I’ve been wanting to do an AR-15 build, from the ground up, for quite some time now. With the rush going on, it’s been hard to find parts, etc. But I was recently able to get my hands on a stripped lower receiver.
I picked up a Coronado Arms billet lower receiver (Model CA-15). This is my first billet receiver, my M&P15T has a forged lower, and every other AR-15 I’ve ever shot/handled has been forged. The CA-15 is made from 7075-T6 aluminium, with a black hard anodized finish. I’m excited to see how everything goes together and eventually shoots.
The overall look and feel of the lower is great. It’s light, but feels very sturdy and has extremely clean lines. Everything seems to be machined perfectly. There is no “extra” material and everything just looks precision about it.
I can’t wait to get my parts kit so I can build this thing out!
For the parts kit, I ordered a Palmetto State Armory (PSA) setup. It is a complete lower kit including a buffer tube and stock. It has a basic Magpul MOE stock, I haven’t had a lot of experience with Magpul stuff, so I’m looking forward to checking that out too. I went with PSA because it has decent reviews, it was a good price, and it was also instock. Finding parts here in California has been difficult at best.
As soon as the parts start rolling in I’ll do follow up posts on everything.