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ok guys, i know nothing about ar builds. my nephews are big into it and make their own complete lowers ...


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Old 10-20-2014, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok guys, i know nothing about ar builds. my nephews are big into it and make their own complete lowers from scratch. they however live 3 hours away and are always busy. and they also spend more than i would want on their builds. so i bought a pink lower from the group buy to build for my youngest daughter (8, will be a 9th bday present) i need to keep this on somewhat of a budget. lets say $800 max. what should i get, and where should i get it, and is it even possible to have that kind of budget? (not including optics. i have that part already) and lets say i wanted to build 2 of them, hopefully there are deals for multi?
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I don't know much about building rifles either (I'm from gun-afraid germany), but can't you just look up all the parts you need, and put the prices into a calculator?
That way you'd see how much you need to pay.
Keep in mind that you can save money by buying some parts (stocks, forearms) pre-used without any problem.
However, I don't think you can get a "more parts for less money" deal, at least not below huge bulk-buys.
Because why should the manufacturers do that, if they can sell both for the full price?

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I've not built an AR. I did buy a DPMS (paid too much $$$). Anyhow, with the price of AR's dropping like they have. You might consider picking up a good quality AR right off the shelf and then tweak it to your liking. I think you could do that for well under $800. Unless you just really want to build one yourself.
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You can build one in your price range. Just need stripped lower ,lower parts kit , and an upper. That's the way I suggest building it with upper fully assembled. Check out palmettto state armory they have everything u need...... not hard to do lower check you tube there are a ton of vids.....hope I helped a little ninja man, Concealed 27
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Pink!!!The zombies will laugh to death .
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You can easily build a quality AR for that much. The key is to first figure out what you want the rifle to be and what qualities you want it to have. For a 9 year old, I doubt a quad rail will be a priority. A standard and inexpensive round flee floating handguard such as the pink one by Hogue would work great and not sacrifice accuracy. I would think weight would be an issue and the biggest source of weight is the barrel. I would look for a 16" pencil weight barrel with .625" gas block seat and ideally with a mid length gas system for softer recoil. Magpul makes their MOE adjustable stock in pink and it will adjust to fit her now and grow with her later. There is no need to go with big name and big money parts when pretty much any reciever will perform exactly the same. Barrel, BCG, & trigger are where it is at. You can build the lower and upper very easily. A trained monkey could do it. Aside from the fun of building it and learning about the rifle, you end up with exactly what you want and and only spend extra money where it is needed.
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Watch for sales with free shipping and watch PSA for their deals.
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Nice explanation oppo I not near as knowledgeable as yourself, very well put. Also. www.dsgarms.com another good sight to check out......
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here in california, every gun needs to be registered. the one loophole is that i can build 5 guns a year and these guns do not require a serial number or any registration at all. so instead of buying one, i would rather build one.

i figure i want everything to be .223. other than that, im open to all suggestions. i will start the hunt on those websites for parts. hopefully i figure it out
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