The idea of molding a lower from plastic just keeps attracting manufacturers. Probably because the manufacturing cost including the materials is somewhere in the $ single digits.
Keeping in mind that the company initials stand for "American Tactical Imports," I have been wondering if this one is made abroad. China? I doubt it, because of current restrictions on import of Chinese firearms. But A.T.I. does not make a point of stating (anywhere I could find) "Proudly Made in the U.S.A."
AIM Surplus is selling the Omni complete lower assembly with an M4 style stock, and "standard lower parts kit" whatever that might mean. Steel fcg instead of plastic? I would hope, but probably not. $119.95 from AIM, which is $10 less than the mfrs. suggested retail.
As a side note, AIM still has the DS Arms normal aluminum mil-spec lowers pretty reasonable, $76.95.
That is up $1.95 from yesterday, btw. Also, just $3 higher at $79.95, Aero Precision, Spikes Tactical, and R Guns lowers, although the Aero is the only one currently in stock. And wow! their Surplus Arms lower at $59.95 appears to finally be back in stock.
At these prices for aluminum, plastic just does not appeal to me so much.