In a world of constant fluctuating prices, one might be wondering if it is still possible to build an AR-15 for under $500. Maybe you been wanting to expand your arsenal beyond your everyday shooter? Or possibly you are looking to build a truck gun or something for home defense. If you are trying to stay on the budget side of things, then these builds might be for you.
Just remember, these builds are for the complete bare firearm. No accessories such as optics, magazines, lights, etc are included. FFL fees are also not included as these can vary on the individual.
Pistol Build 1: Total $490
Whether you want something for utility, or just something fun to shoot on range days, a pistol or SBR is a great tool to have in your AR-15 lineup. In the past, these have not always been the most economical to build, but luckily nowadays you can build one for under $500!
If you decide to go the route of a SBR, then this build will also be a good starting point for you. If you are unsure of legalities and requirements to SBRs, then head over to our post where we talkedabout it here. Note that when we are referring to the build price for the SBR, we are not including any costs for the stamp or paperwork needed.
PSA 7" NITRIDE 1:7 PISTOL LENGTH 5.56 NATO MARAUDER SL AR-15 UPPER ASSEMBLY, BLACK - NO BCG/CH
PSA AR-15 COMPLETE BLEM MOE MFT BATTLELINK LOWER, BLACK
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