I have looked at a lot of businesses that offer AR build kits. There's Del Ton, J&T, M&A Parts, Model 1 Sales, and Blackthorne Products. Also, there are others who are more expensive.
Any feedback or experience that you can give me on them? I want to get decent parts if I decide to build, but I want to get a decent value as well. I know there are others that are more expensive, but if I build this, it will be my wife's rifle. She wants to learn to shoot centerfire now so that she can move up to deer hunting in a year or two, but she will likely not use it much when she moves up to 243 for deer. She's graduated from 22 rimfire, so she wants to try 223 now. I may use it for varmints later, but I don't varmint hunt much, just the occasional coyote or feral hog.
Blackthorne is the least costly, but I know nothing about them other than what is on their site. I have heard a couple of bad things about Model 1 and M&A Parts kits, though I have had others say they are good.
Thanks for any assistance with this.