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The advantages of building your own is you get exactly what you want on it. And if money is an issue, you can build as you can afford the parts. If you have the ability to build, that's what I would do.
 

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Building is always better in my opinion... But, parts are pretty well nonexistent right now.

Your best bet if you have to have one now is a gun shop, they are less likely to gouge as much as a private seller. I really don't see you getting one at a reasonable price right now. Me personally, I would either hold out, or pick up an SKS, they are running about $400-$450 right now. Expect to pay $1200-$2000 for an AR:eek: plus AR mags are running $40+ each
 

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personally i think you have come upon the wrong time to either buy or build an AR rifle right now. IMO, i would wait a few months and see if the prices come down and parts and complete rifles become more available again. with the holidays just past and hopefully some of the panic buying will have died off soon enough. lots of speculation in whether there is going to be another ban on certain firearms is going to come to be.

my advice is just sit back and wait paitiently and save up some money so when or if prices do come down, you'll be in a better position to buy either a complete rifle or the parts to build one.
 

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I just left a gunshow and the standard mp15 AR's were starting from 1800-2600 I was ticked I picked up one from a friend there for about 1300 ready to go the mags are 40and up and ammo is now 1000 a case for the 5.56 where im from if there is a base level ar for 1500 or less it's cheap now....
 

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R3c0n5n1p3r said:
I just left a gunshow and the standard mp15 AR's were starting from 1800-2600 I was ticked I picked up one from a friend there for about 1300 ready to go the mags are 40and up and ammo is now 1000 a case for the 5.56 where im from if there is a base level ar for 1500 or less it's cheap now....
You made out good for 1300 for right now.
 

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I would just wait a few months to either purchase or build your own AR15. With the prices the way they are right now, I think you would be overpaying for anything you get. Building an AR will always be cheaper and a lot more fun than just going out and purchasing one.
 

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I wouldnt know where to start to even look for a complete ''cheap AR's'' but Rguns.com have complete uppers IN STOCK for $490.00 as of right now.

As for a ''fair price'' on a lower,lower parts,stock w/buffer & tube?...good luck!!!
 

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I have a NIB CMMG 300 AAC for 1 million dollars....lol good luck on your cheap search you may want to wait a bit.
 

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Prices at my local GS hasn't changed. Smith MP15 Sport $749. has plenty of others in stock also, $799-1800, Rugers 556, etc
Mags- Magpul 30rd @19.99 with window $22.- 20 rounders $20.99 GI mags $17 on up
What's the name of the shop I want to order some things please :D
 
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