I have chosen this forum to be my 'go-to' source of info as I have been looking at several and this one appears to have the widest range of intellect and experience. As noted in a post above I am a 75 y/o novice gun guy with some skills in fabrication and auto restoration, but minimal gun experience. I have several pistols and small rifles, but the growing concern for civil unrest and the challenge of building/assembling something myself has led me to undertake an AR15 project.
I have tried to gather a list of components based on what I have learned so far and am making this post to seek further advice. I am mostly interested in home defense, live on 13 acres in the county, but near several home subdivisions. I do not plan to bug out. Money is of some concern, but not the deciding factor. I do not need to be flashy or competitive. The 13 acres is fenced in and I occupy my house and shop about in the middle of the land, and I estimate the distance to either gate at about 80-100 yards.
To this point, I think I am looking for:
I am going to try and machine my own lower receiver. I am a machine designer and own a nice milling machine.
18" barrel,1:8, chambered to 5.56 x 45 NATO, CMV / chrome plated, hvy/med.
Hornady 75 match, Sierra 77 TMK rounds. I don't expect to shoot every week.
Full auto carrier bolt carrier group.
(good idea to buy a complete upper assembly? - whose?, where?)
Standard mil-spec trigger - single stage.
Bolt - I want to be sure to get a GOOD one. Recommendations ????
Rifle length DI gas system.
Cheap is not required, but value is!
Where is a good source for me to look at for acquiring the above?
Are there any suppliers that accept PayPal? I haven't seen any.