Well, it’s official. I will soon be the owner of a Sharpe’s Bros. Jack lower receiver for my new custom AR15. I have placed my order and submitted the FFL number from the local gun store via fax, and I am still excited. When entering the gun store yesterday to make my purchase, I couldn’t stop smiling. I have been wanting one of these lowers since I first saw one. They aren’t cheap . . .
At $300 they are some of the most expensive stripped lowers on the market. But I paid more than $300. I paid $345 with taxes and shipping to California. It also won’t ship for two more weeks because of this lower’s popularity with custom gun builders.
Once it does arrive, then the hard part begins. As Kenny, the gun store owner said “now you wait. This is the easiest part of buying a lower online.” I will still have to pay for my own background check in CA, pay to register my “weapon” and wait ten days after the Jack lower arrives at Kenny’s gun shop before I can even touch it.
“California has changed so much just since I opened this store,” Kenny said shaking his head. I couldn’t tell him that I was moving to Wyoming because of that, but I completely understand his frustration. Owning a gun store is California is about as easy as selling beach front property in Antarctica.
The good news: Kenny still had many customers in his store. He was still upbeat and cordial for being subjected to the newest rash of ridiculous laws placed upon his business.
As we discussed how amazing the Jack lower looked while staring at the picture on my phone, he also mentioned that he thought it was great that a woman desired this finely crafted lower. “It’s not generally something we see. Women tend to not pick out lowers, and if they do, they tend to just get whatever we have.”
Kenny told me that it’s nice to see women actually care about the products used on their guns. Not that all women don’t, but most tend to gravitate toward small pistols or the standard Glock in his experience.
I was flattered that Kenny thought my choice was optimum, I honestly haven’t stopped thinking about the Jack since purchasing it. Not for very long anyway. I cannot wait to sit at the computer with Kenny and discuss the options available to me to make this into a truely unique, completely custom, one-of-a-kind rifle. Suggestions?