Originally Posted By JC10311:
"WOW! I really wasn't intending to start a religious war."
WOW! I really wasn't intending to start a religious war. I appreciate all the responses on both sides of the issue. The friend I was going to build for has decided to buy an off-the-rack gun. He and his wife want it just for some plinking and maybe a woodcheck now and then, so a very basic rifle is all they want. Since he wasn't going to build it himself he really didn't care whether it was hand-built or not. The only reason for considering a hand-build was that he thought he could get it for hundreds less than a store gun.
I'm going to pick up one of the "tupperware" lowers, build a CHEAP gun, and beat the crap out of it just for my own education. Stay tuned for drop tests, hot car tests, wheel-chock tests, freezer tests, etc.
I get that all the time.
The #1 reason they are so pi$$ed off is you are building your first AR cheaper than they did & will most likely out shoot them from the start.
Just go on and build your plastic gun and laugh at them as they bust up some more of there plastic lowers, it's there money.
I'm still laughing as I'm shooting my plastic gun.
Over 2000 rounds through it without a problem.
If you want a good selection of low priced uppers try here.
I own two of there uppers now & will buy more when I get the need.
Just tell them barrels are supposed to be made of steel, but Ooh no some one is making them out of carbon fiber! LOL
It is time to get out of the stone age, or should I say aluminum age, it won't be long before the whole gun is some form of composite.
Just get used to it now & it won't be so hard to take later on.