Want to build an AR


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kamagong
June 17, 2007, 06:33 PM
Hey all, I'm here from CA and I need some advice. I plan on building an AR in a couple of months, so I need some help in my research on price. I want to build my AR as affordably as possible, but I will use a complete upper and complete lower because of my inexperience.

I want my AR to have a 16" barrel with a flat top upper receiver. I found that I can get a Stag upper for $440. I also want to get a lower with a 6 position stock. I found a Stag lower for $255, making for a grand total of $695. Is this the best price I can expect for quality components? Also, I would appreciate it if you guys could point me to reliable vendors for parts online.

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funfaler
June 17, 2007, 06:40 PM
CA............?

Better brush up on your "Assault Weapons" restrictions first! Hate to see you go through a bunch of effort to learn how to build an AR, only to built a Felony case against yourself.

Good luck

El Tejon
June 17, 2007, 07:00 PM
Cool name. I have some sticks after that wood.:cool:

Are you welding the mag in place? Better check with Calguns and see what you need to do, if you can do it.

Dgindlesperger
June 17, 2007, 07:10 PM
good luck it CA. I thought the pistol grip alone would kill that Idea as a assault rifle. But, here is a question for all you folk in CA. What if you buy a reciever and register it as a pistol. As long as you forgo the "perminate stock", the keep the barrel under 14", you might have a cool toy that is CA legal. ;)

MMcfpd
June 17, 2007, 07:24 PM
A site whose proprietors I know nothing about, so no endorsement here, but which may give you some guidance about what makes for a California legal AR: Fab 10 (http://www.fabten.com/).

kamagong
June 17, 2007, 07:54 PM
I can build an AR in California as long as it has a non-detachable magazine. Basically, ten shots is it. I guess I could go the more practical route and get a SKS, but an AR is so much cooler.

glockman19
June 17, 2007, 08:22 PM
Why build Why not just buy complete? Talk to Chris @ lanworldinc.com he specializes in CA compliant AR's. You can buy a complete lower from him with monsterman grip and fixed stock for $265 and buy an upper for $485 for a price of around $750 you can have a complete rifle. You can have a detachable magazine with a monsterman grip fixed stock and muzzle break. or pistol grip and folding stock with muzzle break and top loading 10 round fixed mag.

DWH
June 17, 2007, 09:56 PM
You can do some research here:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/index.php
You can't have any "evil features" with a detachable magazine in CA. So, a lot of CA folks build on stripped lowers with a kit, see here:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=226782
Then they use a Bullet Button or similar device to lock the magazine. Or they use a monsterman type grip. Still you can only use a 10 rd. mag.
I'm geting ready to build one myself this summer.
Do some homework and enjoy!

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