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Old 05-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Well, I was going to wait until I actually had the stripped receiver to start this thread, but I'm having a hard time finding one for the price I was wanting it to be at, so I'll just go ahead and announce my first build.

Here's the basic plan for the build.

BCM BFH 16" mid length upper receiver group.
BCM bolt carrier group (auto)
BCM Milspec height carry handle sight.
BCM Gunfighter charging handle (large latch)

Magpul MOE stock, hand guard, and pistol grip. (dark earth)

Spike's Tactical, stripped lower
RRA Single stage trigger and lower parts kit
Magpul PMAG 30 rd magazine

Thanks to a very good friend, I already have some of this (the hand guard and the parts kit), and I'm slowly working on the rest. I just ordered a couple magazines, so the next thing I get will be the stripped lower.

Does anyone know where I could find a spikes stripped lower? ALL of the places that had them for about $80-$100 are completely out, and most of them do not know when they'll get more. All I can find them for is $120 plus shipping. I don't mind paying that for one, but I'd still like to get it as cheap as I can.

Also, if anyone is looking for a great deal on magazines right now, check out Botach Tactical. They have Magpul Pmags for $14.98 with no tax and FREE shipping. If you use the coupon code slickmag, you will also get an extra 20% off.

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Standard PSA lower is $79.95 plus shipping & FFL fee. They are really good lowers, I bought a pair when they were on sale for $49.95 last year.

I understand the fascination with roll marks though.

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Standard PSA lower is $79.95 plus shipping & FFL fee. They are really good lowers, I bought a pair when they were on sale for $49.95 last year.

I understand the fascination with roll marks though.
I may go with the PSA instead then. They were one of the choices I had looked at, but that was a while back. The roll mark is not whats important to me, it's the quality of the receiver itself. Plus, I kind of like the PSA roll mark too.

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I was at spikes in apopka on Tuesday. They had 10 stripped lowers on the shelf for $100. Might already be sold out but you should try calling them.

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I was at spikes in apopka on Tuesday. They had 10 stripped lowers on the shelf for $100. Might already be sold out but you should try calling them.
Thanks, I may have to look into those.
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WTH? I was looking on PSA's site, and it says you have to be 21 to buy a stripped lower? It said I can buy a rifle, but not a stripped lower.

quick question, is that just their policy, or an actual law? I can legally buy a rifle from anywhere, and I think I could go out an buy a stripped lower right now if there were any locally.

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Damn it, apparently, since an AR lower can either be made into rifle or a pistol, they decided to just call it a pistol and set the age at 21 The same argument could easily be made for any other receiver. I'm pretty sure you could take a Remington Model 700 receiver, put a 10" barrel on it, and have a special stock made for it so that it somewhat resembles a T/C Encore pistol.

Well, that just made it more difficult to get one legally.

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Hit a gun show. Maybe a vendor there won't consider it a pistol.

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Hit a gun show. Maybe a vendor there won't consider it a pistol.
It doesn't matter if the vendor considers it to be a pistol, it's what the feds consider it to be.

I can get one if it is through a private sell though.
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I've bought five stripped lowers and the designation on the form each time was other, not pistol or rifle. I don't know if you have to be 21 for "other" or if you can find a vendor who'll enter rifle, but maybe so if you buy the upper from them at the same time. You might check with BCM and G&R tactical and see if you can get BCM that way.

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