AR15.Com Archives
 MEGA ARMS GEN2 Billet Lower w/AMBI Bolt Release
RainierArms  [Industry Partner]
12/9/2010 8:31:36 AM EST
MEGA ARMS GEN2 Billet Lower w/AMBI Bolt Release


MEGA is releasing a second generation Billet Lower with an Ambidextrous bolt release. The bolt release is longer than most bolt catches and the pivot point is further forward so the action is very easy to operate. The GEN 2 lower will be available in the next several weeks from your preferred MEGA dealer. As you know, MEGA is known for their quality machine work and deep black anodizing. We see a lot of products come through our shop but nothing quite compares to MEGA's quality and price point. MEGA Arms is the next up and comer in the AR15 market and we are proud to be associated with them.


















FEATURES


• Machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum vs. the more commonly used 6061 for a 70% increase in strength.

• Integrated trigger guard for added functionality, and strength.

• Ambidextrous bolt-release

• Magwell features an enlarged bottom flare and inner chamfer for easier magazine insertion.

• Butt Stock attachment feature fortified for added strength in high power applications.

• Black Hard anodized with a surface hardness of 60 Rockwell.
Paid Advertisement
--
mfischer13  [Member]
12/9/2010 9:44:07 AM EST
Nice! I might have to get one for my next build.
Whats the retail price looking at for these?
mort  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 10:06:13 AM EST
I may be a bit slow, but does this button only release the bolt? Can you use the button on the right side to lock the bolt back as well?
Brahmzy  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 11:14:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By mort:
I may be a bit slow, but does this button only release the bolt? Can you use the button on the right side to lock the bolt back as well?


Yes. Yes.

Anyway, awesome job MEGA!

We need to see some super lightweight rails with QD sockets for 556 and 308 in all different lengths!

I'd drop my 5 or so DD rails TODAY if you can make it happen!
7mm-08  [Member]
12/9/2010 12:52:00 PM EST
Just being greedy...can you add an ambi mag release too.
7mm
Just_Parker  [Member]
12/9/2010 1:11:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Just being greedy...can you add an ambi mag release too.
7mm


magpul really solved the bolt release issue for us good ambi mag drop is what we lefties want now
bshnt2015  [Member]
12/9/2010 2:05:49 PM EST
sweet
slappomatt  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 2:29:39 PM EST
This lower with a rifle length mega round monolithic upper receiver , SS rainier 16" middy select barrel, black CTR stock, Moe grip, and a nice 1-4 scope in a Larue mount would be perfection for not that bad a price.
Jerad  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 2:53:24 PM EST
Is this lower RDIAS friendly, low shelf?
Patrick101  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 4:29:47 PM EST
hepcat85  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 5:07:34 PM EST
Brilliant!
Nefarious7907  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 5:17:57 PM EST
Stickman  [Industry Partner]
12/9/2010 7:30:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Just being greedy...can you add an ambi mag release too.
7mm


Norgon makes the standard for an ambi mag release. Battle Arms Development makes the standard for the ambi safety. My humble opinion of course. Both of these items would work nicely if the end user felt a need for them.
reign719  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 8:21:48 PM EST
Simply Beautiful!
CrownAndSeven  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 8:53:51 PM EST
Dragonslayer801  [Member]
12/9/2010 9:24:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Just being greedy...can you add an ambi mag release too.
7mm


Norgon makes the standard for an ambi mag release. Battle Arms Development makes the standard for the ambi safety. My humble opinion of course. Both of these items would work nicely if the end user felt a need for them.

Stick
sales@rainierarms.com
www.rainierarms.com
(253) 218-2999 Office
(253) 218-2998 FAX
www.weaponevolution.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stickgunner


+2
sonic93  [Member]
12/10/2010 1:07:37 AM EST
Are they going to be offered as a bare or semi-bare option (minus trigger and safety)? What kind of pricing at Rainier?

I guess now I have to sell one of my AA lowers to get a matching Mega for the Mega billet upper I just got from you guys.
Bmwmdriver  [Member]
12/10/2010 1:28:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Just_Parker:
Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Just being greedy...can you add an ambi mag release too.
7mm


magpul really solved the bolt release issue for us good ambi mag drop is what we lefties want now


look into the norgon ambi-mag catch/release. expensive but worth it. I think rainier stocks them.

ETA: I should read the whole thread before replying. ...and what everyone else said...lol
Sixgunn  [Member]
12/10/2010 3:45:27 AM EST
$$$$??
Austin_Nichols  [Team Member]
12/10/2010 8:17:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Brahmzy:
Originally Posted By mort:
I may be a bit slow, but does this button only release the bolt? Can you use the button on the right side to lock the bolt back as well?


Yes. Yes.

Anyway, awesome job MEGA!

We need to see some super lightweight rails with QD sockets for 556 and 308 in all different lengths!

I'd drop my 5 or so DD rails TODAY if you can make it happen!


I bet yes and no.
Brahmzy  [Team Member]
12/10/2010 8:46:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By Austin_Nichols:
Originally Posted By Brahmzy:
Originally Posted By mort:
I may be a bit slow, but does this button only release the bolt? Can you use the button on the right side to lock the bolt back as well?


Yes. Yes.

Anyway, awesome job MEGA!

We need to see some super lightweight rails with QD sockets for 556 and 308 in all different lengths!

I'd drop my 5 or so DD rails TODAY if you can make it happen!


I bet yes and no.


Ooops, Yes and no. Got my rights and lefts mixed up. Yeah, that's where a BAD comes in.
wjt1169  [Team Member]
12/12/2010 9:29:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By RainierArms:




Do I spy Mega's new and improved monolithic upper there too?
Friendly_Crusader  [Member]
12/13/2010 6:44:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Stickman:
Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Just being greedy...can you add an ambi mag release too.
7mm


Norgon makes the standard for an ambi mag release. Battle Arms Development makes the standard for the ambi safety. My humble opinion of course. Both of these items would work nicely if the end user felt a need for them.


and Knights, which i find much more comfortable for less money
ccosby  [Team Member]
12/13/2010 11:04:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By Friendly_Crusader:
Originally Posted By Stickman:
Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
Just being greedy...can you add an ambi mag release too.
7mm


Norgon makes the standard for an ambi mag release. Battle Arms Development makes the standard for the ambi safety. My humble opinion of course. Both of these items would work nicely if the end user felt a need for them.


and Knights, which i find much more comfortable for less money


Yea I prefer the knights one as well.

Anyway I'm semi interested in this depending on cost. The complete KAC lower seems to still be the way to go for my next build although I might consider one of these.
65StangBoy  [Member]
12/13/2010 12:43:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By wjt1169:
Originally Posted By RainierArms:

http://album.defensemk.com/MEGA_GEN2_LOWER/D.jpg


Do I spy Mega's new and improved monolithic upper there too?


Good eye, that's definitely the GEN2 model.
RainierArms  [Industry Partner]
12/13/2010 2:56:18 PM EST
Pricing is still being worked on. Hoping pricing to be similar to the current billet lowers. We'll see.
Policetacteam  [Member]
12/13/2010 3:31:07 PM EST
That upper and lower combo looks awesome! Nicely done Mega!! Great lines, love the mag well, and the ambi bolt release looks extremely nice! I'm also curious on price point as well. Suffice it to say it will be worth the coin!
Graveyard78  [Member]
12/13/2010 4:56:34 PM EST
That's awesome but why not add an ambi-safety.
Stickman  [Industry Partner]
12/13/2010 6:18:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Graveyard78:
That's awesome but why not add an ambi-safety.


Its sold as a stripped lower, for an ambi-safety I would recommend the Battle Arms Development setups.
Jason121580  [Member]
12/18/2010 7:10:18 AM EST
Will they use threaded pins for the ambi bolt release and bolt catch or mil-spec pins ?
RainierArms  [Industry Partner]
12/18/2010 7:57:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jason121580:
Will they use threaded pins for the ambi bolt release and bolt catch or mil-spec pins ?



Yes.
RainierArms  [Industry Partner]
12/18/2010 7:57:41 AM EST
Jason121580  [Member]
12/18/2010 8:24:58 AM EST
Thanks John any news on an ETA ?
E-Mag  [Team Member]
12/18/2010 10:33:33 AM EST
The lower looks good!
Deckerd2019  [Member]
12/18/2010 2:35:38 PM EST
Now if somebody would just make a lower with an ambi bolt catch and release....
JRX35  [Member]
12/21/2010 3:25:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By 65StangBoy:
Originally Posted By wjt1169:
Originally Posted By RainierArms:

http://album.defensemk.com/MEGA_GEN2_LOWER/D.jpg


Do I spy Mega's new and improved monolithic upper there too?


Good eye, that's definitely the GEN2 model.


An upper and lower combo package from Rainier will be well received!
deadnbrkn84  [Member]
12/22/2010 4:49:39 PM EST
Few questions....

1. I'm assuming the lower has M4 feed ramps?

2. Is there any difference between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 besides the ambi bolt release? Since I'm not a lefty I dont really care and I'm want a set of these for a current build. *NEVERMIND I guess I should have read the initial post better*

Thanks!
pjenk63  [Member]
12/22/2010 5:56:46 PM EST
Damn, and I just got my Gen 1 set a few weeks ago..... Guess I can't complain though cause I got a hell of a deal !
Stickman  [Industry Partner]
12/22/2010 6:54:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By deadnbrkn84:

1. I'm assuming the lower has M4 feed ramps?



The lower does not have M4 feedramps. There is no need for a lower receiver to have anything cut into it in the way of feedramps, the bullets are way over the top of the lower as they are feeding out of the magazine. If you put a magazine into a lower receiver (without the upper attached) you will see what I mean.

hpdfish  [Member]
12/23/2010 2:17:11 AM EST
I have to admit I don't usually want products that would cause my muscle memory to be different on different rifles, but this would be awesome for me. Especially if I go back to my old ways the original bolt release is still there. Nice product!
deadnbrkn84  [Member]
12/23/2010 10:15:07 AM EST
Sorry I meant does the upper have m4 feedramps.... not the lower *duh*
TNRonin  [Member]
12/23/2010 5:14:22 PM EST
Figure out a way to attach that bolt catch to the shaft that pushes on it, a shelf to catch your finger on the ambi release to pull it out, and you would have an ambi catch, AND release. Just saying.
AZ_Southpaw  [Team Member]
12/25/2010 8:07:30 AM EST
Do you know if this lower can accept a KNS anti-rotation pin set? The ambi-bolt release looks close to the hammer pin.
928M4  [Member]
12/26/2010 8:50:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By AZ_Southpaw:
Do you know if this lower can accept a KNS anti-rotation pin set? The ambi-bolt release looks close to the hammer pin.


From the pics and from having the KNS G2M2 pins on all of my lowers it looks like the radius in that area would be a perfect fit for them. At a glance it looks as if they machined it that way just for the KNS stuff. I would be surprised otherwise as Mega seems to have a lot of foresight in their designs....fingers crossed they do indeed fit.

JohnnyScience  [Member]
12/28/2010 2:43:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By RainierArms:
Pricing is still being worked on. Hoping pricing to be similar to the current billet lowers. We'll see.


Since they are using the same 7075-T6 as their current model, the price point should stay the same correct?

Is there a group buy going on with this thread where there will be special pricing for those who join the GB?

Are they going to do a lower shelf like they did in gen1?

Will they still offer their uppers with M4 feed ramps?

I see they are now offering their uppers as a Monolithic Upper with built in rail that is one solid piece.

Are you guys going to be offering these as well with a group buy to go along with the lowers & any ideas on the price point for these various models? (Pistol, carbine & rifle)

Thanks.
Dagious  [Member]
12/28/2010 2:51:54 PM EST
This lower will go great with an ASA side charger upper. ASA side charger
The standard bolt release on the ASA side charger is not the greatest set up. Moving the bolt release to the right side will be great. I already have a Mega billet lover, and can't wait to get my hands on one of these. I hope the pricing won't be through the roof. Mega is pricy, but well worth it. One thing that someone noticed was the ability to use the KNS anti-rotation pins. I certainly hope this will be the case.
RainierArms  [Industry Partner]
12/29/2010 5:30:35 AM EST
We aren't sure if there is going to be a group buy but I'll try to work on that. The GEN 2s retail will be about $20 more because of the cost associated with machining the extra bolt release levers. I haven't tried them with KNS pins yet but when we get more in, I can certainly try them out.
Brahmzy  [Team Member]
12/29/2010 6:39:54 AM EST
Hey John, do we have an ETA yet on MEGA's v2 mono uppers yet?
pal2468  [Member]
12/30/2010 7:08:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By RainierArms:
We aren't sure if there is going to be a group buy but I'll try to work on that. The GEN 2s retail will be about $20 more because of the cost associated with machining the extra bolt release levers. I haven't tried them with KNS pins yet but when we get more in, I can certainly try them out.


I would commit to buying one in a group buy.
Ragnar-AW50  [Member]
12/30/2010 1:25:09 PM EST
Lower shelf rDIAS compatability? I hope!
deadnbrkn84  [Member]
1/6/2011 5:16:35 PM EST
You could count me in on a group buy for an upper and lower combo if we can get one together.
Paid Advertisement
--