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Posted: 7/19/2013 10:26:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/14/2013 2:58:05 PM EST by TR_Enabling]
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:47:54 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:58:13 AM EST
Ordered 1 on Saturday and had it in my hands 4 days later. Finish and machining measure up right on the money. A great product at a great price. Thanks for taking this to market.

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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:25:07 AM EST
I've got a couple of your previous versions. I thought they looked great.
The new ones being broached and tumbled will take a few steps out of completing one. Good job...and I like the price too!



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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:38:00 AM EST
Looks good other than not being 7075 but price is right.

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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:41:08 PM EST
The only thing that stopped me was the 6061! Offer both, what's the material cost difference each lower?

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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:54:29 PM EST
I think one of these needs to be an M16 with a Panda on it.
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Link Posted: 7/27/2013 5:26:20 PM EST
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The only thing that stopped me was the 6061! Offer both, what's the material cost difference each lower?
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And the debate rages on. The 6061 vs 7075 debate is moot. They make these out of plastic.

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And the debate rages on. The 6061 vs 7075 debate is moot. They make these out of plastic.
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The only thing that stopped me was the 6061! Offer both, what's the material cost difference each lower?


And the debate rages on. The 6061 vs 7075 debate is moot. They make these out of plastic.

Agreed, though I've yet to see a traditional style plastic lower that was worth a shit, the difference in these two aluminum recipes will never make itself apparent to 99.9999999% of AR shooters.
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Link Posted: 7/29/2013 5:42:22 PM EST
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I almost pulled the tigger on a Jig and an 80% lower...but...Between the $11.00 in sales tax and the $18.00 in shipping, pricing went out of my reasonable range. If you guys can work out a free shipping deal, I'd be happy to place an order and pay the sales tax.

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Link Posted: 8/1/2013 10:11:55 AM EST
Mine came in the mail today and it appears to be a really nice product for the price. Shipping was quick also. Can't wait to get this project underway! Thanks guys!

This receiver will be going into my girlfriend's gun. I'm kind of disappointed that it won't be going into mine.

Perhaps I'll have to order another one!

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Link Posted: 8/3/2013 10:44:39 AM EST
Anyone have one of these finished yet? Just curious on what has to still be done and what it cost to finish the lower. Costs can quickly add up and not be worth it, but I am very interested in buying a few of these. Thanks

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Anyone have one of these finished yet? Just curious on what has to still be done and what it cost to finish the lower. Costs can quickly add up and not be worth it, but I am very interested in buying a few of these. Thanks
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Working on one right now. I'll post pics when finished.

What still needs to be done is the milling of the FGC area, drilling of the hammer pin, trigger pin, and safety holes, and cutting/drilling a hole for the trigger. After that anodizing/ painting. Pretty standard 80% procedure.

Cost depends on what machinery you have. I'm using a drill press with an end mill and a jig. Milling an 80% definitely isn't the most cost effective method of obtaining a receiver, but the end result is something that you can be proud of because you made it yourself. On top of that, no serial # or paper trace back to you.

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Originally Posted By Wangstang:
I almost pulled the tigger on a Jig and an 80% lower...but...Between the $11.00 in sales tax and the $18.00 in shipping, pricing went out of my reasonable range. If you guys can work out a free shipping deal, I'd be happy to place an order and pay the sales tax.

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And sales tax?
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Link Posted: 8/3/2013 6:35:54 PM EST
The most important question though, do you ship to Canada?

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Wes the shipping was not correct at 18 if you placed an order for 1 lower. I am sending you a PM.
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Check your PM's when you get a sec.

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Link Posted: 8/7/2013 4:48:04 PM EST
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I finished milling out my 80% today. I still have a little sanding left on some of the rough spots and some of the accidental dings. Here are the pics:







For some reason the jig I used (not TR) lined up slightly to the right side. I'm sure it won't cause any issues though. I dinged up the rear pocket a little bit while using the longer end mill, but again I'm sure everything will be structurally sound. It locks up nice and tight with an upper.

Overall I am happy with the results. I really like the look of this receiver and will be buying more. Great product!

I plan on putting a coat of Brownell's Alumahyde II on next. I'll post pics when finished if anyone is interested.

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Just put my order in hope to get it soon

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Link Posted: 8/14/2013 2:59:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By D-Rock43:
I finished milling out my 80% today. I still have a little sanding left on some of the rough spots and some of the accidental dings. Here are the pics:

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For some reason the jig I used (not TR) lined up slightly to the right side. I'm sure it won't cause any issues though. I dinged up the rear pocket a little bit while using the longer end mill, but again I'm sure everything will be structurally sound. It locks up nice and tight with an upper.

Overall I am happy with the results. I really like the look of this receiver and will be buying more. Great product!

I plan on putting a coat of Brownell's Alumahyde II on next. I'll post pics when finished if anyone is interested.
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Did you just use a drill press to mill that?

I've been looking into this and have been told this isn't a wise move unless your press has a draw bar to hold the end mill in the quill

FWIW, I have a 17" Steel City drill press with a MT2 quill
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Did you just use a drill press to mill that?

I've been looking into this and have been told this isn't a wise move unless your press has a draw bar to hold the end mill in the quill

FWIW, I have a 17" Steel City drill press with a MT2 quill
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Yup. Just used a crappy Chinese drill press. This was the second one I have finished that way and I haven't encountered any problems yet. I just go slow and take my time.

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Check your PM's when you get a sec.

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I just started milling on my lower when I encountered a problem with the lower and jig. I was using the Harbor Freight Mini-Mill. The hole for the magazine catch assembly was exposed. I emailed the guys at TR-Enabling and they instructed me to mail the jig back and they would replace both the jig and lower. So far, seems like a stand up company. When I get the new jig and lower in, and complete the lower, I will definitely be ordering from these guys again.
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Finally received my replacement lower from TR Enabling and got it machined and ready to go. I spoke with Andrew and he said that the jig I sent in was in spec and said they would replace the lower and jig at no cost. He also pointed out that my mill could have been off vertical and was machining down at an angle.

When I got everything mounted up and was ready I double checked my vertical axis and made sure it was good to go and went to town. This lower is 100% good to go and am thoroughly pleased with the service. The lower looks great now its off to cerakote!
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