This is a short review of the Vulcan V15 Carbon-Aramid Lower Receiver.
It has been 5 years since I last touched one of these lowers. Until recently, I would have passed on them, and gone with something else just because of the name. Things change when economics change.
I suckered two of my friends into this deal with me, simply because misery loves company.
We bought three lowers direct from Vulcan. It took 6 days from order to arrival (in late February 2009) for the lowers to arrive. Add in the 10 day mandatory waiting period in Kalifornia, and here we are today. I ordered a lower parts kit from Del-Ton at the same time....That will take some more time. So;
I dissected my AR and transferred all of the parts to the new Vulcan lower. Everything went in like it had eyes! No issues with fit or finish.
Function check revealed an issue; the bolt was hanging up half way, and the read pin had to be pulled in order to get the bolt to fly home.
Turns out that I have an old style hammer with a notch on the upper rear quadrant, the new style has a radiused rear quarter only.
I will take it out this weekend for a 500 round torture test.
All I have to say is; Tight Fit