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Old 02-15-2020, 01:02 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience with them? Local gun shop has polymer lowers on sale relatively cheap. Says he built one up and the fit was as good as an aluminum lower and the rifle has performed flawlessly so far.
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:13 AM   #2
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Why when you can get a much stronger aluminum one for 39 dollars?

Plenty of polymers have failed. Not worth it to me.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:08 AM   #3
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Not worth the cost savings. You can get an aluminum lower for under $50 now and thereís no benefits to a plastic lower, only reduced strength and durability.


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Old 02-15-2020, 08:53 AM   #4
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Only if you’re trying to build a 3# AR and every gram matters.
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:39 AM   #5
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Not worth the cost savings. You can get an aluminum lower for under $50 now and thereís no benefits to a plastic lower, only reduced strength and durability.


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Old 02-15-2020, 12:06 PM   #6
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If your goal is a cheap lower, there are plenty of aluminum lowers that are priced as cheap or cheaper than polymer lowers.

Anderson lowers are regularly under $40 and Iíve seen them at $30 from time to time.

I think Aim Surplus has Aero Precision lowers at $60 right now.


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Old 02-16-2020, 10:48 AM   #7
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I have often wondered about the metal reinforced lowers for wieght savings.
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:06 AM   #8
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I have often wondered about the metal reinforced lowers for wieght savings.
I think Iíd just eat my Wheaties and deal with the extra 6 ounces.
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:18 AM   #9
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I have a 2 piece polymer lower you can buy from me. Besides the two-piece part, it has worked flawlessly.








buy an anderson or a blem if you want cheap!
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:25 AM   #10
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I have a 2 piece polymer lower you can buy from me. Besides the two-piece part, it has worked flawlessly.








buy an anderson or a blem if you want cheap!
Itís a takedown model
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:25 AM   #11
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I think I’d just eat my Wheaties and deal with the extra 6 ounces.
Your post made me look it up lol. new frontier poly lower is 4.5oz, milspec alum lower is 8.5oz.
So 4oz. Lighter. Not worth it in my opinion, unless you are (like I said earlier) trying to build a crazy light gun where you don’t care about longevity.
I built an ultralight on a 2A Armament Balios set and love it. Stripped weight on it is 6.5oz. So right between the two.
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:39 AM   #12
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i have to disagree... and BTW until i bought this one , i would have agreed. but now this is my go to rifle PERIOD! now this is not just a polymer lower , its a nylon reinforced polymer complete system including grip and stock. it weighs nothing , it's 100% tight with no rattling or movement whatsoever. the buffer tube inside is uber quiet and smooth. and the whole gun minus the scope is just over 5 lbs. I had an ultra light barrel made by delta company arms in 300 blk . and its shoots phenomenal the upper is an innovative arms W.A.R receiver , and i can turn the gas off at a turn of a button , run full gas , or suppressed. i run an SAS arbiter titanium can on it and it balances great. I put a flat trigger in it that breaks at 2lbs. the original it came with was ok , but the gun is so light it needed more refinement, it dropped right in. any of my friends who have seen it say... *** ??? then they pick it up, say *** again... then they shoot it ... and then they want one. it's like my remington titanium 260. they just think it's fake at first. now i've seen just polymer lowers and i'm not a fan of those as they still mate to aluminum parts ... but this lower is just one piece rigid pure amazing IMHO. i love this Gwacs armory lower . I run a trijicon reap-ir on it at night and shoot lehigh control chaos copper bullets... pigs don't stand a chance! and you can carry it all night without needing a gym membership ...
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:29 PM   #13
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i have to disagree... and BTW until i bought this one , i would have agreed. but now this is my go to rifle PERIOD! now this is not just a polymer lower , its a nylon reinforced polymer complete system including grip and stock. it weighs nothing , it's 100% tight with no rattling or movement whatsoever. the buffer tube inside is uber quiet and smooth. and the whole gun minus the scope is just over 5 lbs. I had an ultra light barrel made by delta company arms in 300 blk . and its shoots phenomenal the upper is an innovative arms W.A.R receiver , and i can turn the gas off at a turn of a button , run full gas , or suppressed. i run an SAS arbiter titanium can on it and it balances great. I put a flat trigger in it that breaks at 2lbs. the original it came with was ok , but the gun is so light it needed more refinement, it dropped right in. any of my friends who have seen it say... *** ??? then they pick it up, say *** again... then they shoot it ... and then they want one. it's like my remington titanium 260. they just think it's fake at first. now i've seen just polymer lowers and i'm not a fan of those as they still mate to aluminum parts ... but this lower is just one piece rigid pure amazing IMHO. i love this Gwacs armory lower . I run a trijicon reap-ir on it at night and shoot lehigh control chaos copper bullets... pigs don't stand a chance! and you can carry it all night without needing a gym membership ...


As shown above, 4oz ainít gonna make that much of a difference.


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Old 02-16-2020, 12:33 PM   #14
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i have to disagree... and BTW until i bought this one , i would have agreed. but now this is my go to rifle PERIOD! now this is not just a polymer lower , its a nylon reinforced polymer complete system including grip and stock. it weighs nothing , it's 100% tight with no rattling or movement whatsoever. the buffer tube inside is uber quiet and smooth. and the whole gun minus the scope is just over 5 lbs. I had an ultra light barrel made by delta company arms in 300 blk . and its shoots phenomenal the upper is an innovative arms W.A.R receiver , and i can turn the gas off at a turn of a button , run full gas , or suppressed. i run an SAS arbiter titanium can on it and it balances great. I put a flat trigger in it that breaks at 2lbs. the original it came with was ok , but the gun is so light it needed more refinement, it dropped right in. any of my friends who have seen it say... *** ??? then they pick it up, say *** again... then they shoot it ... and then they want one. it's like my remington titanium 260. they just think it's fake at first. now i've seen just polymer lowers and i'm not a fan of those as they still mate to aluminum parts ... but this lower is just one piece rigid pure amazing IMHO. i love this Gwacs armory lower . I run a trijicon reap-ir on it at night and shoot lehigh control chaos copper bullets... pigs don't stand a chance! and you can carry it all night without needing a gym membership ...

GWAC/cav arms lowers are legit. They are built totally different than all the other poly flowers, as in they aren't total garbage lol
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:23 PM   #15
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Not tryin to go cheap. Was just wondering, is all. Tryin to get info on 'em. Thanks for all the info and thanks to the couple guys who have owned them and replied. Was the kind of info I was lookin for.
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