View Full Version : Superior Arms S15 or CMMG stripped lower?

04-17-2009, 8:50 PM
I was wondering if anyone on calguns had a superior arms stripped lower receiver. I'm going to be building my first AR15, and I'm interested in purchasing one, mainly because its the most affordable, given today's market. I tried searching on it, but haven't really found anything (except for searches on google). So far I've heard mixed opinions and I was wondering if you guys can help? Theres also a CMMG stripped lower that's gotten good feedback, but its about 25 dollars more. help noob out? lol


04-17-2009, 9:03 PM
The only reason that i wouldnt go with a cmmg lower is that its hard to get it to match another brand of upper besides their own.

04-17-2009, 9:07 PM
The BCM uppers seem like they would be a good match for the CMMG, can anyone verify/deny?

04-17-2009, 9:09 PM
Superior Arms has the set screw to make your trigger nice and tight, provided you figure out how to use it. Wish all lowers could do this.

04-17-2009, 9:15 PM
ohh. Will a RRA LPK be compatible with either one?

04-17-2009, 9:40 PM
An RRa LPK will be fine Go with the cmmg Rifle gear in costa mesa has them for 189 and I think oc armory may have som too.

04-17-2009, 9:41 PM
oh i was going to order from ebr. its 145 for cmmg

04-17-2009, 10:03 PM
Buy the time you pay for shipping and at least 75 for a FFL transfer. You would end up paying more for the same lower that you have to wait for. Its cheaper to buy localy unless you are getting a realy good deal.

04-17-2009, 10:30 PM
hmm i'll take that into consideration.

but would the superior arms receiver be a better decision than the cmmg receiver?

Or should i wait until prices go fairly down?

04-17-2009, 11:09 PM
it doesn't matter. a lower is a lower is a lower... any brand lpk will fit in any brand lower. any brand upper will fit on top of any brand lower. (these rules are accurate for 99.9% of everything that is out there.) just get one and start building already!

04-17-2009, 11:14 PM
They are all the same alot of the big companys don't even make their own receivers. I beleive superior arns actualy make their own. It doesn't really matter what I or anyone else thinks. As long as that is the one you want then get it because thats what matters. Superior arms will work just fine in my opinion

04-17-2009, 11:15 PM

Better logo and finish imo.

04-17-2009, 11:21 PM

Better logo and finish imo.

That finish is more durable on a CMMG, but can make it a little more difficult when installing some of the pins during the build if they over sprayed the teflon. Not an issue, but just more time to build on average. Although I put together a Stag lower for a calgunner that took a while to get all the pins thru for some strange reason and it didn't have a heavy coat of anything.

A lower should only take 20 to 25 minutes to build. That is sort of how I judge em, but the CMMG is way cool as the picture on the side reminds me of what it is supposed to look like. lol :)

I bought one just because of this.

04-18-2009, 10:37 AM
Yes I do like the the logo for the CMMG lower. hmm I think may go for the superior lower, since they all do the same job (right?).

I'll worry about aesthetics when i have more money :)

04-18-2009, 10:47 AM
Where are you looking at the superior? Can you pm me a link. Thanks

04-18-2009, 10:57 AM
pm sent.

i also saw the YHM lowers in the commercial section for sales. should i spent just a little bit extra? or will the superior just be fine for me, since its my first build n all?

04-18-2009, 11:15 AM
OC Armory has cmmg for 179 right now. Thats 218 out hte door. If you're getting a superior For 125 online you would have to pay 75 for FFl transfer and dros, shipping and tax You would be paying over 220. Just my 2 cents

04-18-2009, 11:29 AM
220? i'm getting rougly 204 if i'm not missing anything. and thats getting the superior lower

120 (lower) + 10.5 (tax) + 12.5 (shipping/guessing on that) + 25 (dros) + 35 (ffl fees) = $204

04-18-2009, 11:36 AM
Total for my CMMG was about $217 after all was said and done. Where you're ordering from should be out of state so no sales tax.

04-18-2009, 11:46 AM
The FFL I beleive will have to charge sales tax. Where are you doing you transfer/

04-18-2009, 11:49 AM
i'll be doing it at bright spot pawn

04-18-2009, 12:05 PM
I beleive they don't do OLL Check out this thread.


04-18-2009, 1:10 PM
Disregard previous statement They do OLL transfers

04-18-2009, 1:33 PM
yea i checked out the ffl list before making my purchase