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List of AR15 lower manufacturers
« on: December 15, 2009, 11:20:46 AM »
Here is a list of the AR-15 lowers manufacturers with the names they manufacture lowers under. The list was compiled by Falcon from the ar15armory.com forums with some updates by myself.
Lewis Machine & Tool
  • LMT
  • Lauer
  • DS Arms
  • PWA
  • Eagle
  • Armalite
  • Knights Armament
  • Barrett

Continental Machine Tool
  • Stag
  • Rock River Arms
  • High Standard
  • Noveske
  • Century (New)
  • Global Tactical
  • CLE
  • S&W
  • MGI
  • Wilson Tactical
  • Grenadier Precision
  • Colt

LAR Manufacturing
  • LAR
  • Bushmaster
  • Ameetec
  • DPMS
  • CMMG
  • Double Star
  • Fulton Armory
  • Spike's Tactical

JVP
  • Double Star
  • LRB
  • Charles Daly

Mega Machine Shop
  • Mega
  • GSE
  • Dalphon
  • POF
  • Alexander Arms

Olympic
  • Olympic
  • SGW
  • Tromix
  • Palmetto
  • Dalphon
  • Frankford
  • Century (Old)

Sun Devil
  • Sun Devil forged billet receivers
  • Lone Star Armory forged billet receivers

Superior
  • Superior Arms
  • Lauer (New)

Aero Precision
  • Aero Precision
  • Surplus Ammo and Arms
  • Palmetto State Armory

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 The above list contains the machine companies that machine the raw forgings into usable receivers. Each individual company applies their own finishing standards.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2013, 08:38:50 AM by 2aHawaii »
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Re: List of AR15 lower manufacturers
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 12:09:37 PM »
Nice find!  Your list seems to be more comprehensive than the one I told you about on ar15.com :thumbsup:
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Re: List of AR15 lower manufacturers
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 01:30:55 PM »
I found it on a search for reviews of Lauer lowers which OGC carries. It should be good because it's made by LMT right?
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 10:09:49 AM »
I'd say so!  Take a look at the other brands they make for, KNIGHTS??? BARRETT???  Hell I'd say your good to go!  Im happy with my CMMG and LAR makes lowers for brands that some might call less than perfect.  LOL  Your other option is Waikiki Gun Shop, he's got DS Arms lowers for $109 the last I saw!
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Re: List of AR15 lower manufacturers
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 05:47:33 PM »
Does anyone know what kind of quality Delaware Machinery lowers are? They are $65 from rguns and it is one of the best deals right now.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 05:30:49 PM »
^^^Sorry man, never heard of them.

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 05:33:02 PM »
I ended up getting a few Surplus Ammo and Arms lowers. They look very nice.
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Re: List of AR15 lower manufacturers
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 11:04:55 AM »
Just wanted to post back about the Delaware Machinery lowers. After reading a few places, some people stated that their lowers were out of spec and pretty shoddy.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 05:56:27 PM »
I found it on a search for reviews of Lauer lowers which OGC carries. It should be good because it's made by LMT right?

The Lauer lowers are good to go.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 11:01:14 AM »
What about Black Rain Ordnance?

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 07:16:18 PM »
 I've got an AR from ASA.  They have Lowers too:  http://www.americanspiritarms.com/ar-15-m4-lower-assemblies/
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Re: List of AR15 lower manufacturers
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 09:18:28 AM »
Here is a list of the AR-15 lowers manufacturers with the names they manufacture lowers under. The list was compiled by Falcon from the ar15armory.com forums with some updates by myself.

Noop question.  Are the lowers basically the same/comparable quality from the manufacturer that OEM product for other companies?  Not taking into consideration the different grades of aluminum.

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 11:42:10 PM »
Basically they all the same. Each one will have their difference in tolerance batch to batch. Also some are renamed and sold as blems. So unless you are going to blueprint everyone of them then you can tell the difference. The ones to stay away from is usually the cast stuff. Except SS has to be from a casting.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 10:33:12 AM »
Basically they all the same. Each one will have their difference in tolerance batch to batch. Also some are renamed and sold as blems. So unless you are going to blueprint everyone of them then you can tell the difference. The ones to stay away from is usually the cast stuff. Except SS has to be from a casting.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2012, 10:42:22 AM »
Have you heard of Detroit Gun Works? Check them out http://www.centralscrewproducts.com/detroit-gun-works. It's awesome to see lowers manufactured in Detroit!

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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012, 06:12:39 PM »
Have you heard of Detroit Gun Works? Check them out http://www.centralscrewproducts.com/detroit-gun-works. It's awesome to see lowers manufactured in Detroit!


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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2012, 03:16:28 AM »
Haha, yes he is from Detroit Gun Works. I'd always be a little leary of manufacturers without a proven track record.

If you do come back to post, I'd be interested in hearing more about your lowers and where the blanks come from.
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 11:06:00 PM »
Haha, yes he is from Detroit Gun Works. I'd always be a little leary of manufacturers without a proven track record.

If you do come back to post, I'd be interested in hearing more about your lowers and where the blanks come from.

He never came back :rofl:

It doesn't look like his company is doing so well if you look at the link.

By the way I found out today that Lone Star Armory lowers are manufactured by Sun Devil. Don't know if you wanted to add that or not.
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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2013, 05:49:36 AM »
This is directly from their website...

" As we head into 2013 we have made strategic business decisions to refocus on our strengths. In doing so we are not currently manufacturing lowers with the Detroit Gun Works name on them. We will not be manufacturing full rifles for the time being and we will not be at SHOT Show this January."

It's a good thing we saw through this 1 post wonder and no one here wasted their money on this guys non existent lowers.
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2013, 08:39:25 AM »
He never came back :rofl:

It doesn't look like his company is doing so well if you look at the link.

By the way I found out today that Lone Star Armory lowers are manufactured by Sun Devil. Don't know if you wanted to add that or not.

Thanks, I added that to the list.
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