AR Parts

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by cpttango30, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Where do you get your AR parts?

    I have been thinking of doing a budget build. I want a plinker 16" that will shoot every time I jerk that bang switch. The budget for this build would be $600 for everything. It is going to be a flat top with either open sights or a budget halo type sight.

    I have been looking at

    Midwayusa.com
    Brownells.com
    Spikestactical.com
    bravocompanyusa.com

    Where are some other places to get parts on the cheap.

    I guess I should say low cost parts. I don't want parts that will break with use. This is going to be a shoot it till it stops then clean it gun. As long as I can keep the bullets in a 4" circle at 100 yards it will be good enough.
     
  2. WoodysKJ

    WoodysKJ New Member

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    Model 1 Sales

    GREAT people to work with, VERY friendly and GREAT prices. They have ALL the parts you will need.

    Brownells and Midway are great but they are FULL retail+ but quality parts, same with Model 1 Sales, but not as proud of them. Brownells has GREAT AR assembly videos.
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Personally I care more for the brand than the seller so in addition to the ones that you named ebay, gunbroker.com and, believe it or not, overstocked.com. Shotgun News usually has pages of ads for AR parts and I believe Cane posts flyers from several dealers.
     
  4. 2hot2handle

    2hot2handle New Member

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    What I did while building on a budget was find the part that I wanted that I felt was the best balance between price and quality. Then I'd search for just that part but not on any specific site. You can find some great prices on smaller sites.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i use dpms parts they have a nice cheap selection of milspec parts. most of my main AR15A1 is dpms small parts. the lower parts kit is from a company in wisconsin boom to zoom they frequent the local shows. the rest is dpms.
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Are you going to build the upper or buy a completed upper?
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I have an extra BCM bolt carrier group if you want it.
     
  9. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    For inexpensive kits and parts, check: RangerSales

    I believe they sell everything except lowers. Complete kits from about $500.
     
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    awesome guys thanks for all the input and offers. I will be pming a few people.
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Ok So I need

    Upper
    Barrel 16"
    BCG
    Lower
    Lower Parts Kit
    Hand guard
    Buffer
    Buffer tube
    Grip
    Butt Stock
    Sights
    flash hider
     
  12. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    I would help out but I sent all my extras out to Nitox. But I would imagine with all the folks that have built an AR here that thye would have what's on the edited list. ;)
     
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Now I am thinking that I may just need to build an upper. I have a lower so for now I can just get away with building an upper.
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Tango, with this kind of build spec, here are some things to consider.

    You don't need a 2 stage trigger for a 4" group at 100. A good GI single stage trigger will get you there and you can stone the surfaces to easy it up a bit with no extra cost.

    A JP spring kit is a great, durable upgrade that doesn't cost a lot, but is worth it in my mind.

    You don't need to free float the fore end for this type of weapon, but it will greatly increase your accuracy if you do.

    Buying a full LPK is a great way to save money and they are for sale all over the net at silly low prices if you look around.

    A standard A2 stock is fixed at 13.5", but will be cheaper than any of the adjustables out there.

    Hit me up, I might be able to find you a few parts in the back of the safe for cheap. ;)
     
  15. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Palmetto State Armory has competitve prices.

    LPK without trigger for $29.95.
     
  16. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Tango, give these two a look;

    jsgunparts.com and coldhandarms.com
     
  17. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I used Bravo Company and Operation Parts for the majority of parts for my build. Super fast shipping from both. Midway has a very large selection of barrels, unfortunately a lot are out of stock all the time.
     
  18. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Brett, I've got a Hogue 15000 grip you can have.