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Hey there everyone. I am thinking of buying the parts needed to assemble an AR-15 compliant to NYS law. I dont have $1000 to drop, but $600-700 is do-able. I also am thinking of going with an 80% lower and milling it to finish. Here is what I am thinking:

80% polymer lower from: The eighty percent specialist for home made firearms

Spur: The AR-15 Receiver Spur - Home

AWB compliant kit: Model 1 Sales: 5.56/.223 AWB Lightweight C.A.R.

Does this seem like a decent plan for a first time "budget gun"? Is there anything I should be aware/wary of? I understand that the 80% lower means I can never sell it once completed, unless its serialized. My plan would be to mill the lower on an actual mill(which I have access to). Aside from the above list is there anything besides 10 round mags that would be needed?

thanks for any input.
 

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A few recomendations:
-I don't see any advantages of an 80% lower.
-Don't buy a carbine ported AR. More headaches than benefits.
-You don't need the Grip or stock and a dpms lpk will do the trick.
- Since you cannot have a muzzle device consider a longer barrel with crown or wiht a muzzle cap welded.
- A nice nitrocarburized barrel will last much longer and will show better accuracy than chrome.
-Get a 1:8 twist so you can go try the best match bullets and 70 solids.

Here a coupel fo quick examples of a budget build.

$648 with FRS-15 stock, lower and 16 barrel (again find a mid weight mid length)


$759 with a 5R nitro barrel and FRS-15 sock.


You will need to mill out the threads or pin and weld an end cap or threaded sleeve.

Here also a wilson arms barrel too in 18" in stainless steel and 1:8 twist.

http://fatboytactical.net/cart/inde...fo&cPath=36&products_id=416#arpartsfinder.com

I hope this helps and do your home work. you wil end up with a better carbine, a lot more accurate
and actually capable to operate quite efficiently due to the frs stock.
 

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3-6 Month wait for Model 1 Sales. I'm going to call today about the order I placed last week and go from there. I'll post here what I am told about my order.
 

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Or just get a stag arms upper for 465 125 for a yhm lower 100 for a psa lower build kit 25 for the spur....
 

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-Stripped lower
-LPK
-MR2 device
-any complete upper you can afford with any evil feature you want

An 80% will not save you money, it will keep your name out of a dealers books.
There are members here that have finished poly lowers. I saw on the other night, it's looked pretty neat.

tip of the hat to Meke' for doing all that research w/ links
 

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Wow thanks for all the input everyone. Looks like my options are a little more open than I thought. Now I just need to figure out what exactly I want to get.

Thanks again.
 

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One thing to consider...on a budget build you may want to loosen up the purse on a trigger.

I found the ALG triggers to be excellent and a huge improvement. They aren't light, mine is about 5.5 lbs., but very smooth with a crisp reset and for not a lot more $$. I bought the ACT version and I have no doubt that the QMS is just as nice. These are Geissele family triggers and boy, it shows.

A good trigger on a budget build will give you the warm fuzzies. You can purchase you LPK without the trigger group, so no need to spend the money twice.
 

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A well installed and tuned 2 state RRA or CMMG are amazing triggers and popular in National Match.
The issue most folks know how to "install them" but don't really know how to install them and tune them.
 

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Any one have any experience with this kit
ATI AR SOCOM Rifle Parts Kit
and what do they mean it will need a trigger guard.
Dont know about the kit but it has no trigger guard. Billet lowers usually have them as part of the reciever or on a forged lower guys put nicer ones than mil spec on them so you would have to buy one. I have like 10 mil spec in my parts bin lol. I will send you one if you want.
 

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Any one have any experience with this kit
ATI AR SOCOM Rifle Parts Kit
and what do they mean it will need a trigger guard.
Never used one. I would question where ATI imported them from.
No trigger guard means the LPK doesn't come with one. Buy one, if you want a curved one, polymer or metal. Or, post as wanted here and someone might just give you a flat one.

AIM shows the kits as sold out anyways....
 
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