This AR Decision Is Too Complicated!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by longcolt, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. longcolt

    longcolt
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    Man, you go into most of the websites and they say, out of stock or on backorder, or not taking any orders until further notice.

    So......................if you were to just buy either the stripped receiver or the complete receiver to do a build later on what would you buy? And where would you buy it??

    Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Garg

    Garg
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    Curt's has (or had last time I was there) plenty of parts.
     
  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo
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    Northwest armory also had bunches of them including some reasonably priced Colts last time i was there
     
  4. 22many

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    I don't see why it would be complicated. Comes down to what your gonna use the rifle for and what you wanna spend.

    If you can't find a AR in stock and you want it now there are plenty of used ones for sale.
     
  5. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock
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    the classifieds here have new AR's posted all the time
     
  6. just dan

    just dan
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    i'd keep it local... classifieds always have ARs... parts... stripped receivers.
    i'm not even an AR guy and somehow i ended up with one because of the classifieds here.
     
  7. FA9

    FA9
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    HAHA same here
     
  8. Spadkarma

    Spadkarma
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    I just picked up a Noveske Gen2 Chainsaw lower at Curts for my next build. Not sure when that project will start.
     
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  9. Modeler

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    I'll proably be crucified for saying this, but Amazon has LPK's and buttstocks and uppers and everything but stripped lowers. So there's always that if you can't find it anywhere else.
     
  10. longcolt

    longcolt
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    Thanks for the information folks.

    What do you think about Anderson lower receivers and stripped uppers??? Price is good.
     
  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist
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    I'd buy any stripped milled receiver. There are few to none you could go wrong with.
    The upper portion is what gets the job done, depending on your intended use that may dictate your barrel options.
    Other that that, you cannot really go wrong with most any part or parts kit on the market today.
    I've even purchased some bottom barrel no name lpks and they run like champs. I would state, do your HW and try not to overpay on brand names, or at least know when you're being had. I see all too many guys think their rifle is special or infallible because they payed 2-3 times as much as my franken ARs.. And at then when we go shooting we're either on par or I've done better, but my ugly ARs have yet to have been outshot past 250. Which so happens to be the extent of my shooting area.

    The only hesitation I have is with the polymer lowers, but I've yet to try them out, thus I have no opinion on the polylower matter.
     
  12. Key-Hay

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    ar15sport.com, TNT weaponry, Etc, lots of locals with parts. Build a lower (can be done in 45 minutes) and buy an upper. Fun project and MidwayUSA has a great video.
     

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