I'm not new to AR's, I had one 5 years ago. Sold it and regretted ever since, I picked up a Colt AR from a good friend 8 years ago that's a ton of fun to shoot. It's Match Target Hbar 556. With a 18" barrel A2 stock with the old school carry handle. I don't shoot that one much. With that said....
I've had this urge or a sickness of a need for another one, or two. Started off by doing a lot research. Visited a lot of local shops, spoke with a lot of guys behind the counter that just wanted to sell me the cheapest AR on the wall, any time I said, I have a budget in mind. They would reach for a cheap gun, then walk away to "help someone else" I walked out of a lot of them because of this.
I had a good idea of what I wanted. I wanted a decent platform to work off of, upgrade as I deemed it necessary. Ended up at this shop close to me. He introduced me to Aero precision. I looked at 20 different builds they had on the wall, overwhelmed and not getting much feed back from the guy behind the counter. I picked one and went with it. It had an Aero upper, lower, Faxon barrel, cheap handrail. Cheap stock, cheap, cheap, cheap cheap.
I started doing even more research and learned a lot of things. Triggers, drop in triggers BCG's barrels... so on and so on.
The first gun, I purchased around the first week of January.
I ended up with,
Aero precision Pew Pew edition lower, regular Aero upper. 16" Diamond fluted barrel, cheap unknown name floating hand rail, however... I do like it.
Aero Pew Pew edition, lower
Ergo grip FDE
Hogue stock FDE
Strike industries angled fore grip FDE
Cheap - Nc star 2-7x32 scope w/QD mount. W/ LED redicle.
Faxon 16" multi cal diamond fluted
Cheap muzzle break
Aero BCG group
CMC drop in trigger 2lb
Strike industries ejection port door FDE
Radian ambi safety selector
POF charging handle
SPI ambi mag release
Then I get another bug up my ass, I got my step son and brother in-law to do a longer drawn out build. Collectively we would purchase not only the parts we wanted, but bits at a time.
We ended up at Ready Gunner close to here. We all 3 purchased Aero M4E1 lowers builder bundle.
This is where it's gotten out of hand. My brother in-law called my the next day, hey... when are we going to buy our next thing? I'm like, this was supposed to be a slow build (that's how I had to sell it to my wife) due to all of the money I had just spent on the first AR.
There we were, later that afternoon. My brother in-law completed his build with cheaper parts, mostly because he's impatient and wanted it now.
For me, I kinda turned into the same way.
So far I have
Aero M4 lower, upper.
Aero builder parts
Aero buffer tube
Silent capture spring 3.3 oz
Radian Raptor charging handle
Radian ambi safety selector
Magpul tac light mount
Sure fire tac pro light
CMC 2lb drop in trigger (again)
Fail Zero nickle BCG (again)
Sig Romeo 4H + Vortex Magnifier
Strike industries door
Last night I ordered the rest of what I needed, my wife was a great mood due to Valentine's day.
BCM 14.5 light weight barrel - mid length gas port
BCM gas block
Strike industries fore grip
Flash hider, that I will have welded when it arrives.
Hand rail is still undecided
Promise, I wasn't trying to write a novel haha. When I figure out uploading pictures. I do that.
Like I said in beginning, got out of hand.