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jdg30
05-08-2011, 12:27 PM
I just bought two LRB stripped lowers from my local dealer today so I can start my first AR. I haven't seen seen them yet, but they cost $70 each so I figured I should get an extra for later.

I installed a parts kit on a S&W M&P 15 lower I bought two years ago but ended up selling it because I had second thoughts. The M&P lower was very nice. So here I am again buying a stripped lower so I can actually complete a rifle, only this time I got an LRB lower.

So can those who have any experience with LRB lowers tell me what you think of them? Thanks

lwbyo1
05-08-2011, 2:37 PM
I have 2 and am very happy with both. I have a RRA upper on 1 and a Bushy upper on the other. Both are nice tight fits without any play.

FourLoko
05-08-2011, 4:36 PM
I picked up two also, they're built very cleanly. Should be installing a LPK next week.

Everything I've read says they're good to go.

ArkinDomino
05-08-2011, 5:29 PM
LRBs work well enough.

247Nino
05-08-2011, 5:38 PM
I like the logo. and turtles

rodeoflyer
05-08-2011, 5:38 PM
I have several of them. No complaints.

BTW. $70 is an outstanding price.

762.DEFENSE
05-08-2011, 6:05 PM
LRB makes quality products, and for the price you can't beat it. Plus it comes with a pretty clean logo and surface.

limitdown
05-08-2011, 8:41 PM
LRB has a great reputation of making extremely high quality M14-type rifles.
They follow the original pain-staking mil-spec method of hot drop-forging steel to create a beautiful internal grain structure for better strength. Then the forging is fully machined and heat treated. The Springfield M1A's receiver is made by investment casting, which is much cheaper, but does not follow the original mil-spec.
Although I don't have their AR15 lower, I would expect the lower to be of extremely high quality.

X-NewYawker
05-08-2011, 8:42 PM
Honestly, if the holes line up, a lower is a lower is a lower.
The fire control unit, etc are important

glockwise2000
05-08-2011, 8:46 PM
I believe almost all lowers are the same. IMHO. What matters most is what you put in it and what you slap on top of it.

bohoki
05-08-2011, 9:06 PM
the one i got works fine it was $140 out the door i may have paid too much but its worth the price i paid

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/bohoki/DCP_9241.jpg

FourLoko
05-08-2011, 9:27 PM
I got mine from a local vendor, they have some left:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=424548&highlight=lrb

Cokebottle
05-08-2011, 9:33 PM
Very happy with mine. Probably have 800 rounds through it, no issues at all.

http://personal.linkline.com/rlockyer/XD9/ar145-3.jpg

Q
05-08-2011, 10:07 PM
I agree good logo, I have one. Kinda looks like a colt logo if you squint.:D

darkest2000
05-08-2011, 10:55 PM
a lower is a lower, as long as they're in spec it's not going to matter much. Pick from a reputable mfg and you're gtg. Selection comes down to really, cosmetics and price.

xfilterx
05-09-2011, 7:56 AM
LRB has a great reputation of making extremely high quality M14-type rifles.
They follow the original pain-staking mil-spec method of hot drop-forging steel to create a beautiful internal grain structure for better strength. Then the forging is fully machined and heat treated. The Springfield M1A's receiver is made by investment casting, which is much cheaper, but does not follow the original mil-spec.
Although I don't have their AR15 lower, I would expect the lower to be of extremely high quality.

+1.

LRB's M14 products are top notch. I've had several LRB lowers in in the past and they worked well for my builds. At some point I'd like to pick up one of their M14 receivers but at 1K...it's way down on my priority list.

mif_slim
05-09-2011, 12:05 PM
You HAVE TO HAVE A DD OR NOVESKE LOWER!! All else are FAIL!

:p

I have a LBR... great lower.

Cokebottle
05-09-2011, 4:59 PM
I agree good logo, I have one. Kinda looks like a colt logo if you squint.:D
More like Springfield:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=97256&stc=1&d=1304989110http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=97257&stc=1&d=1304989110

jdg30
05-09-2011, 5:00 PM
Thanks for all the responses, sounds like the LRB lowers are a good choice. The FFL I ordered them from is a good guy and I know he wouldn't steer me wrong. I read a few dated internet reviews and there were a couple posts about some minor problem or another with LRB lowers. I wasn't sure if the problems were from the receiver or the person installing the parts on the receiver. I had a feeling it was probably the latter of the two so I figured I'd ask here. Good to know they are quality pieces!

xfilterx
05-09-2011, 6:17 PM
You HAVE TO HAVE A DD OR NOVESKE LOWER!! All else are FAIL!

:p


That's some classic CalGuns mentality right there. Like somehow their aircraft grade aluminum is of higher quality than an LRB or Del-Ton for that matter. During the Obama scare I bet a buddy of mine that I could build an AR15 for under $600. He said it could not be done. I ended up at $597 for a complete Del-Ton upper, Kaiser Defense lower, Stag LPK, Tapco stock, and NcStar carry handle. All brand new. I've put almost 3000 rounds down the barrel and have yet to have any issues with it. It's accurate as hell out to 100 yards and get this....I haven't even cleaned it yet.

gotshotgun?
05-09-2011, 7:33 PM
LRB FORGES M14 lowers that are very expensive and high end. I'd imagine they know how to forge an ar lower at 1/10 the cost