AR15 Newbie here...

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ICleanBrassWithJager, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. ICleanBrassWithJager

    ICleanBrassWithJager New Member

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    I've never owned an AR platform, but lately my father and I have been talking about going half/half on one, to make it cheaper, and either of us could take it to the range whenever. I entertained the possibility of me building it, because I enjoy doing detailed disassemblies of other guns. Would you say it'd be a realistic idea?
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Can you assemble an AR, yes you likely can read and follow instructions and be successful.

    The most recommended route is purchase a stripped lower receiver and install a parts kit, trigger, stock set, etc of your choice.

    The purchase an assembled upper receiver built to your specifications from someone like:

    Bravo Company Manufacturing - ranges from upper to top tier choices. A BCM is a recognized brand that will retain value.

    Palmetto State Armory - ranges from budget to upper tier choices. Good value to cost ratio and a brand people are growing more familiar with.

    Their are others, too many to list them all.

    The highest end choices have names like Noveske, LaRue, LWRC, but I cannot justify their cost.
     

  3. wknight40

    wknight40 New Member

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    Also look at what you are planning to use it for. If for 100-400 yard target/plinking no need to spend $1500 + dollars, unless you can afford to. If planning on competition's or long range shooting, yeah spend the money.

    Check out Slick Guns. It is a user posted deal site for guns and such. I have seen AR combos for as low as $399. May not be the best. Yes you get what you pay for and may not be looking for something that cheap but it is a good resource.

    Hope I don't get in trouble with the mods, reason I did not post the link itself.

    Check several of the threads at the top of the board section.
     
  4. ICleanBrassWithJager

    ICleanBrassWithJager New Member

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    Looking to go pretty much the cheapest that can be gone, with my shoes still on.
     
  5. ICleanBrassWithJager

    ICleanBrassWithJager New Member

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    Planning on plinking, 1 yard (I hope not), to 200 yards
     
  6. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    Psa has a lot of good deals. My stepdad and stepbrother made a similar deal years ago now the ar sits in my stepdads safe that only he has the combo to and that ar hasn't been outta the safe in 15 years


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  7. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    For plinking and range use and even a duty rifle if you use all "premium" parts PSA is hard to beat. I usually buy my stripped lowers at a LGS then order the rest from them.

    A stripped lower and one of their premium Rifle Kits will serve you just fine for about $550.00


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  8. ICleanBrassWithJager

    ICleanBrassWithJager New Member

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    Oh I'm pretty sure he's gonna be shooting it, as will I. If he never shoots that rifle, it's not gonna be at dads house!
     
  9. ICleanBrassWithJager

    ICleanBrassWithJager New Member

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    I've heard a lot of good things about PSA AR15s. I've bought maybe 5-6 non AR items from them. Good company it seems
     
  10. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    I've placed probably 10 or so orders with them and have never had a problem. A little slow, but worth the wait.


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  11. samnev

    samnev New Member

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    Just remember "cheap comes out expensive" If you are going to build your own as others have said I would only get quality parts from vendors like BCM and PSA.
    I have read to many horror stories from guys who went cheap and bought items that were ill fitting, poor quality or both. Especially out of spec brand X receivers and barrels at gun shows. What they ended up buying was headaches and grief.
     
  12. ICleanBrassWithJager

    ICleanBrassWithJager New Member

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    I think we'll both lean toward PSA. They've got tons of sales all the time
     
  13. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    Shoot last weekend they had a deal on a complete ar 15 and a maverick 12 ga both for $699 can't beat that


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