Musical AR Lowers
Actually, I think an MP3 player might be one accessory that nobody's hung on an AR rail. Yet. But that's not what I'm talking about.
My household currently has 2 ARs, both belonging to my wife. The first is a 20" A2, built on a Stag lower, currently sporting a standard A2 buttstock. (It had an M4 stock until I went to the All Army matches last year.) The second is a 16" 9mm, on a Mega lower, with an M4 stock. In my parts bin, I have the M4 stock that used to be on the A2, and a DPMS lower receiver parts kit.
So, I'm in the process of constructing a new AR. The intent is to build something that's close to the Army's SDM-R. The upper, already ordered, will be a CMMG 20" A3 upper, (scroll all the way down) with a medium contour barrel and a Daniel Defense free float rail system. In my parts bin, I have the M4 stock that used to be on the A2, and a DPMS lower receiver parts kit.
Ultimately, the A2 is going to end up with the extra M4 stock, and my pseudo-SDM-R will have the fixed A2 stock. So the question is, how to get there?
All of the gun stores here in Fayetteville carry DPMS lowers, and one has Del-Ton and a couple of other brands as well. I'm leaning toward the Del-Ton lower, just for budget reasons. If I go this route, I'll probably just slap the spare M4 stock on the new Del-ton, along with the guts, put that on the A2, and put the Stag that's on the A2 on my new rifle.
What I'd really like to do is have the Mega lower on my new rifle, but that would create a bunch of extra work, since I'd not only have to swap out the buttstocks (M4 for A2), but also the hammer, since the 9mm requires a special hammer.
Not that having to spend extra time fooling around with gun innards is necessarily a bad kind of work, mind you.
Oh, and eventually (as in, when I have the spare coin), a Leupold CQ/T is going to ride the top rail. Just so you know.