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Building Dilemma

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by pnwmudder, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. pnwmudder

    pnwmudder Sandy, Or. New Member

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    This might be kinda stupid for asking but...Is it possible to build a gas piston AR cheaper, then buying one? I can for example, purchase a STAG #8T for under $1300.00. Great platform too start with, from their I can do a trigger, charge, grip etc... upgrade. Just wondering, thanks! :confused:
  2. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What's the cost on a AA kit these days? 250-350? With a PSA Ptac upper and an AA kit your at 500 for the piston upper.
  3. KillerBD

    KillerBD Oak Harbor, WA Member

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    I was actually thinking the same thing, was trying to find some piston-AR uppers for a decent price. Only things I checked were some from AIM surplus going for like 1,300 then right next to it is a decent DI upper going for $500. Can't help but seem like the whole 'piston AR' crowd is being played for fools, at least from what I've read/seen marketed and people keep buying. I don't understand why they charge so much extra for a system that is quite the standard on many firearms...

    It's like paying $4,000 for a pair of jeans that Elvis Presley wore, but they are still just a $40 pair of jeans...
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