I was at the range this weekend and someone asked how much my AR cost me.
I said I paid about $1100 plus some extras I added on over the years.
Then I started thinking how much do I have in this AR?
So I put together a list, I was surprised!!!
Armalite M154t Carbine $1,150.00
C-More Quad Rail $230.00
Magpull 39AR Collapsable Rear Stock $230.00
Hogue Pistol Grip $25.00
Mag Pull Triger Gaurd $20.00
Jerry Miculek Muzzle Break $60.00
Les Baer Chrome Bolt/Carrier Assy. $260.00
ARMS #38 Swan Sleeve Mount w/ Flip up Sight $150.00
ARMS #19A Q.D. Rail Mount $140.00
ARMS #17 Versa Pod Q.D. Rail Adapter $100.00
Knights Q.D. Rail Sling Adapter $40.00
Versa Pod Bi Pod $70.00
Troy Flip Up Front Sight $120.00
Low Profile Gas Block $75.00
Tango Down Front Rail Grip $65.00
Bikini Rail Covers $30.00
IOR Weaver Scope Rings $100.00
Butler Creek Scope Caps $25.00
Kill Flash Scope Lens Cover $15.00
IOR 2.5X10X42 Scope w/Illuminated Recticle $700.00
Knights Anti Rotation Trigger and Hamer Pins $30.00
What have you got invested?
Its a good question, prdatr1
It has been done before but you may get some new input.
Here are some of the others to date...........How much invested in your AR?
Here was my entry................................
favorite AR was ~$1,000.
Most expensive one would be an M4gery at around $3,000..
Guess it would rate favorite, now that I think of it. ($$)
This one below also ranks..
Colt LE6920---- $1,000
Total------ $2,530.25 Plus ammo
In my most expensive(when it all comes in) I'll have:
Bushy M4 - 899
YHM Rails - 169
Houge Grip - 20
Aimpoint M2 - 350
Mount - 100
M3 light - 150
Vltor - 150
tac sling - 30
two stage trigger - 45
rail covers, mag pulls other misc. junk - 87 to make it a clean
pics as soon as Brown shows up with the rail and stock
Too much I can tell ya that much is for sure. Seems everytime I think I'm done, I see something else..... .
I lost count!
I don't think I have much more than $2k in any one AR.
Now, if you'd said "ARs" in your question...
- 1800,00 € the rifle itself (Colt MT6601)
- about 700 $ for Compact ACOG
More than the wife needs to know about, although she did buy the Aimpoint.
M4 kit with stock wrench and aluminum coll. stock-$545
Oly lower- $130
RRA NM trigger- $100
Houge grip- $22
RRA 6pos. stock (after a year I didn't like the aluminum one) $80
My all-RRA A4gery:
complete upper w/ b/c/ch- $372
RRA lower- $90
RRA NM trigger- $80
RRA Std. detachable carry handle- $110
RRA A2 stock- $65
RRA LPK- $55
Houge grip- $18
Total: $790 All RRA parts. Put together in October when stuff was still cheap, and you guys didn't buy everything up
BTW My M4gery is from a damn M&A parts kit.
These are my only two ARs right now, but I'm going to a gunshow this weekend to buy some parts to start my next one......an OD RRA mid-length.
Nice A4gery, WIZZO.
would you recommend a factory rifle or a build for a standard 20"er?
I tend to be a carbine guy but am determined to have a stock 20 A4. yours looks good, and frankly I cannot decide whether it is worth the premium to me to have factory matching components or not
I guess I am asking whether your 20 has proven dependable.
I stop counting when the gun surpassses about $2000. So I realy dont know how much any of my guns are, except my SKS $130.00.
i was kickin' myself over what i spent. i feel good (and conservative), now
RRA lower apx $125 after everything (actually $0, X-mas gift)
RRA LPK and unmarked 6-pos stock $126
Fulton Armory Phantom upper w/ phantom FH and YHM front flip $659 (delivered)
ARMS #40 LoPro $109
so, about $1019 before optics and tac light. which i just ordered a Bushnell trophy multi reticle for 89 bux and found a decent tac light for about 70. that'll be $1178 total. basically i spent 4 AK's building this AR.
WAY too much.
Colt 6921 Upper $900
Gemtech Bilock installed $100
Gemtech M496D can incl tax: $900
ACOG NSN----- $875
ARMS SIR------- $400
ARMS 40L---- $110
Surefire M900 $500
MagPul A2 Stock $200
Ergo Grip------ $25
Wilderness Sling-------- $35
$4045 in upper
Add my RRA semi lower ($200) or my RR Colt M16A1 ($12K).
2600 or so in one and around a grand in my M4gery plan on getting a TA11 for it so that will pushit up around the other one.
I recomend building because you can still pick the parts you want.
It just so happens that I wanted to use RRA parts becaues they are a local company with a good reputation.
I bought all these parts (except for the upper assembly) separately, but made sure that they were all for Rock River, just because that's what I wanted.
It totaled out to be about $790 total, but the retail prices would have been much more than that.
Basically, I have a RRA A4 (which you can get for about $765) but I also have the detachable carry handle for only, when relating to the price you can get the rifle for, $25.
I'm really happy with it, and it had on of two FTF's when I (actually when my dad wanted to shoot it, but I think he must be bad juju) other than that, it has been a great shooter, but I need a taller front site because it's up quite a bit above the flat part of the FST.
I only feed it Wolf, and clean after every two shooting sessions, and it hasn't hiccuped on me since breaking it in.
I've got 3 AR's that I have roughly 2000 each into them, I've got a basic M4forgery that cost about 1300 (900 dollor pre ban lower), and about 2000 grand total in my Bushmaster 308....
My current shotgun project should run close to 1000 bucks
The cheapest gun that I own is my Glock 19, bought it for 300 bucks used...
I need to sell my boat and maybe a kidney......
i don't even want to think about it
My ar has about $1800.00. My pistols about 4k. So much the wifey says anymore and I'm outta here. She's only half kidding.
My latest armalite build was $700.
And I ordered an EOTECH 552 for it on Wed. So that will bring it a little over a grand.
You should change the name of the thread to:
"How much $ do you have in your ARzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" - as in plural, as in you really don't want to know, as in too much, as in...........................................................
I mean, damn, who here only has one AR?
Damn I forgot about the Colt H-bar and the Colt 9mm
newBs that are only in the beginning stages of BRD......you know, they're not terminal......yet
$750. Can't figure out what another $1,500-$3,000 will do to make it that much better.
Less than most here, but probably more than I needed to.
This is my only AR, I know sad.
But I have put everything into it, to be the most versitle, accurate and dependable I could.
I have had this rifle about 6 years so have had a lot of time to get it where it is.
Although there are many like it, This One is Mine.
I try to keep a decent inventory for insurance purposes... Sometimes it's frightening to look at the numbers. Currently I'm about about $5700 for 3 ARs Not including mags...
busy Varminter 24inch bull 1,200
swarovski 6-24x50 1,300
harris bipod 80.00
bipod quick release rail adaptor 80.00 (go figure)
ARFX stock 65.00
12inch Larue rail 300.00
Worth every penny he
The 3 I have right now total about 5200, but I've prob had about 10k in ARs over the course of the past few years. One is going through a slight change of purpose, which is causing me to do more shopping. There's also some extra "stuff" lying around...like VLTORs and assorted other things. Some of my ROTC buddies are getting afflicted w/ BRD, and others just stare like I'm a circus freak...I guess there's a reason one some 19 year olds don't have cars.
I GUESS YOU COULD SAY TOO MUCH.
Bushy 14.5" M4 upper w/ Phantom (from GSE, back in the day)
RRA lower, 6-pos, and partks kit (from ADCO)
Chopped Carry Handle
Aimpoint M2 (eBay, a steal at $289)
Arms #22 M68 mount & cantilever spacer (from MSTN)
GG&G Sling Thing (from AR15-L member)
Giles Sling (gunshow)
All together, ~1500
The rest of 'em have had parts added/removed/swapped so many times I can't keep track of what I paid for what. The cheapest is probably the XM16E1 clone cobbled together from eBay/EE parts -- probably about $650 in it, and it runs like a champ.
Slightly used M-4gery RRA upper with Stag Arms lower purchased here off the EE - $500.00
Oly Arms FIRSH FF - $60.00
Rail covers - $40.00
ACE SOCOM - $110.00
Hakko BED35 - $100.00
ARMS #2 mount - $50.00
Sling mount - $20.00
El Cheapo laser - $70.00
First Samco grip - $16.00
Surefire Millenium M962 - $235.00
So around $1200.00 total (not including ammo, case, some mags, armorers wrench, and an action block).
And I am not done yet houldThanks to all those that contributed.
This thread makes me feel sick....
I was just thinking about this last week.
Bushmaster A2 Carbine $750 (dealer cost, thanks Dad)
ARMS 39A2 $130 (thanks Pete in NH)
Cheap red dot $30
RRA 6pos stock $70
CQB Solutions SOP Sling $45 (now Spectre Gear)
A2 FS $12 (thanks again Pete)
Total for the rifle: $1037
And at least that much in ammo!
HEY HEY HEY!!! Remember NO one can put a price tag upon your happiness
That's true...... BUT.....my wife told me she can put a price tag on what a divorce will cost me ....
The total for my M4gery was roughly $3700 if my math is correct. Not counting Mags, Ammo, sling and other minor stuff. In the process of getting to this final config I went through easily another 2K in different optics, lights, accessory and trigger options but that was all sold to aquire the final choices and was not figured into the total.
Bushmaster XM15 E2S M4A3 Type LE Carbine w/1 in 7 14.5” barrel and Phantom 5C2
LaRue Tactical 7.0 w/KAC rail panels
KAC 4.5lb 2 stage match trigger w/KNS Anti-walk pins
PRI Gas Buster w/Big Mil Latch
Magpul M93A Stock w/H&K style sling snap and a 9mm buffer and spring
Magpul MIAD grip
Magpul Gen 2 trigger guard
Trijicon ACOG TA31F w/KillFlash
LaRue Tactical QD ACOG Mount
Troy rear Flip-Up BUIS
20" Oly Target Rifle w/ATN Sight & Ciener .22 Kit $500.00
Sold the following
ATN Sight Sold - 85.00
Ciener Sold (Had 2-30rnd mags) -215.00
Upper Sold -325.00
16" Oly CAR Upper w/ Folding stock from EE $215.00
Now I have a Complete Oly 16" CAR-15 for $100.00
Recently bought an Aimpoint for $185.00 off the EE and traded it for Surefire M500 grips.
The Oly is on the right.
Taxes and “Other Assorted Fees”, around $1,000
Transfer Taxes $200
New Barrel, shipping, and installation, about $500
Four SAW Pouches (They hold 6 magazines apiece) about $50
24 magazines, each holding 30 rounds, averaged out and totaled, about $360-+
Bushmaster 11½ Inch Upper, $ 535.00
M16A1 Bipod, $15-$20
Carrying case about $50.
And next year I plan to buy a suppressor.
And let's face it:
I know somebody who owns an M16A2. I wonder what HE paid for his toy?
Ouch!!! That hurts. Well invest in a good bag to hide stuff in, you know to bring those AR parts in and out of the house, also a secret saving jar will help you as well.
damn after reading the above posts I feel like a cheap skate, I've got a bone stock bushy 20" A2 h-bar I paid $575 for new in 94' and a ss 16" entry stocked car w/eotech 502 for $790 I built last year, and an 16" Armalite AR-10A4 car with springfield armory 6x40 rangefinder and jarad adj. trigger, g-27 grip $1600, I have no use for any extra accesories , besides mags and ammo.
WOA tuned trigger....$115
WOA lower parts kit..$35
Magpul trigger guard..$20
LMT 14.5 upper..........$485
RRA Bolt group...........$110
RRA side sling swivel.$35
Knights RAS II...........$280
Knights low mount......$190
Duracote OD green....$30
I'm affraid to do the math
One years worth here. My first, Colt I payed $2100 for just the gun old pre-ban Colt with M4 upper. Close to $10,000 in all four maybe more. Hell I have not even counted all the ammoooo and magssss. I have 12 colt 9mm mags for the 9mm set up that is about $780 just in 12 mags WOW. U count the crap, to much for my mine to think of right now
Too much! Sometimes, my wife wishes I would have never started.