Light Weight single piece polymer AR-15 lower reciever. Fully populated CAV15 includes carbine buffer, Carbine buffer spring and complete lower part kit installed. This is a Polymer AR-15 lower with lifetime warranty*. Includes take down pins, MILSPEC trigger group, buffer, and buffer spring installed and tested.A1 Length Integral Stock (5/8" shorter than A2) with sling loop. 13" Length of Pull. Receiver weight (complete) is 1 full pound lighter than a complete aluminum receiver with an A2 stock.
Wider magazine well accepts unmodified, submachine gun magazines in pistol calibers. With caliber conversion upper receivers and magazine blocks, standard AR15 magazines can be used without modifications. As well, any M16 magazine can be used with easier reloading than aluminum receivers.
It has a longer service life, as Nylon6 resists impacts and wear better than aluminum. The integrated buffer tube, pistol grip and fixed stock give this design its strength.
MADE IN THE USA
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Posted by Craig Gleason on Sep 15th 2016
I have two ( black and FDE ). The black came into the family several years back, and has endured years of hard use. Still going strong.
The FDE is new, and I am building a pencil barrel, Titanium rich 14.5 inch pack rifle that I think will scale WELL under 6 lbs.
Buy without reservation.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 11th 2016
Once again I was not disappointed in my lowers. GWACS is my go to for lowers!
I just wish they offered one with a trigger guard for winter shooting.
Posted by james pettit on Jul 25th 2015
I love your lowers. I have 4 of them. I was excited to see the Coyote tan come into production. Even though it cost more, to me it was going to be worth it. But once I got it in hand it isn't a true coyote tan. It is barely a little shade different from the FDE. I would call it a mix-up in the color formulation but it is not coyote tan. Really you can barely see the difference. I am keeping it because it functions well. But I am disappointed.
Posted by Adam on Mar 22nd 2015
I had never heard of this lower until I saw a torture test video on InRange on full30.com. I was impressed and I thought I'd give it a try for a light weight build. I ran about 180 rounds through the rifle (Palmetto State Armory stainless pencil barrel upper and FDE Vav-15 lower) this weekend at a competition and it ran flawlessly.
The length of pull is perfect for me and the trigger is comparable to the one in my Colt 6920. The rifle I built comes in at just about a pound lighter than my stock 6920.
This lower goes on tight, so be prepared for that, I need a punch and hammer to install the rear pin. I've been told it breaks in over time. There is absolutely no play between the upper and lower though, so I don't mind the tight fit.
I would recommend this lower.
Posted by Michael E. Stora, Ph.D. on Oct 2nd 2014
Some cosmetic finish issues are the only thing preventing me from rating this lower 5 stars. Some of my mould lines were very rough and the rear of the stock was not trimmed in a flat plain (waivy). Functionality is excellent, however.
My purpose in buying this is for an ultra-light build and it is lighter than a fully fitted Ballios light lower with all but the most minimal flimsy stock. or even a fully fitted Magtech lower without very the substitution of very expensive titanium lower parts . However, there is nothing flimsy about it. This lower is thick where it needs to be and is not like other polymer lowers that have to be dimentionally compatable. There is no way this is going to break in the area corresponding to the rear reciever ring on a standard shaped lower.
It fights snugly to my upper. The trigger is an excellent single stage trigger. New and dry it was slightly creepy with a pull weight of about 4lb 9.5oz. Without lubricating it, I boosted it 5 times with light finger pressure behind the trigger, 5 times with moderate finger pressure behind the hammer, dry fired 100 times, boosted again 5 times with a finger behind the trigger, 5 times with a finger behind the hammer, and dry fired another 200. The sear engagement surfaces looked smooth and uniform and the creep was gone. After lubricating, the pull weight was 4lb 4 oz and very clean and smooth! This has saved me buying an expensive aftermarket trigger. I see another reviewer hates the trigger and I don't see how we could have possibly reveiwed the same trigger. I know triggers too--I usually use a Geissele High Speed.
As I mentioned before the shape is a little different that a conventional lower. The trigger reach is a little longer but for my long fingers this is a plus. Also, unlike a conventional lower, I can flick the safety back to safe with my thumb without shifting my grip. For me, this eliminates the need for an ambidexterous safety. Again, I think it is because the hand is slightly further back.
The complete populated lower weights about 1lb 12oz. I dropped about half an ounce with the GWACS aluminum pin kit, about 1.9oz taking out the slide weights from the buffer and plan on saving another 1 oz with a titainum-core safety, aluminum mag release, and aluminum buffer retainer. I was shocked that the very nice metal buttplate and screws weighted about 2.6oz! For most builds this would be a plus but it is a minus for me. I will be replacing with a polymer A2 style buttplate and nylon screws. I bet I can save another 1-1.5oz.
The only other issue I encountered was a weak safety detent until I stretched the spring a bit. I suspect the sping hole may have been drilled a shade too deep. If this is an issue again, I can drop something in there to shim the spring.
I ordered a pully poulated lower with the overgrip and my FFL got a stripped lower. GWACS quickly Fed EXed the missing items, even offered to install for me. They comped me a free aluminum pin kit. GWACS is a stand-up company that makes things right of there is a problem.
I would not hesitate to buy one of these again or recommend one to a friend.
Posted by Clint Booker on Jul 8th 2014
Quality - high
Color - exact
Function - perfect out of the box
I have many different AR15 by different manufactures
and it works as good or better than Colt and Armorlite.
The grease gun clips work perfect, action is smooth and
and I have questions, I received fast response - even on a
Posted by Jimbo on Jun 30th 2014
I received my GWACS Armory fully populated lower last week. After function testing I attached an upper and spent a weekend at the range with it. It performs perfectly. The fit and finish were better than expected, with absolutely no excess flashing to remove and only a slightly visible seam on the front outside surface of the mag well.
The lower is Flat Dark Earth and it matches VERY closely to other vendors' FDE magazines, rails, accessories.
If there is one negative thing about the design of the lower is the inability to use various sling adapters due to there not being a receiver end plate. An integrated QD stud or just an embedded sling loop behind the pistol grip would be perfect.
I was concerned about the fixed length of the stock, but the length of pull is perfect for me, so no need for a butt pad or shortening the stock.
Overall I am extremely happy with my new lower! It looks great and is a bit unique. I will definitely consider another for future builds.
Posted by Clint Booker on Jun 5th 2014
Excellent service, assembled with easy instructions. Prompt delivery after order as stated. Excellent quality product and staff very helpful with Q&A. Would buy again the lower is as good or better than Colt or Armor Light Military spec components.
Posted by usnret30 on Feb 11th 2014
I bought this lower to go with a CMMG 22 LR upper I recently purchased. Together they make a great looking rifle. As of yet I have not taken the rifle to the range. At this point, the only change I would make is a side mounted sling swivel towards the heel of the lower; perhaps a detachable one that would mount in the stock.
Posted by Don from CT on Nov 14th 2013
I used one of these stripped lowers for a light, accurate, reasonably priced carbine idea I had in my head. Equipped with a standard alloy upper and standard bolt, my Lothar Walther barreled carbine came in at 5.2 lbs and shoots sub MOA with my hand loads.
Fitted with a Leupold 1.5 to 4.5 scope, it weighs 6.2 lbs.
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