This is a discussion on ar-15 within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by spyshot
thanks for the advice there. i'll do some more reading in that case.
does buying all the parts from several different ...
March 3rd, 2009 11:45 AM
If you don't cut corners, and you buy a well assembled (or carefully, and correctly assemble your own) upper and lower there should be no difference.
Originally Posted by spyshot
Frankenguns have a bad reputation because people show up with all kinds of suspect parts in them. One of the most likely to fail parts on the AR is the BCG - usually the bolt itself (extractor or otherwise). Unfortunately, this is also where most home builders cut corners.
Save money on the taxes and fees of buying a fully assembled gun. Don't try to save money by buying inferior parts as well. Emphasis is added to "try to", because in the long run it will cost you more.
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March 3rd, 2009 04:57 PM
I agree with matiki. I'm pretty particular, in that I want to stick mostly with Rock River parts, but any "major" brand manufacturer will give you quailty stuff. Thats the beauty of the AR platform, its modular, interchangeable with many different manufacturers. I have a RRA lower and parts kit, but I'm considering a Del-Ton upper, DPMS, and others. I might even get a couple, one a 16" and a 20" for longer rane applications. You can essentially have several guns in one just by swapping uppers.
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March 3rd, 2009 05:09 PM
+1 to what ada229 said!
I started off with a Bushy carbine. Then a friend dragged me out to help him with a CMP match. I got bit by the bug, but being a poor man didn't have the cash to lay out for a competition rifle. I did have the money for a decent HBar match upper and a fixed stock and a wrench. It was seven years before I got around to getting another lower and having two complete rifles.
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