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    Default are $400 kits still out there?

    It's been about two and a half years since I last built an AR and I just did some looking for kits and have noticed that they have gone up a bunch. Is anyone still selling any new kits for under $400?

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    As far as I know those days are gone ( Sarco ) is past that now.

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    There are a few places left with below $400 prices. One is blackthorneproducts.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Walker View Post
    There are a few places left with below $400 prices. One is blackthorneproducts.com.

    Those are uppers only.

    Cheapest that I know of for a complete kit is $460 at Model-1
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    Model-1 gets a bad rap for cheap parts, but my brother bought his in 2003 and has had literally thousands of rounds through it with no problems at all. I would not hesitate to buy from them!
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    Blackthorne does have some complete kits minus the stripped lower for under $400. Blackthorne is the same company as Vulcan, Hesse ect.. that have changed their name every few years to avoid the bad reputation they have earned for themselves. There was a writeup on AR15.com a while ago where a guy bought a kit and critiqued it. Basically he said that parts kits were mostly cosmetically flawed items with uneven finish on the barrel and scratches on the upper receiver and handguards. If it was my money I'd spend the extra $60 and get one from either Model 1 or M&A parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie View Post
    Model-1 gets a bad rap for cheap parts, but my brother bought his in 2003 and has had literally thousands of rounds through it with no problems at all. I would not hesitate to buy from them!
    Same here. I've built 4 from model-1 kits, never had a problem with any of them.
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    Thanks for all the info, my last kit was from del-ton and I was very impressed with them. will prob either go with them or model 1.

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    try sherluk at 425.00 and the 2 i bought were very nice and shoot great

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    7.62 x 39, those are NOT uppers only. They are complete parts kits minus the lower receiver. They have the most choices of parts kits I have seen.

    If the parts are seconds only, then someone is making a heck of a lot of seconds.

    I have also seen reports by buyers who said they were as good as any other parts kits.

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