SilencerCo, one of the biggest names in the American suppressor industry, and one of its biggest promoters, just launched a new, premium AR-15-pattern lower receiver. This will be a must-have for SilencerCo and AR fans alike.
A billet lower, the SCO15 by SilencerCo, is machined from 7075-T6 alloy aluminum, with a hard-coat Type III anodized finish, that includes a handful of improvements over conventional lower receivers worth touting. Chiefly is its ambidextrous design.
The SCO15 features a semi-proprietary ambidextrous bolt catch similar to a PDQ lever. This bolt catch works normally on the left side of the receiver and can be toggled up or down from the right side, even one-handed. This opens up a number of quick reloading techniques and of course, makes it handy for lefties.
Additionally, the receiver has ambidextrous quick-detach sling swivels machined into the reinforced receiver extension. This allows users to mount a QD sling straight to the receiver without an endplate adapter, which increases the receiver’s compatibility with a wider variety of stocks. It’s also just a handy spot to fix a sling to.
The safety position is marked on both sides for use with all kinds of aftermarket safeties including 90- and 45-degree selectors. The magazine release is standard but like the selector, compatible with ambidextrous release levers as well.
Rounding things out is the SCO15’s enlarged, flared magwell and integral trigger guard. All of the critical receiver points are beefed up and ruggedized to last.
That said, it’s not an overly stylized design, with minimal markings on the logo side and the serial side. All at a reasonable $249 price point.
To be clear, these kinds of specialty lowers often carry a severe price premium, but the SCO15 is in-line with other billet receivers. That means these will sell out fast. They will probably retain their value over time, too.
Right now just about every gun is a sure seller, but in a market where everything must go, these are guaranteed to go first. Whether you’re shopping for a high-end AR-15 lower with ambi features or are just a big SilencerCo fan, the SCO15 is for you.
For more about the new receivers and other SilencerCo products and accessories, head over to their website.