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SAN TAN TACTICAL STT-15 REVIEW

Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM America/Phoenix

DOWN AND DIRTY WITH THE SAN TAN TACTICAL STT-15 PILLAR BILLET RECEIVER SET

STT-15 Review By: Nomad, Photography By: Nomad & Will

“STT-15 PILLAR Billet Receiver Combo by San Tan Tactical – Your Final Answer!  The most advanced yet simple AR lower receiver ever made!”

https://www.blacksheepwarrior.com/san-tan-tactical-stt-15-review/

STT-15 REVIEW:

I was super excited to hear from Will at Black Sheep Warrior when he asked me to build out and field test a receiver set from Chandler Ariz. based, San Tan Tactical (STT).  Possibly like some of you, I had never heard of STT. 

First order of business, visit google and recon this company. I quickly located their website (www.santantactical.com) and began studying their handiwork. I could tell by their mission statement they seemed to care a lot about their work and their customers. The photos and videos on their website were well done and the site itself was very easy to navigate. After I had scoured the entire site, I got offline and began thinking about what parts I would choose to mate with the inbound receiver set.

When the San Tan Tactical receiver set arrived, I studied every inch of the billet machined aerospace grade American aluminum. 

The set I received was coated with black MIL-A-8625 hard anodizing as I was going for the more traditional look. For customers wanting something other than black, San Tan Tactical offers their receivers in Flat Dark Earth, Tungsten Grey, Coyote Brown, Burnt Bronze, Prism Pink, or OD Green Cerakote for an additional $39; a great way to add customization to any rifle.  

As I held the lower receiver, I was amazed at how light it was. The San Tan Tactical logo (complete with menacing desert iguana, a nod to their southwest location no doubt) and American Flag had been engraved on the right side offering a level of custom distinction unavailable on many “other brand” receivers. The oversize trigger guard with shooter ready finger rest was a nice touch, but what really caught my eye was the generous magazine well flare. 

The quality workmanship is evident in every aspect of the receivers, including the custom cut and matching controls that are included.

I quickly began fishing through my gear for a test magazine. A MAGPUL PMAG found my hand first and slid right into the receiver without hesitation. Other points to note include; full ambidextrous quick attach points, bolt release, and magazine release, all pre-installed. The oversized texturing on each of the controls would no doubt assist in locating them when the time comes, and the heartburn necessary for installing each little control had fallen to someone else. So far, so good…. 

The upper receiver was just as sleek to look at. It had several pre-installed components, including the ejection port cover and forward assist. The top featured machined in T-markings for easy optic relocation and the left side included STT “Truss Pockets” for increased structural rigidity and yet another touch of customization.

Together, the matched upper and lower receivers  are truly works of art. Dropping in a takedown and pivot pin allowed me to see how well this pair had been matched. Now I just needed some time to turn these two pieces of aluminum into a rifle that could throw some lead down range.

When it was time to start building out the receivers, I decided to go with some no frills Mil-spec components. I figured the best way to isolate the San Tan Tactical receiver’s true performance was to match it up with some everyday pins, springs, etc… and see what would happen. Since most of the set was already assembled at San Tan Tactical, all that was needed would be a trigger, safety selector, buffer tube assembly, pistol grip and some take down pins for the lower. We decided to drop in a Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector to complete the ambidextrous nature of this build. The lower will accommodate either a 90 degree or a 45 degree selector. Battle Arms Development makes both; we opted for the traditional 90.

As I held the lower receiver, I was amazed at how light it was.

For the upper, all we needed was a bolt carrier group and charging handle. We went with a Fathom Arms BCG (read the Will’s review) and Strike Industries charging handle.  

We only hit three snags during assembly. The first was when we dropped in the safety selector spring and found we had too much spring to be functional or even operational. A quick snip with the cutters turned the spring into custom length and the problem was solved. A second snag was when we installed the buffer spring retention pin. It was a bit tight, so we made the hole slightly bigger using a drill bit and we were back in business. Once we had the receivers assembled, we began fitting the barrel, (Aero precision 16″) gas block, gas tube and Parallax FFSSR M-LOK rail system into place to complete the rifle.

The barrel was noticeably tight at first glance, and before I got the hammer out to make it work, I called San Tan Tactical. Even on a Saturday, the customer service department answered right up and was not surprised to hear of how tight the barrel fit was on the upper. STT said that a combination of tight specs and possibly a little too thick of anodizing (San Tan Tactical mentioned that they had since discovered a batch of slightly over anodized receivers) was the culprit.

The truly ambidextrousness of the platform makes deployment and execution of the system unbelievably simple.

They suggested throwing the barrel in the freezer and heating the upper with a hair dryer to complete the assembly. I was a little hesitant to try this tactic, but since STT was claiming it might be necessary – I went ahead and it worked.

In the end, we had everything fitting together and ready for the range.  

Range day came and I headed out to see how this machine would stand up. Right out the gate everything performed flawlessly. Cycle rates were good, controls all worked as they should, and before long we were dumping round after round downrange. No jams or double feeds to speak of.   

To test the functionality of the ambidextrous controls, I performed a series of shots followed by magazine reloads. First, as a right handed shooter, with the controls I have been trained to use. Second as a south paw shooter would do when utilizing this San Tan Tactical platform. As we suspected, each control had been placed perfectly and designed in a way that could be found with bare hands or while wearing gloves. 

Throughout the review process I was in contact with Dennis Harless, owner of San Tan Tactical. He was very easy to talk to and always able to answer my questions. “One thing STT has been fighting against since the beginning,” he told me, “is the idea that STT receivers are only for lefty shooters.” That’s funny I thought, because in reality any right or left handed shooter can quickly find themselves needing to transition to their non-dominant hand when circumstances dictate. I do see value in left handed shooters having access to all the normal controls, us, right handed shooters have. However, I see more value in every shooter having a truly ambidextrous platform that can be operated with precision from either shooting hand. That is exactly what STT has created here, and that is why I am so interested in their product. A truly ambidextrous platform, that feels and operates flawlessly and reliably, in either of your shooting hands.  

In closing, San Tan Tactical has clearly made a top shelf receiver set. The receivers are premium priced, and when you consider what you are actually getting – it’s well worth the money.

The quality workmanship is evident in every aspect of the receivers, including the custom cut and matching controls that are included.

So the question you should be asking yourself right now is – which one am I going to order?

The truly ambidextrousness of the platform makes deployment and execution of the system unbelievably simple. This translates to more shots on target and less time fumbling through magazine exchanges, etc… – especially when things get hairy and you have to transition to your non-dominant shooting hand. The customer service at STT proved to be helpful and knowledgeable throughout my review process. Dennis stands behind his products and offers a lifetime guarantee on each receiver he creates, yet another guarantee you won’t find with a lot of “other” companies. Pair that with being made in the good ole U.S.A. and it makes it pretty hard to beat. So the question you should be asking yourself right now is – which one am I going to order?

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Currently, San Tan Tactical (www.santantactical.comhas several options for getting your hands on their receivers. They are offering their receiver combo sets (as reviewed) for a special introductory price. Additionally they offer a variety of safety selectors, take down pin sets, triggers, stocks, engraving and Cerakote options for additional cost. 

If you are looking for a standalone upper or lower, both are available. 

A fourth option is their “grenade” (blem) lowers. San Tan Tactical states they are mechanically perfect but will have a few minor cosmetic issues. Currently they are available, for a special introductory price.  

WEAPON BUILD/TEST INCLUDED:

MAGPUL MOE SL Furniture

MAGPUL Back Up Sights

Parallax Tactical Lightweight FFSSR MLOK Rail

Troy Industries Claymore Muzzle Break

Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector

Fathom Arms Bolt Carrier Group 

Aero Precision 16″ Chrome lined barrel

About the Author:

“Nomad” is a law enforcement professional. He has a background in photography and I am lucky to call him a friend and fellow brother in arms. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and for putting up with me bro!

– Will

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Guns & Tactics STT: Southpaw Solution

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM America/Phoenix

San Tan Tactical: Southpaw Solution

Left-handed shooters have learned that, like in many other aspects of life, we simply just need to adapt and overcome – especially when it comes to the AR market. For a leftie, using a standard AR platform really only offers us one advantage over our right-handed brethren, the ability to lock the bolt catch back using our trigger finger instead of taking the dominant hand off of the FCG.

Other than that, we have to adapt to and overcome the right-handed bias of the stock AR platform. Let an empty mag drop free for a speed reload? Nope. Tactical reload? No. The closest we can get to that is a mag change with retention. Lefties have to either reach around the magwell or up under the trigger guard to depress the bolt catch to release the bolt forward on a fresh mag. We’ve become adept at flipping the safety on and off with our trigger finger, instead of being able to ride the safety with our thumb. Don’t even think about running a 3-point sling. All of these obstacles can be overcome with training and familiarity, but I have always believed there must be a better way.

Like most lefties, the first piece of ambi hardware I bought for my AR was an ambi safety selector. The advantages are obvious and I don’t think I need to go into great detail about the advantages of being able to ride the safety with the thumb. Ambi safeties usually range from about $30-$60.

That brings us to the second aftermarket add-on: the ambi mag release. Off the top of my head, I can think of four manufacturers that make aftermarket mag release levers geared towards the left-handed market. Prices for these aftermarket parts usually range from about $65-$100.

With the advent of the ambi mag release, lefties like me were finally able to let spent mags drop free, conduct actual tactical reloads and so on and so forth…However, ambi mag releases present a new issue: a reduced area for the shooter to fit their fingertip to depress the bolt catch/release paddle. I have found myself quite frustrated when wearing gloves; sometimes, with the ambi mag release bar so close to the bottom of the bolt catch, I cannot reliably lock the bolt back at speed due to the lack of surface area decreased by the presence of the ambi mag release.

The last and mostly superfluous issue that lefties have to deal with is releasing the bolt on a standard AR configuration. We use our right hand to either slap a fresh mag into the mag well and then reach around the magwell to release the bolt, or we reach up under the trigger guard. This can be overcome with clean training reps, but it does take more time to get back up on the gun and on target.

The San Tan Solution

San Tan Tactical bills itself as “Lighter but Stronger.” The San Tan Tactical lower, dubbed the STT-15, is fabricated from a billet of 7075-T651 aerospace grade aluminum and finished with Mil-Spec, MIL-A-8625 Type III hard anodizing. The lower weighs in at 9.4oz including its proprietary controls.

Specifications

  • Huge 1.38” Integrally Machined Magazine Well Flare
  • Ambidextrous Quick Attach \Detach Sling Swivel Points with Anti-Rotation Stops Every 45 Degrees
  • Ambidextrous Bolt Release
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Bullet Pictogram Safety Selector Markings
  • Set Screw Trigger Creep Adjustment
  • Set Screw Upper Take Down Tension Adjustment
  • Shooter Ready Finger Rest
  • Oversized Winter Trigger Guard
  • Dowel Screw Assembly
  • Ultra Grip Texture On All Controls

The San Tan lower is very pleasing to the eye with linear basic billet lines, and thoughtful angular sculpting of edges. The vast majority of these features are well laid out and thoughtfully executed. Simply put, after building out the lower with a lower part kit, furniture, and a quality ambidextrous safety selector such as the Battle Arms Development BADASS, every leftie issue I described above is addressed.

The mag release lever on the left side of the receiver is well thought out in terms of placement, with the activation surface near the bottom foremost section of the trigger guard, as it melts into the magwell. I can easily depress the mag release lever and not have to break my grip or contort my hand as with most other aftermarket ambi mag release levers. The mag release button on the right side remains the same, and San Tan Tactical has included a “Shooter Ready Finger Rest” on the right side of the trigger guard, as a physical trigger finger indexing point for right-handed shooters.

Left side bolt catch/release still remains constant. Right side bolt release is bolt release ONLY; right handed shooters cannot lock the bolt back with their trigger finger.

All four activation surfaces of the mag release lever/button and bolt catch/release levers are deeply textured with a deep hexagonal pattern that provides excellent traction with or without gloves.

San Tan Tactical took it even one step further by offering many other features such as, set screws options for trigger overtravel and takedown pin tension, the aforementioned shooter ready rest, integral QD attachment points, dowel screws for the takedown pin spring and detent, and an enormous yet understated 1.38” wide magwell.

With only the addition of the ambidextrous controls, the San Tan Tactical lower is a very good deal economically. What the user will pay for the STT15 lower is comparable if not less than what a user will pay for a quality stripped billet lower and the necessary standard and aftermarket parts to build what San Tan offers directly out of the box. With all of the additions listed above, what’s not to like?

San Tan Critiques

When the STT-15 first hit the market, I read a lot of comments from readers on social media. One of the first critiques, and the one that came out of my mouth after handling the STT-15 for all of 15 seconds was, “That the right side bolt release sticks out too far and will catch on my kit.” The last thing a left-handed shooter needs are things sticking out on the right side of a firearm to get caught in our gear.

The right side bolt release was redesigned after end user feedback. It is now beefier in profile, and It does not seem to be as prone to catching on kit or gear as the old version appeared to be doing. There were only a handful of end users that had received STT-15’s when this feedback came to light – San Tan Tactical sent retrofits out to those customers without prompting. This speaks well to San Tan Tactical’s responsiveness to their customer base and commitment to a quality product.

Another critique I read was in reference to the integral QD points. Some were concerned that the integral QD points were placed in an area that would weaken the structural integrity of the lower and make it prone to breaking. Most of the cracks on lower receivers I’ve seen are either polymer receivers, due to installers breaking a trigger guard ear tab off, or high on the receiver perhaps due to torquing down on the castle nut too tightly. I’ve never seen a billet lower break near the rear takedown pin area, but stranger things have happened. I brought this perceived issue up with San Tan Tactical owner Dennis Harless, who had this to say:

"I have seen several folks ask about the strength of the lower with the QD points. I placed them in such a way that the material thickness is just as thick as a forged lower when measured from the bottom of the QD socket to the inside where the rear upper receiver lug sits."

I personally would be surprised to see a STT-15 lower break in that area, but again, stranger things have happened; only time will tell for this perceived issue.

One sticking point to be aware of is due to the placement of the QD points, you will not be able to attach a QD sling on the right side and use a teardrop forward assist on the upper because they run into each other. Just something to keep in mind for your build. For my builds, this is a non-issue, as I attach all of my slings to the underside of the receiver end plate so I can transition from lefty to righty without getting strangled by my sling, but your mileage may vary. If you’re deadset on using an upper with a teardrop forward assist, then don’t attach your QD sling to the right QD point on the STT-15. This will obviously not be a problem for right handed shooters.

The second problem with the QD point on the right side is the QD swivel gets in the way of my thumb, making it difficult to access my safety selector. Again, a non-issue for me since I use a different attachment point for my sling, but this poses an issue for lefties. Again, right handed shooters will not encounter this. At some point in time, I wonder if San Tan Tactical will do away with this feature on the right side if not altogether, as I don’t find it beneficial for left-handed shooters at all, due to the above issues.

The last critique I had personally, and had read online, was in reference to the expansive San Tan Tactical logo on the right side of the magwell. I thought it was way too big for such an otherwise perfectly understated lower. Is it a petty grievance? You bet. Does it matter? No, not from a functional standpoint of course, but I had heard and read more than once someone state, "I’d buy that lower in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for that frikkin’ logo!"

Again, Dennis Harless proved extraordinarily responsive to the feedback. When asked, he replied:

"I have heard this from a few people. The logo doubles as ATF markings as it has our name in it. I am working on putting out name over with the city and state of manufacture. We have had a lot of people purchase the lower because they love the logo but I am definitely going to cut lowers without the logo to address the folks who don’t like it as well!"

The Universal Appeal of the STT-15

Southpaws only make up about 8%-10% of the overall population, so we’re a small percentage of the shooter population. On one hand, anything ambidextrous for the AR platform is going to be met with a high buying percentage by lefty shooters, so there’s definitely a market. On the other hand, however, is it a niche market that will reach a saturation point? Is it worth it to throw stock into the lefty/ambi market, knowing that a possible 80%-90% of the shooting population is right handed?

Again, the biggest selling point of the STT-15 is that it completely useable for left and right handed shooters right out of the box. For lefties, we will have the opportunity to get up to par with tactical and speed reloads. We also now have the added benefit of inserting a fresh mag and releasing the bolt with the right hand, allowing us to get back up on the gun faster.

Right handed shooters can choose to operate the AR as they always have, or add all of the benefits us lefties now have to their repertoire as more and more schools and training classes encourage shooters to learn how to safely operate their ARs from their strong as well as support sides.

Conclusion

The only unresolved point I was not able to look at before this article went to print was whether or not right handed shooters could mount a Battery Assisted Device (BAD) lever to the lower, thus allowing right handed shooters to lock/release the bolt back with their trigger finger. I will try mounting some of the more popular brands to see if there is enough clearance, and updated this article when I have an answer.

All in all, I am very pleased with the STT-15. I have not encountered any mechanical issues with my build, and everything has functioned exactly as I should with no failures of any kind. The fit and finish is solid, the lower does not appear cheap or flimsy, the anodizing is uniform and silky, and San Tan Tactical has proved extraordinarily responsive to end-user feedback. If a no-logo lower run comes out in the near future, I will definitely pick another one up and I look forward to seeing what else San Tan Tactical has to offer in the future.

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Posted in Review By Dennis Harless

Major Pandemic STT-15 AR15 Lower Receiver Review

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM America/Phoenix

San Tan Tactical STT-15 AR15 Lower Receiver Review

For those that exclusively scourer the internet for the cheapest AR15 parts in existence to cobble together a blem’ed $70 AR15 lower receiver, this San Tan Tactical SST-15 is probably not for you. On the other hand if you appreciate a flawlessly made AR15, loaded with well executed details and demand the best and don’t mind paying for quality then read on.

Despite AR15s being arguably outselling shampoo, some companies are struggling that offer nothing more than clone ARs with a different logo.  On the other side of that coin you see companies that are doing it right, setting a new bar for quality, features, and value and maybe even offering something we never knew we needed like San Tan Tactical’s SST-15 AR15 Lower Receiver that is dripping with precision and features.

ABOUT SAN TAN TACTICAL
San Tan Tactical is starting out small and growing smartly under the ownership of Dennis Harless. They have created a catchy brand with a site, marketing and product packaging that all scream the super premium that their lower receivers deliver. Thier Mission Statement was simple:


“At San Tan Tactical we want to leave a proud legacy of American Made firearm design. By innovation, superior performance, and value. American Made, through and through is the core value at San Tan Tactical. San Tan Tactical wants each and every shooter to be completely satisfied! Giving them absolute pride of ownership in each product we design and manufacture.”


San Tan also has a strong drive to rebuild the American dream one receiver at a time made on the finest quality American Made machine’s with the highest quality American made materials and all backed with unparalleled customer service at the heart of everything they do. Their company is driven on American chest thumping which I love.


Although this is a newer company, my buying experience was smooth and quick and in less than a week, my FFL dealer was calling me to pick up my new SST-15 receiver. After quite the drool fest at my FFL dealer we were all convinced that this has to be one of the finest quality and most detailed machined billet AR15 receivers made and certainly the most full featured.


THE SST-15 BUILD
When you have a show stopping gorgeous top of the line feature rich receiver like this, you can’t just install stock parts, you need to step it up a bit. By the time the build was complete I only ended up using two stock parts and one of those was thanks to the UPS 2013 Christmas shipping delay. 

I picked up a HiperFire HiperTouch 24C competition trigger with adjustable trigger shoe and mounted that with KNS Anti-Rotate Pins and also used KNS precision machined detents, springs, and Quick Release Pivot & Takedown pin set. 


The clean looking Ace Ultralight Stock was the obvious solution sold complete with tube, buffer, and spring from Model1Sales for around $90. The selector was supposed to be a BAD A.S.S (Battle Arms Development Ambi Selector Switch), however it still remains stuck in shipping limbo so I reached in the parts bin and used a standard selector for the build… just imagine it superimposed with your mind.  


You may have noticed the stock and grip look a little different. I had some time over Christmas to get creative with some the help of Paracord.com’s vast paracord selection. The result was using a survival bracelet cobra stitch to cover the stock tube loop and secure on a ranger bead pace counter with little skulls instead of beads and some significant custom work on a stock A2 grip.  

The grip finger wedge was ground off on the A2 grip and the entire grip was sanded flat. I then cut paracord slots on each side of the grip. The entire grip was then hand stippled with a ball tip wood burning iron and then the grip was laced up with paracord. The last little touch was a magazine paracord leash tipped with a stainless Niteyes S-clip at the bottom of the grip… its an Israeli Mossad thing that involves a coupled magazine and takes more explaining that I have here. 

The lower was paired with a YHM - Yankee Hill Machine Upper with 20" custom fluted YHM barrel. Other upgrades to the upper were a FailZero AR15 Bolt Carrier group, Nordic Components charging handle, and Nikon P-223 3x32 BDC optic.


YHM Upper w/ 20" Barrel, Nikon 3X Carbine BDC Scope
FIT, FINISH, FEEL, FEATURES, & FUNCTION
Just as there are different quality levels of traditional forged lower receivers, there are plain jane machined billet lower receivers and then there are the unique feature rich billet versions. I have seen some companies go just a bit too far delivering a lower with lines that do not match up well to the looks, lines, and styles of your average generic forged upper, but the San Tan Tactical SST-15 makes a $60 clearance upper look great.

Billet just offers the firearm manufacturer the ability to think and create outside of the box, however usually that means a beefier design, more flared magazine well, and cool unique looks with the same exact functionality as a regular lower forged receiver. In the end most billet receivers just deliver cool custom looks with the same old functionality and features. A few manufacturers have gone the extra mile to offer partial or ambidextrous functionality, and ergonomic improvements, however no manufacturer has ever taken design to this level.

Each SST-15 is miled from a solid chunk of 7075-T651 aerospace grade American aluminum on our brand new Haas CNC machinery which assures consistency and precision tolerances. Once milled, the finished receiver is then MIL-A-8625 Type III hard anodizing to assure the best corrosion resistant anodizing possible.


The HiperFire HiperTouch 24C Trigger Installed
The overall fit and finish is impeccable including the pitch black hard anodized receiver.  Stylistically, San Tan wanted to avoid the typical bulky billet look and instead develop an overall receiver that had a similar overall size as a forged lower.  Instead of a heavy extended magwell lip, they have created a huge funnel without adding much extra bulk. 
The extended trigger guard is thin and contoured that actually flows into the grip instead of the unnecessarily thick .25” guards like I have seen some lowers. The San Tan Tactical SST-15 has been lightened and strengthened in key strategic areas to retain strength but minimize weight.  Ergonomics were enhanced with a lot of extra contouring and radiusing and mitering of angles to deliver a more comfortable fit in the shooters hand.  


Look at the that HUGE magwell funnel
And then comes the barrage of features. A huge magazine well, integrated QD-Sling mounts on each side of the receiver with 45-degree anti-rotate stops, integrated ambidextrous bolt and magazine releases, ambi-selector switch bullet pictograms, Shooter Ready trigger finger rest just under the magazine release, oversized winter trigger guard, dowel/grub screws (no pins) assembly and extra grip on all the ambi releases, but the features do not stop there.

If you are into higher end AR15s you are probably familiar with receiver tension screws and their ability to tighten up a worn or loose upper. San Tan has gone about it a little different with a small nylon tipped screw that is barely noticeable looking into the receiver.  The tension can be adjusted via hex wrench after removing the grip. 
Yes that is actually just a customized A2 Grip
Also adjustable while the grip is off is the unique trigger overtravel adjustment which can make an OK stock trigger feel pretty good and tune up minute slack on a drop in match trigger. The trigger overtravel adjustment is a cool feature but probably the least used feature. if you are dropping $330 on this billet receiver then you are probably springing for a high end trigger like a Geissele, Timney, CMC, or in this case a HyperTouch which generally negates the use of an overtravel adjustment.

The final design delivers a true ambidextrous AR-15 \ M4 platform without a bunch of add-ons. Having been an occasional user of some of these bolt on Ambi-releases and levers, I feel passionately that this integrated SST-15 design is a far better way to go.  Usually all the add-ons just get in the way, on the San Tan SST-15, they are naturally accessed but clear of the trigger area.


FINAL THOUGHTS
San Tan Tactical designed the SST-15 to be the final answer in the AR/M4 platform with every feature the shooter could possible want in a design and finish quality that is executed with Swiss watch precision. This SST-15 is by far the most detailed and intricate of any AR15 receiver I have tested or seen with all the additional angles and finishing.
Sure the bargin buyer will be able to buy around five to six blemed clearance special standard forged lowers for the price of just one San Tan lower receiver, however then again I can buy about 100 watches for the price of my Tag Heuer or Resco timepieces. I enjoy the finer things in life and in this case, San Tan Tactical has delivered the billet AR15 lower that everyone else should aspire to.




SPECS
Model:STT-15 L
Caliber: 5.56 NATO \ .223 REM, 300 BLACKOUT, 22LR, Multi-Cal, Custom Caliber Markings Upon Request
- Huge 1.38” Integrally Machined Magazine Well Flare
- Ambidextrous Quick Attach \Detach Sling Swivel Points With Anti-Rotation Stops Every 45 Degrees.
- Ambidextrous Bolt Release.
- Ambidextrous Magazine Release.
- Bullet Pictogram Safety Selector Markings.
- Set Screw Trigger Creep Adjustment.
- Set Screw Upper Takedown Tension Adjustment.
- Shooter Ready Finger Rest.
- Oversized Winter Trigger Guard.
- Dowel Screw Assembly.
- Ultra Grip Texture On All Controls.
- Action:Semi-Auto
- Weight:9.4 Ounces /268 Grams With Ambidextrous Controls 8.4 Ounces / 238 Grams Without Ambidextrous Controls.
- Dimensions:Length: 7.69” Width: 1.490” Height: 4.015”
- Material:Billet 7075-T651 Aerospace Grade Aluminum, Cast A-2 Tool Steel
- Finish:Aluminum – Matte Black MIL-A-8625 Type III Hard Anodize, Steel – Black Oxide
- Butt-Stock:Works With Any Mil-Spec or Commercial Buffer Tube and Stock.
- Magazine Compatibility:(Lock In, Drop Free Additional Magazines Will Be Added As Tested)
- Factory tested magazine function - 100 Round Beta Mag, 100 Round Surefire,60 Round Surefire, 30 Round Magpul P-MAG Any - Generation, 20 Round Magpul P-MAG Any Generation, 10 Round Magpul P-MAG Any Generation, 30 Round Mil- Spec Mag, 20 Round Mil-Spec Mag
- Component Compatibility:Works Will All Mil-Spec AR-15\M16 Components*.
MSRP $329.99


SOURCES
San Tan Tactical - http://www.santantactical.com


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HiperFire HiperTouch - http://www.hiperfire.com/
Ace Stocks - http://star15.com/
Paracord.com - http://www.Paracord.com
YHM Upper w/ 20” Fluted Barrel - http://yhm.net/
Precision Reflex Carbon Fiber Forend - http://www.precisionreflex.com/
FailZero Bolt Carrier Group - http://www.failzero.com/
Nordic Components - http://www.nordiccomp.com/
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Posted in Review By Dennis Harless