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Old 09-15-2014, 19:59   #1
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Building my first AR-15

Building my first AR-15 (M-4 size); trying to build an entry-level (want to spend about $500-$650) but solid (well built that shoots well) and looking for feedback on AR parts.

Thinking about either going with a rifle kit from either PSA or Weidner. Any feedback from these manufacturers or distributors?

Plan on going with an Anderson lower? Any feedback?
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Old 09-15-2014, 20:30   #2
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PSA is the way to go without a doubt. Now is a good time to get a cheap AR from them. I put together a blem lower and upper from PSA and it shoots really well. Get one of the chrome lined barrels not the "freedom" one. I forget how to tell but mine is an FN milspec barrel and it's pretty darn accurate for how cheap the rifle was.

I think this is the upper I got but mine was a "blemished one" and yea the finish on mine isn't perfect but w/e it's my beater AR and I like it ugly haha.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...category/4221/

It might be worth seeing if you can get a lower parts kit without a fire control group so you can put in an ALG QMS trigger like I did. http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...c-trigger.html
They are out of stock right now but I think they are only like $45
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:37   #3
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JSE surplus has pretty good shipping. Also, Primary Arms is having an End Of Summer sale. Grips, lower parts, etc are at good prices .
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:16   #4
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Thanks for all the great advice! Any feedback on the PTAC line that PSA distributes? I know it is lower than the PSA rifles, but does anybody have any feedback on the rifle kits that PTAC produces?
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Old 09-20-2014, 18:51   #5
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I don't have a Ptac kit but the feedback that I come across says to stay away from it.
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Old 09-20-2014, 18:59   #6
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I don't have a Ptac kit but the feedback that I come across says to stay away from it.

That's the same message I have gotten and I plan to stay away from PTAC and to stick with PSA.
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Old 09-20-2014, 19:15   #7
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I do have a PSA mid length premium carbine and fit and finish are great.
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Old 09-20-2014, 21:40   #8
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It is really really easy to build a lower, I built one for my 300 BL pistol.
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Old 09-28-2014, 20:14   #9
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del-ton.com is another brand of rifle kit to consider.
You can order directly from them or midwayusa.com also sells their kits.

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Old 09-29-2014, 17:07   #10
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Steer clear of PTAC.
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Old 09-29-2014, 17:25   #11
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It may be your first, but I bet it won't be your last.
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