Once again I appeal to the great collected wisdom that is DC.com...
I bought some Stag lowers (stripped) and want to start turning one of them into a functional rifle. Some basics here---I know not much about ARs, and this will be my first longarm. I have read the various AR threads here, and done some perusing of www.AR15.com, but the main thing I lack is a real understanding of the various options available to a DIYer.
My goals are pretty modest. Since I don't have any real long-distance shooting goals in mind at the moment, I am gonna call this basically a fun gun with some SHTF potential. What I am pretty certain of so far is:
- carbine length, chambered in 5.56mm;
- adjustable stock;
- two-stage match trigger;
- appropriate carbine optics.
Top Gun Supply has a lower parts kit with the match trigger from Rock River for $180. I think that seems reasonable so far. As for the optics, I have a $100 Trijicon gift certificate that will go towards this project.
I really know very little about options for barrels, gas blocks, buffers, bolt carriers, and whatever other parts are involved.
I'd also prefer not to spend a mint on this, of course. So, how am I doing so far, and what do you all suggest?