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Posted: 9/8/2010 7:03:01 PM EDT
After mulling over different rifles, I've decided to build my own. Now, which one would the Hive suggest & do i have to go through an FFL for this?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:05:11 PM EDT
So long as you're not building them to sell, you likely won't need a FFL.

Also, build your own. It's cheaper, it's easy and gives you a sense of pride.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:05:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:29:52 PM EDT by theskuh]
yes you need an ffl for transfer of a lower reciever

check on the classifieds there is a deal for a complete lower for $160. Surplus ammo and arms

http://ee.ar15.com/ItemView.aspx?iid=58699
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:06:21 PM EDT
You want to buy a complete lower...but you plan to "build your own"?

Not tracking.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:08:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
You want to buy a complete lower...but you plan to "build your own"?

Not tracking.


I'm not that mechanically inclined, so it depends on the features of the lower
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:09:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:10:43 PM EDT by justsayin]
You have to buy the lower through an FFL.

Unless you find a FTF private seller in your state.

Everything else is not considered a "firearm".

Waitaminnit.

IL?

You need to check your local laws there Sparky.

Parts of IL you need a license to THINK about a gun.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:10:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:16:53 PM EDT by NAEP3]
Start your build off this lower. At $59.95 plus shipping and FFL transfer fees you'll be GTG.
Surplus Arms & Ammo Lower

ETA: I'm retarded.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:11:10 PM EDT
you should be able to put it together with a vice grips it is not like building a nuke. go tto the armory section and look at the walkthrough
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:11:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
You want to buy a complete lower...but you plan to "build your own"?

Not tracking.


I'm not that mechanically inclined, so it depends on the features of the lower

Right. I see that now.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:11:15 PM EDT
Private party purchase FTF: No FFL (at least in Nevada).

Online purchase: FFL.

Dealer purchase: FFL.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:12:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NAEP3:
Start your build off this lower. At $59.95 plus shipping and FFL transfer fees you'll be GTG.
Spike's Tactical Lower


That isn't a Spikes lower.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:15:36 PM EDT
D'oh! I just realized that.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:23:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAEP3:
D'oh! I just realized that.

same lower i posted too
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:27:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By theskuh:

Originally Posted By NAEP3:
D'oh! I just realized that.

same lower i posted too

Good price too....who'd-a-thunk a year and a half ago they'd be down that low again.....now if wwe could turn the clock back on ammo prices......


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Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:30:43 PM EDT
Yeah that is pretty smoking. the stripped lowers in my gunstore are all marked more than than that complete one.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:01:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
You want to buy a complete lower...but you plan to "build your own"?

Not tracking.


I'm not that mechanically inclined, so it depends on the features of the lower

Oh, we have resources here for newbies ; http://www.ar15.com/content/guides/assembly/lower/
Should only take you ~1hr, plus the time looking for the front take down detente after you launch it across the room. I can do them in about 15min.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:01:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:

Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
You want to buy a complete lower...but you plan to "build your own"?

Not tracking.


I'm not that mechanically inclined, so it depends on the features of the lower

Oh, we have resources here for newbies ; http://www.ar15.com/content/guides/assembly/lower/
Should only take you ~1hr, plus the time looking for the front take down detente after you launch it across the room. I can do them in about 15min.



$0.75 1/4 inch clevis pin from Lowes, Home Depot, or any other hardware store makes a nifty Front-takedown Pin tool, and saves about 8 bucks over the commercial versions.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:35:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
You want to buy a complete lower...but you plan to "build your own"?

Not tracking.


I'm not that mechanically inclined, so it depends on the features of the lower

Right. I see that now.


I dont. What features would one lower have over another that would determine whether you "built your own" or bought a complete one?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:12:51 AM EDT
I priced out a bulid with that lower, the RRA lpk and stock would put me right at 200.

That one for 170 is a pretty good deal, but I suppose you could squeak close to that not using a name brand lpk and stock.

At 200, it saves about 40 to 80 bucks depend on where you got it for a complete RRA lower. So not sure how much it is worth.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:16:16 AM EDT
Where do you live in IL?

Not cook county or Aurora I presume?

Depending on where you live, I may have some options for you.

Also, this would be better asked in the tech or hometown forum...not GD
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