I've never owned an AR-15 before, let alone built one. However, I've done tons of research and from what I've found, Lewis Machine and Tool is second to none... except maybe Colt.
That said, I really want a Defender... BAD! However, the wife has capped me out at $1,000. A Defender off the shelf is over $1,200.
Here's my thought: I want to buy an LMT full upper (minus bolt carrier):
An LMT bolt carrier:
and an LMT full lower:
This puts the total cost right at $950!
Here is my question: This will essentially be a defender right? In other words, I'm assuming the only difference is that I snap it together on my kitchen table. Am I right?
Is this a good buy?
BTW: I know I'll still be missing the rear BUIS. However, I'm banking on the fact that I can find one really cheap... like $50. This puts me right at $1,000