GUN First time build, really big time noob question

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  1. MIK3

    MIK3 New Member

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    Hey guys, i know this is going to take about 1 reply to answer this for me (i'll delete this thread after) but i want to build my first AR.

    super simple question...when ordering my parts will they need to be sent to a FFL dealer? or any local gunshop? or none of the above.

    again, sorry for the stupid question, but better to ask IMO.
     
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    only the stripped lower has to be sent to an ffl. everything else can ship to your house
     
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    so if i was going to order a complete lower from bushmaster for example...it can be sent right to my house?
     
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    that'll require an FFL I think. The upper can be sent right to your house though.
     
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    ok i'll do a little more homework. thanks for the info guys
     
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    +1. The lower receiver is the serialized regulated part... a "complete lower" includes the lower receiver, and as such needs to go through and FFL.
     
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    complete lower would have to be sent to an ffl. The lower reciever is all that has to go through an ffl. upper and the rest can go to you.
     
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    thats what i was looking for. thanks :bigthumb:
     
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    ar15.com has a lot of info for you man. do some research there and you'll be ready to go in no time. FYI you could ge a stripped lower and parts kit for WAY cheaper than buying a complete bushmaster lower. I got a dpms stripped lower for 100 bucks and it wasn't to hard to install the lower parts kit i had laying around. its definalty worth it if you want to try and put the lower together yourself.
     
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    would you still think its easy to assemble the lower with no previous experience putting together a rifle? i've had nothing but shotguns my whole life...this is a whole new ball game for me :o
     
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    i had never put a rifle together and the only gun i owned was a garand and i put mine together with a multitool and a bic lighter to push the pins in. i did launch some springs and pins across the room a couple times. its a little frustrating at times but its definatly doable. there is a step by step edu with pictures on ar15.com.
     
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    i wish i would've thought of that razor blade trick. the spring and detent on the front take down pin is the hardest part of the whole process.
     

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