I was all jazzed up to build my first AR, until I went to the gun-shop this morning and found they had a used Link Removed. Came with Quad-Rail, foregrip, and bi-pod. Saves me at least another hundred bucks right there. On top of that, it is a 30th Anniversary Model - XXX - Limited Edition - Number 0007 of 1200. Guess who's lucky number is 7, I bought it on the spot. and before anyone decides to inform me otherwise, yes I know the limited edition is just some lame etching and not worth any extra money to collectors, but I still think it's cool. No need to rain on my parade.
Price-wise I think I did OK, this gun is head and shoulders better than any brand new model at $900. I'm off to the range to burn a hundred rounds, think I'll even spend the extra $3 and get me an Osama bin Target.
Never built a gun before, need some advise so this doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. (if this is wrong sub-forum, mods please move)
First thing: decide is on a stripped lower.
Should I spend the $200-$300 on a name brand lower, or will a generic $100 lower perform just the same. Is this where I save the most money, or do the cheap ones have known issues (FTF and other misfires). Any manufacturer I should avoid.
If I plan on getting the .22 LR conversion kit, does it make a difference which lower I choose.
How much money can I expect to save over a pre-assembled from the gun-shop - How much did you save ?