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Posted: 10/21/2009 1:02:30 PM EST
Local shop has spikes lowers for $110 and RRA s for $120 which would you guys choose. I need 2 more lowers to complete uppers ive built.
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 1:14:17 PM EST
either one will work from what i have read, save the 10 bucks and add it to the funds for the next build. unless your picky about logo then just choose whichever one you like best.
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 1:31:21 PM EST
Spikes

/thread
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 1:47:00 PM EST
I have both and both are fine. I think the finish on my Spike's lower is nicer than the Rock River.

Pick a roll mark and buy it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 2:05:40 PM EST
and the spider looks cool
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 2:09:13 PM EST
Just finished my first lower build, and RRA stripped set that came with lpk from Legal Tranfers for $170 shipped. Went together in a snap, finish was good, everything in spec., think it was a good deal, but I am a noob when it comes to builds.
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 2:17:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By jandswyo:
Just finished my first lower build, and RRA stripped set that came with lpk from Legal Tranfers for $170 shipped. Went together in a snap, finish was good, everything in spec., think it was a good deal, but I am a noob when it comes to builds.

Got a link for Legal Transfers...search did not help me.

Link Posted: 10/21/2009 2:57:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By texjames:
Originally Posted By jandswyo:
Just finished my first lower build, and RRA stripped set that came with lpk from Legal Tranfers for $170 shipped. Went together in a snap, finish was good, everything in spec., think it was a good deal, but I am a noob when it comes to builds.

Got a link for Legal Transfers...search did not help me.



Legal Transfers
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 3:11:54 PM EST
I'm partial to Spike's and agree that their hardcoat looks much better. The quality of the receivers is the same as far as materials and being in-spec.

If you order online you'll spend more after you factor in transfer fees and shipping.

Spike's lower locally + LPK on sale from Spike's online: 110$ lower + 10$ tax + 50$ LPK + 11$ shipping = 181$
Legal Transfers RRA Lower + LPK: 170$ lower & LPK + 10$ shipping + 25$ transfer = 205$
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 3:15:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2009 3:18:13 PM EST by jandswyo]
that was $170 shipped so $170 + $25 transfer= $195. Basically the same after you figure in gas, time, etc...figure it a hundered ways. I think you will be happy with either.
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 4:42:20 PM EST
Fidelis Arms custom engraved lower!!

Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic:


Custom is sweet!
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 5:59:52 PM EST
I prefer Spikes roll-mark. Of the two, that is the only thing that would affect my decision.
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 6:31:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By RyanH:
I have both and both are fine. I think the finish on my Spike's lower is nicer than the Rock River.

Pick a roll mark and buy it.


this
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 6:52:56 PM EST
Spike's
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 9:06:48 PM EST
spike is high quality.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 2:32:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By jfwyatt1:
Local shop has spikes lowers for $110 and RRA s for $120 which would you guys choose. I need 2 more lowers to complete uppers ive built.


Go for that $79 Billet lower offered by Centerline. Trying to get info on it, but looks like a good deal. Very nondescript...

Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:25:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By wendell:
and the spider looks cool


There's a good reason to buy a lower.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:28:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By northwestborn98031:
either one will work from what i have read, save the 10 bucks and add it to the funds for the next build. unless your picky about logo then just choose whichever one you like best.


+1 I like the spikes better


Link Posted: 10/22/2009 6:31:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By MetalGold:
Originally Posted By jfwyatt1:
Local shop has spikes lowers for $110 and RRA s for $120 which would you guys choose. I need 2 more lowers to complete uppers ive built.


Go for that $79 Billet lower offered by Centerline. Trying to get info on it, but looks like a good deal. Very nondescript...



Think you mean "Centerfire".

Link Posted: 10/23/2009 9:18:11 AM EST
Remember Spikes has their lowers on sale this month for $89 ($85 with the arfcom discount). LPKs $47 and BCGs $129.

Pretty good pricing!
Link Posted: 10/23/2009 11:11:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bronsonbull:
Remember Spikes has their lowers on sale this month for $89 ($85 with the arfcom discount). LPKs $47 and BCGs $129.

Pretty good pricing!


How do you get the arfcom discount?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:33:25 PM EST
How much is something like this?


Originally Posted By Sgt_P:
Fidelis Arms custom engraved lower!!

Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic:
http://my.project-jk.com/data/1831/medium/LowerLeft.jpg

Custom is sweet!


Link Posted: 11/2/2009 11:08:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By hhmorant:
Originally Posted By Bronsonbull:
Remember Spikes has their lowers on sale this month for $89 ($85 with the arfcom discount). LPKs $47 and BCGs $129.

Pretty good pricing!


How do you get the arfcom discount?


Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:30:10 AM EST
For 55 more dollars you can get the Mega Billet lower its a no brainer...
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:37:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By jtdam24:
For 55 more dollars you can get the Mega Billet lower its a no brainer...


Except that it's 61% more expensive...

For all the gangastas to whom "Monnay ain't a thang" it's a "no-braininer". Fuck it, throw some platinum on it while you're at it!

But to those who are trying to do a quality build on a budget, 61% is a lot to pay for a prettier lower that will add ZERO to the functionality of the weapon.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 6:16:47 AM EST
Check out Buds Gun Shop in Lexington Ky, I find their prices great and have had now problems with quality. And they usually include shipping in their pricing.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:44:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By DitchDr:
Spike's


this and page grab.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 8:42:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By wrenchmonkey:
But to those who are trying to do a quality build on a budget, 61% is a lot to pay for a prettier lower that will add ZERO to the functionality of the weapon.

Amen.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:22:33 PM EST
I think I'm on my 4th or 5th Spike's build, and have always been satisified, for what it's worth.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:17:03 PM EST
Spikes or RRA are both good to go. One small detail one might consider is resale. While folks here on ARCOM are very familiar with the Spikes name, some, if not many, in the general population are not. When the day comes to sell or trade your beloved rifle the general buying public will know certain names better: Colt, Bushmaster, and Rock River are probably the most well known names. Armalite is also known to many. (Some years back they use to say to remember "A,B,C " All these other lower volume names are quality products and hard core AR fans know them well, but you have to remember that in the used gun market the majority will not be familiar with all brands.

After 50 years of buying, selling and trading firearms I have learned this lesson only too well. Sure, I will have a few specialty pieces that I will keep and never sell, but the cold hard truth is, no matter what you say today may not mean squat in five or ten years. There are some cool new rifles coming and tastes will change. There will always be that "next big thing". Today's hot ticket will be tomorrow's relic. There are ton of AR's out there and its only a matter of time before they hit the used gun market. Certain names will be worth more. At a big gun show six months ago during the panic I overheard one dealer talking to his partner. They had some ARs but the paniced new buyers wouldn't touch them as they did not know the brand. The one salesman said to the other, "If we could just put 'Bushmaster' on those lowers these things would fly out of here". Like it or not, its the truth, it was what the nube buyers were looking for.

So, knowing both RRA and Spikes are GTG I stick with RRA for that simple reason. Other than that, there are many great brands out there with high quality parts.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 2:14:58 AM EST
i ended up getting 2 RRAs because they matched my uppers better. thanks for the input guys.
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