So I just wanted to share a few things that I have found while ordering parts and such for my first AR build.
Make sure you are ordering from reputable vendors. I cant stress this enough. I have ordered from PKFirearms, Rainier, Bravo Company, Palmetto State, Kesselrings, Quantico Tactical, Kentucky Gun Co., and maybe some others.
All have been atleast OK thus far. But some have been stellar. PKFirearms and Bravo Company have been unbelievably great. Not just in service, but making sure that you dont order something out of stock. PK is amazing at pulling the entire item off the page and not overselling. In this climate, this is a feature that separates the great vendors from the rest. I put it an order of 3 items at Bravo Company and had a shipping notice and tracking number in 2 hours. Awesome.
Spend your money with vendors who take care of customers. And dont support gougers. I dont care about some stupid arguement about capitalism. I dont want to hear it. It is flat out wrong for cheaperthandirt.com to sell PMAGS for $100/each.
So i dont have a whole lot yet of the items I ordered. I do have a massive amount of tracking numbers.
As of right now the build is going to be:
Aero Precision stripped upper (probably wont use)
Aero Precision stripped lower (waiting on my call from FLL)
Palmetto State Armory lower build kit in foliage green flavor. http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...build-kit.html
Palmetto State Armory complete upper. (might get something different and sell this one, but ill probably just roll with it)http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...ng-handle.html
Bravo Company gunfighter charging handle with medium latch
Magpul gen2 foliage green rear flip up sight
Magpul foliage green carbine length handguard
Gem State bolt carrier group is preordered. I took a chance on this guy and am hoping it will be all good. Sounds good. But I like to get parts that others have spoke highly of. http://www.gem-state-armory.com/m16-...oup-mp-tested/
I also ordered a rock river complete bolt just in case I have to peice together the bolt carrier group.
I have 5 30-rd pmags on order from Quantico. Gonna hope prices come down before i order moar.
3 troy battle mags in 30rd flavor on order from kentucky gun store.
I think thats about it. If people care Ill update with pics and stuff once im done.
Oh yea. the best way to get stuff is to constantly check sites and refresh over and over. and also to lurk at ar15.com in their in stock threads.
Good luck brothers