If you head over to the Downloads page you will find that V2.7 of the AR-15 Super Lower is now available. V2.7 is very similar to V2.6 with a few minor improvements. The more important ones are:
- The profile of the left side has been widened so that a three position selector switch can be used. This will allow you to use binary triggers and other hardware that requires a third position.
- The area around the bolt hold open has been reworked to allow the use of enhanced bolt hold open levers. In V2.6 there was interference with some bolt hold open levers.
- Some of the overhangs, such as the top of the buffer threads, have been improved.
At this point there is only minor tweaking needed to the design. The LR-308 lower will also need a similar update to incorporate these improvements.
Going forward I would like to work on a Glock mag 9MM lower, uppers and improved stocks and grips. There is a gentlemen who is currently working on modifying the V2.6 Super Lower to work with Glock mags, if that turns out well I will see if I can get it up on the Community Mods page.
Another thing I think would be nice, would be to revisit the old non reinforced lowers. The ones that printed at a forty five degree angle. While the Super Lower will always be stronger then one printed at an angle, I think it could be made much easier to print and clean up without all of the support and warping problems that come with printing horizontally. Something along the lines of a “Lite” lower.
I was planning on doing a 3D printed upper sooner, but with current pricing and availability of stripped aluminum uppers I don’t think printing can compete. Obviously this could change very quickly, but for now there are more important things such as a comprehensive filament testing method that I need to work on.
Many of you may notice that I have not uploaded a video to YouTube in over a week, this is because YouTube removed another one of my videos for “violating” there community guidelines, and the resulting channel strike prevents me from uploading for a week. The intern in charge of removing it must not know the difference between a “drop in trigger” and a “drop in sear”.
It’s clear that the days of Hoffman Tactical on YouTube are numbered. That’s why I am setting up a backup channel on Odysee. I will continue to publish to YouTube while I can, all video will also be published to Odysee. You can find my Odysee channel under the name of Hoffman Tactical on odysee.com.
This new website has been up for about a month now and is working as it should. You may have noticed that some of the products and prices have been restructured. I am no longer offering lower build kits alone. Instead I am providing Combo Kits. These contain everything needed to complete a lower other then the lower itself, the pistol grip and the stock. All three of these items can be 3D printed at lower cost then I can provide them. With shipping and filament cost you can now build a complete AR-15 lower for under one hundred and seventy dollars. LR-308 lowers will run about twenty dollars more.
That’s all for this post. Keep printing! Oh! And a word of advise, if you have not bought any ammo, now is the time to do it. Prices are down to a reasonable level and probably won’t drop much more.