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Noticed we don't have a thread on gun sales. Looking to pick up an AR this year. What store typically has the best sales? Better to pick from a big box store or a local gun shop?
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Head on over to https://gun.deals/
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i highly recommend going to reddit and checking out the gundeals subreddit. great community, and lots of great deals, especially on ARs.

https://www.reddit.com/r/gundeals/new/

definitely sort by new. the good deals go quick. you dont need an account unless you want to join in on the conversation, which i recommend.

what are you looking to spend on an ar? build or buy?
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Tough to beat Palmetto State Armory on price. Should be able to get a nice AR for under $400 right now
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Tough to beat Palmetto State Armory on price. Should be able to get a nice AR for under $400 right now
+1 for Palmetto State.

One thing I'd recommend for AR-15s in general is to stay away from barrels that are labeled .223 Wylde and stick to 5.56 barrels. It's supposed to be able to shoot both 5.56 and .223 rounds with equal accuracy, but in my case, my .223 Wylde barrel would not chamber 5.56 rounds correctly because it was a little longer than .223 rounds. The manufacturer (not Palmetto State) said the barrel was with specs, so that's $300 down the drain for me (it was an uncommon 24" bull barrel).
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At least the next mass murderer will get a discount.
More bang for one's buck.
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Looking for a deal on Mossberg Shockwave

So far Academy at 299 seems, deals.guns shows available online at $260 but factor in FFL fees and not sonfsr different and can just walk in pick up fron Acadenmy, no worrying about shipping and scheduling time to meet the FFL, etc.
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+1 for Palmetto State.

One thing I'd recommend for AR-15s in general is to stay away from barrels that are labeled .223 Wylde and stick to 5.56 barrels. It's supposed to be able to shoot both 5.56 and .223 rounds with equal accuracy, but in my case, my .223 Wylde barrel would not chamber 5.56 rounds correctly because it was a little longer than .223 rounds. The manufacturer (not Palmetto State) said the barrel was with specs, so that's $300 down the drain for me (it was an uncommon 24" bull barrel).
Thanks for the heads up on the 5.56 barrels... that is exactly what I was looking for.
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Tough to beat Palmetto State Armory on price. Should be able to get a nice AR for under $400 right now
Anyone have any Experience with Palmetto? is it worth getting a PSA and swapping out some key components? or is it better to just build from the ground up?
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Anyone have any Experience with Palmetto? is it worth getting a PSA and swapping out some key components? or is it better to just build from the ground up?
I haven't bought anything from them in over a year because discretionary money is going elsewhere, but I've bought a complete lower and complete upper receivers with them in the past with no problems at all. The machining is so good now that you shouldn't need to swap any components unless you're a serious/competition shooter. Just make sure the components are marked as "MIL Specs," and watch out for the dizzying variety of calibers available on the AR platform. If you're just building a standard .223/5.56NATO AR, then a standard "MIL Spec" AR-15 lower receiver should just mate with a standard .223/5.56 upper receiver, and you're good to go. However, upper receiver for another caliber might not be compatible with the standard .223/5.56 lower receiver. This is where google comes in handy. Lastly, when you're buying an upper receiver, check to see if the Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) is included. Sometimes you have to buy the BCG separately, and the BCG should be matched to the caliber of the upper receiver.
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Anyone have any Experience with Palmetto? is it worth getting a PSA and swapping out some key components? or is it better to just build from the ground up?
The only problem I had with them in the past was credit card fraud months later but that was years ago, I don't know if it happens anymore with them as they were a target for credit card breaches for a while. I bought things latter using prepaid visa cards and never had issues with the products, sometimes they have backorders but the main thing was to keep the credit card safe.
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I purchase kits from PSA a few times a year. I purchase lowers from my local gun shop.
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I haven't bought anything from them in over a year because discretionary money is going elsewhere, but I've bought a complete lower and complete upper receivers with them in the past with no problems at all. The machining is so good now that you shouldn't need to swap any components unless you're a serious/competition shooter. Just make sure the components are marked as "MIL Specs," and watch out for the dizzying variety of calibers available on the AR platform. If you're just building a standard .223/5.56NATO AR, then a standard "MIL Spec" AR-15 lower receiver should just mate with a standard .223/5.56 upper receiver, and you're good to go. However, upper receiver for another caliber might not be compatible with the standard .223/5.56 lower receiver. This is where google comes in handy. Lastly, when you're buying an upper receiver, check to see if the Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) is included. Sometimes you have to buy the BCG separately, and the BCG should be matched to the caliber of the upper receiver.
Thanks for the info. I decided to build my own. Thinking of purchasing a completed upper from this site. Will check about the BCG.
Will pick up a lower from a local gun shop.
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