been wanting to build a Ar for the longest

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Glock27SC, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    Hey, been wanting to build a Ar 15 for a long time now.finally I have the money to buy and build one if you have any suggestions on what I need or any resources I know I want a green laser, like six mags etc. please anything that you know about them let me know. Thanks
     
  2. jamesb

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    What is it going to be for?

    My one piece of advice is not to go cheap just to save a few bucks. Research and go with quality components off the bat. It will end up saving you money in the long run.
     

  3. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    Thanks alot I always try to good but not best in all my guns don't need nothing giving me a problem when I want it to shoot
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Well you bought a good Glock! So put some thought in the AR, what you'll use it for and your budget ... whether you want to buy a factory rifle or build your own. What is your budget anyway?
     
  5. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    I have a small budget of 1500 maybe a little extra but that's about it for starts
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    $1500 will get you a great AR.

    Figure out what you're wanting to do then research ARs in that catagory and ask questions.
     
  7. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    Do you think it will be cheaper to buy a kit offline or buy one compete offline I know I want a bushmaster i'm just confessed a little bit and I seen a nice ar-10 but it was like 1200 what you think
     
  8. FCross7

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    I'd stop right there. I personally wouldn't take a bushmaster if someone gave it to me. With $1500, you could get either a Daniel Defense or BCM, and still have some left over for optics or ammo, or both. Both of those rifles will put a Bushmaster to shame, and aren't too expensive. BCM is around $1000, Daniel Defense, depending on the model, can be had for around $1100.

    -Fred
     
  9. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    Okay thanks for the input I will check those two out. But just for the notes what's bad about them
     
  10. tbruins37

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    You tried cheaperthandirt? I get a lot of ammo from them, but they have some good deals on lots of accessories. Not sure if your looking for a red dot, but if you don't want to spend 300 on a used EOTech, check out the sightmark ultrashot. Just over 100, and other then battery life its pretty much the same thing.
     
  11. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    That is the exact one I was ordering from cheaper than dirt I have ordered hundreds of items from them
     
  12. FCross7

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    I have quite a few friends with ARs, and two friends that have Bushmasters. Of all the ARs I have shot, only two of them have had a malfunction of any kind, and guess what, both of them were the two Bushmasters owned by my friends. These two rifles get both FTFs and FTEs quite often.

    The finish on both of the rifle's barrels and FSPs are very rough and cheap looking. Both rifles have rust on the barrels and FSP, and are kept inside and maintained decently.

    Neither of these rifles have the castle nut staked.

    I'm not 100% positive, but I'm pretty sure the carrier key isn't staked either.

    As a whole, Bushmaster put's out a sub par product, at a price point that is way too high for the rifle you receive. Now if they were charging $500 for their rifles that would be one thing, but at $800-$900, they are way too high for the quality you receive.

    -Fred
     
  13. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    You right about it I haven't heard anything bad about them but if you shot one and feel that way if anybody else has heard or had problems let me know before I spend my money lol if any one relates to that
     
  14. Quentin

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    I agree with what Fred said above. The main problem is you're getting an AR where corners are cut yet they sell it in the price range of much better rifles. My buddy has a Bushmaster he bought in 2008 that has the same issues that Fred described. It doesn't compare well at all to my two builds that each ended up costing around the same. If you want a cheap rifle, at least pay for a cheap rifle.

    And today's BMs made in Ilion, NY seem to be worse than what used to come out of the factory in Windham, Maine. Do a little googling before buying a BM.