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Posted: 11/24/2002 12:38:41 PM EDT
Hey all,

I got approval from the wife to buy a stripped lower as an x-mas present. I've narrowed my choices down to these two brands:

Rock River Arms
Eagle Arms

I'm leaning towards the Eagle Arms, for two reasons, one, I like armalite stuff, and two, there is a stocking dealer near me (Quantico Arms). The RRA lower would require me to secure an FFL and arrange for transfer, but I understand that RRA stuff is very nice.

What do you more experienced folks think?

*I'm not really interested in a Bushmaster or Colt lower, too much money for me.
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 12:45:07 PM EDT
You might want to think about it a bit more before you commit. You see, you really DO get what you pay for. If I were buying a new lower receiver, I'd buy another Bushmaster (and I would specify that it be BLACK, and not PURPLE!) and I'd know that I was getting the product that was closest to M16 mil-specs of ANY commercially available semi-auto lower receiver, bar none. RRA has a good reputation, too, but I'd spring the extra bucks for the Bushmaster. There's no better manufacturer if you want something that's to spec, fits, and functions like it's supposed to. Heck, the difference in price is only a few boxes of ammo, anyway. CJ
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 12:55:08 PM EDT
*I'm not really interested in a Bushmaster or Colt lower, too much money for me. I understand they are nice, but I'm on a budget, like I said.
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 1:08:32 PM EDT
Well, if you're really not going to spring the extra few bucks, then get the RRA, which has a good reputation. Simple. CJ
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 1:09:00 PM EDT
If all you're buying is a stripped lower, it shouldn't make any difference which you get. As far as saying one brand is closer to "mil-spec" than another, I think that's BS. They'll all be built to the same dimensions, and they're all pretty much the same material (aluminum) ...unless you go with something exotic, which it doesn't appear you're going to do. The only variable will be color, and since your biggest concern is price ...I say "who cares what color?" Go with the Eagle Arms, it will be no less functional or reliable than any other brand. Just don't skimp on the parts you put into it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 1:39:12 PM EDT
Dave At QuanticoArms has been known to accept FFL shipments...The problem is when you tell him you want an RRA rather then an Eagle Are you going to the swap and shoot 7 Dec...?
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 1:46:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleYouDoubleYou: Dave At QuanticoArms has been known to accept FFL shipments...The problem is when you tell him you want an RRA rather then an Eagle Are you going to the swap and shoot 7 Dec...?
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I thought about going to the swap/shoot, but the only firearm I own right now is a Walther PPK. So I don't have much to swap or shoot at the moment. :D
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 2:05:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Xoc:
Originally Posted By DoubleYouDoubleYou: Dave At QuanticoArms has been known to accept FFL shipments...The problem is when you tell him you want an RRA rather then an Eagle Are you going to the swap and shoot 7 Dec...?
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I thought about going to the swap/shoot, but the only firearm I own right now is a Walther PPK. So I don't have much to swap or shoot at the moment. :D
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Come anyway, if nothing else you may get a few folks to split Dave's 5/$550 stripped lowers deal... and you can help me break in my 2 new ArmaLites.
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