what's the deal with 'stripped lowers'?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by blacksunshine, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. blacksunshine

    blacksunshine New Member

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    Just curious as to the reasoning behind the purchase and sale of a 'stripped lower' on ar variants...
     


  2. nalioth

    nalioth Active Member

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    Same reasoning behind AK receivers.

    "Stripped" means a bare receiver, while "complete" means a receiver with all the parts in it.
     
  3. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    You can put a stripped lower and parts together for cheaper than buying a complete AR plus you can built it exactly how you want it without having to buy a complete AR, take off the parts you don't want then buying the parts you do want seperate.
     
  4. idleprocess

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    The lower receiver on an AR is what the ATF considers the "firearm;" all other components are simply parts and not subject to form 4473 and NICS checks.

    The buying frenzy on AR lowers is a result of paranoia over the election and fears that they may soon be banned with a new AWB.

    If "assault weapons" are banned, stockpiling lowers is far cheaper than stockpiling complete weapons; the assumption being that other gun parts will not be banned. Trouble with that thinking is that unless you have all the parts in your possession prior to any ban that funtions like the previous AWB and can claim you already had an "assault weapon" grandfathered in, you will be creating an "assault weapon" illegally.
     
  5. bayouhazard

    bayouhazard New Member

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    It's cost and customization, like desktop computers several years ago.
     
  6. cptx123

    cptx123 New Member

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    They grow into rifles
     
  7. CavalryJim

    CavalryJim New Member

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    And you can raise them exactly to your wishes.
     
  8. Kbear

    Kbear Member

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    ..and their only double the price they were 3 months ago....
     
  9. Nate C

    Nate C Active Member

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    At least some aspect of the country's economy is not tanking...
     
  10. rodnocker1

    rodnocker1 New Member

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    I had thought about getting a couple back in June but didn't :banghead: . One place I looked had some for $78.00 and if I remember correctly, DPMS stripped lowers were around $100.00 but as Kbear said, not anymore.
     

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