Keyboard Jockey Attempts Two AR-15 Builds

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    I'd add this to the mix

    https://gunprime.com/product/colt-combat-unit-m4-carbine-5-56-16-1-mlok-30rd-le6960-ccu/

    Centurion mlok rail, magpul stock and grip, mid length gas.
     
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    Nice. I'll have to find a licensed dealer to ship to tho seeing as I live in Illinois and everything here is strict gun law wise. Those are cheaper than what I'm finding here by almost 200$ lol
     
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    Yeah, the 6920 seems like the standard. I've been to sites that point out the difference between some of the Colt AR's and the 6920 always seems like the middle ground to me.
     
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    If that's what you're willing to pay for that's fine. Just not something I'm willing to do just yet. I sold a Christensen Arms bolt action to someone for $1925 and was really impressed with how it felt, but can't even see myself buying one to keep.

    I get the weight issue though. This Creedmoor barrel is heavy . . . I might some day seriously consider a Christensen Arms AR barrel though. I've built several budget ARs and I guess I'm due a "high dollar" build at some point.
     
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    Before making a purchase I consult these sites for market rates. Local gun stores are convenient and you can see the exact firearm you're getting. Some people like me take on faith guns from the factory are all the same and I prefer to save a buck where I can.

    https://gun.deals/
    https://www.gunbroker.com/

    When buying online to have transferred to a local FFL you can look here or google. Avoid anyone trying to charge a % of the value. It should just be a flat fee. $25-$35 tops.
     
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    Yep . . . transfers are often a huge pain. I don't even do them anymore. Working full-time and being a home-based FFL I don't even want to bother with it these days.
     
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    Yeah, I prefer to be able to just walk in and pull one off the wall so to speak. The extra money Vs piece of mind -I'd like to be able to hold and inspect the gun if possible too. And of course, if something winds up being wrong the shop will usually handle all the issues, I mean you're right there and buying it from them. There's a really good shop close to me that I use for most everything so they're almost certainly going to be who I deal with.


    In any event I've always been curious about the FFL transfers as I've yet to know anyone personally that's done one. I'll investigate and go from there. Thanks for the links.
     
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    If you wanna go cheap on a factory gun here's the route I would take. Same shit but by Ruger for $300 less. It won't be as cool and might lack some quality, but you can ride it 'til the wheels come off as you learn the platform and not worry about it. Practice replacing various parts before trying it on something more pricey.

    https://gun.deals/product/ruger-ar-556-semi-automatic-556-nato-centerfire-55764-499-sh
     
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    You're welcome.

    With used and high-end shit I can see preferring a dealership. Assembly-line factory new stuff is usually gtg, unless you're an early adapter on some products. I've bought dozens of things online and only encountered one instance of warranty work being required. Again though, whatever you're most comfortable with and at what price.
     
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    It's funny, I was considering this at one point (the Ruger oddly enough too). But here's the thing, I'm not a big rifle guy and I'm going into this knowing I might only own 1 AR in my lifetime. That's why I took the time to research a lot of this out -from buying nicer high end AR's like BC or DD to building one myself. I'm comfortable with the Colt, so that's why I'm sticking with the decision.

    For the record I've shot plenty of AR's, AK's, SCAR's, SKS's.. you name it. So this adds to my comfort in making this decision. I know there are decent cheaper AR's out there as well as better quality ones too, but those aren't my bag. I feel like the LE 6920 checks off every box for me which is what lead to the decision. For example, I looked at a 6720 earlier today and wasn't impressed tbh. I've read so much about how it's virtually the same rifle but better -went to the store, put it in my hands- nope. Not for me anyway. The little differences were noticeable to me. The pencil barrel, the locations of the strap loop, the slight weight difference (which is supposed to be an improvement). Just wasn't feeling it. It also wasn't much cheaper either -and you do lose a tad bit of accuracy Vs the 6920 due to the slight difference in barrel (from what I've read).
     
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    Yeah, there's actually a Dicks sporting goods really close to me listed as an FFL, so imma hit them up tomorrow and run by them what I'm looking to do and see what they say. At least get a low down on the process.
     
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    Sounds like you've got it figured out then. I own two "store-bought" AR's. The 6920 and a lefty Stag. After that it was time to build.

    Thanks for popping into the thread. I should be finally deciding on the last parts and cerakote pattern for the skull-shaped lower (build #6, but the pic in the OP isn't close anymore). I'll start build #7 too. Many parts are in-hand and the total concept is starting to come together. Maybe that and your new Colt will inspire you to take on a build. I never thought I'd no a gun so well as I have thanks to everything you can see in this thread.
     
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    Not paying local sales tax goes to offset shipping and transfer fees. Not sure your rate. But something to keep in mind when doing your math.
     
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    I've only bought one gun off the shelf from a store. The rest was all ffl transfer. I've never had an issue with fit or finish. My friends also basically only buy online and transfer now as well. The savings on tax alone is huge plus I've never seen a store cone anywhere close to online prices.
     
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    With buying new there's only one time the finish disappointed. Coincidentally it was my 6920. Couple blemishes but the price was right at the time ($999) and that's the luck of the draw. For all I know I got one of the better shooters. :cool:
     
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    Transfers aren't or shouldn't be a problem for a retail shop or maybe even the home-based guy who is happy to do them for folks. It's the same process as when you go in and buy a gun off the shelf.
     
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    Totally depends on the firearm and where you buy from. Online stores deal in volume over profit per firearm. That's the complete opposite of a brick and mortar shop in many cases.

    I recently did a group buy for some drop in triggers. I sold them for $8 over what I paid for them and ended up making a little over $100 on the overall order. I sold 24 of them. At my normal price I would've made that on selling 4 or 5 of them.

    Same way with firearms . . . many manufacturers offer dealer programs where if you buy a certain number of a model they'll give you one free. So you sell those you bought at cost or slightly more than cost and then make all of your profit on the freebie. It's just hard to find 4-5 folks who happen to want the same item at or around the same time. :)
     
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    Outside of being able to inspect it before the purchase.
     
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    Some food for thought. If you were looking at the 6920 in the store and there were two in stock, one pristine and the other with a blemish, would you take the blemished gun for $200 less?
     

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