Cav Arms IP Sold

In September I blogged that Cav Arms were selling their IP and equipment. AR-15 reports that they have found a buyer. Hopefully CAV-15 lowers will go on sale again.

CAV Arms Equipment Being Shipped Off




Steve Johnson

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  • MacK

    Good for Russell,

    As a long time customer of CavArms I am sorry and excited to see this last part of that sorrid story gone. I can only wish the new owners better luck than the witch hunt the ATF conducted with Shawn and the crew over there…

  • Lance

    Hope so and I hope they be cheaper than some over priced brands as well and I hope they offer cool camo colors.

    • Other Steve

      REALLY!? What are you talking about!!?

      Who makes a polymer lower that’s overpriced compared to the CAV parts? Seriously… What is the brand of polymer lower that you “hope they be cheaper than”???

      “cool camo colors”… Again… Really? Selling a camo polymer lower, that’s some idea you have there.

  • Burkefett

    The only Cav Arms lower reciever I’ve handled seemed very cheaply built, but since it was only one lower, I’m hesitant to form an opinion. Anyone care to enlighten me on whether or not Cav Arms actually produced a good product?

    • Flounder

      I have one and they do feel very cheap at first. Part of this is that the Lower is SUPER light it feels more like a toy than anything else. That feeling mostly goes away when you mount a upper on it. The upper I have on mine is a 20″ heavy barrel so it feels like a normal rifle. A lil front heavy but the scope reticle moves less than my .22lr
      The Cav arms lowers are also thicker than normal receivers. So they don’t mate very cleanly to uppers. This is purely cosmetic the pins are very tight. If anything they are more secure due to the extra material around the pin holes.
      To sum everything up this Lower is just barely an AR. It is extremely different than most everything. I’m not saying it is superior or inferior. Just very different. Oh yeah it is one solid piece so there is no upgrading the stock or pistol grip.

      • MacK

        I own four myself… I find the same guys that bash lowers are the same ones that spent 600-700 on their lower because it had a name on the side of it. A lot of AR guys are just as bad as Car guys… Snobs.

        CavArms and I now hope the new owners, filled a niche for a super lightweight, rugged lower that was way less than an alloy lower.

        Now, I think their competition is gonna be a little stiff with every machine shop in the country spitting out their own and private label lowers at varying costs. But either way best of luck to them.

  • Bandito7j62

    Click here to donate to the victims of the ATF…

    • Arisucka

      Click here to donate a hamburger today and ill gladly pay you Tuesday

  • Matt

    I’ve got one, picked it up right after all this ATF business went down. It’s a great lower, my only complaint is that I’m not crazy about the safety selector spring/detent arrangement. I didn’t trim my spring enough apparently and it was a real pain to remove the selector. Oh and I didn’t like the sling setup or lack thereof for a slin attachment point close to the grip. This was easily resolved with a screw in swing swivel and a para cord loop. Having said that, I would happily buy another one.

  • Cymond

    I really hope production restarts. It’s an interesting design and I always meant to pick on up.
    Sidenote: It seems CavArms did a limited run of glow-in-the-dark lowers.

  • Your post contains a photo that is ticking off an arfcommer:

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1276486_Firearmblog_com_STOLE_my_picture_.html

    • thetriton

      When are arfcommers not pissed off.

    • That tends to happen when you steal someone else’s property.

    • W

      if he has a problem, then i guess he can copyright it like every other sensible person would do. To repeat a response from AR15.com

      “To be fair, if you go around drunk texting pics of your cock to everyone eventually one is going to wind up on the interweb.”

      welcome to the 21st century

      • Paul Rain

        Perhaps you should learn the first thing about copyright law. There Is No Need To Register Copyright- People Who Generate Original Works Are Automatically Assigned Copyright.

      • W

        And how would he prove it was his/her original work cupcake?

        Without images that are copyrighted, you don’t have a legal leg to stand on. Perhaps you already knew this, ill leave it to you to find your own facts. Anybody can say that it was “their image!” but how can you prove it?

        Like my previous post said, when you wave certain extremities over the internet, it is going to circulate. If you don’t like it, get the image copyrighted.

      • W

        oh and to reinforce my fact, revert to a posting on that same b–ch session.

        The photo was hosted on photobucket. photobucket’s policies are…

        -If you make your Content public, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to copy, distribute, publicly perform (e.g., stream it), publicly display (e.g., post it elsewhere), reproduce and create derivative works from it (meaning things based on it), anywhere, whether in print or any kind of electronic version that exists now or later developed, for any purpose, including a commercial purpose.

        -You are also giving other Users the right to copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and create derivative works from it via the Site or third party websites or applications (for example, via services allowing Users to order prints of Content or t-shirts and similar items containing Content, and via social media websites).

        Id hate to say this paul, but touchdown!!!

        note: if you want copyright protection, keep your images off photobucket. good day…

  • Darrel

    Sorry, this post is ancient, but I’m interested in the yellow handguards on the second picture… what length is that? It looks almost like a mid-way between M16a2 and M4 handguards…