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Old Yesterday, 13:09   #1
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Best parts list for a 1k build?

If you had about 1k (not much more) to spend on an ar build, what parts list would you want?

The rifle in question would be for home defense, maybe outdoor use.

The builder in question wants quality, but doesnt want to brek the bank.
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Buy a colt 6920 for 850 and a surefire light.You Won't build anything better for the money

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FPNI. I was going to suggest this. Slick Guns had a link to a Colt LE6920 with a case and 5-30 round mags for $850 or so. And Colt is running a deal to get a Carhartt jacket with the Colt logo on it-Free with the purchase of the 6920. I dont know much about that brand of jacket but the AR, mags and case are an excellent deal for an out of the box ready to go rifle WITH WARRANTY. Something you dont get with home build. The money saved could go towards the light or ammo. I picked up $300 rounds of PMC .223 FMJ (they had .62gr green tipped too) last week for $114 plus tax.

Just piggy backing on the first post.
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If the guy really wants to build one, i would start at Palmetto State Armory's website. they seem to have really good deals on quality equipment. Yes, shipping may or may not be slow but the prices are hard to beat.
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He has his heart set on doing a custom build.
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LE6920 is the current value king.

http://www.tombstonetactical.com/cat...in-30rd-black/

Individually spec'ing and purchasing parts of the same caliber would be much more costly.
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He has his heart set on doing a custom build.
I'll play then:

$515 BCM BFH 16" Mid Length Upper Receiver Group
$432 Complete BCM lower from G&R with MOD3 grip and MOE stock
$71 DD A1.5 Fixed Rear BUIS

$1018... oops I went over.
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I can respect his wanting to build one. Here is a start:

Stripped Blemished Lower and PSA lower parts Kit for $99.98
PSA 5.56 Premium HPT/MPI Full Auto Bolt Carrier Group $99.99
PTAC Classic M4 stock kit $39.99

That would be a complete lower for $239.96

If he doesnt want to buile an upper they have this one

PSA 16" Premium Carbine Upper with Bushnell TRS25 red dot for $319.98

Specs on the upper
Chrome moly vanadium barrel
5.56 Nato Chamber
1 in 7" twist rate
Chrome-lined bore
HPT/MPI Barrel
M4 Feed ramps
F-Marked Front sight post
A2 Flash Hider
Sling Loop
Standard Hand Guards w/ heat shields
Forged upper receiver
T-Marks
No BCG or Charging handle


Add $20 or so for the charging handle and you have a complete rifle that would more than work for home defense and plinking for about $580.00.
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I'm right at $1,003 with this, would have easily been under a grand if I had stuck with mil-spec trigger, charging handle, furniture, and a Magpul rear sight.

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BCM 14.5" BFH lightweight midlength upper with P/W A2X flash hider
BCM auto BCG
BCM Gunfighter Mod 5 charging handle
BCM milspec carry handle
BCM milspec stock kit with H buffer
Milspec lower parts kit with ALG ACT
Seekins forged milspec stripped lower
Magpul MOE handguard
Magpul MOE pistol grip
Magpul MOE trigger guard
Magpul CTR stock
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Between my post and Nevermore's it really shows the wide range of prices out there when it comes to buildig an AR. It really is a great time money wise to get into AR's.
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Between my post and Nevermore's it really shows the wide range of prices out there when it comes to buildig an AR. It really is a great time money wise to get into AR's.
Absolutely true
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Nice looking rifle by the way. The Magpul furniture looks great.
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Nice looking rifle by the way. The Magpul furniture looks great.
Thanks, I really like the color. It's a hair more blue in person than in pictures, but in a nice storm cloud kind of way. I don't have any all black ARs
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I can see the point in wanting to build. I have done many myself, but sometimes I want to keep it as simple as possible and keep the cost down while still getting a good quality AR. The one below is a recent build (sort of) of mine.

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I wanted to go with the MAGPUL MOE theme, so I started to look around and find some good deals. I found a PSA "blem" lower assembly ($159) with the MOE furniture to start with. I then began to source a barrel, upper, and associated items for build an upper assembly. I was also searching the Equipment Exchange on ARFCOM for used upper assemblies. I eventually came across a guy who had a Colt LE6920 MOE upper for sale. It even came with a BCM Gunfighter CH. Needless to say, I bought it ($540 shipped). Next, I needed an optic and I knew that I wanted a VORTEX Strikefire. After checking prices on various sights, I got one from PSA for $99.99. After shipping and transfer fee on the lower, I have a total of $860 in the whole thing.

When it comes to a parts list, it is hard to make one up because there are so many various ways to build up an AR. One needs to determine what kind of look they want in addition to its purpose. For a home defense AR, I would keep it as simple as possible. The one I have pictured above is a good example. You may want to add a weaponlight of some sort for poor lighted conditions. Other than that you just need the following:

lower receiver (stripped)
lower parts kit
buffer tube assembly (mil-spec is preferred)
carbine stock (mil-spec)
upper receiver (complete)
Delta ring assembly
barrel - 16" chambered for 5.56 NATO, chrome lined, 1/7 or 1/9 twist rate, MP tested, A2 FSB
Handguards or some type
Rear flip-up sight
Red Dot optic (Aimpoint PRO, Primary Arms Classic, VORTEX Strikefire or Strikefire II, VORTEX SPARC or SPARC II).
Magazines - PMAGs are favored (at least 6 of them)
Ammo - 5.56 NATO (5.56x45mm), Federal XM193 55gr., American Eagle 5.56x45mm NATO 55gr., Independence 5.56 NATO 55gr., Federal M855 62gr., American Eagle 5.56 NATO 62gr.

This should be a good list to get started. A lot of homework is due. There is a lot of research that goes into looking up parts and accessories.
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Bcm carbine upper with bcg and flash suppressor. 451.00
Bcm mod 0 charging handle 38.00
Spikes tactic ale complete lower assembled 299. Ma Tech used rear sight 35.00. Used aimpoint pro 300.00. Total 1123.00 drop the aim point and 823.00 for an outstanding firearm. Leaving enough for a vortex or primary arms optic to keep it under 1k
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