View Full Version : Cost of my latest AR build (for reference)

October 7, 2012, 07:15 AM
For those here looking for information on building an AR here's my latest build and cost (I watch the sale pages on PSAs site, prices reflect what I paid at the time, not what they are now):

PSA Premium Upper: $279
Upper (http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/complete-uppers/16/mid-light-profile-premium-madness-16-cmv-chrome-lined-stripped-upper-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html)
PSA Lower (this is the NOBAMA one, standard blem lowers are $59) $120
PSA Lower STR Build Kit ($125)
LBK Link (http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/build-kits/psa-str-lower-build-kit.html)
Charging handle: $17
BCM BCG: $150
BCM Link (http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Bolt-Carrier-Group-MPI-Auto-M16-p/bcm%20bolt%20carrier%20group%20auto%20mp.htm)
15'' MI Gen2 Rail: $170 (LE/MIL discount price)
Link (http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=450)
YHM Low Pro Gas Block: $30

Total cost: $891

All prices are OTD. I had the sights sitting around in my parts bin but a set of MBUIS sights is $80-90. I'll also be selling my original front sight for $15-20. The big advantage to building it yourself is building it to your specs.

If ya'll have any questions; let me know.

October 7, 2012, 10:15 AM
Nice!:cool: Hopefully you can enjoy shooting you "nobama" rifle in a nobama USA here in a few months:D

October 7, 2012, 08:41 PM
Very nice build. Solid parts list. Very good price.

I think my first build was a little higher than that but I included tools I had to buy. I built the upper too. Cost less buying a complete upper.

Hope it shoots as good as it looks.

Safe shooting.

October 7, 2012, 09:53 PM
What advantage does the (?) long handguard give you?

October 7, 2012, 09:58 PM
When I fire while standing I like to get my support hand as far out as I can for control. It's not a make or break feature for me as I do have standard carbine length ARs as well but I feel I can control the rifle better the farther out I have my hand (while pulling it into my body). I have some 12'' rails that I think are just as effective for this as the 15'' but I like options :D especially since this handguard is so lightweight.