Quick Answer: Are Anderson Lowers Any Good?

Can I put any upper on any lower?

There are some people who maintain that a gun is going to be less accurate if you do not use the same AR-15 match upper and lower receivers.

No, combining upper and lower receivers of different brands will make no difference in accuracy whatsoever.

On the other hand, the quality of your upper receiver certainly will..

What’s better billet or forged lowers for AR?

Metallurgists agree that a forged piece of aluminum is stronger than cast or billet. The reason being, when the material is shaped under pressure, its ‘grain’ follows the same shape as the part. As a result, the product manufactured is stronger due to the continuous grain characteristics allowed by the forging process.

Are Anderson lowers bad?

They are very nice lowers, fit and finish on them is very good. If I was buying a lot of lowers to stash away, I would buy PSA on sale at $50, you see them for that price from time to time. Their Blem (cosmetic blemish) lowers are quite often on sale at that price or a bit lower…

Are Anderson lowers low shelf?

That was before I found out that Anderson lowers are low shelf. I was looking at some of the Aero precision lowers which are a fair bit more. Not low shelf.

Is forged or billet lower better?

The pressure applied by the hammering of forging compresses the aluminum and makes the metal grain run in a homogenous direction; both good things for rigidity and durability. Forged lowers tend to be lighter than billet lowers, as they generally don’t have as much extra material from proprietary design differences.

What does AR stand for?

Here’s a quick history lesson on why AR-15 has become the umbrella term for a range of semi-automatic rifles made by a host of gun makers. “AR” comes from the name of the gun’s original manufacturer, ArmaLite, Inc. The letters stand for ArmaLite Rifle — and not for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.”

How many lower receivers can I buy?

If you have your CCW, no NCIC background check is done when you purchase a firearm, so there is no record of you buying any lowers with the ATF. You can buy as many as you’d like, but if you buy more than two pistols in one week from the same store, they have to, by law, submit that to the ATF regardless of your CCW.

Can a ar15 lower be shipped to your house?

The good news is: No, you do not need an FFL to purchase an 80% lower receiver. That applies to all 50 states. You can order one online and have it shipped directly to your door, no questions asked.

Are Anderson lowers mil spec?

The Anderson Manufacturing Stripped Lower Receiver is a Mil-Spec, semi-auto lower ideal for your next custom build! Manufactured from high-strength 7075-T6 forged aluminum and Mil-Spec hardcoat anodized for durability. Precision machining ensures drop-in installation of all MIL-SPEC components.

Are Anderson AR lowers good?

Anderson Lowers are cheap ($42 for stripped and $120 for complete), they’re forged 7075-T6, and they’re often available. My accuracy testing lower uses the Anderson and Hiperfire trigger (Best AR-15 Triggers). I have used their lowers on countless builds and have had zero issues with them.

Is Anderson a good gun brand?

Anderson Manufacturing ranked first in the U.S. Miscellaneous Firearms Production listing of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (BATFE) 2017 Annual Firearms Manufacturing & Export Report—the latest data available.

Can you use any lower for any caliber?

Of course, you can’t just put any caliber upper on a standard lower. The primary reason for this is that the magazine well is part of the lower receiver, and that creates some limitations on cartridge size.

Is upper or lower AR 15 more important?

As long as they are forged (which almost all are these days), they are pratically identical. Things that affect reliability, accuracy, etc – are largely in the upper, so that’s probably more “important” if that’s what you mean. There are tons of great manufacturers these days.

Is Aero Precision mil spec?

‘ Mil-spec is referring to measurements and consistency with regards to the design. Some companies have a broader range of tolerance that is ultimately still considered mil-spec, whereas with Aero Precision parts, the machines we use allow us to make our tolerance spectrum much tighter than most.

What part of the AR 15 is considered the gun?

Lower receiver – The lower receiver is the part of your rifle that is generally considered to be the firearm itself (rather than just a component). For this reason, it is one of the most legally regulated parts of an AR-15. On AR-15s, the lower receiver is where you’ll find your weapon’s serial number.