Skip to comments.AR-15: Assemble your own by buying Upper Receiver, Lower Receiver/Buttstock separately ADVICE
Posted on 02/28/2013 3:00:27 PM PST by RoosterRedux
I have had a Windham Weaponry AR-15 on order with an old friend who has a gun shop but prospects are looking slim.
You can buy an Upper Receiver direct from Windham (shipment on delay, but not out of stock).
Is it possible to buy an Upper from Windham and a Lower Receiver and Buttstock (I like the Magpul) from another manufacturer and supplier and simply assemble the pieces or is that impossible?
Bump for later.
All AR parts are universally interchangeable. Go for it.
The lower receiver is the serialized part that has to come through an FFL. The rest can be purchased/made/scrounged whatever.
Yes you can buy all the parts sparately and assemble your own.
Just do a search or visit AR15.com
3D printed AR15 3rd Generation Ready for Download (600 rds, no wear)
I have a DelTon lower bought from them and shipped to my FFL, completed the build with all DPMS parts (complete upper, buttstock, lower parts kit) from Midway USA. The problem you’re going to have right now is finding the lower receiver (from anyone, let alone DelTon) and parts kits.
Yup, mix n match uppers and lowers at will. (just don’t shoot Will)
That’s what I thought but needed to get advice so that I don’t make my usual mistake of jumping before looking carefully.;-)
80% lowers. Go from there.
Or you could buy a 3D printer and make your own lower receivers.
Apparently, there are lowers out there again. I just did a Bing search on ar-15 lower and got three sites selling them. Their prices range from low $200s and up.
Never heard of this place, but they have several in stock. http://www.carricozarmory.com/lowers.htm
I splurged and bought local: LaRue Tactical upper for around $1,100 3 years ago. I’m sure they’re more like $1800 today. Can’t find a nicer piece of workmanship.
And LaRue tactical is one of the gun makers who are sticking it to the Marxist anti-2nd amendment states.
Rule number one never talk about “Gun Club”
I guess 1300 for a Ruger upper isn’t bad then.. Just thought I’d link it. I cannot afford it. lol
Bought 2 80% before sandy hook. Thank god.
Now they’re dam near impossible to come by.
Actually, you can make a lower receiver. The only caveat is that the weapon has to be for personal use. As I understand it, no documentation is required.
That's a well thought-out and executed piston style upper; it was pretty pricey even before the madness hit.
Tell us about it.
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