View Full Version : When Buying a stripped Lower

05-14-2010, 10:12 PM
When you buy a stripped lower do you have to purchase a bullet button at the same time or will they let you have it and you can install one later?

05-14-2010, 10:13 PM

05-14-2010, 10:22 PM
Buy the lower and you can install BB, raddlock or whatever later.

05-14-2010, 10:24 PM
Cool, Thanks guess i'll order one now then... Or see if anyone has an extra for sale..

05-14-2010, 10:34 PM
For the most part you can buy the stripped lower by itself but I know of some gun stores that will only sell OLL's with a bullet button installed....

05-15-2010, 12:52 PM
depends on where the tranfer happens. once the lower gets to the transfer location, it's basically not up to you anymore. if they require one- you get one. if not, then dont worry...
most places i've been to are full of FUD and make you buy a BB, a lock, and sign an affidavit that you wont build an illegal firearm.

05-15-2010, 8:43 PM
Many are sold with a BB already installed. That is not legally required, since it's not a rifle until an upper is attached, but it is convenient.

05-16-2010, 2:01 AM
You don't need a BB for a featureless build, so why would you need one on a stripped lower? Just don't put the regular mag release and the pistol grip on it.

05-16-2010, 8:18 AM
You don't even need a bullet button on a complete lower with a buttstock.

You only need a bullet button if you decide that you will be building a semi-automatic centerfire rifle with features.

You could be building featureless, you could be building a single-shot bolt-action .50dtc, you could be building a .22. None of those would require a bullet button.