Originally Posted by Sandman
I have been toying with this idea also. For no other reason than the fact that I don't have one. Does the lower receiver have to be shipped to an FFL, do a transfer, etc.? If so, I might just buy the rifle if the hassle is the same. Is there any significant cost savings in build vs. buy?
Much cheaper to build.
They lower contains the serial# so it must be sent to a FFL dealer.
I would buy the upper as built from a manufacturer and test fired.
Most manufacturers have build kits and it's easy to do.
There's a couple parts that are really tricky (springs typically
) that like to go ballistic if you're not careful. A small confined area is recommended.