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So big stuff has been going on lately. The LCP recall, the economy, and the election results. I have been doing a lot of thinking, and I have come up with what I think is my final decision. I want to get my pre-order LCP money back to help fund the purchase and build of an AR-15. I figured, by the time the new 371 series start to roll out, I will be in a better financial decision to purchase one, my first priority is to have an AR-15.

Honestly, I have never had more fun with thinking and tinkering with guns more than I have been over the past several weeks. I purchased a stripped lower and have really gotten excited about putting it together. I am not very mechanical and I feel that it is easy enough that once I do it, I will feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride with it. Not to mention having an investment piece.

So am I crazy? Will the new LCP's not take THAT long? What say you?
 

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LCP isn't very expensive... your upper, compete will cost as much or more than the LCP. I'd just sit tight with the LCP; you can't throw an AR in your pocket without anyone noticing. So unless you already have an itty bitty pocket pistol, I'd check that box first; seems more useful to me.

In the mean time, if you're building your own AR... just keep buying the parts as you get the extra money; might take a while, but does it matter that much? If so then you already know what to do.
 

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Most folks can fully build an AR-15 for under $600. If he already has the lower, he's well on his way.

I bought mine, almost brand spankin new and in mint condition, from a Mfgr, for $630 + shipping. If you build your own, you can save a lot.

That's not to say I don't think there's merit in owning the LCP. I have both and wouldn't trade either for anything, but to each his own.

With Obama coming into power soon, we can expect the AWB may be resurrected, so now WOULD BE A GOOD TIME to acquire an AR-15.... before you can't anymore..
 

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I'd get the LCP, 370- series or not. You can always send it in, and the upgrade is just that - newer parts for an almost nonexistent problem.

Like was said, you can't put a AR in your pocket. You will have the LCP, you may never need it, but the same could be said for the AR.

An AWB is just fearmongering right now. It has to go through Congress, and it will take a lot of political capital to waste on that when the economy, Iraq, etc is far more important. If you have a lower, you can probably still buy parts for the forseeable future.

Worst case, you spent all that money just to turn it in. You'll still want a firearm, what would be your next choice? A .223 is a varmint round, not a battle rifle caliber, what would be a more affordable and viable choice?

Don't let the thundering stampede dictate your choices . . .
 

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Yeah, if another AWB comes, it won't blind-side you. You'll have time to buy whatever it may be that you think you need. I'd really focus on that LCP; the AR... unless you're building a match AR for shooting prairie dogs... is really kind of useless. Believe me... I've carried M16's and M4's for nearly a decade... they aren't that useful... even for their intended purpose there are better options.

You'll find the LCP more useful.
 

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Most folks can fully build an AR-15 for under $600. If he already has the lower, he's well on his way.

I bought mine, almost brand spankin new and in mint condition, from a Mfgr, for $630 + shipping. If you build your own, you can save a lot.

That's not to say I don't think there's merit in owning the LCP. I have both and wouldn't trade either for anything, but to each his own.

With Obama coming into power soon, we can expect the AWB may be resurrected, so now WOULD BE A GOOD TIME to acquire an AR-15.... before you can't anymore..
But you might not be able to purchase a LCP either, as in some states already. But you are right, if you think you EVER want an AR, now is the time...
 
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