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Posted: 2/21/2007 10:00:42 AM EST
Show 'em if you got 'em. I've been thinking about building a gun on that lower, are they any good and would you trust it with your life?
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 10:03:19 AM EST
I have heard good things about them, but I couldn't trust my life to one.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 10:07:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/21/2007 10:07:53 AM EST by mr_camera_man]
Here's mine. It's a Mk II lower that I got through their upgrade program, with a Cold 20" 1/7 gov't profile barrel. It balances extremely well, and the stock length is just right for me.

I couldn't be happier with it, and I'd have no reservations about trusting it with my life.

Link Posted: 2/21/2007 10:13:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I have heard good things about them, but I couldn't trust my life to one.


Have you fired a Cav? Owned one?

Try it. You might be surprised.



Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:08:12 AM EST
ive got 3,
i'd trust my life to them

in iraq i did trust my life to one of their products, the sst590 conversion kit.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:12:39 AM EST
If I could SBR I'd get a Cav Arms lower...run a BUIS...a DD 7.0 (1st gen) 11" or so lightweight barrel...and call it a day. that bitch would be light!!!
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:16:10 AM EST
You can laugh at my pink gun, but the thing runs flawlessly. And yes, it's very light.

Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:18:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Glockgirl26:
You can laugh at my pink gun, but the thing runs flawlessly. And yes, it's very light.

i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/Glockgirl26/gg26pinkrifle.jpg


If it were mine I'd call Pepto Bismol and see if they'd sponsor it, a la NASCAR!
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:24:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By callgood:

Originally Posted By Glockgirl26:
You can laugh at my pink gun, but the thing runs flawlessly. And yes, it's very light.

i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/Glockgirl26/gg26pinkrifle.jpg


If it were mine I'd call Pepto Bismol and see if they'd sponsor it, a la NASCAR!


You're not the first person to associate that thing with Pepto... Must be just the right shade of pink.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:26:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Glockgirl26:
You can laugh at my pink gun, but the thing runs flawlessly. And yes, it's very light.

i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/Glockgirl26/gg26pinkrifle.jpg


Glockgirl26 you ROCK...I need you to talk to my GF and get out shooting.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 12:23:30 PM EST
here's one i built for my (now ex) wife
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 12:32:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:
here's one i built for my (now ex) wife
photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=34962


I've also got one in blue like that. It's affectionately known as the "smurf gun". I had some problems with failures to eject at first, but got them all straightened out. They seemed to be stand-up guys, and from what I can tell, it works flawlessly now.

Link Posted: 2/21/2007 12:35:57 PM EST
Sorry for the hijack but hey GLR how have you been doing? Haven't run across you for a while. Did the packages get to yu OK and how's the Copenhagen Black holding up?
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 12:50:54 PM EST
Sorry I seem to have killed your thread. I just haven't seen him on here for a while. Guess that's what im is for huh? These lowers look cool I'm building a lefty rifle for son's gf and these might be just the ticket.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 12:50:58 PM EST
Here's my little squirrel slayer.


CHRIS
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 1:00:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I have heard good things about them, but I couldn't trust my life to one.


Most of my AR's are CavArms lowers. They're wganz proof.

Just curious if you could expound on what makes you not trust them?

wganz

Link Posted: 2/21/2007 1:11:28 PM EST
Tag to add pics later.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 2:23:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/21/2007 2:26:18 PM EST by freeride21a]

Cav-15 MKII with 16" MID length A3 upper.. I LOVE IT.

ETA: I do trust my life to my CAV.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 2:32:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By ivchris:
Show 'em if you got 'em. I've been thinking about building a gun on that lower, are they any good and would you trust it with your life?


Cav Arms lowes have been extensively torture tested, and are robust as hell. I'd trust mine without hesitation. The Cav Arms crew are also a great bunch of guys.

That said, I find the length of pull on an A2 style to be too long for me, and I've come to prefer the Sully stock. Otherwise, the Cav Arms lowers rock.

Link Posted: 2/21/2007 2:34:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 2:39:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 2:50:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 5:45:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/21/2007 5:46:42 PM EST by Ameetec-Arms]
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 5:56:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 6:02:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I have heard good things about them, but I couldn't trust my life to one.

We had a member here a LONG time ago (med_cop ?) that used a pink CavArms as his dept entry gun.
In fact, he got the money to buy and build it from ARFcom member donations!
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 6:03:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By ivchris:
Show 'em if you got 'em. I've been thinking about building a gun on that lower, are they any good and would you trust it with your life?


Good company...

Unfortunately, they went with the stubby (A1) stock on their last iteration, so unless you like short stocks, it may be a bit 'small' on you...
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 6:04:40 PM EST
One I built for wifey...



Nice lightweight shooter. Wonderful to teach n00bs to shoot with also.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 6:25:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 7:04:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By ivchris:
Show 'em if you got 'em. I've been thinking about building a gun on that lower, are they any good and would you trust it with your life?


Good company...

Unfortunately, they went with the stubby (A1) stock on their last iteration, so unless you like short stocks, it may be a bit 'small' on you...


just use a thicker butt pad. lot easier to make em longer than to cut em shorter.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 9:10:19 PM EST
No pictures, but I'v had a Cav-15 MkII lower pinned to a Bushmaster upper for years. It worked great, fit great, and looks great. I'v since acquired a BM lower for the BM upper. And now I have a BM .22LR dedicated upper on order. If Bushmaster ever gets around to delivering it (hopefully while I'm still young) I'll have a sweet light weight .22 plinker.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 4:26:43 AM EST
I told my wife a few years back about a pink AR and she was kind of psyched about getting one. I never got around to it and now I hear that they aren't producing them any longer.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 4:47:46 AM EST
16 inch midlength with a lightweight barrel and an OKO sight.
Oh yeah, and a FAL


Link Posted: 2/22/2007 4:59:20 AM EST
I wish they would do another run of the pink guns. I love to get 4 of them (wife + 3 daughters).
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 4:59:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2007 5:00:04 AM EST by joelad]
Here's mine. CavArms MkII upgraded lower, and a Bushy 16" HBAR upper.
Someday I'll send it out to Randall and have him shave down that HBAR, it makes the rifle a little front end heavy. I also had one in OD with an ARF.com serial number. I traded it for an SAR-3.

Sorry about the crappy pic.

Link Posted: 2/22/2007 11:16:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 11:29:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Garryowen:

Originally Posted By photokirk:
I wish they would do another run of the pink guns. I love to get 4 of them (wife + 3 daughters).


Funny you should bring that up.....


If you do I will be getting one for the little lady. It will make the second cav arms I have purchased and I might get another for myself.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 11:30:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Garryowen:

Originally Posted By photokirk:
I wish they would do another run of the pink guns. I love to get 4 of them (wife + 3 daughters).


Funny you should bring that up.....

tease
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 6:11:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ameetec-Arms:
NEWS FLASH!!! AMEETEC has the first exclusive distribution of factory CAVALRY ARMS aluminum complete rifles6 position M4 telestock,chrome lined M4 barrel, A3 Flattop upper with A2 flash hider. WOW!!! PIC to follow.


WELL?
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 9:25:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 2:44:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:

Originally Posted By Garryowen:

Originally Posted By photokirk:
I wish they would do another run of the pink guns. I love to get 4 of them (wife + 3 daughters).


Funny you should bring that up.....

tease


I need 4 too. Daughter, sister, and 2 nieces.

wganz

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:27:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:34:23 AM EST
Here's mine:





Here's one I helped a friend build. It is "marinized"... most of the parts are coated with Norrell's Molyresin. The barrel is an Olympic Arms 16" M4 style in stainless.

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:22:34 AM EST
I have 3 complete ARs. One of these has a Cavarms lower (with an ARFCOM serial number)
Here are the entirely subjective "pros":
- 1st, in the sense that "the best self-defense weapon you can have is the one in your hand", yes, I would trust my life to it.
- 2nd, it seems, no matter which upper I mate it to, to slightly increase the accuracy of that upper. (and I have no idea how that would be possible.)
- 3rd, customer service. I posted on this board about a minor problem... within minutes, one of the guys on the board associated with Cavarms had IM'd me, offering to help. Plus, all the feedback I get from others is positive, as in this thread.
- 4th, light weight.
- 5th, for me, excellent ergonomics*.
Then, the even more subjective, con:
- * as long as I don't have to look at it.

To me, most EBRs have a distinctive "look", and that's a small part of the satisfaction you get from owning one.
With the Cavarms lower, it just doesn't look like a conventional AR.
This, for me, is not enough to keep it out of the "rotation".
If looks don't bother you, then, they are fine, and may even be preferable for your application.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:29:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Garryowen:
www.cavalryarms.com/CAV15A.jpg


Oh shit, how much?
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:51:41 AM EST
Does anyone have any problems with loose pins? My are very loose, but have not shot it enought to know if it is going to be a problem.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:56:17 AM EST
Silly question: The "pistol grip" and "stock" are all part of the serialized receiver thus it is the receiver; so does that mean legally it does not have a pistol grip or stock (as they are all one part)?

I would see this as a way of having the market share of Cali, NJ, NY, Ohio...or who ever else has an AWB.

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 7:52:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 7:59:51 AM EST by HBruns]

Originally Posted By ScubaTexas:
Does anyone have any problems with loose pins? My are very loose, but have not shot it enought to know if it is going to be a problem.

Loose pins? No, not with mine.

If you do have a problem, talk to the good folks at CavArms. They have this wonderful habit of resolving problems.

ETA:
When the lower is not assembles with an upper, some people might consider the pins to be "loose". In this condition they have more clearance than some other AL receivers I have seen.

However, every upper that I have put on them, the fit has been very snug. I don't like any slop between the upper & lower and will generally use the rubber "accu-wedge" thing to take it out.
This has never been needed with the CavArms lowers I have seen, which also ensures the pins are tight when assembled.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 9:15:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By fallingwrench:

Originally Posted By Garryowen:
www.cavalryarms.com/CAV15A.jpg


Oh shit, how much?



+ eleventybillion
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 9:25:59 AM EST
I like that they make one with the mag well opened up for mags for a .45 conversion
I don't like that you have no choice of stock since it's a molded part of the lower
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:11:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 8:58:07 AM EST
i love you guys,

now all i need is a hat,,,,,,cough cough
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