Anderson arms lower?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ccase39, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. ccase39

    ccase39 Member

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    See one for 75 bucks at a gun show. Any experience?
     
  2. ccase39

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    He's got some PSA lowers for 70. Stripped lowers. How do they comparing? I'm familiar with PSA. Have one of their uppers. Just wondering if there was much of a difference in quality.
     

  3. sweeper22

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    Both are fine. I've seen each for like $50 at PSA recently, but that's no better than $75 when you factor in shipping and transfer.

    If you like the roll mark, either is a square deal.
     
  4. ccase39

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    I was gonna go spikes, then mega, then Noveske but I came back to earth and now will probably just get the PSA unless I can find a Spikes at a dealer.
     
  5. Mercator

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    Absolutely grab it, if you want to build. They apply a proprietary treatment to all parts. It reduces friction to the point you never have to lube the rifle. It was the cleanest running AR I've had, because no oil was there to pick up the residue. I'd still have it if I hadn't traded it for something special.
     
  6. ccase39

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    I read on their website that the parts sold individually were not treated. It's only treated if you buy the whole rifle.
     
  7. Mercator

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    If so, I stand corrected! Thank you.
     
  8. ccase39

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    I wouldn't put my life on it but that's the impression I got reading the fine print.
     
  9. Mercator

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    I spoke to them on the phone before buying my rifle, to verify what I had read. They are a small business in Hebron, KY. They seemed straightforward, no bull.
     
  10. FrontierTCB

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    I recently built with one of their lowers. It was perfect, no issues.


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  11. GonzoLonzo

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    I used one of their lowers for a build a couple of years ago and still going strong. I've also used PSA, Stag, S&W, Aero Precision and Spikes. I'm happy with all of them. Pick the one which you like and go with it. As Sweeper 22 said, with those prices they equal out paying shipping and FFL transfer getting one online.
     
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  12. Triumphman

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    I've got an Anderson Lower ordered at my local LGS right now for like $60 w/background check. Couldn't pass up the price and should be in this Week. Read good reviews on them from other sites.
    Also found a STAG Lower at another local LGS for $135 which I'll pick up probably this Week. With my DPMS(Oracle), I'll have a Horse, Deer and a Panther in my collection. I think I just started a Zoo. Good thing I live in the Country. Been waiting 3wks now for my PSA Premium Upper Assembly w/lower build kit order to come in. I'm getting ready for Springtime.
     
  13. Olympus

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    They are great. I've built several rifles with Anderson lowers.


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  14. Triumphman

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    Just picked up my Anderdon Lower

    Had an Anderson Lower ordered from local LGS and just picked it up.

    I was surprised by a couple of things from them.

    1: It has a forged-in Trigger Guard. This certainly saves on broken Guard Ears. Don't know if it has enough room for a "Heavy Winter Glove", but certainly will fit a Medium and Light type Gloves.

    2: This thing is BEAUTIFUL. There's not a scratch on it. The Lower itself came in a plastic bag that had a big sticker on it with pertinent info like stock # and Serial # etc. Good going Anderson on how you pack items for shipment to the LGS with Customer's in mind.

    3: There's NOT ONE SINGLE FORGE MARKING on this Receiver. It's smooth like a fine piece of jewelry. This totally shocked me considering some pictures I've seen from Manufacturers costing 3 times more.

    Anderson has exceeded my expectations. Looks like they're here to stay a while, and that's good from my 1st dealing with them.
     
  15. Olympus

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    That make a lower with an enclosed trigger guard and also one with an open trigger guard. I have 2 of the enclosed lowers for my own builds.

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  16. 762

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    i've seen them cheap at shows too, been thinking about trying one.
     
  17. Olympus

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    I sell them for $70 plus tax locally.

    Actually both of my ARs are almost made with all Anderson parts.

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  18. ccase39

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    There is a gun show here this week. I am looking for a spikes but if I find an Anderson I'll probably buy one this time just to have.


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