About $1k is relatively cheap for a build, it’s very easy to use higher end parts on a build.
Go back to page one and look at my parts list. It’s just over a grand and shoots like a dream. Favorite one I’ve built to date.I've never owned an AR either, but want one. After some research I decided I wanted a rifle with a 16" barrel and mid length gas system. At first, I was going to buy one and try to keep it under 1K. At that price I liked the IWI Zion, Sig M400, and SA Saint. Of course they were impossible to find. So now I've decided to build one. I'm retired and like to work on guns and other stuff. Plus, I could spread the cost over a period of time which is easier for me. I actually picked up my stripped lower this morning. I've got a lot to learn about ARs and will probably be back here asking questions.
Hi,Go back to page one and look at my parts list. It’s just over a grand and shoots like a dream. Favorite one I’ve built to date.
I would have went with a DD BCG also, but didn’t have one and still can’t find one.... dam it. BCM is what‘s in the gun for now and it’s as good as any of them.Hi,
Yea, I went with a 16" Mid Length Hammer Forged DD barrel with a DD Bolt to match.
To the OP once again try to use the best barrel you can and a bolt made by the same Maker if possible.
Everything else is secondary to my mind, put your money in the barrel and bolt, matching maker of upper and lower helps also!
Hi,I would have went with a DD BCG also, but didn’t have one and still can’t find one.... dam it. BCM is what‘s in the gun for now and it’s as good as any of them.
I have a couple of spare Aero handguards, a 12" and a 15". They both have the barrel nut.I'm in the middle of my 20 -30ish build and here's where I'm at so far:
Aero Precision M4E1 upper and lower (really impressed with this pair)
LaRue MBT-2S trigger (love this thing!!)
Strike Industries enhanced LPK.
Magpul MAID grip
Magpul CRT stock (meh...)
BCM gunfighter mod 3 CH
Bravo Company Manufacturing A5 Intermediate Buffer System
BCM or Toolcraft BCG (about the same in my book and have one of each)
DD lightweight mid-length 16" barrel
Aero Precision mid-length gas tube and block.
I have the tools, but not 500 bucks worth, more like 100 in AR specific tools. The other stuff, well I restore cars sometimes so, my toolbox is pretty full.
Waiting on the matching AP handguard and I should be good to go except for optics/sights.
When it's all said and done.... I will have over a grand in it before optics, sans tools, but I would put that parts list up against any of the "High End" factory guns.