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Old July 14, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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finally broke the $1k mark!!

PSA-$800, Houge pistol grip-$20, FM laser light-$26, UTG free float quad rail-$90 ''install $35'', UTG foregrip-$40. brought me up to $1011 an i don't have any sights or trigger group or stock yet
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Old July 14, 2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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If I knew you were trying so hard, I could have spent your money MUCH faster... next time, just send it to me, you won't have to wait so long.
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Old July 15, 2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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And here's more good news... your second AR will cost even more!
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Old July 15, 2012, 04:44 AM   #4
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an i don't have any sights or trigger group or stock yet
I see all 3 on that rifle, or are you talking about custom stuff?
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Old July 15, 2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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I broke the 1k mark a week after I got my rifle lol. im up to 1500 on mine about to add another 149 in about a week.
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Old July 15, 2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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aftermarket ya. my gf got me the EOTECH 512 that is being paid off as a birthday/christmas combo. but ima upgrade the bolt an everything. titanium firing pin an all other goodies i can find
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Old July 15, 2012, 04:21 PM   #7
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It doesn't take long because they make so many goodies for the AR-15
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Old July 15, 2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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PSA-$800, Houge pistol grip-$20, FM laser light-$26, UTG free float quad rail-$90 ''install $35'', UTG foregrip-$40. brought me up to $1011 an i don't have any sights or trigger group or stock yet
Heah, it's not so bad. Cheer up.......because later on, it will get worse!

FWIW, I spent more than that for the optic on my M&P-15.
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Old July 16, 2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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I also just got done building my ar15 with a budget I set at $850.00 not a penny more, I wanted to prove to myself that I could build one with the parts I prefer than buy a plain store model for about the same price. I knew I could stay within budget cause my Gun-fu is strong.

I can tell you right now my Gun-fu was not as strong as I thought $1781.00 was my total price and I don't know how that happened, I am weak, it just got out of hand. Never, never again.......well... not until next year.
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Old July 16, 2012, 11:23 AM   #10
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Y'know, this thread shows why it makes sense to buy a quality AR in the first place. The OP did by starting with PSA but so often you see a lower quality rifle taken well over $1,000 yet the basic parts are suspect.

For example, my first AR build the ArmaLite upper with BCG, charging handle and stock handguards was $500 while a BCM configured the same would be about $620. Now the ArmaLite isn't terrible, but it does fall short. Today I'd gladly pay the $120 to bring it up to spec. And as new buyers learn more about the platform this likely is a common lament.
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