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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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recommended AR kits?

I'm looking at buying an AR kit a little later this month, and I'm not sure where to start. I've looked at model1sales.com and mapartsinc.com, but I really don't have a clue as to the quality of the parts they provide. Where should I look for a good AR kit that's complete except for a stripped lower?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 08:20 AM
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I have used M1 and their kits are nice.
Unless you already have the lower, or are wanting to build a different style, the CMMG bargain bin rifles are the way to go.
http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/...99182&cat=161&
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x2 on Chopped54...if you just want to get shooting and don't care about specific options, that is the way to go.

However, if you wish to configure an AR with a lightweight freefloat 4 rail handguard, lightweight barrel profile with M4 feed ramps, etc, you will be better off building from scratch and ordering the parts individually. It will be cheaper in the long run.

That said, I've used Del-ton kits and they have been nice. I've not used M1, but hear they are nice as well. Basically, as long as you are using milspec parts, you should be fine with the quality.

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Thanks for the input! I was wondering about M1 specifically since I live less than 30 miles from where they're located and I like buying local since shipping times are really short. However, the cmmg stuff doesn't look too bad either. I like the looks of M1's C.A.R. kit, and with a stripped lower I'm looking at less than $700 for everything less optics.

If anyone else has some recommendations, I'm all ears.
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Thanks for the input! I was wondering about M1 specifically since I live less than 30 miles from where they're located and I like buying local since shipping times are really short. However, the cmmg stuff doesn't look too bad either. I like the looks of M1's C.A.R. kit, and with a stripped lower I'm looking at less than $700 for everything less optics.

If anyone else has some recommendations, I'm all ears.
M1 will not allow local pick up so you will have to ship if you order directly, plus thier backorder. Best bet if you chose to go that route is to hit them up when they are at a gun show. This is hunting season so there is usually one every other weekend or so.
With shipping and FFL the CCMG is going to hit you close to $700 anyway.
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It looks like Del-ton's backorder is down to about 2 months from the 8-9 that it was. I don't know what M1's situation looks like.

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Go to any local gunshow. M1 is at most of them and has tons of kits in stock at each show in every caliber in any configuration you want.

You don't need full floating handguards or any of that nonsense either.

If you like iron sights, get a milspec A2 style kit. If you want to mount a scope, get a milspec A3 kit.
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Are M1's their prices at gun shows comparable to their website prices?
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Are M1's their prices at gun shows comparable to their website prices?
The same.
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If you end up ordering online, you'll pay state tax with M1sales but not with Delton. Just another point to consider. Oh, become a member on Ar15.com and get another few percent discount at Delton.

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If you end up ordering online, you'll pay state tax with M1sales but not with Delton. Just another point to consider. Oh, become a paying member on Ar15.com and get another few percent discount at Delton.
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I've got a Del-Ton and a Model 1, both have been very good.

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