WTB Budget AR 15

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WTB Budget AR 15

Postby Killadocg23 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:18 pm

I know this is a long shot but am looking for a "cheap AR 15". 350 is my budget thanks . I am located in South texas but can meet in San.or Houston.


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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:39 am

I don't think it is a long shot given where AR prices are at the moment. New complete budget AR's can be had for as low as $429 + FFL fees https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/2084_36_1989/products_id/81936/Del-Ton+DT+Sport+.223+Remington%2F5.56+NATO or possibly less if you shop around, so $350 for a used one isn't too much of a stretch. If you have some basic tools and are mechanically inclined you could also build one using PSA parts http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-midlength-5-56-nato-1-7-socom-melonite-freedom-rifle-kit.html and an Anderson stripped lower for $370 + tax.

I have a few that I might be willing to sell / trade but I would have a hard time parting with any of them at today's market prices. I'll probably wait until all the excess inventory works its way out of the system. Or until I stumble across that new "must have" gun that I just can't wait to buy ;-) .
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby pbwalker » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:45 am

$350 may be tough. CDNN has a DelTon for $399 currently.

You could buy this, and find a cheap Poly lower to get near that $350 mark. But you're building it.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-m ... e-kit.html

ETA: Looks like I posted the same thing SoccerDad did (link to PSA). Great minds! :patriot:
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:57 am

I just bought and Anderson AM 15 from preppergunshop.com on sale for 367.00.
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby maverick2076 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:53 am

If you watch Palmetto State and Primary Arms, you can probably put together a basic AR for close to that, although you would need to add on for sights.

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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby SQLGeek » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:00 pm

Agreed. PSA and Primary Arms are always having specials. Primary Arms was selling Anderson lowers for $29.99 a few weeks ago. PSA usually has a rifle kit or two on sale.
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby troglodyte » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:16 pm

Ceratac has a carbine kit (less lower) for $299 ($323 assembled) plus free shipping. Comes with a keymod handguard and collapsible stock.

Depending on what lower you can find and how much assembly you're comfortable with you could have a budget AR near your budget with a couple of little upgrades.


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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:56 pm

If the price differential isn't huge and you don't love working on guns, I would encourage you to get one that is fully assembled. I have assembled close to 10 lowers, and I am not super handy, so it can be done. But on the first couple, there were several times that I was cursing myself for taking on the endeavor as a small spring launched across the room.
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby pbwalker » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:12 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:If the price differential isn't huge and you don't love working on guns, I would encourage you to get one that is fully assembled. I have assembled close to 10 lowers, and I am not super handy, so it can be done. But on the first couple, there were several times that I was cursing myself for taking on the endeavor as a small spring launched across the room.


hahaha...this still happens to me every now and then. I'll go up to the gunsmiths counter and I just hear "Need another rear takedown spring sir?" :lol:
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby Killadocg23 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:35 pm

Thank you gentle men !


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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby Killadocg23 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:39 pm

cmgee67 wrote:I just bought and Anderson AM 15 from preppergunshop.com on sale for 367.00.


Am guessing you got the only one? I looked on the site and didn't see any...

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Postby Scott B. » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:00 pm

pbwalker wrote:
Soccerdad1995 wrote:If the price differential isn't huge and you don't love working on guns, I would encourage you to get one that is fully assembled. I have assembled close to 10 lowers, and I am not super handy, so it can be done. But on the first couple, there were several times that I was cursing myself for taking on the endeavor as a small spring launched across the room.


hahaha...this still happens to me every now and then. I'll go up to the gunsmiths counter and I just hear "Need another rear takedown spring sir?" :lol:


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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby pbwalker » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:01 pm

Killadocg23 wrote:
cmgee67 wrote:I just bought and Anderson AM 15 from preppergunshop.com on sale for 367.00.


Am guessing you got the only one? I looked on the site and didn't see any...


Still there at the time of this post.

https://www.preppergunshop.com/anderson ... ifle-76874

**Disregard. It's showing out of stock, but you can sign up for notifications once in stock.
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby RPBrown » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:13 pm

Sign up for Grab a Gun emails. They are always having a special. I have seen them as low as $329.00. I get an email from them daily with specials.
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Re: WTB Budget AR 15

Postby Killadocg23 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:22 pm

pbwalker wrote:
Killadocg23 wrote:
cmgee67 wrote:I just bought and Anderson AM 15 from preppergunshop.com on sale for 367.00.


Am guessing you got the only one? I looked on the site and didn't see any...


Still there at the time of this post.

https://www.preppergunshop.com/anderson ... ifle-76874

**Disregard. It's showing out of stock, but you can sign up for notifications once in stock.


Thanks !!!


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