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NO!!! $50 is WAY too much! I pay around $20. Use this link to find a dealer and what they charge for a transfer:

http://www.gunbroker.com/FFL/DealerNetwork.aspx
Whew thanks man. Just found a few local places $20-$25. I owe you a beer!
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Whew thanks man. Just found a few local places $20-$25. I owe you a beer!
No problem!
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Don't buy the kit and lower at the same time or you'll be whacked with a tax. Buy the lower by itself then buy the kit.
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Don't buy the kit and lower at the same time or you'll be whacked with a tax. Buy the lower by itself then buy the kit.
OK will do. Can I get the Rifle Kit sent to my home?

It's only the stripped lower that has to go through a FFL correct? Or does it all have to go through the FFL?
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OK will do. Can I get the Rifle Kit sent to my home?

It's only the stripped lower that has to go through a FFL correct? Or does it all have to go through the FFL?
Absolutely correct. EVERYTHING but the stripped lower can come right to your front door. And yes, don't buy them together. If you do, you'll pay an 11% (?) Excise Tax.
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Absolutely correct. EVERYTHING but the stripped lower can come right to your front door. And yes, don't buy them together. If you do, you'll pay an 11% (?) Excise Tax.
Sounds great! I am ordering everything tomorrow! I'm pumped to build my first AR!

Do you guys have any feedback on anything else I might need? I'd like a sling, but I assume this does not come with sling mounts? Any suggestion on which sling/mounts to get?
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Picture shows it comes with mounts. Which sling? I like the two point but it depends what you are going to use it for. If you plan to do hostile entries, you might want a single point.

I recommend you go to AR15.com. They have lots of info about what to do after your gun is put together.
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Slings are use dependant.

My 2 favorites are SOE single point bungee & Vickers Padded 2 point

Edit to add: I've never used 3 points
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That Vickers padded 2 point looks real nice.

Have you tried any 3 point slings?

I'm sure i'll eventually have one of each lol, jsut trying to decide which one I want first. The 2 point looks more so what i'd need right now.
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Stopped by PSA yesterday afternoon. Recent sale has just about wiped out their stock of stripped lowers. Probably best to get one while the getting is good.
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TODAY is the day!

However, I find myself questioning my choice of the 16". Mainly because I loved my M4 and thats a carbine, so now I find myself wanting the 14.7" with a pinned flash hinder, making it overall 16".

IF I go with a 16" middy, + a A2 flash hinder then i'
m around 17" and some inches in length. That makes me think it'll be to long looking and I question if i'll like that....
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TODAY is the day!

However, I find myself questioning my choice of the 16". Mainly because I loved my M4 and thats a carbine, so now I find myself wanting the 14.7" with a pinned flash hinder, making it overall 16".

IF I go with a 16" middy, + a A2 flash hinder then i'
m around 17" and some inches in length. That makes me think it'll be to long looking and I question if i'll like that....
The 14.7" with a pinned A2 flash compensator is exactly 16". That's why the extra 0.2" was added to it over the standard 14.5" M4 barrel.
There are actually some 14.5" barrels out there, but the flash hider they use is odd looking (ugly)
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Its about as easy as accessing You tube.
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TODAY is the day!

However, I find myself questioning my choice of the 16". Mainly because I loved my M4 and thats a carbine, so now I find myself wanting the 14.7" with a pinned flash hinder, making it overall 16".

IF I go with a 16" middy, + a A2 flash hinder then i'
m around 17" and some inches in length. That makes me think it'll be to long looking and I question if i'll like that....

Not to worry, you'll buy more than one I guarantee it.
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Not to worry, you'll buy more than one I guarantee it.
Your right, I just ordered the 16". I'm sure once I finish this build i'll end up buying another for my wife so no biggie. I'll just get one of each lol.
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Will this USMC MAGUL Trigger guard fit?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magpul-Trigg...item231170e516

Going with this MAGPUL Marine Corps GRIP also...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magpul-MOE-P...item3a709a815c
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Will this USMC MAGUL Trigger guard fit?http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magpul-Trigg...item231170e516

Going with this MAGPUL Marine Corps GRIP also...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magpul-MOE-P...item3a709a815c
Yes, it will.
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Just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the help this past week. I really appreciate all the comments and suggestions in helping me find/build the right AR for me, you guys are great. Now time to play the mail waiting game.
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1. You are not Building a rifle, you are assembling a kit. There is a difference.
2. You need to make sure they pin and weld that flash hider. If not, you will have an unlicensed Short Barrel Rifle and the ATF takes that seriously. You will serve more time in prison than a rapist.
3. The only tools you need for a lower build (the upper is already built in the picture) is a stock wrench, a screwdriver (or long allen wrench depending on what grip screw they give you) and a few punches. It should take you less than 20 minutes.
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Jeffrey - I got the 16" MIddy Barrel so i'm all legal bud.

A build/assemble, you know what I mean. I'm obviously not forging my own barrel haha.

Thanks for the tips on the lower build.
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