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So you've just been given $1000 to build an AR pistol. With the ultimate goal to build a suppressed SBR once legal to do so. Let's hear your plan..

And before anyone complains that they can do it for cheaper, think about optics. If it would only take 1/2 of that to get there, throw a RDS on it to meet the bill. If you think the right pistol would take $2000 to get there, have at it. I want to hear what others would do in this situation.

Extra points for links and in depth info/specs. But let's try to keep it 223/556 or 300BLK (not sold on BLK due to availability).

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I think you're going to need a couple more bucks to get a suppressed sbr.
Almost half of that 1k will go to tax stamps.
 

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I think you're going to need a couple more bucks to get a suppressed sbr.
Almost half of that 1k will go to tax stamps.
Since he states, quite clearly, that he's building a pistol, he'd only need a stamp for the supressor for the time being...but: he ALSO clearly states he's looking at getting a supressor later...he doesn't need any tax stamps right now.

And me?

I'd build a 9mm PDW; 8" or shorter barrel, bare-bones float tube (that will accept rail attachments for a light)...put a Vortex red dot on it, GTG.
 

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Since he states, quite clearly, that he's building a pistol, he'd only need a stamp for the supressor for the time being...but: he ALSO clearly states he's looking at getting a supressor later...he doesn't need any tax stamps right now.

And me?

I'd build a 9mm PDW; 8" or shorter barrel, bare-bones float tube (that will accept rail attachments for a light)...put a Vortex red dot on it, GTG.
Yes, going the pistol route first. I plant to pay for both stamps at the same time if possible. When they come back I'll get the suppressor and stock.

Why go 9mm and not 223?
 

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Been drooling over the Sig MCX pistol.
Sig Sauer MCX 300BLK Pistol 9"
Wonder if they would drop the price for selling it with just a buffer tube. Not a fan of the brace.
 

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Lower $210.
PSA Complete MOE pistol lower receiver, Black - 507627

Upper $280.
PSA 8.5" Pistol Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 7 railed Melonite Freedom Upper - No BCG or CH - 7777786

BCG $85.
Blem PSA BCG Auto 5.56 Premium with PSA Logo - 507448

Charging Handle, BCM Gunfighter Mod4 $50.

Compensator, AAC BRAKEOUT 2.0 $125.

Sights, Troy Ind, Micro HK $164.

Total = $914, not counting S/H or Transfer fee.
Thanks for the info and research.
At this point Im really considering bumping up my budget. Ive been drooling over the new Sig MCX pistol in 300BLK. If this goes as planned, Il get the 300BLK in FDE and have a little range time with it while I wait for my SBR and suppressor stamp to come back. The MCX blows my $1000 budget out of the water. But I honestly cant find a better rifle for what im looking for. Should make for a bad ass truck gun.

First thing id do would be get rid of the damn brace

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Yes, going the pistol route first. I plant to pay for both stamps at the same time if possible. When they come back I'll get the suppressor and stock.

Why go 9mm and not 223?
You ever shot a .223 SBR without a can on it?

it's not a pleasant experience.

I'm buying an MPX in 9mm and sending out for a F1 the same day.
 

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It actually doesn't detract from the look with a short barrel. From what I've read though, this thing is a great option.


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You ever shot a .223 SBR without a can on it?

it's not a pleasant experience.
I did it for a long time with a plain old flash hider until my f4 came back. Much like gas blowback (which if I believed the internet would have melted my face off by now), the problem depends on the opinion of the person using it. Sure, it's loud, but it would be loud with a 16" barrel too.

To OP: I'd do a 10.5" carbine length SBR with a can of your choice. Build it as a pistol and send off for f1 right away. Buy suppressor and send off f4 ASAP...before June if you plan on using a trust and not having to deal with telling your local CLEO.
 

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Just filled out and paid for my trust. Not sure how long it will take to come back. But once it does, I plan to buy the SBR model of the MCX with a 9" barrel. Leave it in NFA jail at the dealer, and submit for both stamps at once. That way all I have to do is buy the suppressor once the stamps come back.
 

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100% correct. You cannot submit a Form 4 without a make, model, serial, size, and caliber. You do not just "buy a stamp" and use it to submit a Form. You submit a form without a stamp, and when approved the form comes back with a voided stamp affixed.
 

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Okay, trust should be back in 24hr. So I guess the next step is buy an SBR and leave it in jail. I don't plan on getting the suppressor until I heal up from the MCX purchase. ll wait until the first stamp for SBR comes back. Then Ill get the suppressor paid and wait.

Thanks for the info guys.
 
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