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Old 01-17-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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I am new to AR 15 but have 10 or 12 WW11 rifles so I have been more of an old gun collector. Me and my twin boys are nearly finished building a Romanian AK 47 which proved a little harder than I thought it would. Anyhow I wanted to do a 1911 colt pistol build but boys want to build an AR 15. I have bought an upper Del-Ton and should be receiving it any day. After doing some research on AR's which I know nothing about I found Spikes Tactical is 8 miles from my house in Apopka. I need to buy a stripped lower and like the look of Spike. Since I would save freight and FFL are there stripped lowers considered pretty good? Now that I have done more research I am going to unload this one pretty quick. Next time I just want to buy the barrel and really start from scratch and get a truly customized AR. Like I said with the savings on FFL and Freight would a Spike be a good choice? Also what is a Tax Stamp?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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Spikes would be an excellent choice for a lower!!!
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Yes, Spikes is a good lower. A tax stamp refers to tax being paid for a NFA (National Firearm Act) regulated firearm or accessory. On a standard AR, you don't need to worry about that. For further info talk to the folks at Spikes when getting your lower. Good job teaching the boys about guns.
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Spikes is an excellent choice. Ironically, the lower receiver has the smallest impact on a gun's functionality as long as it is within spec and all the holes line up. Lower quality lowers will generally suffer from fit and finish issues. More important than the lower itself are the parts you put into it. A good lower parts kit is worth the extra $30-40 you invest.

A tax stamp is what you get from the BATFE to possess NFA restricted firearms, i.e. full auto, short barrel, suppressors, etc.
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So this won't require a tax stamp? I never paid anything on The Romanian AK.




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Spikes is an excellent choice. Ironically, the lower receiver has the smallest impact on a gun's functionality as long as it is within spec and all the holes line up. Lower quality lowers will generally suffer from fit and finish issues. More important than the lower itself are the parts you put into it. A good lower parts kit is worth the extra $30-40 you invest.

A tax stamp is what you get from the BATFE to possess NFA restricted firearms, i.e. full auto, short barrel, suppressors, etc.
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So this won't require a tax stamp? I never paid anything on The Romanian AK.
Unless you choose a barrel length under 16", you're good to go.
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I'd like to add tho, that while most lowers are the same, there are some out there that are different. Especially if you are left handed. Some have ambi bolt catches, bolt releases, ambi mag releases, tension screws for upper fit, flared magwells, built in trigger guards etc etc.
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I'd like to add tho, that while most lowers are the same, there are some out there that are different. Especially if you are left handed. Some have ambi bolt catches, bolt releases, ambi mag releases, tension screws for upper fit, flared magwells, built in trigger guards etc etc.
I did not know that. Guess what Spikes is 4 weeks backorder on their stripped lowers so what does that tell you. I asked why and he said guns are selling real well because of Iran and a week President. ( I added the week Pres. ) I just heard on the news Iran sent a paper airplane to Obama and said here is your Drone. True ?? Dont know.
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Defense Review - AXTS A-DAC Ambidextrous Dual Action Catch AR (AR-15/AR-10) Lower Receiver Series for Improved Speed and Handling/Ergonomics: Meet the AX556 and AX762 Ambi AR Lowers

Very expensive, but very nice. The only problem with it I hear, is that once you try it out, you'll want them for every single AR that you own.


Buying direct from Spikes is difficult, as they usually have long lead times. Try Aimsurplus or your local gun store. Try you local gun store for AR stripped lowers, you'll probably have to do paperwork anyways, and help keep their doors open.
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Defense Review - AXTS A-DAC Ambidextrous Dual Action Catch AR (AR-15/AR-10) Lower Receiver Series for Improved Speed and Handling/Ergonomics: Meet the AX556 and AX762 Ambi AR Lowers

Very expensive, but very nice. The only problem with it I hear, is that once you try it out, you'll want them for every single AR that you own.


Buying direct from Spikes is difficult, as they usually have long lead times. Try Aimsurplus or your local gun store. Try you local gun store for AR stripped lowers, you'll probably have to do paperwork anyways, and help keep their doors open.
I live 8 miles away from the Manufacturer now why wouldnt I buy straight from them again. No delivery charge and no ffl fee plus they love the locals coming buy.
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