AR15 Build Kits Question

fiundagner

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Does anyone know where I can find a complete build kit for an AR15 5.56? I can find complete uppers (or mostly complete, a lot do not come with bolt carrier assemblies or charging handles) and complete lowers (or build kits missing a stripped lower receiver). I am not objecting to buying a complete upper at a reasonable price, but I am basically hoping to put one together myself to save a few dollars if possible. I can put one together a part at a time, but I am afraid shipping costs will eat up any savings I might get.
 

Dave29461

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Del-ton makes great build kits with complete uppers. Excellent quality. You usually don't save much, if any, building a basic upper. The savings come in when you buy the superior barrel, trigger group, BCG, that hopefully you find at a lower price than buying it pre-assembled. You can spread the pain over several months so you forget how much you spent on the whole project.
 

Dave29461

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Please don't think my answer is a negative comment about building your own. I've built kits and I've built completely from parts and I'm 2 parts away from putting an AR308 together( I've been gathering the parts for over a year). I love building them. Shooting your own build is soul satisfying. I will build more and maybe I'll save money...or not. If I do......that is just gravy. I say go for it and enjoy the experience. You have a lot of guys on this forum who will help you if you need it, encourage you and go play with the finished project with you.
 

Enjay

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Kev says thanks for all the links, he's been checking them out.
While I have your ear, can anyone tell me if the PSA AR15 lowers that they have on sale right now http://palmettostatearmory.com/1560.php are metal or polymer? I'd have thought they were polymer because of the price but they say forged on the website and that it's an introductory price.
Thanks :)
Enjay
 

mark_b

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Hi

The PSA lowers are definitely forged aluminum not polymer. PSA runs sales from time to time on lowers. During Father's Day they were as low as $50.

Mark
 

Dave29461

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fordnut said:
You might want to check this place out::

http://surplusammo.com

Steve
+1 I have an upper and lower from them I bought stripped and built. The BHW barrels are tack drivers. Their products are excellent and reasonable. I wish they were not on the other coast...Shipping ammo from them is prohibitive.
 

04ctd

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Not sure if Paul is a site sponsor, delete it if not appropriate, but the Ammo Dump was buying DPMS lowers & Uppers separate, and creating quite a savings by assembling them your self a few months ago.

could the savings be due to DPMS not having to warranty the whole gun if it don't run?

Paul talked like it was over a $100 savings



FWIW/YMMV

thread on this topic:
http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=4524


good read before you plop down your stack O'Bens..

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=7376
 

gstewarth

New Member
Hey guys! First post from me right here! I recently purchased a complete DPMS lower and am now in the process of searching for a complete upper (this will be my first AR). I really like the PSA uppers but I cant find anyone Up-State that knows much about them... Amy suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Also, I have been told that you don't have to go through a FFL when you purchase a complete upper, just when you buy the lower (stripped or complete)... Is this true?
 

HOLY DIVER

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i like del-ton better now that they hp/mp test there bolts,just with they would do the same to there barrels.i use BCM uppers they are built the right way check out there website BRAVO COMPANY MACHINE
 

Dave29461

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I've been using (BHW) Black Hole Weaponry barrels for my builds. I have a .260 Rem. on the way. I'm very happy with the polygonal rifling and the finish on the barrels.
 
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