View Full Version : CMMG Lowers Opinions?
06-03-2009, 03:48 PM
I see that AIM Surplus has CMMG lowers. Anyone have any good or bad opinion about the lowers? I've built 4 so far on PWA receivers and I need to do two more to pass down to my kids in 10 years. I sold 2 and need to re-stock.
Also, if anyone knows a source for good available lowers, please let me know. I was very impressed with DPMS lowers, looked nice, but wasn't mine. I'm not patient enough to wait months for those.
06-03-2009, 06:22 PM
I was not too impressed with the CMMG that I saw at my local gun shop but if the price was a little lower i would get a few
I picked up a few Yankee Hill lowers. I was very happy when I got there uppers to put on them there is all most no movement when you get the take down pins in. I plan to buy as many as I can afford
06-04-2009, 10:18 AM
from my own little experiments playing musical chairs with lowers and uppers i found out that the upper plays a big part in the slack or lack of slack.
my double star and DPMS lowers fit the CDD, del-ton, DPMS made uppers very tightly. while my DSA upper is slightly loose in the rear pins on these lowers.
the tighest of all is my cav-arms polymer lower--if you want a sung upper/lower fit it is the #1 pick.
i sort of like CMMG but i don't think it is any better than DPMS/double-star/del-ton or any number of lowers currently out on the market. it is a good lower but nothing special about it .maybe the roll-marks look cooler?
you might look over at JSE surplus they have a number of lowers for around the retail price.
they have LAR grizzly lowers for $100. DPMS, del-ton , yankee hill and CMT/stag for various prices. and now the mall-ninja special--spikes tactical!!!
last time i looked over at aim they had superior for $89 and aero-precision for $119 and double-star. which should do well for an ar-15 build.
DSG has some cav-arms polymers for $125--this includes the built in A1 stock-set on the polymer.
if i was going to spend $150 on a lower i would get an armalite or a DS arms due to their relationship with LMT. there is very little to reason to spend much more than $150 for a lower. in fact you likely find the cheapest ones like superior and LAR are equally as good in real use.
i got a double-star a few years ago for $99 shipped it seems as good as any i have worked with. a few years before that i was buying MEGA machine lowers for $79! so the cheap lowers of the past are now the expensive mall-ninja picks of today.
just get whatever you like--just be aware that the cost of a lower is a relative thing and the less expensive ones shoot the same as best i can tell. take your time as there is no shortage of good lowers to be bought. it is barrels that are the back order darlings!!!
06-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Thank you gents for very informative replies! This will help controlling the limited budget. I like the people at AIM Surplus, but will give JSE Surplus a try too. Thanks!