Shield Arms launches Folding Lower Receiver, SA-9 AR-15

Shield Arms’ Folding Lower Receiver, or FLR, features a folding mechanism installed directly into the receiver. (Photo: Shield Arms)

Shield Arms releases its Folding Lower Receiver, introducing a folding stock mechanism built directly into the receiver.

The integral design of the FLR negates the need for any aftermarket folding stock adapter. U.S. made, the FLR is constructed from 7075 billet aluminum and ships as a stripped lower; though the lower includes a buffer.

The FLR’s mechanism comes preinstalled with standard aftermarket buffer tube compatibility. Additionally, the unit uses a standard bolt carrier group. Shield Arms says that the lower can be finished off with a standard lower parts kit or personalized with aftermarket accessories.

Shield Arms also introduces the SA-9, an AR-15 9mm system. (Photo: Shield Arms)

“As an added advantage, due to the folding mechanism being machined directly into the receiver, the overall length of the lower receiver is increased by only 5/8-inches, less than half the length of some popular aftermarket adapters,” Shield Arms said in a press release.

In addition to the lower, Shield Arms will also release the SA-9 — a complete AR-15 9mm system. The SA-9 is built upon the FLR, sporting an SB Tactical SBA3 pistol price.

The Shield Arms FLR is not yet available for purchase, but will be soon. The  stripped FLR in 9mm is set to retail for $399.99 while the SA-9 will be priced at $1,499.99.

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