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A few weeks ago PSA had everything but the lower receiver on sale for $300. Their lower was $49. So put it together and have a spare or truck gun for $350.
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I put my first one together with a pair of pliers and an armorers wrench. Roll pin starter punches are nice, a magwell vice block is nice, and a non marring hammer is nice.
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Lucky me, PSA is a 10 minute drive away
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Because of this thread I looked up PSA. Their special today was on a "slick side" full auto profile.

Does this mean the finished rifle would come under the machinegun laws?
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Because of this thread I looked up PSA. Their special today was on a "slick side" full auto profile.

Does this mean the finished rifle would come under the machinegun laws?
No it means the bolt carrier group is basically a full auto profile, most are

the fire control group is what makes one a machine gun
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No it means the bolt carrier group is basically a full auto profile, most are

the fire control group is what makes one a machine gun
To expand on that, "slick side" ARs are ones that come without a forward assist, a dust cover and they also shave off the shell deflector of the upper receiver.

The M16 (full auto) carrier has more metal on the aft end which allows the carrier to reset a full auto sear to automatically fire off the next round while still holding the trigger down. The AR-15 does not come with the full auto sear (or select fire) so it will not run full auto even if you have a M16 (full auto) profile bolt carrier group (BCG). This allows civilians to purchase M16 BCGs to run in their semi auto rifles as the full auto sears are what are illegal/regulated.

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Also, here is how full auto works vs semi auto in the AR-15 (start at 1:20):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgvaXXdzD-g
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Thanks that helps a lot. I had decided I didn't want an upper without a forward assist but it made me curious if the different upper could make it full auto (and I liked the price). Also I didn't need the hassle and expense if it made it full auto.
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Patience.
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Vise Block.
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Here's a good deal in a different thread.
No personal experience but for the price....

https://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=409504
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PSA recently had a sale on a complete AR15 CAR style kit minus a striped lower receiver for $299.99 . Yes, $299.99 unbelievable right ?! IIRC it was $317 delivered.

At that price I could not pass it up and actually thought about buying several kits to put away.

In my entire life I have not seen AR15 style rifles, parts, or accs, less expensive than they are right now.

My recommendation is if your finances allow it to set aside some basic lower receivers and parts. Who knows what the future will hold. And magazine prices are also out of this world - NIW MILSPEC 30 rounders at about $7-10 each.

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PSA recently had a sale on a complete AR15 CAR style kit minus a striped lower receiver for $299.99 . Yes, $299.99 unbelievable right ?! IIRC it was $317 delivered.

At that price I could not pass it up and actually thought about buying several kits to put away.

In my entire life I have not seen AR15 style rifles, parts, or accs, less expensive than they are right now.

My recommendation is if your finances allow it to set aside some basic lower receivers and parts. Who knows what the future will hold. And magazine prices are also out of this world - NIW MILSPEC 30 rounders at about $7-10 each.

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Yes now is definitely the time to buy or build an ar, I have picked up 3 this summer
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COLT OEM1's are running $737 shipped right now from buds. Comes complete except for stock, handguards, rear sight and trigger guard. I bought two of them and they are fantastic. I have had several LE6920's in the past and while they were all good these are the two best fitted Colt's Ive ever had. They say M4 CARBINE on the side too for an added bonus. hard to beat a colt for that price....
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