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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Which AR 15 receivers?

I am looking to build my own AR-15. There are sooooo many manufacturing/maching companies out there. How do you know which to use. I want to save some bucks and learn as I go, but I don't know where to start. Do I have to have a FFL to buy parts, or is this only required by some sellers?
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google is your friend just type in ar 15 lowers and you will have the power of the internet at your finger tips or you can go here and look around if you buy online then yes you will need an ffl for the lowers and these are a few companies that make pretty good stuff/kits

www.del-ton.com
www.spikestactical.com
www.rockriverarms.com
www.dpmsinc.com

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FFL only for the lower. If you're doing a budget build you can't go wrong w/ a Spikes for $89.
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Best to get the lower local, it is the only part you need to get thru an FFL. There were plenty at the Big Town show this weekend priced $85 to $199 (stripped). Market Hall show is coming up March 20-21. Model 1 should be there and you can get a complete upper from them or parts to put your own together.

I have several brands of lowers and have not had a problem with any of them, I have been buying the lower price ones and they are fine......
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For all your AR15 lower questions...

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=318113

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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That is a great link

Thanks alot. The pics are great. I guess it is really asthetics since they all do the same thing!
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My anvil arms have a great finish but I have not assembled them yet.

My CCMG finishes are not that great but they went together fine with DPMS LPK.

Spikes stuff is always nice from what I have seen (fit & finish)
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My anvil arms have a great finish but I have not assembled them yet.

My CCMG finishes are not that great but they went together fine with DPMS LPK.

Spikes stuff is always nice from what I have seen (fit & finish)
Might stay away from anvil, they went out of business. Dont know what or if youd have any issues, but there servie is gone. Just a thought.

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Might stay away from anvil, they went out of business. Dont know what or if youd have any issues, but there servie is gone. Just a thought.
Thanks, I am sure that the lowers I have will be just fine.
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AA's site was broken early in the week, remember its not out of business the board just removed the founder and ceo.

I wouldnt buy any of their products sight unseen until they get the mess worked out. but the older product was good.
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Thanks, I am sure that the lowers I have will be just fine.
Im sure your right, I heard nothing but good things when they were around.

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Might stay away from anvil, they went out of business. Dont know what or if youd have any issues, but there servie is gone. Just a thought.
Thats terrible news because they did make a great reciever...

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Down side to stripped lowers no warranty other than right when you buy it I haven't seen any company that would do anything once it's wrenched on

as far as lowers go if your building a regular rifle and not worried about a rdias or anything else I'd buy what ever is cheapest local

down side to mail ordering a lower is shipping and transfer fees there are a few dealers around that still do cheap transfers (10-15) but most charge 35 and up

I've built on colt, spikes, bushy, RRA, LRA, DPMS, aero, AE, Mega, Sun Devil ......

no real difference other than the pic on the side and some finish color I did like the spikes and mega as they had threaded holes for the rear detent spring
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