|Originally Posted By KEARMS:
Hey everyone we’d like to thank you all for the orders, we’re shipping them out as fast as possible.
I’d like to take a brief moment to address some questions and comments some of you folks have.
- The overall design of our lower stemmed from the desire to have a mil-spec styled product, not some artists interpretation of what one should or should not be.
Well a couple reasons. Availability being first, we buy 51x156 master sheets of made in the USA aero grade 7075 and when starting with such a large sheet we can control the direction of the grain structure, through this we’ve found billet to be stronger than forging in some aspects. In fact the only downside we’ve found is the increase in both cost of raw material and the time it takes us to machine the part. (Ex: it takes about 3-4 times longer to machine a billet then a forging). Billet also allows us to keep tighter tolerances than those of a forging, which even in mil-spec tend to have a larger allowable tolerance than we find acceptable.
We understand that we are not the cheapest 80% product in town, which we’re proud of because nothing about what we make is cheap. As far as what’s available on the 80% market we feel that our product is superior in several ways. Our billets are precision 3-D machined out of hi quality 7075, not 6061. Our mag wells are broached, not EDM’d or machined. Also it’s available in several finishes. Raw, Metal Finished and Type II mil-spec hard anodized.
-We are working diligently on our jigs as they are just about ready for release.
- Also we are working on the final stages of our AR10 platform too.
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It is really nice that people made these available during the big scare the President set forth with his comment of "BANNING the BLACK GUNS". Keep them moving in production and they will be on the shelf for when the next bone head to speaks up with an unsought out idea and let you sell your bench stock for the $200.
I got mine at the local gun show last week for a bit less, $60 and forged finished lowers for $100. I'll use these but as someone said earlier in the post, unserialized lowers are good to be around for the future in case or for the next guy trying to take our rifles. They wont know they exist
Some said the other day, not one gun ever jumped up off the counter and hurt anyone. It is people using something for what it was not intended to be used for but we don't see them making cars illegal when someone is killed by one.
Again, keep pumping them out for next time a stupid comment is made, shelf stock....