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Old 12-15-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Looking to get an AR15 in the next month. What is a good starter AR under 1k? I want a dust cover and forward assist so the M&P Sport is out. Any recommendations?

I'd like to keep it around $800 before accessories and optics.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Well you know we love PSA in this price range! Hard to beat really, take a look at all the recent builds. $800 will get you much more than a starter.

Of course you'll have to be patient, they're swamped and for good reason.

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Psa would be my choice in your range.

But I'd star by reading this
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/ar15-primer-beginners-guide-59600/
And buying one of these.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/pictures-lower-receivers-38440/

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The first one that comes to mind is the AR from Palmetto State Armory. To me it's a really good deal and I hear a lot of good feedback about PSA Ar15s. With the scope it's a little over 1000 and without the scope it's in the ball park of 800 I think.

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Well I decided against it and am going to be doing not one but two builds. Just went to the LGS and bought two S&W M&P 15 stripped lowers. $315 after tax for both. A little high but it would have cost me just as much to order online and pay the transfer fee. One is going to be self-defense/plinking carbine. The other is going to be a target rifle. Now I just need to figure out what all I need to complete both lowers. I am thinking of just buying complete uppers for both.

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That'll work.

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I recommend a BCM upper. They are extremely well made, and only cost about $430 shipped from Midwest Industries.

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I recommend you shop for your builds at Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM), Palmetto State Armory (PSA), JoeBobOutfitters, and AIM Surplus. They're probably the 4 companies you're going to see mentioned on these boards more than any others with regard to builds. All of these sites offer excellent quality:value deals in my opinion. I frequent each on a regular basis, even when just window shopping with an empty wallet.

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I recommend you shop for your builds at Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM), Palmetto State Armory (PSA), JoeBobOutfitters, and AIM Surplus. They're probably the 4 companies you're going to see mentioned on these boards more than any others with regard to builds. All of these sites offer excellent quality:value deals in my opinion. I frequent each on a regular basis, even when just window shopping with an empty wallet.
I checked Midwest Industries for uppers and at the bottom of each product page, it's says in-store pickup only. I'm confused?
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