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Old 03-17-2013, 04:14 AM   #11
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In stock? I don't believe it... That price is WAYYY before the panic.

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:25 AM   #12
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In stock? I don't believe it... That price is WAYYY before the panic.
That was on a forum. It's $169 on their site!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:42 AM   #13
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I built mine from a DPMS lower. I put a kit from RRA with the 2 stage trigger upgrade, I did put a complete RRA upper on it.

I have about 800 into this; however I built it 2 yrs ago.

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Few manufacturers offer an AR-15 "kit" because there are so many different options available for AR type rifles.

You should simply order the parts or the complete firearm that is configured to your liking. Almost all AR type parts interchange so you can mix and match and have everything fit.

Ordering the parts and assembling your own AR lets you install the features that you want, and can help you save money. Federal Excise tax is paid on the total purchases price when you buy a complete fully assembled rifle, or the total purchases price when you buy a lower receiver. The manufacture pays the tax for you so it is included in the price of a complete fully assembled rifle, or a lower. If you buy a bare lower only, you pay the least amount of Excise Tax because the tax does not apply to the purchase of the other parts, when bought separately from the lower. You can also save money by watching for sale prices and for free or reduced shipping offers. If you order on-line, you often also do not pay state sales taxes.

I built a nice AR using Internet retailers and saved on Federal Excise Taxes, state sales taxes, shipping charges, and I bought my parts over a period of time when almost everything was on sale.
Actually, there are a few ppl out there who just want a no frills AR for SHTF. Anyway, if you can get one now and not feel like you got shanked on the price, I would go for it. Anything AR is either scarce, unavailable, or you are getting gouged on the price. Don't believe me, look on gunbroker, or better yet, go to a gun shop. It's even rediculous on the guns last year would be recommended don't buy at any price.
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So is frontier armory any good? I'm gonna build my own AR, just wondering if its a good brand or not.

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So is frontier armory any good? I'm gonna build my own AR, just wondering if its a good brand or not.
The company has a decent reputation. Understand that that price is for a polymer lower, not an aluminum one. Many arguments in the internet regarding poly lowers. For me I'd save and buy an aluminum one.
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The company has a decent reputation. Understand that that price is for a polymer lower, not an aluminum one. Many arguments in the internet regarding poly lowers. For me I'd save and buy an aluminum one.
Probably should just wait out the storm until the AWB issue is settled one way or another.
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$800 for a complete kit? These days? Good luck with that. Just finished one. Complete upper & barrel, built the lower. Came in just under $1200.
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$800 for a complete kit? These days? Good luck with that. Just finished one. Complete upper & barrel, built the lower. Came in just under $1200.
What brands did you go with? And was that just an AR or was that with toys too?
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I am in the process of building one right now. I expect the cost to be between $3000-$4000 depending on the optic I decide to go with...

Then again, it's a no expenses spared shooter...

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