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Old 09-25-2012, 03:52 AM   #71
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ok i got busted by the wife, her car needs some work and says no more than $800. So i guess ill keep looking, that is a sweet gun though just not worth divorce...lol

what is the discount code you mentioned?

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ok i got busted by the wife, her car needs some work and says no more than $800. So i guess ill keep looking, that is a sweet gun though just not worth divorce...lol

what is the discount code you mentioned?
I'll have $655 in my rifle when it's finished. Why not get a stripped lower and start there? For $800 you can get a good lower end then a high quality upper, then look at optics....
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The best thing to do if you have the patience...........

Buy it one peice at a time.....

It is dangerous tho, you may end up with a real nice rifle with all the parts you want on it, for a little (?lot?) over your original budget.

But spread it out over a couple months, and you can sneak it by the missus.

You will save more if you order all your parts from one source to save on shipping. But start out with a stripped lower first and go from there.....

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:31 AM   #74
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Actually i checked out a few shops today here in town and they had a couple in my budget. It came down to a DPMS sportical with nothing on it or a new DEL-TON Sport with removeable carry handle. After talking with the guys at the shop for awhile i wouldnt say they influenced me as i love DPMS for some reason but i chose the DEL-TON sport which i picked up for $650 and after all was said and done i spent $767 and got a free extra mag and carry case. plus free range time.

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Actually i checked out a few shops today here in town and they had a couple in my budget. It came down to a DPMS sportical with nothing on it or a new DEL-TON Sport with removeable carry handle. After talking with the guys at the shop for awhile i wouldnt say they influenced me as i love DPMS for some reason but i chose the DEL-TON sport which i picked up for $650 and after all was said and done i spent $767 and got a free extra mag and carry case. plus free range time.
But u just defeated the purpose of building the lower urself. .

Congrads tho Now it's time to go have fun
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:06 AM   #76
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i know i would have loved to but with school work and 2 kids at home i wouldnt have time. theres plenty of time to .....build a 2nd lol

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This was a great write up. I considered quite a few avenues before purchasing my AR. For many, many years I always said people who felt the need to own an AR where just over the top posers. I woke up one morning and wanted one, changed my opinion. (I had a little 7 year hiatus, whereas the state and I had a disagreement and the state won.....but I got meh rights back and surely, surely learned that lesson the hard way) Budget was a concern of mine, being that thanks to the President i'm riding the unemployment train. (side note: I had an epiphany the other day......Getting an unemployment check from the state made me realize that I had become a victim of the presidents socialist ideals, even if temporarily by accepting and living on a government check while searching for a job) Anyway, I'm a huge S&W fan, I bought my wife the MP 15-22 in Pink Tiger Stripe for her birthday to get her to go to the range with me. I really wanted to get the full size MP-15, however I just didn't have the $900 to put into it. (thats with tax) First, I know I should have just waited and save the extra cash. I get that, I really do. However, unspent money on hand would just end up being responsible and paying bills, which would later have left me with nothing but a paid bill, whereas the AR still maintains most, if not all of its value and can be sold if so needed. After looking at all the options, I decided to get the DPMS Panther Sporticle. (I guess that's what it's called, it's not marked very well on the box or in the multi-model manual) I got it becuase in this day and age of "Oh my god Obama's gonna ban them" the prices are, at least temporarily, inflated and rising. For $619 I think it was a rather good deal purchase. I added a decent quad-rail immediately, and just put a cheapo BSA red/blue/green dot optic on it. (I was gonna get iron sights, but dam the BSA was half the cost of the iron) Anyway, to end the rambling, I haven't shot it yet as every single reasonably priced round of 556 or 223 is sold out due to fear purchases.

I just wanted to say thanks to Tikki. I searched out a ton of information on AR's, and his write up was the single best source of information collected into one place I found.
My plans are to get a stripped PSA blemish lower (from the reviews I read, the blems they sell are typically said to have no blems) I want to build my own, and when I have it as I want I'll use the old parts from my DPMS to assemble a second for backup or sale.

Thanks again Tikki

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Thx for your kind words GPatton.

Makes the work worthwhile.


Enjoy ur ARs, and please share lots and lots and lots of pics and your personal impressions and experiences!

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Thx for your kind words GPatton.

Makes the work worthwhile.


Enjoy ur ARs, and please share lots and lots and lots of pics and your personal impressions and experiences!
Leaving commentary that is positive is something that is definately missing in this world these days. None of us think twice about shredding a person or business online when we have poor experiences, however rarely do you see someone commend others for their work. (a little pat on the back can go a long way)

Now mind you, I just got this 3 days ago, and I am currently unemployed so modifications are gonna be slow here at the start until employment returns. I did add a quad-rail and a cheap BSA optic. (I did the cheapo optic instead of spending $100 or iron sights) Unfortunately, the cheapness of the optic showed itself nearly immediately, after about 15 rounds. It went from a "red dot" to a more or less "red splotch." My plans aren't to add a bunch of accessories, I have no need for a flashlight or tons of "bling." Functionality is my biggest need and concern. I'd rather dump $1000 into an optic than $1000 into a bunch of fancy schmancy crap. After a 10 round sight in, the target you see is the max distance at my local indoor range. (about 50 yards)

See here's the AR


And the target


This was the first time I have ever fired an AR. (I had an AK that I rarely ever shot, never for accuracy......and I was spoiled in that the first Assault weapon I ever fired was an HK G36 that so happened to be full auto) I know it isn't much to look at at the moment. I ordered the PSA .22 complete upper today, as they had them on sale for $299. I couldn't pass up the deal, as all I have seen were from $350-$400. This one; http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ati-tactical-22lr-ar-15-upper-atim42228t.html
I'll post up some more pics later on when I get it more the way I want it. Again, thanks for all the info Tikki. It was helpful far beyond anything else I had researched
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Damn awesome article! Been researching for a while now. Finally started buying parts to build me lower Roll pin punches and armorers block are ready to go! I can't thank you enough and everyone that is contributing - thanks!

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