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Old 10-31-2016, 01:17 PM   #1
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I am considering building an AR-15.
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Not for hunting, just because I'm afraid the Anti-Gun Libs are going to ban them.
I know a lot of you have done this. Any recommendations on brand, where to start, etc.
Or is it better to just purchase one already built.
If so which one, I don't mind spending the money for a good one.
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Old 10-31-2016, 01:19 PM   #2
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Build your lower and get a complete upper from Sanders Armory. I couldn't care less about an AR till earlier this year and I've put about 20 together. Pretty fun to do while drinking a few beers. Sanders has some of the best prices uppers out there, all mine shoot MOA or better and you won't find better customer service. The biggest thing is figure out your budget than go from there.
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I have the same desires. I really don't want to build one. Just own a new one.
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I have several friends with the Smith and Wesson M&P AR and they really like them. I have built a couple lowers in the last few months and they are fun to do but you don't really save much money by doing it yourself. Keep in mind that if Hillary gets elected there will be panic buying starting Nov 9, so if I were you I would buy very soon. SMith and Wesson as well as Ruger seem to make pretty good ARs that are not bottom of the barrel but affordable also.
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check out palmetto state armory. They usually have daily deals on uppers and lowers. Also gulcoastgunforum has used ones that local people sell
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I have several friends with the Smith and Wesson M&P AR and they really like them.
Is this what you are referring to??

http://www.basspro.com/Smith-&-Wesso.../1110300501072
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While I am spending your money I will say this. As soon as you buy one you need to go online and order 1000 round case of ammo. Get the hurt over with all at once. if down the road they do get banned and you need the money, you can sell it with ammo. Selling a gun with no ammo might be hard depending on what all they ban. Just my $.02
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Is this what you are referring to??

http://www.basspro.com/Smith-&-Wesso.../1110300501072

No, your link was to a rimfire. Let me look around and I will find a link.
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http://palmettostatearmory.com/ameri...4-5-56x45.html
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Well, you got less than 2 weeks to buy one, get the extra magazines and ammo. Unless you want to wait and possibly pay 2x as much for all like a few elections ago.
If you're on the fence about slapping one together, there's mucho complete ARs for sale on ArmsList, Florida Gun Trader. Used guns shoot the same as new ones unless they've been abused.
Google "junk ar 15", see what comes up, don't run steel cased ammo and complain that your AR won't run ( some like it ) lube it.

And I gotta say this, if you're a terrible shot, a expensive AR ain't gonna make your shooting any better.
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