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New V Seven “GI Seven” Lower Receiver

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Johnny, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny Portland, Republic of Cascadia Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The New V Seven “GI Seven” Lower Receiver

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    If you like V Seven and their assortment of high end AR-15 parts that come out of Grants Pass, you will most likely be excited about their new forged “GI-Seven” lower receiver. It is not Titanium, but it is pretty cool. The GI-Seven lower receiver is made of 7075 T6 aluminum.

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    Weighing in at about 8 ounces with it's clean traditional looks, there are a few things that stick out on the GI seven forged lower that you won't find on your run of the mill “mil spec” type lower receiver. The first is a coating of KG Kote 2400. KG Gun Kote 2400 was developed for use by our U.S. Navy Seals. The thin hard coating is able to withstand over 500 hours of salt spray tests without any signs of corrosion, and is also very scratch resistant. I took a steel nail to the part of the lower receiver that the pistol grip covers, and tried to scratch it, but the nail would only skate on top of the coating without leaving a mark.

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    The KG Gun Kote is a real bonus to the GI Seven lower receiver. I like what V Seven did to the area around the magazine release button and the front pivot pin detent spring area. They simply took the round humps and machined the top to be flat, giving it a billet look but keeping the forged strength. I also really like how the magazine well was done. The well has a nice internal flare that adds to the ease of a quick reload. The outside of the magazine well has been machined flat much like the magazine release button and pivot pin detent spring area.

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    I think that the magazine well has a good snug grip on the magazine without too much slop. Much better than any of the other forged lowers I have had. V Seven did a really good job with their forged lower receiver. The GI Seven really exceeds the quality of any other mil spec forged receiver on the market.

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  2. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    looks nice, was gonna pick one up but am waiting for their christmas suprise
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny Portland, Republic of Cascadia Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Whatever the suprise may be, let it have a coating of that Gun Kote! I am sold and amazed how scratch resistant it is. The Seekins receiver I originally got for build project scratched way too easy, setting it down on a table next to anything metal would cause a scratch down to the aluminum. I ended up with 3 noticable but light scratches just doing work on that dang receiver. This never happeded to the Mega or Noveske.
     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    forged casting? Hu? These things are either forged or cast, and cast is is inferior process.

    Are you sure its not just a forging?
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What's it cost for one of these?
     
  6. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    $117 in the apex program from rainier arms
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny Portland, Republic of Cascadia Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Please excuse my novice error. Forged, not cast. Thank you for the correction.
     
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  8. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Just trying to clarify, You had me worried there for a moment ;)