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The ARFCOM User ZedsDeadBaby had a good point:
"Get someone to do a basic CAD program with the correct dimensions and get them to do the prototype.
Once that is done, take an order, a run of about 200 might make it good, as long as it took the FCG and safety like an AR.
Sell them unanodized, with no markings.
I'd like one to etch makings on for the 45 degree BAD lever."

Does anyone know what he's referring to with the 45 degree BAD Lever comment?
 

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Do a search for BADASS AR15 safety lever. They made an AR safety with a 45 degree throw a little while back. This would be perfect for the ACR. I'm spoiled with the XCR's 45 degree throw. It is nice.

I would actually like to see it take the standard trigger pack. Maybe do something about the safety detent of course (which you would need to do anyways to incorporate the above safety) but since the lower is wider you'd also need to fabricate longer trigger and hammer pins. The trigger pack is one of the nice things about the rifle in my humble opinion.

All that said, I'd like to see it on the market to get more interest in other accessories down the road but, so far, the polymer lower is just fine for me. Now a rimfire conversion, that does hold my attention...
 

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I have no problem with the polymer lower, it just works for me. But, if they needed 200 to make a run, and the number spoken for was 199 I would jump in to make it work. Heck, I bought a fixed butt stock knowing in my mind I would never use it on a regular basis.

Some aftermarket support is important to help ACR grow more popular. I was hopin that last shot show would announce some, but nothing was mentioned. A rimfire conversion would be great for me. I have a Cmmg dedicated upper and a S&W Mp15-22 (my son's) and they are cheap to shoot and great for CQB / multi target trigger time. Especially now since my ACR has put a serious dent in my ammo budget.
 

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What's wrong with the lower as it is? How would a material change benefit the weapon system? Or is this more of a "because we can" type thing?

/Not an ACR owner.
//Yet.
 

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As much as I think they got the grip set-up perfectly "as is" on the ACR, it gives the option of utilizing whatever grip you want. If you wanted to set up a nice precision platform with a Sierra grip, you could.

Not a bad idea in my opinion.
 

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What's wrong with the lower as it is? How would a material change benefit the weapon system? Or is this more of a "because we can" type thing?

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Flared magwell, Lighter(by 1oz) and stronger (there has been one reported polymer lower breakage near the bolt release, it was a rental ACR that was dropped on concrete). I think the polymer lower is plenty strong, but the magnesium is just gives some additional piece of mind, and some additional features.
 

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I've not witnessed any polymer lower breakage, but the alloy one allowing your choice of grip (and the benefits solidius mentioned) is a nice option.

Here's 2 more pics for fun. You can clearly see the flared magwell in the second one:



 

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I've not witnessed any polymer lower breakage, but the alloy one allowing your choice of grip (and the benefits solidius mentioned) is a nice option.

Here's 2 more pics for fun. You can clearly see the flared magwell in the second one:



Glorious! That is flat out BEAUTIFUL!
 

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Nothing like having the 6th, 9th, 12th ACR built. I took notice to your adjustment to 9 and 12 with the safety. Looks like it was a problem from the start. That magwell looks purdy!
 

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Nothing like having the 6th, 9th, 12th ACR built. I took notice to your adjustment to 9 and 12 with the safety. Looks like it was a problem from the start. That magwell looks purdy!
There are many little changes happening during the development. And to be clear, these are not my personal toys, i just get to work with them. :)
 

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I've not witnessed any polymer lower breakage, but the alloy one allowing your choice of grip (and the benefits solidius mentioned) is a nice option.

Here's 2 more pics for fun. You can clearly see the flared magwell in the second one:



That thing looks great. Also note the Remington handguard and the altered (and WAY better) selector on the port side. Love it.
 

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MAN OH, MAN ! I want one in a bad way!!
 

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I'll gladly do a free detailed review of one of those sticks :)
Just dont ask for me to send it back as I will have already headed for the mountains with it
 

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I want barrel options before metal lowers. The polymer lower is fine. The 16.5" HBAR is not as far as I am concerned.

However, a metal lower wouldn't hurt. More options good. Less options bad.
 

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I'm agnostic on metal versus polymer, I just want the flared magwell and separate grip. The grip being one piece with the lower receiver is one of the few things I don't like about the basic Bushmaster ACR design.
 
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