GUN AR Crew: Critique my lower

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  1. ZCP M3

    ZCP M3 Active Member

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    I think I've finally got my lower picked out for my first AR-15.

    Lower Reciever - Mega Machine Shop - $135 - Rainier Arms
    LPK - Rock River Arms - $75 - Rainier Arms
    6-position Stock - Stag/CMT - $80 - Rainier Arms
    Magazines - USGI - (3) 30rd. w/ Nitro Coat SSAT - $45 - CMMG

    Total comes to $335. I think thats a pretty damn good start!

    Any comments/suggestions? :wavey:
     
  2. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Make sure the stock has the buffer tube/spring! Or order one from Jimmy.

    :wavey:
     
  3. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I've used two DPMS LPK and they have both been good. Only cost $56 too.
     
  4. ZCP M3

    ZCP M3 Active Member

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    Yup, comes with the buffer spring. Any places to order the above stuff cheaper? Preferrably outside of IL so i don't have to pay sales tax.
     
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  6. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Well I got my part kit for $60 from CMMG I believe. Recievers are recievers IMHO, so i got my CMMG lower for $119 w/o shipping.

    As far as the stock goes, you can hunt around and get a little better deal. Or just ante up another $30-40 and get a magpul CTR

    As far as the mags, if you hunt around on AR15.com you could find them cheaper in bulk. I just bought 6 PMAGs this weekend from a local vendor.
     
  7. ZCP M3

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like Coleman Tyler cut my costs considerably!
    Mega lower $113.91 (I like the logo :o)
    DPMS LPK $49.88
    6-pos stock and wrench $52.64
    Tactical bolt catch $8.92

    Total of $225.35 for the whole lower. Gonna worry about the magazines & speedloaders later.

    Now all i need is a STL gunshop with reasonable FFL transfer rates!
     
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    Looks like its an extra $3.50 or so to have the whole thing assembled and shipped to me. I'm a fan of Coleman Tyler so far. Anyone have any experience with them?
     
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    Where are you from? I'm in centralia.

    I'd stick with the stag or rra part kits, they have a somewhat better reputation for going together easier and don't cost much more. If you're having it assembled for you though it probably won't matter. I really hate the regular grip that comes with the lpk's and would get a magpul. Other than that, looks good. If you want to save some bucks you can still get a quality lower for $85-100.
     
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    I'm currently at SLU, but I'm from Edwardsville, IL right across the river. :wavey:

    Now that Coleman Tyler is saving me a good $150 on the lower, I'll probably upgrade to a LPK from Rock River and Hogue grips. I'm gonna spend the extra on the Mega lower for the gator grip and cuz i like the logo :o
     
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    Call some of the local pawnshops, most are pretty happy to take $20-25 to do a transfer with no hassle.
     
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    Looks like I'm not gonna do any better than $20 for a transfer. Time to make the call!
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Damn all you AR people making me want to spend money I don't have. :mad:
     
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    Try being unemployed with a half finished ar looking at you with big sad eyes every morning. That poor barrel really wants an upper receiver...just give it what it wants

    :big grin:
     
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    Open credit card account with no interest for 6 months. :dunno:
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I just paid off $3000 worth of debt and that's a habit I'm trying to get rid of. :o
     
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    Consider yourself lucky then. :wtc:
     
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    fucking :werd:

    the cheapest for me is 50 bucks, and that is like an hour and a half away :wtc:

    in town its 100 bucks
     
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    Cheapest place I could find to do transfers in the Bay Area charges $55 including DROS. Transferring pistols costs more.
     
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    that actually doesn't sound that bad. Around here it is usually like 100 for the first firearm on the DROS, and like 70 bucks for each following one. IT FUCKING BLOWS!
     
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    meh, more like an hour-fifteen. And it's a fun drive, too.
     
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    Wow, and here I am thinking $20 for someone to fax over a form was a bit much!
     
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