Just for kicks I spent the past couple hours designing the most budget friendly AR possible.
My goal was to see if I could do it under $250 including shipping, but I missed it by quite a bit.
It was a lot of searching and comparing parts. The tally came to $254.92 before shipping, etc.
This isn’t something I would want to build, but it should be a perfectly functional firearm.
I didn’t want to cheat by not including things like muzzle devices or hand guards, it is complete.
I didn’t include any kind of brace or blade, as a pistol can be completed without those items.
The cheapest barrel I found was a 7.5" 300 Blackout, so that’s a bonus, I guess.
I’m including the link here for the list. It opens in Google Sheets.
I’m gonna just update the total below, if I get it any lower.
So check back occasionally for updates.
Total Cost Before Shipping, etc. $237.83