Discussion in 'On Topic' started by EatShoots&Leaves, May 3, 2006.
I'm thinking about buying one. What are some good brands? DPMS? Rock River? Olympic?
stick with your ABCDR's
+1 for Rock River. They make the best budget ARs.
+1 for Rock River, they have awesome fit and finish
+1 RRA. Cause I'm an AR noob and I don't know any better. Also, its what I have.
How much would a base model run?
i say try building yourself one.
+1 for RRA and Bushmaster
Just needs a stripped lower receiver.
How difficult is it to build one?
Not that difficult I've put together a few, one of the easier guns to build
What are some lower receivers to avoid? I am getting mines soon...maybe within the week.
Avoid Hesse and Vulcan mostly. Generally most lowers are the same, except if they are forged or billet. It basically depends on which logo you want. And since you are in California, get whatever you can get.
Also another +1 to building. It is cheaper plus you get to know your gun better.
RRA LPK $62 shipped
RRA Upper $430 shipped
Lower less than $200
Buttstock about $50
These are all brand new parts and you can still get them cheaper.
How do you like the finish? Is it smooth? Shiney? Also where did you buy
i heard that you should stay away from vulcan lowers. heard some problems about them not being mil spec on arfcom
edit: oops, looks like mds already said that
Just bought a RRA AR and couldnt be happier.
well, mine was clean and in great condition, not shiny per se, but good looking. I got mine from mreguns.com shipped to my local FFL
I hear there are great variations in each batch by the same manufacture. Get whatever is cheapest or whatever logo you want. www.ddranch.com has RRA for 120 + ship + dros, unfortunately they are out of stock so you will have to wait or look elsewhere. I have a doublestar and pretty happy with it, however I plan on getting another lower with an AK receiver.
I picked up 2 stripped stags like a year ago, not shiney but overall good quality, just as good as my bushy, stags logo just isnt as cool looking.
lol, that was before Cali found out we could get ARs, and now STAGs and the rest are rushing that shit through to meet demand.
Yeah I dont know how or if the quality has changed since they started shipping to Cali, but mine were great quality.. oh yeah I got two of them for $80ea
quality seems to be hit or miss these days in terms of finish. Mine were 115 ea, so im not really bitching. (course, the dealer fees fucked me over)
Cross your fingers. I see my Double Star lower tomorrow
Both mine and my buddies DSC lower turned out great. You should not have any problems. However on Calguns, someones lower actually turned out bad