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Vertiviper 01-07-2009 07:05 PM

AR 15 Kits..
 
Well, I finally got shipment notification of my stripped lower!!

I know 90% of online places that sell complete kits (minus stripped lower) have a 2-3 month waiting list.

Does anyone know of any online places or even a local shop near them I can call that has complete kits (minus SL) in stock?

I appreciate it, thanks!

Dillinger 01-07-2009 07:40 PM

Congrats on the shipment notice! Today is a good day, you beat the ban....

Please define "complete kits " because I can probably find you a couple of places that have a parts kit for the lower, but you will still be looking for a stock, then there is the upper to worry about.

Are you talking everything you need to finish off the weapon?

JD

bkt 01-07-2009 07:49 PM

The Equipment Exchange on ar15.com can probably hook you up with a stock, LPK, upper and anything else you might want or need (eg: magazines, sling).

Vertiviper 01-07-2009 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 60399)
Congrats on the shipment notice! Today is a good day, you beat the ban....

Please define "complete kits " because I can probably find you a couple of places that have a parts kit for the lower, but you will still be looking for a stock, then there is the upper to worry about.

Are you talking everything you need to finish off the weapon?

JD

Yea it's a good feeling knowing I don't have to overpay for a complete rifle at my local gun shop. Now I can shop around a little and piece together what i want. :D

I'm lookin for everything i'll need to complete the firearm. Of corse if everything can be purchased from one location that makes it even more appealing. lol

Dillinger 01-07-2009 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Vertiviper (Post 60414)
Yea it's a good feeling knowing I don't have to overpay for a complete rifle at my local gun shop. Now I can shop around a little and piece together what i want. :D

I'm lookin for everything i'll need to complete the firearm. Of corse if everything can be purchased from one location that makes it even more appealing. lol

Well, good luck with that right now... LOL

I have several sources on my home computer I will post later tonight. Can you give me an idea of what kind of rifle you want to build so I can better tailor my results?

Home defense / CQB? Like a 16" standard AR?
Varmint / Longer Range? Like a 20" more accurate model?

Vertiviper 01-07-2009 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 60419)
Well, good luck with that right now... LOL

I have several sources on my home computer I will post later tonight. Can you give me an idea of what kind of rifle you want to build so I can better tailor my results?

Home defense / CQB? Like a 16" standard AR?
Varmint / Longer Range? Like a 20" more accurate model?

I appreciate your effort

I'm looking for a home defense style, more or less just a standard AR.

Options I would like are a two stage trigger and adjustable stock.

Down the road I may want to pick up another upper with a 20" barrel.

Dillinger 01-07-2009 08:45 PM

Piece of cake - I got some good, decent budget choices for you at home and some recommendations for you to mull over.

Should be back home in a couple of hours and will get you some shopping links.

Can't have one of my forum mates buying junk parts. :D

JD

Vertiviper 01-07-2009 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 60423)
Piece of cake - I got some good, decent budget choices for you at home and some recommendations for you to mull over.

Should be back home in a couple of hours and will get you some shopping links.

Can't have one of my forum mates buying junk parts. :D

JD

You, you're good, you.

Dillinger 01-07-2009 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Vertiviper (Post 60425)
You, you're good, you.

De Niro! Nice! :D

Dillinger 01-07-2009 11:46 PM

Okay, I don’t know what exactly YOU are looking for, here are some suggestions that I have recommended to other folks doing builds and see what YOU PERSONALLY think. The most important thing is that YOU are happy with the end product, not the rest of us…

For a lower parts kits, right now, you are pretty much “F”’ed. There aren’t kits available anywhere, but here are some options:

Addax Tactical

Here’s a company claiming to have 58 lower parts kits in stock, but no mention of price and their stock trigger is crap, so plan on upgrading that if you go with them.

This Place claims to have a 7 to 10 day shipping on lower parts kits. I know nothing about them, so make sure you ask around before ordering.

For triggers, I like a two stage trigger, especially for mid to long range work. You can use a single stage trigger for close quarters, or you can upgrade to a two stage and be covered either way.

The one I like the best for the money is the RRA NM 2-Stage Trigger, but good luck finding one for under $100 these days.

You can take a stock trigger and tune it pretty well with a neat little trick that I can PM if you like. It’s up to you, but a good trigger is essential for accurate shooting.

For a stock: Depends on what you want to do. Personally I like a 6 position one that will suit multiple needs and a lot of other guys do as well.

Here’s a couple of examples:

6 Pos Collapsible

Magpul CTR is a well respected stock that is loved by MANY.

Shop around and see what you like though – there are a lot of choices out there.

This is my favorite grip of choice currently. It can house a back up BCG, or other options. Shop around though, there are better prices.

Magpul MIAD
Ergo is another popular brand.

These guys at AR15 Sales, even though they are currently sold out on a lot of their stuff, have great prices and several members have purchased from them and saved some cash in the process.

Lone Star Warehouse is another place for decent priced parts.

Fore-ends: Personally, I don’t see any reason NOT to get a free floated front hand guard because it leads to better accuracy, leads to better heat dissipation and is an all around better design than the clam shell “heat guard” types. One of the things that is totally personal preference is whether you want a smooth fore end, or you want 2 or 4 rails to hang lights and handles and stuff off of. I prefer to have one, no more than two, rails but everyone has their own personal preference

YHM is my first choice for both Fore-ends and Flip Up Back Up Sights. I have installed plenty of their stuff and it never disappoints. They are currently sold out on a lot of their products, but I know they are working extra shifts to get some stock back on the shelves.

GG&G gets a lot of votes but I haven’t personally used their stuff.

Now, that is a lot of information to digest, so let’s start there and see what YOU like and what you don’t, then we can move ahead….

JD


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