One of the most common is, Who makes your parts? or Who is the manufacturer?
The lower parts are made by various military contractors, for example the fire control parts, mag catch, detents, and pins are made by the same contractors that Colt use. Bolt catches and selectors are made by the same contractor that supplies BM. They are made to military specs other than the AR dimensions ( not M-16 ) on the fire control parts. The fire control parts for the M-16 rifle come from the same manufacturer as made for the M-16 rifle. Everything is first rate parts, not seconds, and made in the U.S.A.
Lower Receivers? Taken from AR15.comWho makes the best receiver? Which receiver is the best? Which receiver is the highest quality?
Of course the answer is that all of them are pretty much the same. The actual brand of receiver means little to nothing. When deciding on which receiver you should purchase you should take into consideration two factors. Price and manufacturer. Of course if price is not an object, get the receiver that has the logo or emblem that you want. I know that is superficial, but the best receiver really boils down to the one you like the best.
There are currently FOUR manufacturers that produce the majority of lower receivers for the AR market. MMS, CMT, LMT and LAR receive orders from many licensed manufacturers who obtain an ATF variance to have them cut and logo receivers on their behalf.
Mega, Stag (CMT), LAR and Barrett (LMT):
Currently we sell Lower receivers from LAR ( Double Star )who makes them for:LAR = Grizzly, Bushmaster (L Prefix), Ameetech, (?)DPMS, CMMG, Double Star, Fulton, Spike's Tactical, Noveske (new)
We use either ER Shaw or Wilson Barrels depending on the configuration, length, and Chrome lining.
We use a couple of different contractors for uppers, one contractor also supplies FN, the other also supply BM, DPMS, CD and a few others. These are machined and finished to mil-specs.
Our handguard manufacturer supplies the majority of the manufacturers of AR’s with CAR and M-4 handguards in the US .