Originally Posted by Roni976
... now my only question to myself is do i build my lower now and get the upper later or wait months to get a fully built AR from someplace...
... i just checked Palmetto and everything is out of stock, im beginning to see that everywhere. DPMS site has 6-8 month wait on rifles...i want one now!!
Use this time to your advantage, do lots of research. A lot of research. Reread the Primer and get your specs solid in your mind. Look for other sources of information. Don't buy the first piece of crap that turns up in stock.
If you're sure you want to build then jump on quality parts on your list that turns up in stock. BCM and others have email notification when parts get back in stock, so sign up for them. Last time I checked BCM had lots of uppers and BCGs in stock.
Look for a stripped lower locally and get one if you like the rollmark. Be patient, all good things take time.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
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