The blue isn't bad, a little matte for me. If it has the word titanium in the color it should have a little gloss too it (but of course not to much). It is hard to find the happy medium when you step away from black.
yeah, looks like M4 style stock hardware to me...but who's to say that isn't part of the new stock design. The plot thickens! I'd bet that's all it is though.
That's a nice pic of the new lower though. That's a substantial chunk of metal for that trigger guard. Had I known or gotten wind of that I would've delayed sending in my Form 1 to SBR my XCR to wait for one of those. Oh well I 'spose.