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Worth $50? One of the few I can get locally with no transfer fees - at least in that price range.
 
Posts: 16149 | Location: SE Michigan | Registered: February 10, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have built several and no problems. I have some with trigger guard and others without. Both are GTG. I always thread a tap into the grip screw hole just to make sure the grip screw that comes with what ever LPK I install doesn't bottom out.


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Posts: 965 | Location: Holland, OH | Registered: May 07, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They are GTG but I wouldn't pay much more than $50. I've bought a few at my local Fleet Farm for under 50 out the door.
 
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GTG. My own observation is people complaining about them had lowers that were really old which makes me wonder if the newer ones are better. Again this is my observation while searching for reviews on them, and not based on any real knowledge.

That said, I got one recently and I’m happy with it.


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I have bought a couple in the last bit and they seem to be ok. I gave a little less than $50 each, all though $50 seems to be the going rate.




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They're $29.99 today only:

https://www.classicfirearms.com/anderson-ar-lower/

I just bought two from them for $32.99, also a good price.
 
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They're $29.99 today only:

https://www.classicfirearms.com/anderson-ar-lower/

I just bought two from them for $32.99, also a good price.


My cart shows $29.99 for the lower and $24.02 shipping. Plus tax of course!

I built probably 8 or ten rifles on Anderson lowers over he last several years and haven't ran into any problems.
 
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Originally posted by Sigmund:
They're $29.99 today only:

https://www.classicfirearms.com/anderson-ar-lower/

I just bought two from them for $32.99, also a good price.


My cart shows $29.99 for the lower and $24.02 shipping. Plus tax of course!

I built probably 8 or ten rifles on Anderson lowers over he last several years and haven't ran into any problems.


Yeah, that's a little steep. I paid $21.05 shipping for two, plus $4.61 tax. Had I noticed the shipping at ordering I probably would have gotten three.
 
Posts: 14522 | Location: Eastern Iowa | Registered: May 21, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got my mitts in for a short while machining them at Anderson. I cant say they are the best, better than other brands but what I can say is this, the way which the castings/forgings are fixtured to a tomb stone, in a Mazak horizontal makes for a repeat machining process for dummys. It is a air fixture loaded with 3 per load, extreme precision locators and air operated clamping. What it makes for is you cant miss. Every damn one is the same. Simple and boring. Buy with confidence.
 
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I got my mitts in for a short while machining them at Anderson. I cant say they are the best, better than other brands but what I can say is this, the way which the castings/forgings are fixtured to a tomb stone, in a Mazak horizontal makes for a repeat machining process for dummys. It is a air fixture loaded with 3 per load, extreme precision locators and air operated clamping. What it makes for is you cant miss. Every damn one is the same. Simple and boring. Buy with confidence.


Sums it up pretty well. Word.


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I have some with trigger guard and others without.

I have one of each. They both have been perfect.



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They run good. A little rough on the finish but I haven't had any issues.
 
Posts: 6692 | Location: West Jordan, Utah | Registered: June 19, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have bought a few over the years and quality can be hit or miss. I have had a couple I had to return to my ffl dealer as one did not have the pistol grip hole threaded. Another, the bolt catch area was not cut right and I had to sand the area down in order for the bolt catch to fit in it. As it turned out on that same lower, the pistol grip screw hole was not threaded all the way. My ffl dealer was very helpful and swapped out the lowers without question. Inspect which ever one you get before purchasing. It is a common issue with Anderson lowers. Some will not allow you to install some pistol grip screws, as some are longer than others. I have one now that I had to use a shorter screw as the standard length would thread out of the top of the lower. Other makes are not much more and if it is something you plan on keeping, I would get another better brand name. I got a Spikes not long ago for less than $80.00.
 
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They drill the selector detent hole all the way through instead of leaving a counterbore, this sometimes make the selector very stiff since this allows over travel of the selector detent.
 
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I have bought other brands and had them shipped to a FFL. The issue is most FFLs here are $25 or more to do the transfer.

Field & Stream used to carry Palmetto State lowers before they went gun control crazy. Haven't been back.

Shop prices tend to be around $70-80 for a lower.

Cabelas has Anderson for $50. I'll probably hold off and grab a couple when PSA has giveaway pricing and just pay the FFL fee.
 
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Life's too short to build guns with ugly logos ... I don't know what it is about them, I just can't bring myself to buy one ... at least not when there are so many other lowers out there for just a few dollars more, that have IMHO cooler logo's.

I guess I'd throw $50 at it if I was just needing a receiver to build as absolutely cheap as possiable i.e. use up some of my used and take-off parts, then walk it around and see what I could get for it.

No, probably not even then, they may be fine but no. I don't know what it is about them, I just dont like'um.


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I've got 7 built on Anderson lowers, and never had a problem with any of them. Some have built in trigger guards, some and the standard open ears, but all work just fine.




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Posts: 3393 | Location: Morganton, NC | Registered: December 31, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have as of right now 5 built on an Anderson Manufacturing lower receiver, that's including my SBR. If I didn't think they were gtg, I wouldn't have built my SBR on one.

All have been what they should be with no problems. Everything went together with no problems.

I don't really care about what the roll mark is, or how it looks. But I myself don't think that it looks bad at all.

I also like that I'm supporting a somewhat local company, they are about 70 miles away from me.

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