In September of 2019, I was buying Anderson lowers for $49 each and using them to build sub-$300 ARs. Now Cheaper Than Dirt is selling those same stripped lowers for $300 each. Now let me say that I am smarter than that and won’t be buying one at that price. I don’t blame CTD for this price. After all, if you waited until now to buy an AR after seeing what the Democrats think about them, that is your own fault. Supply, demand.

My point here is this: Beto is no longer being considered for Biden’s “gun czar” position. I guess another Biden promise broken. The latest is that he is promising an EO on the subject soon.

I don’t think that a “buyback” will work, considering that I don’t think that people are buying $300 stripped lowers so that they can turn them in for $200.


Miguel GFZ · February 13, 2021 at 6:54 am

Hell, we were building full Palmetto State Armory for under $450. Their stripped lowers were about the same $49 and I am kicking my ass I did not buy 3 or 4 more as spares

Will · February 13, 2021 at 8:10 am

CTD has a long history of price gouging. I haven’t bought from in years for that very reason.

    Jonathan · February 13, 2021 at 9:13 am

    This week I saw them for $59 online one place, and have seen them many places for $79 to $100 recently. But yes, combined with the cheapest kits on the market being roughly $400, prices have gone up substantially – but you can still build a gun for less than you could 5 years ago. I’m surprised they haven’t gone up more given recent demand.

      it's just Boris · February 13, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Ammo prices have dampened demand for the rifles (and other guns) themselves, at a guess.

Jonathan · February 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

Given how the law is written, there isn’t much Biden can realistically do with an EO – I wouldn’t be surprised if he did something similar to what Obama did, which wasn’t much.

    Divemedic · February 13, 2021 at 10:11 am

    One thing he can do is simply write an EO, ordering the ATF technical branch to declare that semi-auto rifles are “readily convertible” to full auto. That would make every SA rifle into a constructively possessed machine gun.

Barry · February 13, 2021 at 12:43 pm

Imagine trying to turn in an unfinished 80% lower, if it comes to that…

“Umm, Sir, we can’t give you $200 for this, it’s not a gun..”

“Oh…. Cool… Can I get that in writing?”

Just an interesting thought, I think…..

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