FAQs

Why buy a MEAN rifle or lower receiver?

We are shooting enthusiasts who saw the need for a light, tough, high performance AR-15 platform. With our 100 years of combined injection molding and engineering experience, we developed our MEAN Hybrid-15 lower receiver to meet that need. Using a 7075-T6 billet machined aluminum insert for strength in the critical buffer attachment point, and high strength composite polymer for the remainder, our hybrid lower receiver has the strength of an all aluminum lower with the lighter weight of a polymer. MEAN firearm owners can be sure that they have purchased a high quality firearm, and are reassured by the industry's only transferable lifetime warranty.

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I purchased a MEAN Hybrid-15. What all is included with my purchase?

In the box you should find the complete carbine, a MEAN owner's manual, two 30 round magazines, warranty/registration card, and lock. This will be included inside a MEAN reinforced cardboard case with carrying handle and foam lining.

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What ammunition is recommended for use in MEAN rifles?

We only recommend the use of factory loaded, brass cased, non-corrisive ammunition. We urge all of our customers to stay away from steel cased ammo and reloads. In regards to our 5.56 carbines, all are chambered and function tested with 5.56 ammunition. It is safe to shoot .223 Rem but not all will perform on the same level. Don't mix 5.56 and .223 in the same magazine. Ammunition manufactured by SAAMI member companies do not use corrosive primers. Find some ammmunition that works, and stick with it.

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What is the proper "break-in" procedure for a chrome lined AR barrel?

After firing a couple hundred rounds, the chrome lining will "polish out" from its light, flat gray, factory-new look to a brightly reflective, polished appearance. During this break-in period, excessive cleaning with solvent or brush should be avoided as that will only prolong the time (and number of rounds) it takes to achieve the final "bullet polishing" of the barrel.

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Does my MEAN rifle need to be sighted in?

MEAN firearms are sighted in at the factory, but you may need to fine tune to your personal preference. Your local gun dealer should be able to assist you.

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What cleaners and lubricants can I use on the Hybrid-15?

Quality Gun Cleaners and lubricants available on the market.

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If I place an order for a rifle or URG (Upper Receiver Group), and use a credit card, when will it be charged?

The MEAN Carbine/URG must be paid for in full at the time of order to ensure there aren't complications when it comes time to ship.

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What will void my MEAN Lifetime warranty?

Using the firearm in a manner inconsistent with it's intended purpose. If you have used the firearm and just plain wore it out we cover that. However if you have abused and caused injury to the firearm then you might have voided the warranty. IE; Using it as a hammer, dropping the firearm from more than a few feet, using it in an unlawful manner, etc.

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How do I transfer the warranty of my MEAN firearm?

Contact MEAN Support to update the warranty and transfer the firearm warranty into the new owners name.

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May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?

A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. 18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)

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Where can I find out more about the laws in my area?

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) is the source of information regarding firearm laws in the US. The NRA-ILA is also a good point of reference. You should always check the laws in your locality.

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What twist rate does My Hybrid-15 come with?

The Hybrid-15 comes with a 5.56 NATO barrel with a twist rate of 1:7.

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Where can I find out more about the laws in my area?

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) is the source of information regarding firearm laws in the US. The NRA-ILA is also a good point of reference. You should always check the laws in your locality.

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When and how will my order be shippped?

All orders are shipped within 7-10 business day after payment is received. Items in stock may ship sooner. We ship all packages via ground using UPS. All firearms and lowers must be shipped to a valid and authorized FFL for transfer.

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What is the return/refund policy?

All sales are final. We accept returns for refund or exchange, for items damaged in transit. To be eligible for a refund or exchange, you must first email us at support@meanarms.com a to alert us of the damage we will responed with a RMA once you have received the RMA, then return the damaged item to us. Upon receipt of the damaged item we will ship out a replacement, if available. If a replacement is not available we will refund the full purchase price of your item.