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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Alright, this may be a stupid question, but here it goes anyway:

I don't have all the funds saved up to do a complete AR build quite yet, and I'm not sure when I will for sure because I'm still a full-time college student.
Everyone keeps talking about the ban that might be put in place, and I would like to finish an AR build before then (if it happens), but again, I'm not sure when I'll have enough cash saved up. So, are there any parts that I should go ahead and try to get now that may not be available if a ban were put in place?

Hopefully I explained it well enough. Thanks in advance.:)
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
buy as many lower recievers as you can afford, i'm in the market for 2 more as we speak the 08 elections have me nervous too:rolleyes:
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Buy your lower receiver(s) first, then the lower parks kit, The buttstock and uppers. As of right now the only restricted part is the lower as it is the part with the serial number. Of course if the barrel falls within the NFA definition that is another matter entirely.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Ok, good, so I need to buy some lower receivers. Should I just go ahead and buy a pre-assembled one or build it myself? Also, what is the difference between pre-ban lowers and the ones available now?

Thanks for the help so far guys!
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
As of right now, just go get a lower. All that pre-ban/post-ban stuff is still hanging around, but for now, doesnt' mean a thing. What it did mean was that you could put a pre-ban upper on a pre-ban lower and have evil features such as a flash hider and bayonet lug. Putting a pre-ban upper on a post ban lower was a pretty big offense, and there were people getting snagged for that.

If you want to build it, get a stripped lower. If you don't, well then get one assembled. Depending on what you get, the assembled ones at times are very little above what it would cost just for the parts to assemble your own. You just have to check.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
If you can swing it, get the lower AND a barrel because the barrels during the ban could NOT have a removable flash supressor. Butt stocks also had to be fixed in one position and bayonet lugs were illegal as well.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Mags too... get as many as you can as often as you can. I've actually lost count, but it's enough to fill up an old arse wooden ammo crate.. and I still need more!
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Mags too... get as many as you can as often as you can. I've actually lost count, but it's enough to fill up an old arse wooden ammo crate.. and I still need more!

good thinking, 30rd mags will never be as cheap as they are now, if you're paying more than $12ea for them you're spending too much, i've got 15+, hoping to have 30+ before 2008
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Ok, some great information in here! So there really is no point to the pre-ban/post-ban stuff right now.

Anyone had any experience with Pete from Legal Transfers? He seems to be pretty popular on arfcom? Is there anyone that you guys would recommend dealing with?
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
You've got until Jan 2009, when Bush leaves. If they get their way this ban will include all parts on the banned assault rifle, unlike the last ban.
 
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Pete @ legal transfers is huge on AR15.com, i wouldn't think twice b4 dealing with him, he's got a great reputation;)
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
You've got until Jan 2009, when Bush leaves. If they get their way this ban will include all parts on the banned assault rifle, unlike the last ban.
That's good then, because I'll have a little over a year to complete it!

Pete @ legal transfers is huge on AR15.com, i wouldn't think twice b4 dealing with him, he's got a great reputation;)
Good to know! Thanks.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Ok, some great information in here! So there really is no point to the pre-ban/post-ban stuff right now.

Anyone had any experience with Pete from Legal Transfers? He seems to be pretty popular on arfcom? Is there anyone that you guys would recommend dealing with?

Well I just told one guy here that if he didn't get the LPK exactly as promised by Pete that I'd buy it from him, pay all the shipping and add $50 for his trouble.

Pete's one of the good guys, and like everyone in business he's got one or a few folks that have their issues. I'd think the hundreds of folks that are satisfied with his deals and products would be the best recommendation you could get. But hey, it's your money to spend..
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
i'm pretty much in the same boat, low income/wants "assault":x rifle before Jan. 2009. I'm hoping to buy a stag lower from aimsurplus.com and then put it all together. Right now I'm looking at uppers from M&A because they are the cheapest i've seen thus far and appear to be ok quality. I want an A2 upper(not flat top) and somewhere around a 16-20" barrel.

Any ideas on cheap but ok quality parts?
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
legal transfers good guy, cheap good quality parts, dpms lower parts kits, i have built 5 rifles myself with them, and between my shooting buddies we have used around 30 dpms lpks between us with no problems.

for lowers, stag has been nice and tight spec wise never built a rattely AR yet off one of their lowers, gone though about a dozen of them, stocks what ever you can snag cheap off ARF, i have picked up a few uppers from ARF they have all been good. One was a bushmaster upper the other was built by a member.

dpms lowers, the lastone i used was pretty loose compared to all the stag lowers i have used, first time i have actually gone looking for an acuwedge.

bulding an AR lower is easy after the first time, just go slow use a plastic bag for the front pivot pin assembly and tape for the roll pin instalation, and support the ears for your trigger guard they snap easy.

use roll pin punches it makes things a heck of allot easier.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
i just visited a gun store in columbus, ga. and they had butt load of lowers. for 120$ stripped. and alot of 30 rnd mags going from 5$ to 40$ for HK mags. so if anybody is looking for them give these guys a call.
706-653-6994 they just got the lowers in and dont know how long they will stay.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
You've got until Jan 2009, when Bush leaves. If they get their way this ban will include all parts on the banned assault rifle, unlike the last ban.
not only will it be on all parts but it will be a lifetime ban! that is what is really scary. glad i just my first ar with all dpms parts.
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
I'm lovin the hype about a ban... I think people are fear mongering about just how far this possible ban may go. I think folks forget that the Supreme Court may just be forced to hear the appeal on the D.C. gun ban that was over turned last year... that is the thing to worry about.. if it points to the rights of the individual, every gun control law in the land is going in the waste can, if it goes to the rights of the State by saying only well regulated militia's then we're eternally screwed. Hopefully we'll see that decision come out of this next SC term.

In the mean time, buy all you can now guys.. next year, mark my words, prices will double and triple on everything that even smacks of a semi-auto/EBR/Sniper weapon.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Im a big fan of bravocompanyusa and GTS(dennys) they are both top notch and have really nice websites with easy ordering. Pete has a good reputation but requires you to call for best pricing as he cannot show retail because of dealer agreements. Dennys and Bravo carry a much wider line also.
 
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