I would also look at other places instead of PSA. PSA is a great company, but they are slow to ship, and don't have the pest price all the time.
This will be mainly a range toy. Lowest cost is not an objective, but this being my first AR I am not ready to "go all out" yet. I am not sure if I want quad rail or standard hand guard. The only ARs I have shot have been standard hand guard. I will need a complete upper...rather I have to buy charging handle and BCG separately does not matter much.What do you want it to do? Are you looking for lowest cost? Do you want a quad rail or standard hand guard? Do you want a complete upper (w BCG)?
I am not needing to go dirt cheap, but I am also capable of building a rifle. If piecing everything together will get me a superior rifle relative to cost I am up for it.This.
So many option out there. If you want dirt cheap I can send you links for various parts to build your own upper, but I'm guessing building a rifle is not in your wheel house yet.
I am definitely willing to look elsewhere. PSA is where I bought my stripped lower...I bought the trigger group and whatnot elsewhere.I would also look at other places instead of PSA. PSA is a great company, but they are slow to ship, and don't have the pest price all the time.
Thanks, one of my friends told me the same thing.I'd get the lowest twist rate that you can. Generally speaking the lower the twist rate the heavier bullet you can shoot.
Do you think this would be a superior setup to the options oodn-oodn listed below?My go-to cheap AR build. I've built 2 for a couple different people. Neither have had a single failure. The first one I built for a guy has seen over 1K rounds of steel case without cleaning.
Gas tube- http://www.eodusa.com/LBE-AR15-CARBINE-LENGTH-GAS-TUBE-LBARGTC.htm?categoryId=-1
upper build kit- http://palmettostatearmory.com/catalog/product/view/id/10258/
Gas block- http://www.eodusa.com/YHM-LOW-PROFILE-AR15-GAS-BLOCK-750-SET-SCREWS-YHM-9383.htm
Charging handle- http://www.eodusa.com/CORE15-V1-AR15-CHARGING-HANDLE-BLACK-CORE1856.htm
Flash hider- http://www.eodusa.com/LBE-AR15-A2-556-BIRDCAGE-FLASH-HIDER-LBARA2FH.htm
crush washer- http://www.eodusa.com/LBE-AR15-556-CRUSH-WASHER-LBARCW-556.htm
I got a lot of these parts for a lot cheaper waiting for sales and such. I was able to build him a pretty decent AR for around $600
I would like something that would be comfortable using either a simple red-dot like the Vortex Venom or setup as a scoped combine.If I were going to build an iron sight carbine, I'd go with a Dissipator or mid-length upper for more sight radius. Dissipator has the same sight radius as a 20" rifle, where the mid-length sight radius is between carbine & dissipator, but a bayonet fits properly on a mid-length if that's important to you.
If I were building a portable scoped carbine, I'd get an upper with a lightweight freefloat tube & possibly a light pencil barrel. I'm partial to longer freefloat tubes for better sight radius on my backup iron sights, but longer freefloat tube adds weight (as do the backup iron sights).
I have no complaints with PSA products or shipping so far, & their cheap dissipator upper I picked up last year is much more accurate than it has any right to be. Keep an eye on their sales as deals come & go all the time.