custom ar w/ trigger job--$1200?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by brewna01, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. brewna01

    brewna01 New Member

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    Was at my LGS today and the owner offered to do a custom AR (.223/5.56) build and do a trigger job and also do some custom engraving for $1200. I'm not sure of the name of the company's he's thinking of using, obviously I'll ask before we agree to anything. But does this seem like a good deal?

    He's a Colt fanatic btw, and is really into fully automatic weapons; so I think he would do me right. I bought my wife's lc9 from him and have had no problems with the gun. He does seem to be a little higher priced than other shops around...
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it really depends on the quality of the components used in the build. if he is using top shelf and quality products and depending on how it's configured, it could be a great deal. but cheaper parts of lesser quality, it could be overpriced. maybe with a little more detailed information on the parts used, would be helpful in determining whether it's a good deal or not.
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    $1200.00 for a custom build is a fair price if the parts warrant it. For that price I would expect a matched receiver, bolt and barrel, all properly staked, MPI and HP tested BCG and barrel, a quality trigger group and sub MOA performance. Otherwise save a few hundred bucks and pick up a Bravo Company or Daniel Defense AR. Just my .02...

    It would help to have a little more info. If you can post a spec sheet or list of parts he plans to use and any custom work he plans that would make it easier to offer opinions or alternatives.
     
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  4. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Is Cane building ARs now??? :p
     
  5. brewna01

    brewna01 New Member

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    He did say something about chroming(?) the inside of the barrel. I'll call him and try to get more info.
     
  6. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Find out who makes the barrel and bolt he's using then ask him the specs on them both.. Let us know what he says.
     
  7. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Honestly for $1200 I'd be choosing my own parts, I'm not a trusting soul! :D
     
  8. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    It really depends on the parts he's using. I have my AR-15 listed right now for $2,000. Of course it's an LMT (Lewis Maching and Tool) with matching receivers, Troy rails, Troy BUIS, Magpul stock, ERGO grip, 2 stage trigger, full auto BCG, and it's less than a year old and less than 1,000 rounds through it.