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waterfowlwidowmaker
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Posted: 5/28/2012 12:32:48 AM
I was wondering if anyone has used an Anderson manufacturing lower? If so hows the quality? I tried searching them here on the forum but came up blank.
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Posted: 5/28/2012 1:02:24 AM
Yea I have one, they are made here in Northern Kentucky. They seem to be top quailty, an up and coming company thats trying to break in to a full line production from what I here. The coating they use is excellent, looks like all the rest as far as the color but they claim it requires no lubrication. There has been a couple good write ups on them in the gun magzines.
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Posted: 5/28/2012 1:11:51 AM
I have built a few now on their lower's. A friend of mine from work has his FFL and I got a couple relatively cheap. They are right on par with many others that I have built with. My favorite build up until this one was a RRA. I think for the money, they can't be beaten.

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Posted: 5/28/2012 7:39:50 AM
Anderson is a bunch of shills. Would post the links but I'm currently on my phone.

I don't buy products from shills.
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Posted: 5/28/2012 9:28:40 AM
I know nothing of the company but I got 2 upper/lower receiver sets last week. They appear to be very good quality and the price was right on them. I'll post some pictures of them later today.
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Posted: 5/28/2012 9:52:28 AM
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A gun shop within driving distance from me that I usually avoid like the plague (it has a less than stellar reputation and miserable employees) has them on sale for $80. I have not seen them but have been told about them from others. I cannot find any definitive information about them on line either but the styliized horse head logo leaves me cold. That said, if I could get any good unbiased reports about them I might try one. The post about "shills" has me concerned but the post above from RCC1 is helpful and I am looking forwrad to the pictures (and some prices perhaps) from him....<><....:)
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Posted: 5/28/2012 10:14:10 AM
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Originally Posted By durabo:
Anderson is a bunch of shills. Would post the links but I'm currently on my phone.

I don't buy products from shills.


Second time I have read this in two days. Details on this "shill" company and it's products.

The other thread was about the upper not matching up perfectly with the lower.

ETA: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_118/574786_.html
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Posted: 5/28/2012 10:19:58 AM
Originally Posted By WI57:
Originally Posted By durabo:
Anderson is a bunch of shills. Would post the links but I'm currently on my phone.

I don't buy products from shills.


Second time I have read this in two days. Details on this "shill" company and it's products.

The other thread was about the upper not matching up perfectly with the lower.

ETA: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_118/574786_.html


There are about 3 other instances of this but this is what I can easily pull up while on my phone at work

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_118/520530_Anderson_Manufacturing.html
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Posted: 5/28/2012 10:36:52 AM
I've done two guns with Anderson lowers and someone else's uppers with no trouble. One was a 5.56 and the other was a 300 BLK. Both have a good finish that matches the uppers as well as mix-match does. The bonus was that they were $90 out the door at the local shop –– less than anything else.
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Posted: 5/28/2012 10:50:35 AM
It would be unfair for me to post the price I paid for mine as I have a good friend that owns a gunshop so I get parts at cost. I think retail on billet upper/lower receivers is $275 if I remember correctly.

Here are some pictures of the 2 sets I got. Fit and finish are good as well as a perfect fit between the uppers and lowers, fit was also checked between numerous uppers I have in my shop. You can see the machine marks in some of the pictures, I for one think it gives them some character and I like things to be unique.

Like I posted earlier I know nothing about the company or their business practices, I will be building on these receivers in a few weeks and will report back with any issues.

I would also like to note that neither my receivers nor any of the other sets at the local gun shop have any roll marks.

Heres the pictures-

































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Posted: 5/28/2012 12:39:36 PM
Thanks for the pictures....<><....:)
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Posted: 5/28/2012 8:10:44 PM
Hell Hebron KY is just down the road from me in cincy, I might have to go check them out. I just want thezombie lower from them. I wrote them an email last night about the zombie lower and they said I might be able to get one in the fall. I don't plan on waiting that long though.