Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Bagram Air Base, Afg
$1200 for your first is way too much. Buy a stripped lower, LPK, stock option(al), assembled upper from Model 1 = DONE for way less than $1200 and you will have a better appreciation for it and understand how it actually works.
I built several bare bones no frills 16.5" AR15s with 6 position stocks and fixed A2 carry handles for less than $600.
The lower assembly is easy and there are plenty of us guys with BRD (black rifle desease) that can walk you through the process or let you come over and build it with you.
If you wanna go this route PM me and I can help you.
Last edited by sonic93; 08-05-2010 at 10:08 AM.