Shipping would probably begin to not be worth it if you broke the parts down to every little thing.MrMorden said:Go do some reading on AR15.com before you all ridicule me. There are several guys out there that claim to have put together ARs for less than $500...I think the lowest build I saw was $418.ptsmith24 said:Yea, $450 is a little bit low...You can get an upper for around that, I think. But then you have to throw on another couple hundred or so for the rest. I guess if you just had the upper, it'd be a really expensive blow dart gun :lol:
This is not going to be an LMT upper and a Bushmaster lower that you just slap together. This is going to be carefully shopping around and buying individual parts like barrel, barrel nut, delta ring, sight base, etc. You are going to have to build it from the ground up. Some of the parts might be used, and others are from other people's aborted projects.
Sure, if "build it yourself" to you means buying a complete upper and slapping it on a complete lower, you are going to be in it for a minimum of $750. But that's not what I'm talking about.
It was the assault rifle of it's time. It still is a rifle to be reckoned with.Thorsen said:I'd be forced to use a lever action Winchester 30-30 if the SHTF. I really should start saving up and buy myself an AR-15.
Sure, there's nothing wrong with an AK, I have one myself, and I'd like to have an SKS also. But you just have to recognize their limitations, and know that you won't be able to reliably hit targets much past 150 meters, especially if they are moving and trying not to be hit. :wink:gunsmoker said:If I pay $1500 for a weapon, it's because I want to. It's a hobby. A sport. But for serious business, no playing, an AK, SKS, Mini-14, or CETME will all be OK by me.
So.... FAL it is, then?foshizzle said:7.62x51 will drop somebody more reliably than .556 or 7.62 and you're a lot more likely to look over your sights than just sling lead in the general direction. Also easier to talk your way out of if you get caught with it someplace it shouldn't be while waiting for SHTF.
Always consider right and wrong. I am with curtdiss on this one.foshizzle said:It's not SHTF if you're still considering the rights, wrongs and social order of things.