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I am debating whether or not I should put a few guns on arms list for an AR. I am trying to trade for it though. I am trying to trade all guns like new. A gen 3 Glock 17 with 3 mags. A M&P AR15-22 with one mag and a center point scope it's only like a $75 scope but 9X zoom does what it is supposed to. Also a Colt 1911 .22lr the government model with one mag. This picture shows them but I am keeping my EDC my 26. Is it something that is reasonably plausible or should I forget it and just try to sell them and buy one?
 

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I am debating whether or not I should put a few guns on arms list for an AR. I am trying to trade for it though. I am trying to trade all guns like new. A gen 3 Glock 17 with 3 mags. A M&P AR15-22 with one mag and a center point scope it's only like a $75 scope but 9X zoom does what it is supposed to. Also a Colt 1911 .22lr the government model with one mag. This picture shows them but I am keeping my EDC my 26. Is it something that is reasonably plausible or should I forget it and just try to sell them and buy one?
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ScottyBiddle said:
I am debating whether or not I should put a few guns on arms list for an AR. I am trying to trade for it though. I am trying to trade all guns like new. A gen 3 Glock 17 with 3 mags. A M&P AR15-22 with one mag and a center point scope it's only like a $75 scope but 9X zoom does what it is supposed to. Also a Colt 1911 .22lr the government model with one mag. This picture shows them but I am keeping my EDC my 26. Is it something that is reasonably plausible or should I forget it and just try to sell them and buy one?
Usually .22's sell for pretty cheap. It all depends on how badly someone wants it, and how much the AR you want is.

I'd say just give it a shot online, and if someone buys it for a good price, go for it.
 

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I just bought parts over a few months and then put my AR together when I had everything! Catch stuff on sale and you could build one for the value if just one of your guns. Don't sell them!!!
 

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I like the buying parts at a time idea. My g/f won't notice and it's not like spending a $1000 all in one swoop.
 

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Here is a PM I sent to another member a while back.

Here is a quick breakdown, as I have been looking at this for the past 4 months or so. First off, I had to decide what I wanted. What I wanted was a regular, mid-length gas tube 16" barrel AR with magpul furniture (forearm, grip, stock). When I priced those from S&W and other manufacturers, the cheapest I could find it complete was $1100. I started pricing different things and decided I could build it for 700-800.

Here is a one stop shop. You can purchase complete kits, and then just buy a lower from some place.
Try here: http://akpartskits.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6_16&zenid=ae5b2f0 ea72750be7b278950cafc0b23
You can buy the whole kit. The problem I had was you cannot customize these kits. They are pretty cookie cutter.

What I did was purchase the parts over a few months to make my cost spread out a bit more. Also, this allowed me to customize my AR with some special parts, without having waste parts sitting around afterwards.
I started with a 'lower build kit'. This differs from a 'lower parts kit' in that the 'build kit' has the complete stock and buffer tube.
Look here for some build kits. They have free shipping right now over $50.00.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/build-kits.html
Then, I bought the Bolt Carrier Group (BCG). I upgraded this part and purchased a Nickel-Boron coated BCG for easier operation and cleanup. Same principle as the EXO/Fail Zero/NiBx Glock slides. I also purchased a Magpul ambi sling mount plate, which goes on the buffer tube.
After that, I purchased parts as they went on sale (i.e. I bought the charging handle, Magpul Back Up Sight (BUS), and magazines). I ended up ordering my complete upper without BCG, Charging handle, and rear sight for just over 300.00.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/complete-uppers.html
Once I got my lower today, I had everything I needed to complete the rifle. My total investment is around $775, including shipping of parts. It took me 4 months to collect everything. I also purchased some tools (an AR Armorer's tool from Amazon for $20.00 and some Harbor Freight plastic/brass hammers and punches).

Here is a quick list of everything you will piece together an AR, not counting tools.
Lower Receiver
Lower Receiver build kit (or Lower parts kit and Stock/buffer tube assembly)
Bolt Carrier Group
Charging handle
Complete barreled upper.
Rear sight/optic
Magazines!!!

I will try to put everything together sometime in the next few weeks. Most of the information I learned was from www.ar15.com.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
 
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