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For my second AR, I got my Upper off of Gun Broker and my lower at the gun show.

You can always go to local gun shops and have them order them for you, or you can go to the gun show whenever it comes into town.

Also, you can just type in "ar15 upper" and "ar15 lower" into Google, and there'll be tons of places online where you can order them from.
 

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The Equipment Exchange on ar15.com.
 

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If you find a shop near you, I'd go with a lower from there. It'll be a bit cheaper in many cases.

In most online shops will want to ship to a FFL and most FFL shops will charge anywhere in the neighborhood of $20-50 to do the transaction.
 

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so i kinda lost the ambition to build an m4 since this is my first rifle. so i began searching and i think i found what i want. what do you guys think of this Rock River arms Government model?

http://www.ar15sales.com/rracomp.htm

or the armalite m4 carbine?

http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.as...Category=8e8e5de6-5022-483e-812b-822e58014822
Both are nice guns. A bit spendy, but nice. You could save a little bit by going to say a Stag Model 3, or something like that, and then spend the savings to dress it up the way you want. Just a thought. ;)
 

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Why not go with a built rifle using the same maker and have a complete rifle?

Something like:

Upper flat top, with BUIS
http://mooneysfirearms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=50

Complete lower with standard trigger
http://mooneysfirearms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=52

I believe Legal Trabsfer also sells "Complete" rifles minus the Lower. So you get the Kit and then put the LPK in the lower and you have a complete rifle.

Rock River Arms does the same thing. I've been "eye ballin" the above STAG setup, but I want the complete upper and build the lower myself with a NM trigger and a Mil spec buffer and aftermarket style stock (ie the new cheap er MagPul stocks that are coming out).
 

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hey guys thanks for the suggestions. I called the guys from rock river and man are they expensive! I'm now trying to look into finding or building an m4 like the one armalite i have posted above. i really appreciate your help in finding these things. but can i ask once more where i can piece this exact model together. I"m trying to keep it cheap...er. really appreciate your helpful suggestions for my first gun. my only other question would be: do these parts have to be shipped to am FFL dealer? thanks once again!
 

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so i kinda lost the ambition to build an m4 since this is my first rifle. so i began searching and i think i found what i want. what do you guys think of this Rock River arms Government model?

http://www.ar15sales.com/rracomp.htm

or the armalite m4 carbine?

http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.as...Category=8e8e5de6-5022-483e-812b-822e58014822
It's your money and time, but personally I'd do a little looking around for a new upper and lower and save a couple hundred dollars (at least). It isn't difficult to attach a complete upper to a complete lower, or to attach a stock to a lower.

The rifles you've picked out are nice but pricey.
 

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Just keep in mind that if you do go with Armalite, since they have the longer handguard, it won't be quite as easy to find rails for it (if you're even planning on going that route).

A few manufacturers make the mid-length rails, but they aren't going to be all over the place like the regular carbine-length ones.
 
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