1911 for ar

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jackal6, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    I'm thinking about selling my 1911 for an AR I'm thinking I can get 800$ for it, are there any good AR for that price? Would it be cheaper to build it?
     
  2. Quentin

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    I'd look at PSA, you can get a quality AR for that price. You can go complete rifle or buy parts there. I always go the parts route except for a stripped lower that I get locally. Last year I put together a PSA that way (including lower) for under $700. No doubt it's a little more today.

    If you go parts at the pace you can afford then you might be able to keep your 1911! I took about six months to finish last year's build since I waited for sales.

    ETA:
    I see you're in CA, be sure to get a CA compliant AR.
     
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  3. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    Thanks for the info it really helps, I have no idea what to look for can any lower go with any upper?
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Any mil spec lower should match up with any mil spec upper, there can be some wiggle. Also the finish can vary some between brands.
     
  5. Quentin

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    Like Gator said, you can mix'n'match milspec lower and upper receivers. I buy the stripped lower locally since you can't have it shipped directly to you while the rest of a normal rifle can be shipped to your door. You can have a lower shipped to a FFL dealer near you and pay a transfer fee along with filling out federal and local forms. Usually if you buy a lower the FFL has in stock there is no extra transfer fee.

    Take a look at the AR-15 Primer sticky above, it'll help much more. And keep in mind you need a CA compliant AR.
     
  6. KG7IL

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  7. sputnik1988

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    I wouldn't trade my 1911 for any AR15... And it's just a Taurus.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the AR, I just love the 1911.
     
  8. jackal6

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    I saw the slick guns 6 ar under 700 $ are those good brands? Only ar I've ever used is colt and h&k ( I'd love a colt ) but way outta my price range
     
  9. jackal6

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    Oh an I don't want to sell my 1911 but I'd really like an AR
     
  10. sputnik1988

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    The Palmetto State Armory is a very good brand, I'm actually surprised to see one in that price range.

    PSA is a relatively young company and won't be so affordable forever.
     
  11. sputnik1988

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    If you do, you'll regret it... I sold mine to fund another gun once, luckily I was able to get it back.
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I rarely sell a gun I like so of course have kept my 45s. One's a Colt Series 70 I bought new in 1976 and I definitely want to keep it!

    Anyway, if you take your time and do an AR build maybe you can have both. I'd do a good milspec lower and research what uppers fit you applications best. Take a few months and save up.

    I don't know a thing about slick guns but with so many sure things out there I wouldn't be in a hurry to get one.
     
  13. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Go with the psa amazing guns traded a glock and ammo to get mine no regrets at all!
     
  14. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    I think I'll save up and build my own, maybe I can sell some old junk and slowly piece it together
     
  15. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Where in the Socialist Republic of Kommiefornia are you? And what kind of 1911 do you have?
     
  16. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    Near San Diego, I've got a kimber custom 2 it's just there basic model nothing fancy but nice to shoot