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sweeper22 03-05-2013 04:27 PM

AR Builders...what's hard to get?
 
For those of you who are actively building, have built, as well as for the knowledge benefit of those who are considering builds in the near future, let's discuss what parts and portions that are the hardest to get at the moment.

My take:

1) BCGs- A good M16 BCG at a fair price (under $200) is nearly impossible at this moment. You'd better have an inside track with a really good source. 6 months ago you could have all the BCMs you wanted for $170 delivered. Now they're $225+, if you order within 17 seconds of receiving your email alert. Any longer and they're sold out. The fact is, the BCG supply had run a bit dry even before recent events. Add in a healthy dose of hysteria, and they're almost worth their weight in gold. I sold a couple used DPMS AR versions on Ebay for about $285 a piece in January. That's not the price I asked, that's how high the bidders chose to go. They were probably worth no more than $100 a piece. Without a little Jedi magic, it's tough to do much better than indefinitely backordering one at a respectable price. Maybe you get it in 11 weeks, maybe 11 months.

2) Stripped Lowers, Barreled Uppers, Mags, Ammo- All are tough to find at rational prices. But they're all out there if you're on the right backorder/email alert lists or possess a steady network. Some folks continue to pay 200-300% markup prices on all of these.

3) LBK/LPK- Critical in completing your lower. I'm a big fan of the PSA/Magpul LBKs. They've been up for sale multiple times in the last several weeks for very fair prices, and allow you to finish a quality lower build with one modest purchase.

4) Charging handles- A little tough, if you want a specific model from a specific company that you're already placing an order with. But they're easy enough if you look around.

5) Everything else (sights, slings, optics, accessories)- Easy.

brettc 03-05-2013 04:52 PM

Stripped uppers- my Achilles heel right now

ZeusEcho 03-05-2013 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by brettc (Post 1164570)
Stripped uppers- my Achilles heel right now

Me too! :(

KG7IL 03-05-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by brettc (Post 1164570)
Stripped uppers- my Achilles heel right now

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Originally Posted by ZeusEcho (Post 1164585)
Me too! :(

Try aero precision . .

They are doing their best. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aero-Precision-Inc/113400445350530?fref=ts

brettc 03-05-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by KG7IL

Try aero precision . .

They are doing their best. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aero-Precision-Inc/113400445350530?fref=ts

Thanks but I'm looking for a vltor mur, spikes or noveske

ZeusEcho 03-05-2013 06:49 PM

Yeah I'm also looking for VLTOR or Noveske

brettc 03-05-2013 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ZeusEcho
Yeah I'm also looking for VLTOR or Noveske

hard to come by right now, early november i had chance to pick up both...i passed, been kicking myself ever since

ZeusEcho 03-05-2013 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by brettc (Post 1164825)
hard to come by right now, early november i had chance to pick up both...i passed, been kicking myself ever since

Man i know that sucks! They'll start turning up just need to give it some time.

brettc 03-06-2013 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by ZeusEcho

Man i know that sucks! They'll start turning up just need to give it some time.

I stocked up on lowers though haha. I also was lucky enough to grab a BCM bcg and spikes bcg for NORMAL prices so I guess I was lucky really.

fsted2a 03-06-2013 11:45 AM

Since November anything has been hard to get, after Sandy Hook, it got much worse. Any bubba brand AR part has tripled, the bigger names 4-6 times what they were. It's not the factories, it is the bastards who bought up everything and waited to gouge people on gunbroker.


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