I am wanting to try my hand at building an AR this time. I purchased one complete before. It was a DPMS Panther Lite. Great starter AR i think. Well this time im wanting to build one with all the parts i want on it so i dont get stuff i dont need but yet get stuff i do want.
Ive never done this so my question is are there any brands to stay away from? Also, i found a few companies that offer composite/polymer type lowers. Like that of the GLOCK frames. I understand it is for weight reduction and that seems nice, but are they of equal quality of one that is made of metal?
Im not going into battle against the taliban with this thing so im not needing one that is built like a tank. Just something to plink with but if need be "something should happen" here on the home soil, i can defend my family/property.