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Old 01-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #11
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Makes sense. I guess it's just the name?

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Makes sense. I guess it's just the name?
I wouldn't say it's a name. I don't know a single person that has anything good to say about that place.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #13
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So after doing some research and soul searching I've learned that it's probably better in the long run (money wise) to build rather than buy. I'm sure if I buy a complete gun I'm going to end up swapping out parts anywayso I might as well build it with the parts I want.
Now, that being said...heres the problem....

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO ORDER! LOL.
Is there a shopping list someone can provide with everything I need? Obviously this is my first build. Thanks in advance!

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Red Jacket is hype - spend that dollar difference on components to upgrade (trigger, optics)

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Red Jacket is hype - spend that dollar difference on components to upgrade (trigger, optics)
thats what I want to do but I have no idea where to start.
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First things first.

1) check out your local and state laws about gun ownership and registration.

2) buy a stripped lower from you local gunstore.

3) visit palmetto state armory and get a rifle kit, make sure it has all the thing you need to be legal in your locale.

4) make sure you have a rear sight, some extra mags, lotsa ammo, a cleaning kit/supplies.

5) build it.

6) take lots of picture after your build and as your shooting it. We needs our pron.

7) shoot it.

8) shoot it n lube it.

9) shoot it.

10) consider modifications at this time.....and buy some more ammo.

If you can wait a bit, I'm working on a little document with very basic information for the first time buyer, should be done in a couple days. Kep ur eyes peeled.

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Great outline for the new builder, Tikki, nice timeline for someone new to all this. There definitely is a sequence of events that should be followed. I like that you put mods at the very end, so many new guys don't even shoot their rifle and figure out what works/doesn't work before making changes. Looking forward to your document!

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I'm a noob. I've had lots of guns over the years but never an AR. I'm seriously (by seriously I mean I'm just waiting on a check)considering my first. I've been looking at stag and cmmg.. Also s& w. I just want to hear opinions from you seasoned professionals. give me some package ideas....you know...gun, scope, accessories... I'm on a budget. My range for just the gun is about $7-800. Thanks in advance.
My choice would be the CMMG if you can't get a Colt 6920.

http://forums.officer.com/showthread.php?81462-So-you-want-to-buy-an-AR-15-huh
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First things first.

1) check out your local and state laws about gun ownership and registration.

2) buy a stripped lower from you local gunstore.

3) visit palmetto state armory and get a rifle kit, make sure it has all the thing you need to be legal in your locale.

4) make sure you have a rear sight, some extra mags, lotsa ammo, a cleaning kit/supplies.

5) build it.

6) take lots of picture after your build and as your shooting it. We needs our pron.

7) shoot it.

8) shoot it n lube it.

9) shoot it.

10) consider modifications at this time.....and buy some more ammo.

If you can wait a bit, I'm working on a little document with very basic information for the first time buyer, should be done in a couple days. Kep ur eyes peeled.
Love it. Thanks man. And to everyone who responded.
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btw there is a parts checklist, compiled by a great guy on another site.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=5349233#post5349233
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