Posted on October 19th, 2013 by ar15news
A few months ago we introduced you guys to a new ambi lower from AERO Precision. The Gen1 ambi lower added what is called the PDQ Lever which is a built in Bolt Hold/Release. The new Gen2 ambi lower keeps the PDQ lever but takes it a step further and adds the functionality of a Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS-SA-ST (Combat Ambi Safety Selector – 45 Degree Short Throw) and Norgon Ambi Catch ambidextrous mag release. This is actually a really rock solid setup. I have personal experience with the Gen1 ambi lower and really like the PDQ lever. I also have a lower with a Norgon Ambi Catch which I really feel is the best ambi mag release around. All of my lowers have a Battle Arms Development ambi safety of some sort (I won’t build a lower without one). Put all of these together and you truly have a 100% ambi forged lower. This lower also features the new 45 degree compatible selector markings.
This picture below shows the PDQ Lever. Its basically a standard bolt catch/release paddle that has and extended arm that comes out the right side of the receiver. AERO Precision machines the channel for the PDQ and anodizes the lower after machining so this is a quality and time saver plus for you. The PDQ Lever operates the Bolt Hold and Bolt Release function with your trigger finger without having anything in the trigger opening.
At first glance the $325 price might surprise you but when you actually add up the price of the components you quickly realize that is a $40 savings off of the normal retail price. I realize not everyone is concerned about ambi controls but the point is of you already plan on using these components its not a bad deal. No ordering from multiple sites. Only one shipping charge. They all show up at the same time, etc. Most other “ambi” lowers only come with a bolt drop. No bolt hold, no ambi selector and no ambi mag release but the AERO Gen2 ambi lower comes with all of them. For more information on these or to order one for yourself, head on over to AEROPrecisionUSA.com.