Posted: 5/1/2009 4:52:59 AM EDT
I picked up my stripped lower yesterday...this is my first ar...i was thinking of getting a kit...does anyone know or have reference to a generic parts list that i could price out against a kit?
Is it cheaper to buy a kit(JT,delton) or to buy compontents separtely?
A kit can definitely be cheaper if your just planning to build a very basic rifle. If you plan to add a bunch of custom features there is no sense in buying alot of extra parts you do not intend to use. Are you planning to build an upper or buy a pre-assembled upper? You already have a lower so your biggest decision there is which stock you want and if you plan to use something other than a stock trigger. The pistol grip is not much of an issue. They usually include a basic grip in any lower parts kit and it really does not add much to the price if you decide to change it to a different grip. More info on what you desire in your rifle is needed to give a exact answer.
It's cheaper to buy a kit as long as the kit has pretty much what you want on it and you don't swap out a bunch of stuff right away.
Another thing to consider is how soon do you want it? Del-Ton is at least 4-6 months behind (think Christmas) on kits and on certain hard to get individual components like BCG's they are 1 year out.
J & T is better (time wise) and they have lots of options on their kits so you should be able to get pretty much what you want but figure on at least 6 weeks depending on what you order, I ordered a DS-4 kit from them and it took 6 weeks to get and I have a middy kit ordered from Del-Ton that will get here when it gets here
I have hard that M & A gets kits out quick but you have to call them and get what ever they have in stock at the time.
Welcome to BRD
this first one is just going to be a basic rifle
has anyone heard of http://www.ar15-kits.com/ ?
If you just want a basic rifle a kit would be the way to go. Also if you haven't yet, go to the industry section and read up on the various companies that sell kits and/or parts and ask questions if you have any.Del-Ton has a section there and Jesse at J & T does very good at answering inquires promptly.
I've used Midways schematics to get a price list for a 1911 pistol to compare to a complete.
They have schematics for AR-15 too. It's right here. Including everything normal part of one there are 101 parts included upper, lower, and sights. They also have like every parts for sell. Might be backordered and what-not though. Hope it helps .
M-15 Lower Half Parts
1 *Pistol grip, black EL0030 $5.00
2 *Ejector/Safety spring (2 per rifle) EB0110 $.75
3 *Safety detent EL0060 $1.00
4 *Buttstock screw (A2) EL0090 $3.00
5 *Buttstock Assembly (A2), black EL0110 $35.00
5 *Buttstock Assembly (A2), green EG0020 $40.00
6 *Buttstock spacer EL0130 $1.50
7 *Detent spring (2 per rifle) EL0140 $.75
8 *Detent (2 per rifle) EL0150 $.75
9 Takedown pin EL0160 $5.00
10 Pivot pin EL0170 $5.00
11 Buffer EL0180 $14.00
12 Buffer spring EL0210 $2.50
13 *Bolt stop pin EL0220 $.50
14 Bolt stop EL0230 $8.00
15 *Bolt stop plunger EL0240 $1.25
16 *Bolt stop spring EL0250 $.75
17 Mag catch EL0260 $6.00
18 *Mag catch button (aluminum) EL0270 $3.75
19 *Mag catch spring EL0280 $.75
20 * Safety selector EL0290 $10.00
21 * Rifle receiver extension EL0370 $20.50
22 * Disconnector EL0330 $6.00
23 * Disconnector spring EL0340 $.75
24 * Standard Trigger EL0350 $15.00
25 * Trigger spring EL0360 $1.50
26 * Hammer EL0310 $22.00
27 * Hammer spring EL0320 $1.50
28 * Hammer and trigger pin EL0300 $1.25
29 * Trigger guard pin EL0430 $.35
30 * Trigger guard assembly EL0380 $8.00
31 * Buffer detent EL0190 $1.00
32 * Buffer detent spring EL0200 $1.00
Standard Trigger Group EMK005 $35.00