$190 ar-15


March 5, 2011, 11:49 PM
Here is my mid length Spike's AR-15. I bought all the parts for the lower receiver for $160. Then I traded a Leupold Tactical 3.5x10 that my father in law gave me (He said it was okay) for a brand new complete Spike's mid-length upper. Since I wasn't able to assemble the lower myself, my LT. is an armorer and said he would do it for me. Well then I got it back, he hooked it up! He handed my a rifle with extra parts, new flippable front and rear sight, ambi-safety, tactical charging handle, etc! So here it is....Oh with the cost of the lower and the gas I spent to drive to get the upper my cost of the entire rifle is....drums please....$190 :neener:. What do you think?

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March 5, 2011, 11:51 PM
An unbeatable value for an excellent gun. Very nice.

March 6, 2011, 12:00 AM
I like it, other than the rainbow colored crap. :)

March 6, 2011, 12:06 AM
Yeah I colored the Zombie green, crosshairs red, etc. However, I will be painting the entire rifle here soon. Thanks though.

March 6, 2011, 12:49 AM
Seriously... can't beat that deal with a stick. :cool:

March 6, 2011, 12:57 AM
I call shenanigans.

Nice rifle.

March 6, 2011, 01:02 AM

March 6, 2011, 01:09 AM
No Shenanigans...Really $190...I still can't believe it myself.

March 6, 2011, 01:09 AM
I will give you $200 for it right now! Think about it, you would be making $10 plus saving a lot of money in all the ammo you won't be shooting from it.

March 6, 2011, 01:11 AM
LMAO...that was priceless....yes, I will spend more money on ammo this week then I payed fo the rifle....I know, I feel queezy too...lol

March 6, 2011, 01:13 AM
What is that optic? looks like Trijicon had intercourse with Tasco.

March 6, 2011, 01:19 AM
Comedians! You guys are killing me tonight. It's a Lucid HD7..Tascos not even in the same class...but I get it! lol. Go check it out. I promise you as a fomer owner of high $$$ optics, you WILL NOT get a better optic for the $$$. Here is a review for you.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJEE2R-EsB4
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeVCylMOPQ4&feature=channel

March 6, 2011, 01:20 AM
When I was a kid, I paid $8 for a brick of .22lr. Then I took a stack of green paper that my dad gave me and traded it (he said it was ok) for a Nylon 66. So, I had a totally sweet rifle for only $8!!

Your premise is crap, but I'm glad you wound up with a rifle that you like! :D Best wishes for many enjoyable trigger pulls!!

March 6, 2011, 01:26 AM
then i took a stack of green paper that my dad gave me and traded it (he said it was ok) for a nylon 66.

lol :d

March 6, 2011, 01:31 AM
Well I'll keep smiling knowing that I'm not full of it. Jealousy is all I hear:neener:.

March 6, 2011, 05:11 AM
They're not jealous. Just pointing out that you didn't include the value of your Leupold in your final cost.

If you didn't have a use for the scope you certainly did okay. Did the $160 include the cost of the receiver?

How much did your LT put into it? Did you at least buy him a beer?

Ohio Gun Guy
March 6, 2011, 07:55 AM
I'll take it!

This is a sale thread right.

March 6, 2011, 07:57 AM
congrats on the gun but the green and red paint well...

March 6, 2011, 10:44 AM
Hey, it can be done!

I've built my AR by selling off other stuff, not one dime out of my paycheck. A book value would be about $900, the money spent earned new zero. I already spent it. I just converted it from one type possession to another.

Therefore, it could be said I got it for free.

The Lucid is marketed by a former Brunton exec, who is having it built in the same foreign plant making Aimpoint and Eotech parts for the non-Berry compliant models - meaning, any civilian market red dot they offer. Check those great photos - integral base, worth another $125 in a riser and rings; AAA battery power, even Aimpoint went to AA on the M4; adjustable turrets, because it's a hunting red dot, not an armored HMMV door knocker.

Good choice. PD's are picking them up for trunk gun use, which should to be an indicator your tax dollars aren't being wasted where they aren't really needed. Don't let MSRP marketing fool you, a red dot is less complicated than a pair of roof prism binoculars. It's a tube with an LED and at least one coated lens, with sighting correction screws. If a $500 dollar pair of Steiner military binos seems high, why do we pay just as much for one tube with 1/4 the lenses in it?

It's not about style, it's about performance.

March 6, 2011, 01:11 PM
Sport 45:

Apparently there is some confusion of how I got this for $190.

I paid $90 for the stripped lower and $60 at my local gunshow...after taxes $159.60 (I just say $160.00)

Then the scope, which was given to me by my father in law, was used as trade for the brand new complete upper. So the scope didn't cost me anything at all. However, I did spend $30 in gas driving 1.5 hours away to make the trade.

SO, total money invested is truly $190. It seems everyone thinks I am making it up or actually spent more than I did. The fact of the matter is, I have got some of my nicest guns by trading....Like when I traded a Para Ordnance Warthog for a new Sig Sauer P220 Equinox....I think thats an UP trade....wouldn't you?

Then I traded the Sig for a new S&W M&P 15 Tactical...eventually selling that to my barber and using the money to help pay for my dream rifle....My SA Socom II. So, maybe next time you want something and you don't exactly have the cash to make it happen, find something to trade and you may be suprised how it works out.

March 6, 2011, 02:13 PM
It seems everyone thinks I am making it up or actually spent more than I did.

I don't think anyone thinks that. They were just pointing out that you traded a $1000+ scope for half of the rifle.

March 6, 2011, 04:43 PM
It wasn't a $1,000 scope. Maybe $600-700...but being that I got it for free, what does it matter? lol - Either way, I can't wait to shoot her. Was gonna go today but the wife was being her usual self....:cuss:

March 6, 2011, 04:53 PM
Was it a Leupold Mark 4 Tactical? I'd love to find those for $600-$700

March 6, 2011, 06:29 PM
It wasn't a Mark 4, it was a mark 3 with a standard duplex.

March 6, 2011, 08:56 PM
I think at some point down the road you're going to wish you still had your Father in Law's scope to put on top of that precision rifle you'll be dreaming about at some point. He probably won't shell out the cash to buy another. If it were me i'd have kept the scope.

That said, enjoy the carbine and shoot the living snot out of it! :)

March 7, 2011, 01:29 AM
I know it was a great scope, but trust me...I won't miss it. And don't worry, that's exactly what I plan to do!

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