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Thread: Tactical Innovations T15 & T15BDX lowers?

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    Tactical Innovations T15 & T15BDX lowers?

    Does anyone out there have recent experience with either the Tactical Innovations T15 or T15BDX (NOT TAC15) lowers? I have been contemplating buying one or the other for a new build. Unfortunately I have not had much luck in searching the site for information. I found several posts from members who have mentioned using them but no detailed information. If anyone has used either and could give me their impressions, reports of any issues, and possibly some better pictures than their website, I would be grateful.

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    Check with jl2, he has a picture on the last page of the stickied ADC PD15 upper(AR techsection)
    GET IN YOUR BUBBLE!

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    Here is a quick picture, I hid the serial number.


    Stick


    I have been asked to point out that I am Magpul's photographer. I have also done work for 95 or so manufacturers within the firearm community, my work has been used for web, catalog, banners, magazines, covers, etc. I have also shot work for the US Military where it has been used in training aids. I am prior service and a full time LEO.


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    Tactical Intervations lowers,High or Low Shelf

    Stickman or anybody can you tell me are their lowers High or Low Shelf?

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    I have a T15BDX as pictured in Stick's post.

    My observations to date:

    -There are obvious machining marks on radiused surfaces. Doesn't affect function, but I'm guessing most folks are buying a billet lower for looks (I know I did).

    -The lower surface of the trigger guard is not chamfered at all, unlike the SMOS/Larue billet lowers. The surface is wider than the surface of a standard AR trigger guard.

    -The nonstandard profile of the outer surface of the lower makes it difficult to remove the bolt catch roll pin without hitting the lower itself. There is basically no way for a straight roll pin punch to clear the outer surface of the lower when removing the bolt catch roll pin. Again, this may mar the surface finish, but does not affect function.

    -I personally would never use the screw that tightens the lower against your upper. I don't think it's a good idea to push aluminum holes against steel pins...

    -As far as I can tell, these are low shelf.

    I have my T15BDX lower for fun, but I would not buy another one. It does nothing a $120 lower from Mega doesn't do, other than look different.

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    Thanks guys.

    I have decided that the T15BDX is nowhere near worth the price.

    Still wondering if anyone out there has any experience with their T15 forged lower, though.

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    I've got one, but haven't built it up into anything yet.
    Stick


    I have been asked to point out that I am Magpul's photographer. I have also done work for 95 or so manufacturers within the firearm community, my work has been used for web, catalog, banners, magazines, covers, etc. I have also shot work for the US Military where it has been used in training aids. I am prior service and a full time LEO.


    I also shoot and write for Military Times. My primary focus is weapons, accessories and related equipment reviews. Manufacturers can reach me through any of the boards. If you have something new, let me know.



    Newest pictures uploaded here at my Flickr account

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