Parts list Suggestions?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by gmwilkes, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. gmwilkes

    gmwilkes New Member

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    Sorry if this has been posted before...

    Im looking at building an AR, and I've put together a parts list after looking at stickies on what everyone else has done. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if what I have is a good list of parts, or if I need to look into different Manufacturers. If you know of one that would be of better price (I'm on a budget like everyone else) and same quality that would be great. I'm also wanting to know if I'm missing anything?

    Thanks in advance.

    AR 15 Parts List.

    lower receiver: (LOCAL) $100.00
    lower receiver parts: http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Lower_Parts_Kit_p/lp1045.htm $56.95
    M4 upper receiver complete: http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Upper_p/ur1022.htm $95.00
    bolt and carrier: http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=114 $119.95
    M4 stock: http://ar15depot.com/stocks.htm $59.95 (#OD5992)
    M4 barrel: http://ar15depot.com/barrels.htm $135.00
    front sight post,detent, and spring:www.midwayusa.com
    4 rail handguards: http://ar15depot.com/handguards.htm $59.99 (#0502)
    flash hider and crush washer: http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Flash_Hider_p/bp1020.htm $9.95


    I borrowed this list from Junho806's sticky from his build. Hope you dont mind, it just gave me a place to start and do some shopping around.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Ur list is a little short , barrel nut assembly, barrel extention, charging handle, gas tube\
    rough figuring but I think you got about $640 in just your parts and prob another $60 in my added parts , plus your going to need the tools to build it with and your talking prob another $125-$150 for those if you dont have them .
     
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  3. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I highly suggest you buy a completely built upper if you have not built one . the way I figured it up I would have to build about 5 uppers to justify the difference in built ones to pay for the tools alone .
    I would be watching Palmetto State Armory , they had a 16" mid length upper one day special yesterday for $269 , and with a $17 charging handle and a $125 BCG you got $425 shipped to your door . There are a few places that carry the DPMS 5.56 upper complete for $409 shipped to my door . I know this I bought one yesterday.
     
  4. gmwilkes

    gmwilkes New Member

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    i thought i might have been missing a few things. I was just going off of the list he had posted. I've looked at a complete upper, and thought thats what i was buying... So following your suggestion... I found 2...

    Del-ton which would be about 480 with upgraded handguards, or

    PSA
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    It's hard to go back to an older build thread and use those choices for today. PSA wasn't talked about as much then for example. I'd say look at Agent Tikki's recent AR-15 Primer then start thinking about your uses and a reasonable budget. I agree with Purehavoc that PSA is a great choice, and that it makes sense to buy a complete factory upper instead of putting one together. And I'd definitely go with PSA over Del-Ton.
     
  6. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Look on Cheaper Than Dirt.
     
  7. gmwilkes

    gmwilkes New Member

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    Well..... Ive been looking and I like the price of the PSA complete upper. Im trying to keep the cost low. Any other ideas for a complete upper from $350-$450. Any links to where I can purshase?
     
  8. gmwilkes

    gmwilkes New Member

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    thanks! looks like its gonna be a good started investment to at least get me going.
     
  9. Rhino24

    Rhino24 New Member

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    You should buy now before upper go up on price. For $279 plus 15 for shipping $294 you will not find a better upper Mil-Spec. They still have the Labor Day Deal today.
    http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/labor-day-upper-madness.html
    You will be saving $100 or more. I would get there Mid-Length Light Profile Premium Madness
    http://palmettostatearmory.com/inde...ped-upper-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html
    It is at a great price that's why I got one. Now I will have two of there complete uppers
     
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  10. gmwilkes

    gmwilkes New Member

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    So a complete upper would include a big and charging handle correct? Because It looms like all those uppers are sold out so I'm not going to be able to get one from Psa at least at the moment so maybe ill wait until I put the stripped lower together and then order it.
     
  11. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Most PSA uppers on specials don't include the BCGs or the CHs. U have to buy them separately.
     
  12. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Go to midway USA they have dpms complete slick side uppers for $354
     
  13. Rhino24

    Rhino24 New Member

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    Go to the home page they have two on sale now for $279 You waited too long for the others.
    http://palmettostatearmory.com
    They also have a blemish lower for $59
     
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  14. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    One problem , Getting a bolt now a days is a real biotch . When someone throws up 50 of them and they sell out in 3 min , it makes it tough for the ones that dont have one to finish a build or miss the sale :( . Dang I missed it again , Oh well , maybe they will have 3 min worth next month :D
     
  15. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Me want me want again! :)
     
  16. Rhino24

    Rhino24 New Member

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    Your talking about Spikes Tactical Bolt Carrier. That's just one brand. Bravo Company , DD or LMT make good Bolt Carries also and you can buy them now.
     
  17. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Forget about DD... they are worse than finding needle in a haystack. But the chromed one available from their site.
     
  18. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    After seeing a lot of pic of broken bolt catches I'd shy away from dpms lower parts kits.
     
  19. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I wouldnt buy a dpms lower kit for that reason but those complete upper kits midway is selling is pretty decent . My buddy bought one and has a couple 1000 rds thru it without a hiccup