Newbie Here - Getting ready for first build.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Dirty, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Dirty

    Dirty New Member

    Hello all, just like everyone on here I am getting the AR itch. I shoot pistols and all other kinds of rifles but I am thriving for something new and exciting. I was looking at buying a complete rifle but the more and more I look I am thinking I might build one, plus I am kind of on a tight budget to start with so I think I might be able to get more for my money.. I have been looking at upper and lower components from Rock River, Stag, and DPMS. These are just the ones I have looked at so far, I am not comitted to any brand. What are advantages and disadvantages of carbine, and mid length? I am looking at getting a 16" barrel, I think?. Would say for instance the Stag model 1 be classified as a carbine? Also when looking at handguard replacements such as this: Rock River Arms: NEW! RRA LAR-8 Quad Rails and Free Float Tubes is it a direct and easy replacement of the factory handguard? I have been doing a lot of lurking and reading here lately. I have learned a lot in a matter of a couple weeks. I am sure I will have a lot more questions in the near future so I thank you all in advance for the help.
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

    Welcome to the FTF!! Post plenty of pics!! Go to the Introductions thread and tell the members a little about yourself!

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    Welcome to the FTF community. There's some very knowledgeable folks that will be along shortly to help you out and welcome you to this place too. :cool: