Man, I can't believe no one has replied. I have not built one from scratch but I have several. I personally like the Bushmaster line, they are a little cheaper than the others with great quality. Bushy's, DPMS, Rock River, Armalite all interchange. I might have my wires crossed, I would have to look but I think Colt uses a small takedown pin where the ones mentioned above use the larger diameter pin. I have complete rifles in different configs by the manufacturers listed above. I can swap all around but I never change the config of the Colt's. Rock River may be a little cheaper than Bushmaster but I am not sure of the quality yet. I have a heavy barreled upper that I just bought and have shot on a Bushy lower and it groups real good.
AR15.com has alot of info and those guys are ARnuts.
Hope this helps ya.
Ive been lookin at them some more as I came into some money and im looking at the DEA model rock river arms I figure if its good enough for them then it will be good enough for me plus being that the DEA uses it theres some novelty to it what do u guys think? anyone have experience with it or opinions? im not gonna buy the DEA package just the rifle so it doesnt come with the EOtech sight
Rock River and Wilson make great uppers and lowers. Depending on what you want the big factors will be trigger and barrel. Not trying to steer you away from shootingworld but you will find tons and tons of info on www.ar15.com.
Hey guys! These are some pics of the AR15A2 that I built. I bought it as a complete kit from Model 1 Sales. The Lower is forged T6 aluminum and is made by Rock River Arms. I searched online and found it alot cheaper than RRA at Eagle Firearms. I'm very satisfied with the quality for having bought the cheapest parts I could find
Make sure you buy a Marine Corps Technical Manual when you buy your parts or kit depending on what road you decide to travel. The Manual is invaluable!
Give the DoubleStar Corp. a call @ (888) 736-7725 and get a
catalog from them. They have it all for the "evil black rifle" :twisted: . I just ordered a 24" fluted/ported bull barreled upper from them and its just amazing how accurate my ar is now.
This catolog will become your bible from now on. DoubleStar has it all, from complete rifles to all kinds of uppers to all the small parts that you need to start buildin' your dream rifle.
I am in no way affiliated with the DoubleStar Corparation. I am just one happy customer passin' on some info.
Really nice looking rig. How much did the build yer own kits run total? Since I alread have the loading dies for 223, I've been pricing Bushies but the kit might be a worthwhile route for me to take and hopefully have enough left for the accesories I'll discover that I will no doubt need.