT good at flexing, and will eventually wear out and crack (M9 lifespan is what... 5000 rounds until the frame cracks?)
     
  17. acmax95

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    I bought an Anderson Mfg. lower at my LGS for $75.00. I can get R Guns & American Tactical for less than $100 locally as well.
     
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    Dang, beaten to the punch! Anderson MFG for a stripped lower.
     
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    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=309845223

    I bought a Spike's yesterday. I was checking out the New Frontier polymer lower and the hammer and trigger are also the same polymer. If it means anything the trigger pull was pretty decent for an AR-15- beat the pants off my R-25 stock trigger in dry fire feel.
     
  20. Girodin

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    IDK, but a major difference is that glocks were designed to be built with polymer frames. ARs were not. The CAV arms design takes into account the material used and changes the design to work with it. That is why these lowers have proven very serviceable. Tony Rumore of Tromix fame, has stated the CAV arms lower held up well to full auto use with a 50AE upper. You'll also note that many rifles with polymer frames are built with metal sub frames or designs that are more conducive to that material. I have a lot of faith in my PS90s polymer parts, not so much with these uppers.

    Lowers that are simply the same design but made of polymer are much more suspect. I would imagine if there were pics like this of broken glock frames from (purportedly) normal use people would/would have worried more too.

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    To be fair there are also folks that say their plum crazy/New frontier lowers have been problem free.

    At this point it is very reasonable for a person wanting a hard use gun top skip on these largely unproven polymer lowers.
     
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