Opinions please

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Wildcat, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Wildcat

    Wildcat Member

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    Looking at getting into the AR game. I am fairly handy with my hands/tools, and I would prefer saving some cash, so I am looking at building (or at least partially building). I would like some feedback on this kit from PSA. Thanks in advance.
    -Eric
     
  2. MouserGun

    MouserGun New Member

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    Opinions? This thread will be endless
     

  3. Wildcat

    Wildcat Member

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    I understand. I have been around here long enough to know that these types of threads can morph. I have been reading seeming endlessly the last few days and the abbreviations and "inside" knowledge is a bit overwhelming.
     
  4. Dirty J

    Dirty J BANNED (not really)

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    Unless you desire some very specific components for the rifle... You're probably better off just buying a built rifle.

    There are tons of $500-600 complete guns out there.

    S&W Sport. Radical Firearms. Aero Precision. PSA. All worth a look.
     
  5. mark5019

    mark5019 what me worry?

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    do a member search for loneoak in members
    hes a great person to get a build going
    does all my work
     
  6. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Its from PSA. Its at least a reasonable quality rifle kit. And build it yourself. There is much difference and more personal satisfaction in firing a rifle you have bought and one you have built.

    Nemo
     
  7. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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  8. NullMatrix

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    Agree. And you know how it works on an intimate level.
     
  9. phaed

    phaed Active Member

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    my only opinion is that i'm glad to hear guys like you are still around, and that i think (from experience) that building your own AR is a great way to familiarize yourself with the weapon...and just plain fun. it's been a while though, and i can't recommend which pieces are better than what currently. ar15.com had a plethora of opinions regarding that back in the day, if you really care to weed through it all.
     
  10. Solomon_G

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    I was looking in to building one also....till my brother had some financial trouble, so i just bought his Windham Weaponry AR15...he changed a few things on it....i like it though, made from the former employees of Bushmaster.

    Nice rifle.
     
  11. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    And you can truly say, This is my rifle. There are many like it but This one is Mine.

    Nemo
     
  12. Rugerer

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    Agreed. I'm no aficionado but I bought nearly the same thing, melonite freedom upper kits seem to be highly regarded on arfcom, and it's great knowing where every spring is and how it works.

    When a friend had issues with his build, my having built one went a long way toward diagnosing the problem.
     
  13. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    Yep I bought a Radical from Aim Surplus. Of course it won't matter if you build it or buy it you will change parts on it. There is a new trigger and stock waiting to be installed on mine.
     
  14. GMan45ACP

    GMan45ACP New Member

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    So these kits are the entire gun, just saving money on the assembly?
     
  15. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Most kits include everything but a stripped lower, rear sight, and magazine.
     
  16. Wildcat

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    That is my assumption from what I see. It is also part of the reason I started the thread; I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything that I should be aware of apart from what was stated above.
     
  17. GMan45ACP

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    I love the idea of building my own AR also, but if it is still going to cost me $800 to do then I would just rather purchase a built one and practice breaking it down and reassembling to learn the ins and outs while knowing that I have a reliable build to start off.
     
  18. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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    That kit plus a lower would be between $472 and $535, with option of an Anderson lower ($52) or a Spikes lower ($115). (I picked two random lower makes.)

    Add in a Magpul rear BUIS for $55, and a USGI mag for $10 and you can plink for $537 to $600.
     
  19. GMan45ACP

    GMan45ACP New Member

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    Aha, I am getting more interested in building my own again, thanks for the info.
    :cheers:
     
  20. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Build it. Might not be as slick and pretty and smooth as the fancypants others out there but it will be yours and yours alone.

    Nemo