Question for 1st AR build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by capnklump, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. capnklump

    capnklump New Member

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    Are all stripped lowers created equal? The reason I am asking is I am a "lefty", therefore I want to use the Stag Arms lower parts kit in lefty or ambi configuration. That being said, my LGS has some stripped lowers in stock, but they're not Stag. They're another brand..... Since a person would have to go through an FFL for the lower, I'd rather not order it online if I dont have to. It would just be a whole lot less complicated for me to get the stripped lower from the LGS & order the parts from Stag...... Thoughts??
     
  2. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    You don't mention who makes the lower you are looking at.

    From what I understand they are all pretty much the same these days except for the rollmark. At least for your first build that is.
     

  3. capnklump

    capnklump New Member

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    The brand name escapes me....... He told me but I forgot. He did however mention that it was a "quality" lower.
     
  4. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    As is everything he is selling I am sure. You ever sell something and say "Well, its cheap but it ain't very good neither."
     
  5. capnklump

    capnklump New Member

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    Point taken. Once I re-aquire the particulars, I'll do my own research.
     
  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    There are AR vendors here on FTF. Look 'em up.
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    You want a Mil Spec lower ... most if not all will be. For a lefty configuration it will be the upper that is different. STAG makes lefty uppers and I think a couple of others just not sure of the names.

    When it comes to the lower it will be personal preference really - rollmark, forged vs billet, finish quality, etc.
     
  8. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    They do make lefty lowers but goodluck finding one. Stag makes an ambi mag release so add that along with an ambi safety and you will be golden
     
  9. mich1377usmc

    mich1377usmc New Member

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    RRA has south paw upper & BCGs , been doing searches for my wifes build & she's a south paw Mickey
     
  10. mich1377usmc

    mich1377usmc New Member

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    Note to myself don't reply until you have enough coffee in system to kick start grey matter RRA have complete rifles that LOOK like they use left hand lowers. Stag have complete upper south paw that use standard lowers Mickey
     
  11. capnklump

    capnklump New Member

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    Update: Called my gun shop guy back today, & he said the brand name of the stripped lower is "Essential Arms". A fairly small company that manufactures & machines all their parts right here in my home state of Louisiana. I'll go by there & check it out when I get in from work offshore. But from what I gather from researching online, its a top quality product that they stand behind, & it is mil-spec. Looks like I may throw a little business their way.

    http://essentialarms.com/LOWERSANDPARTS.HTML
     
  12. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    As long as its milspec you will be great. It's much easier to pick up one that your lgs has in stock than ordering one. I went with one made right here in good ole Pennsylvania
     
  13. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    I think Sig makes an ambidextrous lower.