Editor’s Picks: Guns & Gear

We support our readers with hundreds of hours of testing and research to help you buy the best guns and gear. Here’s our top picks along with links to their original article.

-Eric Hung & Matt Collins, Editors

Editor's Pick (Forged)

Aero Precision Lower

Better looking than the Anderson and my current go-to for builds.  Plus they have special editions like the "Pew Pew Pew" lower.  For more options check out our Best AR-15 Lowers article.

Most Affordable

Anderson Lower Receiver

Super affordable and does what it needs to do.  Can't ask for anything more than that!  But if you're looking for more options, check out our Best AR-15 Lowers.

Best Lightweight Lower

Battle Arms Development Lightweight Lower

Best overall lightweight lower where you can shed a quarter pound in your lower alone.  BAD didn't go overboard and take out weight that might be necessary.  Plus it looks BAD-ass.  For more choices check out Best AR-15 Lowers.

Most Lightweight Lower

F1 UDR-15 3G Style 2

Prices accurate at time of writing

When you're going for the absolute lightest build at the possible expense of reliability in all conditions.  Check out the rest of our Best AR-15 Lowers.