what are you doing with your stripped AR lowers purchased since the election?


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taliv
February 17, 2009, 10:30 PM
just curious what folks are doing, planning and why

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longdayjake
February 17, 2009, 10:49 PM
i made myself a 6.5 grendel from the rifle kit I got from J&T sales.

WVMountainBoy
February 17, 2009, 10:53 PM
Actually tried to find one...refused to play 300 bucks for a stripped lower. The price is way out of line for anything I'd pay for an AR.

dejr2000
February 17, 2009, 10:53 PM
i made myself a 6.5 grendel from the rifle kit I got from J&T sales
Hey, same here. Have had mine out for function check and barrel break in but haven't got to shoot groups yet how about yours? What barrel did you go with?

gp911
February 17, 2009, 10:53 PM
You forgot "profiteering by charging $250 for what I paid $89 for, suckas!"


gp911

Phydeaux642
February 17, 2009, 10:53 PM
I had one already but picked up another after the election (RRA for $135) and installed a stock and a parts kit. I've got a complete AR in 5.56 and really don't know if I'll ever do anything with the other complete lower.

Eightball
February 17, 2009, 10:55 PM
Waiting until I can get the $$$, and planning on making it into either an A1 or an A2, can't decide which.

taliv
February 17, 2009, 11:05 PM
You forgot "profiteering by charging $250 for what I paid $89 for, suckas!"

heh, and so i did

SoCalShooter
February 17, 2009, 11:38 PM
Well I bought 5 more since the election and I have put a trigger into one and stashed the other four, I have a source for lower parts but finding uppers is a real drag.

MaterDei
February 17, 2009, 11:39 PM
I bought one for $99 and am sitting on it.

dakotasin
February 18, 2009, 12:36 AM
none purchased since the election - bought a few in the months leading up to the election.

i put lpk's and 6-position stocks in/on the lowers, but other than that i haven't done anything w/ them and really don't have any immediate plans to do anything w/ them.

10-Ring
February 18, 2009, 12:50 AM
I've been stocking up on ammo as the wallet has allowed -- I already have 3 ARs -- but like jello -- there's always room for more :D

REDMASTA
February 18, 2009, 01:28 AM
I put a LWRC 14.7 M6A2 upper on my one lower....waiting on my Tax Stamp for the other so I can put a LWRC 10.5 M6A2 upper on it. Gonna be sweet :D

flynlr
February 18, 2009, 05:41 AM
the one stripped lower I have left will be a bohica 50bmg soon,.
have an Ace skeleton stock and a dpms lpk soon as the upper arrives. 20 minutes later it will be a rifle.

jpatterson
February 18, 2009, 08:31 AM
I never really understood the need for multiple ARs, I have one "do-all" that works just dandy.

BUT I also only make garbage money each month and am a poor, starving college kid. Maybe when I'm in the real world I'll buy more toys!

MotorOilMcCall
February 18, 2009, 09:07 AM
I'm a poor college kid as well. Well, actually, not so poor, and about done with college. But, I bought an LRB lower at the show (got the last one, wanted 3 or 4) last week. Just bought a complete upper from AR15-kits.com. Gonna put it together and hide it.

CManT1914
February 18, 2009, 09:26 AM
I bought one for $99 and am sitting on it.

Holy smokes dude! Where'd you find one that cheap??!? I went to Saxet show in San Anton a month ago and the cheapest ones were $300! I don't want another one, but my buddy is looking to scoop one up in case the AWB goes back into effect.

nopulse95
February 18, 2009, 09:32 AM
Bought my Double Star Lower for $120 OTD at a local gun show. And ordered my Del-Ton Mid-lenght kit later that week. About 2 months later.....got it all put together with just a GG&G flip up rear sight. It's my first AR.....couldn't be happier...

erict
February 18, 2009, 09:38 AM
I bought 2 stripped S&W lowers for $130 each 2 weeks ago and I'm just going to sit on them for now. I have one Stag lpk left that I might throw in one of them.

NWGunner
February 18, 2009, 10:26 AM
Stashing most of them. I was able to successfully rally some friends into participating in several "group buys" right before the election. Between all of the lowers purchased, none of them have yet to be completed. I think of them as $100 shares of stock that just continue to increase in value.

Anyone have any good leads on rifle kits? Everyone seems to have ridiculous lead times.

Kentucky
February 18, 2009, 11:09 AM
I have already turned mine into two complete rifles. One was a Stag lower that now has a Stag LPK and 6 position stock. It is sporting a 14.5" LMT upper with an LMT M-16 BCG.

The other was a JLD lower that has a DPMS LPK in it. The upper is a 16" midlength, receiver is a Colt, the barrel is a Sabre Defense, and the BCG is an LMT M-16.

taliv
February 18, 2009, 11:18 AM
dang, kentucky! that's an impressive list of parts to find in this market!

you shooting them? or just putting away complete guns for a rainy day?

H2O MAN
February 18, 2009, 11:24 AM
I completed mine and it's sitting in a box with the accessories
that will go on the new upper that I'll purchase some day...

http://www.athenswater.com/images/ARKIT.jpg

Kentucky
February 18, 2009, 11:59 AM
dang, kentucky! that's an impressive list of parts to find in this market!

you shooting them? or just putting away complete guns for a rainy day?

Ha ha! What can I say, I was a junkie for a pretty good while there, hanging out on the ARFCOM forum and searching that Elite Deal Seeker" for parts several times each day :)

I have shot them both a little, neither one are one of my primary rifles right now, and I have stored them both at a relatives house while we are showing ours to sell. I have about 150 rounds through each and they shot well flawlessly. I only have about 50 yards that I can shoot at my house, so no major accuracy testing yet, but both are accurate enough for their purpose.

jbauch357
February 18, 2009, 12:01 PM
I picked up a Stag stripped lower, then fell on a NIB RRA LPK and RRA 6-pos stock so I had to throw them together.

Next thing I knew I was trading a laptop for a complete flat top upper with BUIS, a bushmaster barrel, chromed bits, tacticool hand guard, and a few other goodies. The smith putting it all together is even going to fit/tune everything as part of the package :)

I think you can still get the superior arms stripped lowers for under $100 at AIM.

taliv
February 18, 2009, 12:04 PM
h20 man, that's kind of a weird looking hammer. what is it?

jbauch, cool, but i'd ask that "smith" very specifically, exactly what he plans to do to "fit/tune" everything. AR15s are not custom 1911s. i wouldn't pay extra for any fitting, and i sure don't want some yahoo filing on random pieces parts.

jbauch357
February 18, 2009, 12:09 PM
jbauch, cool, but i'd ask that "smith" very specifically, exactly what he plans to do to "fit/tune" everything. AR15s are not custom 1911s. i wouldn't pay extra for any fitting, and i sure don't want some yahoo filing on random pieces parts.

It's my understanding that he's just going to accu-wedge and possibly do some smoothing on the crappy single stage RRA trigger. Other than that I don't know what else he would do? Either way he offered matching/tuning work at no cost - so it's not a penny out of my pocket.

taliv
February 18, 2009, 12:11 PM
heh, that's pretty funny.

poppy
February 18, 2009, 12:12 PM
This observation may be worthy of a separate thread, but when I bought my stripped lower at the last gun show, the dealer listed it as "other" on the new federal 4473, meaning that it was being transfered as neither a pistol nor a rifle at this point.

If I am correct, the 4473 as of Jan. requires this type of listing. So the question is, what is that reciever that you all have stashed, and is there a difference between what you bought before Jan. and now?:confused:

Additionally, what happens if a new ban goes into effect, and the receiver has not been assembled into a complete firearm?:eek:

H2O MAN
February 18, 2009, 12:22 PM
taliv h20 man, that's kind of a weird looking hammer. What is it?

Geissele DMR

CB900F
February 18, 2009, 03:20 PM
Fella's;

Hmmmm, the state of Montana is seriously considering passing legislation exempting in-state transactions from Federal reporting. Since the Feds use the interstate commerce laws as the springboard to regulate, etc., it may fly.

If it passes, and it might just do that, I'd go down to the guy who makes 80% lowers & buy a few just to burn another ulcer in the BATF's collective guts. No tellin' what I'd decide to do with 'em.

900F

PTK
February 18, 2009, 03:33 PM
I bought a ton when they were $75/ea and got laughed at. I haven't needed to buy one for years, and I've sold some here and there. :D

Duke of Doubt
February 18, 2009, 03:46 PM
Guys ... they're gun parts ...

... I have bins and bins of parts for you to drool over, if that's what you're into ...

... I don't know what sort of virus or subliminal advertising has persuaded so many otherwise ordinary, sensible gun nuts to hoard magazines (not cartridges; magazines) and gun parts.

It's crazy out there.

Walkalong
February 18, 2009, 04:38 PM
I bought one over a year ago. I built it up 3 or 4 months ago. I have a couple of parts kits put back, but no lowers.

H2O MAN
February 18, 2009, 04:44 PM
Cling to your guns, ammo, mags and parts - gather more if you are able.

Kentucky
February 18, 2009, 05:40 PM
Cling to your guns, ammo, mags and parts - gather more if you are able.
H20 MAN, you and I are on the same page. Now isn't the time to sell, it's the time to get more if you can afford it :)

taliv
February 19, 2009, 10:39 AM
I have a couple of parts kits put back, but no lowers.

you mean LPKs? or all the parts except the lower?
kinda backwards from everyone else... how come?

Walkalong
February 19, 2009, 12:12 PM
Sorry. LPK's. :o

Wish I had whole parts kits, and lowers to go with them. I have enough for me though. Can't complain. 0 to 4 in the year prior to the election getting ready for possible bad times.

bratch
February 19, 2009, 12:18 PM
Waiting on them to come in. I'll build them eventualy. Either once Noveske starts taking orders again or CDD releases their light weight mid length.

RP88
February 19, 2009, 12:54 PM
already built mine up.

VegasOPM
February 19, 2009, 05:34 PM
I haev a stripped lower that I bought to build into a USPSA "Open" rifle. I'm not competing in Open until after the 2009 Nationals, so it will lay dormant until then.

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