Favorite AR parts website?

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Favorite AR parts website?

Post by 870Mike » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:39 am

Would like to hear about your favorite AR parts website. The problem with building rifles with mail-order parts is the accumulated shipping charges. I try to save up a list of items at Brownells & Midway, then placing order to consolidate shipping. Unfortunately, they don't have everything. Trying to find a single site that has a huge selection of AR stuff. :-k

I'll consolidate all the recomendations here to make it easier for future searchers:

slickguns.com
amherst-depot.com
palmettostatearmory.com
rainierarms.com
bravocompanyusa.com
brownells.com
midwayusa.com
midwestindustriesinc.com
srtsupply.com
aimsurplus.com
specializedarmament.com
weaponsworld.com
primaryarms.com
joeboboutfitters.com
bushmaster.com
model1sales.com
cdnnsports.com
leapers.com
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Re: Favorite AR parts website?

Post by hurricanecharlie » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:53 am

try amherst depot he is at the gunshows here in fla
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Post by 870Mike » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:20 am

I'd like to purchase from gun shows, but often their stuff isn't packaged or labeled. To quote Forrest Gump "You never know what you're gonna get."
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Post by Krozi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:27 am

I've used PSA a lot in past builds. Shipping is a little slow at times but reasonable and they have some crazy sales every now and then.
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Post by 870Mike » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:32 am

Yes, I've ordered LPK's from them in the past. But...they just don't have everything I need for a complete build. I'll probably have to add the cost of shipping (from multiple sites) into the builds. Cost of doin' business, I guess.
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Post by flashooter22 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Rainier Arms, Bravo Company are two of m,y first I check. Brownells as well too.
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Post by NonConformist » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:46 pm

bushmaster, BCM, brownells
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Post by 870Mike » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:09 pm

Found one in the course of my search: Model1 Sales.
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Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:47 pm

I haven't bought in awhile, but JoeBob's has always had just about everything I needed
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Post by 870Mike » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Rentprop1 wrote:I haven't bought in awhile, but JoeBob's has always had just about everything I needed
Good one!
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Post by cubanstang50 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:07 pm

I have not found a website that has had everything in stock and at a good price. Also try primaryarms.com the have an outstanding shipping and good prices overall. They are my go to when I need a last minute part with fast shipping.
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Post by jwperry » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:25 am

I've succumb to the fact that I usually need three separate vendors when doing online orders, assuming that I've picked up a lower locally.

Brownells or Specialized Armament for LPKs
rainierarms.com or weaponoutfitters.com for everything else.

aimsurplus.com or weaponsworld.com will have deals on items I wouldn't normally buy from them, but will offer great prices from time to time.

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Post by flcracker » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:29 am

Your post got me to thinking about how difficult it is to find just one small part at local gun shops. Sure, if you're lucky they have a complete DPMS lower parts kit but try finding one that sells just a single part (other than fancy upgrade parts).

I need a mag catch. Called around... no luck other than a $75 Knights ambi catch. Finally got hold of SRT Supply in Clearwater - they have 8 in stock at the same price as Midway with no wait or shipping charges. If you need AR parts and are in this area I would highly recommend checking there first.
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Post by CVO » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:21 pm

All of the above.
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Post by george_995 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:33 pm

rainierarms.com
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Post by Barnmisser » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:29 pm

I bought my first M-16 parts kit(everything but the lower) from Sarco for $199 in 1984. Since then, they have only gotten better with age. GI parts at or near the lowest price going. LRPK $49.95(discount on 3 sets), M4 barrel with nut and FSB installed-$125, and they have all the tiny Oh,s';t! parts individually for (usually) one buck. This place and Numrich(now Gun Parts Corporation) are still the best place to find those "impossible" parts for guns so obscure your grampaw never heard of them. Once Sarco got my goodies to me in 3 work days on a holiday weekend!Penna. to my swamp via USPS. And, they are always running "free shipping over $50" deals to get the parts junkies like me to send them my grocery money for an M1D sight base etc.etc.
They are now in Easton,Pa. in what I assume is a much bigger building. Sarco , GPC and Classic Arms. Check the web.

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Post by 870Mike » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:48 pm

We lost a bunch of links in the "melt-down". If anyone doesn't see their recommendation here, please re-post. (How do we get this as a 'sticky")?
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Post by Racist Infidel » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:26 pm

One to stay away from is Blackthorn Products. They sell defective parts and will not honor their warranty. :ham'r

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Post by 10MMGary » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:35 pm

For single items and small parts this company has my vote. https://dsgarms.com/
They also have about anything else you could need. rw: /:f _:
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