AR 15 80% lower
I would like to get a decent semi-auto AR style rifle, but don't have a fortune to spend.. I have been kicking around the idea of buying a polymer 80% lower for an AR and putting it together myself. Just wondering if anyone on here has done this and if they had any recommendations. I like the idea of it not being registered but am torn on getting the 80% lower or buying a complete lower, and assembling the rest. I figure I could build one for $500-600. I am just not sure of the quality of these lowers and dont really know a whole lot about the specs. Every AR forum I check seems like its all a ford vs chevy deal, and everyone talks like they need the best military grade specs for a doomsday scenario. I just want something that wont jam, and is fairly accurate.
I have also been thinking of saying to heck with it and buying a Smith and Wesson M&P 15 sport for $580, or a ruger mini 14 for $700. The smith and wesson doesnt have forward assist or a dust cover, which seems to be a deal breaker for some people, but I would guess for my uses those things wouldnt be necessary. Any recommendations?