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BUCDOUT57
06-27-2011, 5:43 PM
Just seen a buddy and fell in love with his ar. He said he built it from the ground up and realy feel up to the task.

I got like six hundred dollars to get me started and am looking for some help. I really do not know where to begin and am hoping some of you pros can guide me thru it.

Where can I buy me a decent lower at?

I know that the cash I have right now will not complete my project but looking to make a good down payment on my future baby.

Please list any tutorials you might know of and a good place to start my project. Thanks to all.

Seeker
06-27-2011, 8:49 PM
Well you can start by buying a stripped lower receiver (http://www.riflegear.com/c-94-stripped-lower-receivers.aspx) and building it around that. Some other things you'll need to complete your lower receiver will be a lower parts kit (http://www.riflegear.com/c-7-lower-parts-kits.aspx), stock and buffer tube with buffer and spring (http://www.riflegear.com/c-64-stock-assemblies.aspx), and a pistol grip. (http://www.riflegear.com/c-37-pistol-grips.aspx) You get all that and you have all the parts to complete your lower receiver. You can also get some "premium" parts for your lower such as the Magpul BAD lever (http://www.riflegear.com/p-703-magpul-bad-lever-battery-assist-device.aspx), the KNS anti-rotation/walk trigger/hammer pins (http://www.riflegear.com/p-610-kns-gen-2-anti-walkrotation-triggerhammer-pin-set-154-diameter.aspx), Magpul enhanced trigger guard (http://www.riflegear.com/p-177-magpul-enhanced-trigger-guard.aspx) or a ambidextrous safety selector (http://www.riflegear.com/p-499-ambi-safety-selector.aspx)...of course depending on your need and wants.

I got a Stag Arms lower receiver to begin with. There are several places where you can buy one here in SoCal. General consensus will tell you to go to RifleGear and I agree. RifleGear has everything for you to start building your rifle.

Are you aware of all legal restrictions on building an AR15? If not check out the CA AW ID FLOWCHART at the top "AW AND OLL GUIDES" tab listed on top of this website. Make sure you completely understand it before starting your build.

NorCalK9.com
06-27-2011, 9:26 PM
Rockriver lower w rockriver lower parts kit is good. And shouldnt break the bank.

Seeker
06-27-2011, 9:42 PM
Here's a tutorial on how to assemble you lower receiver.
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Yugo
06-27-2011, 9:45 PM
I did my first build with these videos couple of pauses and 20min later I had a built lower.

stitchnicklas
06-27-2011, 10:31 PM
if you have 600 bucks,set it aside and get 200 more ,then you can buy a AR out-right....
turners sells s&w ar15's for 699+dros+tax

bullseyesports in riverside sells delton complete ar's for 650-699+dros+tax....

cntrolsguy
06-27-2011, 10:37 PM
if you have 600 bucks,set it aside and get 200 more ,then you can buy a AR out-right....
turners sells s&w ar15's for 699+dros+tax

bullseyesports in riverside sells delton complete ar's for 650-699+dros+tax....


But then where's the fun in that, I have built and AR for under 500 bucks before acquiring the pieces over time (great deals during Christmas) but you should be able to build a good shooter for 600.00 (Be careful because a cheap AR is a gateway drug). They are so easy to build before you know it you will have 10+ in the safe with lonely stripped lowers waiting for their turn (ask me how I know).

stitchnicklas
06-27-2011, 10:39 PM
But then where's the fun in that, I have built and AR for under 500 bucks before acquiring the pieces over time (great deals during Christmas) but you should be able to build a good shooter for 600.00 (Be careful because a cheap AR is a gateway drug). They are so easy to build before you know it you will have 10+ in the safe with lonely stripped lowers waiting for their turn (ask me how I know).

i believe bullseye has complete kits too for delton...

iskra31
06-27-2011, 10:41 PM
Don't buy a Del-ton! Get a DD or BCM! You'll thank me later when your Del-ton "fails"
:D
I kid I kid

Write Winger
06-27-2011, 11:46 PM
It is rewarding to build your own. I used the same tutorial by Life Liberty Etc and the website manual. I only have one AR, but if I were to do it again, knowing what I know now, I'd get an "other than standard" grip and collapsable stock.

But yeah, stripped lower receiver, lower parts kit, stock, bullet button (or featureless, but this comes with trusting your knowledge of the law), and then just buy a complete upper receiver. You'll like yourself better lol.

sonnyt650
06-28-2011, 6:01 AM
Buy a complete rifle outright and it will come with an established customer support route. An AR is not foolproof where even factory models can be over or under gassed and won't cycle all the time, every time for any ammo. Truly some significant fraction of the set of us can build up rifles with no problems whatsoever, but it's luck of the draw when buying the cheapest parts available.

Buy in pieces and you just won't know which part is causing problems. Whatever you do don't be that dipsh*t that blames some company only remotely related to your problems. Come here first and describe the symptoms since after all you got that "build your own" advice from us. You'll have to weed through the "such-and-such brand is crap, shoulda bought this other brand"; but that's what you get for cheaping out.

AR15Kimo
06-28-2011, 6:53 AM
But then where's the fun in that, I have built and AR for under 500 bucks before acquiring the pieces over time (great deals during Christmas) but you should be able to build a good shooter for 600.00 (Be careful because a cheap AR is a gateway drug). They are so easy to build before you know it you will have 10+ in the safe with lonely stripped lowers waiting for their turn (ask me how I know).

Lol..You're right. I started out with just using my Troy front and rear sights.

My AR15 is around 1,200+

Now I want a real ACOG scope and those don't come cheap

FeuerFrei
06-28-2011, 8:40 AM
Just seen a buddy and fell in love with his ar. He said he built it from the ground up and realy feel up to the task.

I got like six hundred dollars to get me started and am looking for some help. I really do not know where to begin and am hoping some of you pros can guide me thru it.

Where can I buy me a decent lower at?

I know that the cash I have right now will not complete my project but looking to make a good down payment on my future baby.

Please list any tutorials you might know of and a good place to start my project. Thanks to all.

IF you really want to assemble your own AR then buy a kit that includes everything except the receiver. Receivers are the same spec no matter what is printed on the side.
You can buy the armorer's wrench, receiver block and punch set at Brownell's. (you will need it for another AR you WILL buy later)
When you assemble this yourself you will learn MORE about the AR15 rather that just mating an upper to a lower. You will know your rifle.

BTW, after a month or so you will be looking to add stuff to it. ;)

Dirty506
06-28-2011, 8:48 AM
i ordered a lower from spikes and they gave me a good deal its been quality and i went with a spikes upper receiver with mixed parts. its shot great but with spikes for 800 you can get a complete carbine. there are cheaper routes though and there are a lot of good brands at good prices. PM me if you have any questions and i'll try to help you out.