I'm not familiar in the least bit with the weapon but would like to be. I'd like to start of with a fully complete weapon. What're y'all's thoughts on this?
+1. If you can afford $1300-$1500 with money to spare for mags and ammo, go Colt. If you're on a tighter budget go Stag, or even get a used CMMG. Just remember to leave room for MAGS AND AMMO. Dont worry about optics until you can use those iron sights but get MAGS AND AMMO.Look for the features and price combo you like.
Havin owned tons of AR15's and M16 its pretty much just the name anymore. They are all 7075 forged receivers anymore, maybe OLY still makes cast but i avoid them. The main issue anymore is just are you gonna pay that extra $400 for it to have a pony on the side or a snake?? get a cheap lower and build one, its easy, quick and nothin like shootin a gun you built.
buildings the best idea since you can.....
save the money that the excise tax would be
so by building instead of buying i saved $350
most of that was excise tax
and i also learned how the rifle works and now if something breaks i can fix it instead of paying someone else to fix it