its not just a frame, and its not just a lasoya body, the 05 lasoya is further back, uses the 04 technology not the 03 technology and is lighter and everything is moved closer together. so really its a:
-lighter, shorter lasoya body, with everything moved back (not for sale yet)
-alias frame (160 for a BL frame, still diff. from the alias
-new technology (lpr block 100, lpr 50-60, modding the body, pain in the ***, alias bolt, wont fit.)
320+850 (can get them for 750 @ any other store besides brady's
) is 1170. so yes, saving about 300 dollars if you know how/know someone who knows how to drill the body, and will still have the older bigger bolt and the old lasoya body.
the resale value of this hybrid will also be much smaller than an 05 lasoya. the prices are high because people still buy them. they aren't forcing you to buy the brand new stuff. they dont destroy all of thier earlier models so that you must buy the new 1700/1500 dollar guns. its an option.
also, some ppl like to say, i have a 05 lasoya/ i have a ripper 2 (or an original ripper in that case)
its like clothes, your buying the name
my long, tedious to read 2, cents.