Compliant AR-15


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Konstantin835
October 21, 2011, 05:12 PM
I live in NY (state not city) and I'm starting to look at ARs. I need one that will be compliant with the NY AWB which allows only 1 "evil feature" :banghead: . Obviously I need a grip so no collapsing stock, muzzle accessories unless they're fixed, no 30 rounds mags, all that stupid political stuff. I'm also a poor high school student and would like to go as inexpensive as possible without getting crap (a bit of a paradox, I know). I am also looking at stripped lowers and a upper + lower parts kit like the Palmetto state armory kit. I'm not sure if the PSA kit would be compliant though. If its legal I could pin the stock myself on a kit but I'm not sure if its legal to have the parts shipped and than make it compliant before I assemble the rifle. Any suggestions of very affordable NY compliant rifles or kits would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Ranger30-06
October 21, 2011, 06:04 PM
Ahhh the woes of building compliant AR-15's. I'm on my second one and it does get a bit frustrating. :rolleyes:

Building an upper requires several expensive tools to do properly. You might want to stick with a pre built one.

As unfortunate as it is, you will not find an upper that is tricked out and post ban compliant. They just aren't there. What you need to do is buy a post ban upper then trick it out the way you like (Rail system, etc.) The market just isn't there for upper receiver manufacturers to set up a special line just for making post ban parts. Most companies won't ship pre ban uppers to post ban states (CA, NJ, NY, etc.)

As for the lower receiver, double check with your gun store that you can legally buy a stripped lower receiver (assuming your under 21.) BAFTE ruled that stripped lowers by themselves are considered "other" firearms, so you need to be 21 to purchase them. Supposedly you have to add a stock and upper receiver to the lower to make it a "rifle" so just double check with your gun store. :fire:

If you can buy one, I believe Bushmaster sells pre-pinned stocks. You can pin a stock yourself, but you might raise a couple eyebrows if you have one shipped to yourself. Or you could just go the easy way and get an A2 stock (they can be had for less than $50 on Gunbroker; the UTG ones are actually really good)

Hope this helps!

Konstantin835
October 21, 2011, 06:25 PM
Thanks, just to clarify I would only be building a stripped lower with a lower parts kit, not the upper. As for buying a stripped lower, it shouldn't be a problem. I can ask my parents for it for christmas or my birthday or something so it would be a gift and not a "straw purchase". Are there any other $600-$650 compliant ARs other than the M&P Sport?

hatt
October 21, 2011, 06:36 PM
I'd go with an A1 or A2 stock, 14.5 barrel with permanently attached muzzle brake. Grind off the lug. Might as well go short as you can to get at the man. It's going to be tough to do for $650.

dprice3844444
October 21, 2011, 06:39 PM
http://californiarifles.com/ check california compliant rifles sites. you can a straight crowned barrel w/out flash hider.above site stock hs no pistol grip or collapsible stock.

dprice3844444
October 21, 2011, 06:50 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=560325&highlight=ny+firearms+laws

wnycollector
October 21, 2011, 06:53 PM
One of the best ways to be compliant with the NYS AWB is to buy the upper separate from the lower. Here is a link for a decent complete lower w/ a AWB compliant A2 stock for $176 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252998244

Here is another link to a Del-Ton lightweight middy 16" that can be ordered with an A2 front sight w/o bayonet lug and for $35 extra a pinned and welded muzzle brake http://www.del-ton.com/Custom_Upper_p/cu108.htm Just a hint, ask your parents to buy you the DT upper on black friday when they run their annual sale and save them 15%

6x6pinz
October 21, 2011, 07:10 PM
I just took a "fake" adjustable stock off of an AR I recently purchased. The stock looks right just does not adjust. There are no lock up holes for the adjuster and the lever does not move.

Ranger30-06
October 21, 2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks, just to clarify I would only be building a stripped lower with a lower parts kit, not the upper. As for buying a stripped lower, it shouldn't be a problem. I can ask my parents for it for christmas or my birthday or something so it would be a gift and not a "straw purchase". Are there any other $600-$650 compliant ARs other than the M&P Sport?
Unfortunately, no there aren't. The Oly Arms K16 with a smaller magazine would be compliant, but the S&W is a lot better quality anyway. Heck the S&W is a really good gun! No reason not to go with that one if you can get that cheaper than building one. More money for ammo! :D

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