Monday, November 8, 2010

Useless Gun Trivia # 346

I've had a lot of people ask me this question over the last few month. "Who makes the best AR receivers?" Well, a better question would be who actually makes the receivers. I've found a couple of places that list who and for the record and to make it easier for me to answer this question in the future, here's the most accurate one to my knowledge.

Lewis Machine & Tool
  • LMT
  • Lauer
  • DS Arms
  • PWA
  • Eagle
  • Armalite
  • Knights Armament
  • Barrett

Continental Machine Tool

  • Stag
  • Rock River Arms
  • High Standard
  • Noveske
  • Century (New)
  • Global Tactical
  • CLE
  • S&W
  • MGI
  • Wilson Tactical
  • Grenadier Precision
  • Colt

LAR Manufacturing

  • LAR
  • Bushmaster
  • Ameetec
  • DPMS
  • CMMG
  • Double Star
  • Fulton Armory
  • Spike's Tactical


  • Double Star
  • LRB
  • Charles Daly

Mega Machine Shop

  • Mega
  • GSE
  • Dalphon
  • POF
  • Alexander Arms


  • Olympic
  • SGW
  • Tromix
  • Palmetto
  • Dalphon
  • Frankford
  • Century (Old)

Sun Devil

  • Sun Devil forged billet receivers


  • Superior Arms
  • Lauer (New)

Aero Precision

  • Aero Precision

I hope this helps.


Daddy Hawk said...

Any idea who is making receivers for Ruger and Sig?

Old NFO said...

LMT is the top of the list, no question... KE Sig is making their own from what I understand.

Chris said...

Barnes Precision Machine here in Apex, NC makes their own.

SpeakerTweaker said...

It's good to know that LMT likely made my Armalite lower. Very informative list!


Broken Andy said...

I have a Wilson Combat AR. The lower is marked PWA on one side and Wilson Combat on the other.

Kansas Scout said...

I watched Shooting Gallery's tour of Stag and they make their own.
I watched it being done.