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Rabb asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 10 years ago

what is the cheapest you could build your own AR15?

buying all the parts separate?


would it be worth it? or would it be better just to buy the whole thing in one shebang?

6 Answers

  • Rob
    Lv 4
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    With out all the tactical cool stuff i could build my own ar under


    including BCG and charging handel



    Magpul moe handguards

    Stock $49.00

    Vltor Carbine Modstock

    Buffer tube and everything to mount on the stock


    a striped lower from the local gun shop should go for around


    sometimes some gun shops make their own lowers great quality with some

    a triger kit $57.95

    i almost forgot the rear sight

    magpul Mbus


    i can build a good quality Rifle under 1k

    For me it's totally worth it building my own rifle at least i know what goes in it and sometimes i can build one far cheaper and works just as good as any top name ar.i would suggest you do a lot of research if you plan on building your own it's really not all that hard to do a simple build like i listed here but putting the lower together can sometimes get tricky to the new comers you don't wanna damage anything.its an adventure for the most part if your willing to go along then why not.and Hey at least you got a storie to tell

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  • 10 years ago

    For a newbie... Buy the whole rifle first, then once you learn how it works, build your own. Generally speaking, a decent factory build can run as little as $800. If you attempt to build your own without knowing what goes where, what is a good/not good brand, tips/tricks, you'll probably mess a couple components up or mar your reciever and kick yourself later on.

    For BASIC components....

    $400 A3 Upper (M1 Sales, used 20" HBAR, etc, assembled, standard BCG included)

    $120 Lower Reciever

    $60 Parts kit

    $80 Stock

    Total is: $660

    It it was me....

    $500 Upper (chrome lined barrel, flattop upper)

    $200 YHM free-float handguards

    $200 Chromed Y/M BCG, complete

    $200 Noveske Lower, stripped

    $150 RRA 2 stage LPK

    $60 Magpul Trigger guard/grip

    $100 4-position stock

    Total is $1400

    Keep in mind, the above does not take ANY optics into account, which can run anywhere from $60 a set to over $1000. Again, unless you know what you really want, you'll be tossing money away. Just get factory, then learn what you really want in your ideal rifle.

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  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    You can get a Del-Ton parts kit for $440 and a lower receiver for $99. That is cheap and not any choice of parts. My son built an upper and has the lower receiver but none of the parts for the lower. The way he wants to build it, the gun will be around $1300 including scope. I purchased a Bushmaster for him the day after Obama was elected President for $899.

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  • 10 years ago

    I`m not a "bubble popper", but, If you just figure the cost of the proper tools to assemble an AR15 you would nearly have the cost of the rifle already spent, not to mention your time @ min. wage. AR`s are precision not only in every individual part, but in fitting them together also. I will never tell anyone they can`t do something, but sometimes reality is a bigger bite that we expected. If you are talented in assembly or even manufacturing then proper tools are well worth the investment. In my opinion AR15 are overpriced and very often overrated, but the are very good rifles and a good investment. I advise buying one and not building one.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Look into the del-ton website, They sell everything from preheadspaced and tested upper assemblies to just the individual parts. From there you can decide exactly what you want and price it from there. They have a good "cart" system so you can see exactly how much it is going to cost when you "build" the system.

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  • 10 years ago

    You can do it for $500-$600.

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