Originally Posted by ScottA
And since when is seeking a lower cost option a bad thing?
i dont think its necessarily a bad thing long as you dont have unrealistic expectations. so far poly ar15 lowers have a very very poor track record.
when you go for a lower price in an extremely competitive area you need to reduce overhead. either staffing costs, production costs or materials costs. or a combination of all three.
with poly lowers its a duo of materials and production costs. plastic is cheap. its also cheap to mold. thats why things like pmags and magpul stuff tend to be lower cost. they are also pretty durable.
someone may figure out a good formula for lowers but im not convinced its been done yet. if it ever is ill be there looking to save some weight!!