Hey guys. I registered for the forums just so I could post in this thread. Sorry to drag it back up.
I've been looking to buy an AR, one that I could build myself to keep the cost down. One question that I've got is are Olympic lowers worth buying? I see a few on gunbroker.com going for $750 - $850... for the lowers alone! (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =323393897
and http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =323927913
). At the same time, the local gun shop has this post-ban lower for $250:
That lower doesn't have much of a description, only this:
"Olympic Arms AR-15 Post-Ban Lower
Features: Receiver with Trigger Group and Rifle Stock with Rebound Spring, Excellent Condition."
I'd had my eyes on pre-ban, but the prices are really up there. As nice as all the "goodies" would be, for the kind of shooter I am, I just don't think it justifies the difference in price.
But anyway, the biggest question I've got is in regards to posts like this:
Czechnology wrote:YOUR OLYMPIC COSTS ABOUT THE SAME AS(Or even more than!) A MILSPEC RIFLE
Where?? I'm looking to keep costs down. I was looking to build myself, but if I can find a similarly-priced pre-built one and save myself a little trouble, I'd be open to that too. But the thing is, I don't even know where to look. I don't know what's a good deal and what's not. I don't want to go down to the gun shop and get taken advantage of either. The gun won't necessarily be used for home-defense, I've got a short 20GA for that. Also, I'm not a total stranger to guns, I'm an avid skeet shooter, but when it comes to rifles, I know nothing. It would probably just be used to fire a few hundred rounds every few months down at the range. Although, the intimidation factor in a home invasion would certainly be nice too...
I'll also admit that I haven't searched the site. I stumbled upon this thread by googling "olympic arms ar15 review" or something like that. It's late and I've got to work early tomorrow, and I planned on going to the gun shop tomorrow evening to ask about that lower I posted above. I'm trying to get this ball rolling. Yup, I'm that PITA that's looking for some easy help!
You guys seem knowledgeable and hopefully I can get some solid advice.
BTW, I'm a NY resident. Long Island, not the city.