Starting a build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Duck4Glocks, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    Purchased the Spikes Tactical stripped lower receiver today.
    And I was looking at purchasing a complete AR kit online. I have seen the particular kit I'm looking at in person and it's had some good reviews. I was wondering it anyone here had any experience with this particular kit.

    http://e-sarcoinc.com/arcompupperkitforretracta.aspx

    Here's the lower I bought today.



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  2. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Looks sketchy. Where's the specs and details? Look at PSA.
     

  3. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    Well like I said a buddy of mine bought the kit and I've already spoken to the seller on the phone. It's legit and looks like a really nice rifle put together. I just wonder if anyone has purchased it and fired it yet.
     
  4. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    It is your money.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Seems like its scary cheap. Looking forward to updates.
     
  6. ar10-nut

    ar10-nut New Member

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    I would ask the seller to at least provide you with the barrel and upper manufacturer. You can get a complete upper from a well know manufacturer for a couple dollars more with a warranty.
     
  7. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    Like DPMS, or what others would you suggest?
     
  8. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  9. ar10-nut

    ar10-nut New Member

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    The PSA stuff is very reasonable for good quality stuff. Also look at
    - Palmetto State Defense
    - Stag Arms
    - Barnes Precision in North Carolina

    Just a few
     
  10. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Are you willing to build the upper? Personally, I'm more than willing to build a lower, but I prefer complete uppers. And reputable makers, too.
     
  11. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    I'd rather get a complete upper. For one it's been test fired and I'd like a good barrel too. The barrel was one of my concerns with the kit I posted in my first post. The lower would be easy for me to build.
     
  12. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Do you have a budget?
     
  13. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    Yeah I want to stay under $600. Preferably $500 but I usually don't like to set a low budget for firearms because you usually get what you pay for.
     
  14. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Is that upper only?
     
  15. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    Yeah since I purchased the lower today and I won't have to pay rent or a mortgage until May due to a new house purchased I have a little more to spend on the upper.
     
  16. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    BCM would put you slightly over $600 bit would be worth every penny. PSA would get you a good upper in you price range. Also check out www.aimsurplus.com for Spikes uppers.
     
  17. frostyone

    frostyone New Member

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    I second the BCM vote at just over your price range. Perfect upper at a great price.
     
  18. X-mark

    X-mark New Member

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    For your budget, you can get a basic Spike's upper with MOE handguards for under $500
     
  19. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    I was looking at the Spikes uppers and they seem to be closer to my price range. But availability seems to be a problem right now. I'll look into the BCM uppers.
     
  20. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    At AIM? Try Joe Bob's Outfitters. He's a Ks boy.