Originally Posted By PocketG:
If you were to give advice for someone who never built an AR and is planning on it , what would it be, if you don't mind me asking.
Do alot of research on vendors. Out of the 7 or 8 vendors I dealt with, 2 or 3 of them I will never deal with again. The biggest problem seems to be selling out-of-stock parts witout notifiying you, then making you wait. I always ask first (Email) to see if a part is in stock, but, I've had a few vendors tell me they had a part in stock that they, in fact, did not. I had one dealer tell me on the phone that he was going to send my parts (all of which he said he had in stock) out the next day. After waiting 3 weeks, I called him and he said that he was waiting for a part.(?!). Most of the dealers were exceptional though, and really made up for the shortcomings of the others. This build was sort of an experiment, to see if I may be interested in building more. Aside from the dealer problems, the build was a hoot. Now that I know which dealers to er.... deal with, the next one should be even better. RB precision, Del-Ton, Legal Transfers, And GTS are among the few that I will not hesitate to do business with again. They sent parts quickly, and, answered all of my Emails surprizingly quick. Have fun!