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Posted: 1/22/2006 5:18:05 PM EDT
ok so i wanted to build my own AR for the first time. but i dont want to hunt for all the parts and all i want is your basic run of the mill AR. something short and something that'll be fun for plinkin at the range. I came across this site and from what i can gather, its the whole kit minus the stripped lower. and i'm seein them go on here for like 75-90 bucks. any of you guys ever done this? are they any good just for toyin around? give me some feedback guys!!!

http://www.model1sales.com/item-detail.cfm?ID=KMC102M&storeid=1&image=com11prem16.gif&CFID=3552902&CFTOKEN=37813848
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:18:44 PM EDT
10.25" upper..... is that the right link? If so, then I'd better get started on the SBR paperwork before building..... Anything less then a 16" barrel is concidered a 'short barreled rifle' and requires special paper work (aka approval).

Just order the 16" upper and you'll be fine. M1S, lots of people have used them, some like, some don't. But most all agree, the price is in their 'like-able' range.

Doesn't NY have a ban?

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:28:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By screen-name:
ok so i wanted to build my own AR for the first time. but i dont want to hunt for all the parts and all i want is your basic run of the mill AR. something short and something that'll be fun for plinkin at the range. I came across this site and from what i can gather, its the whole kit minus the stripped lower. and i'm seein them go on here for like 75-90 bucks. any of you guys ever done this? are they any good just for toyin around? give me some feedback guys!!!

http://www.model1sales.com/item-detail.cfm?ID=KMC102M&storeid=1&image=com11prem16.gif&CFID=3552902&CFTOKEN=37813848



You should hunt for all the parts. You will understand the rifle better.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:34:45 PM EDT
lol, aww crap i posted the wrong link. same thing only the typical CAR style with a 16" barrel. how does the ban in NY work with regular CAR AR's ???
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:42:03 PM EDT
Of the two kits that I've purchased from Model 1 Sales, BOTH of them had misaligned front sights. I repaired the misalignment, but I shouldn't have had to. It was cheaper to repair them than to ship them back for replacement and take a chance on getting more misaligned barrels/sights.

I'm sticking with Bushmaster
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 2:16:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 2:17:32 PM EDT by IceMan_1]
Have you ck'ed out J&T ? www.jtdistributing.com/

Edited to say-------Sorry i forgot there site is down for construction .
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 2:56:41 PM EDT
I think you will be ok with an M1S kit, they are not the best, but there not overly expensive either. The last time I built an M1S kit the roll pin for the bolt catch was a little big and I had to Dremel it down a bit and the spring for the front take down pin had to lose a few coils. Study up on the stuff in the build it yourself section of this web site. Also you might want to get the tool for installing the front pivot pin spring and detent.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 3:31:47 PM EDT
Make sure it is ban compliant or you'll have a problem, unless you are exempt (IE LEO).

Mike
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 3:41:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By whiteing:
Of the two kits that I've purchased from Model 1 Sales, BOTH of them had misaligned front sights. I repaired the misalignment, but I shouldn't have had to. It was cheaper to repair them than to ship them back for replacement and take a chance on getting more misaligned barrels/sights.

I'm sticking with Bushmaster




You have not heard of Bushmasters famous (canted) sight!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:12:29 PM EDT
You also might look at Del-Ton for a kit. I am also looking at a 16" CAR build and from the posts I have read have a pretty good reputation. I belive their basic kit starts at $455, only $20 more than the M1S.

Good luck and have fun!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:55:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By screen-name:
lol, aww crap i posted the wrong link. same thing only the typical CAR style with a 16" barrel. how does the ban in NY work with regular CAR AR's ???



I'm not sure about NY state or if it's the city of NY..... I bet someone will chime in from that state. Sad though.... most of NY state is still open country...but NY city destroys it for the rest of the state....

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