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    Default Want .300 BLK pistol, $1000 limit, what are my options?

    Pretty much what the title says. I'm in the market for a .300 BLK AR pistol to replace my Yugo M92. The only one out there I'm aware of for $1000 is the SA Saint. CMMG makes a few in .300, but not sure of the quality on those. Since I know folks here will only recommend quality, what would your suggestions be? Is the Saint a good choice, or is there a hidden gem I'm overlooking?
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    I think in terms of a builder rather than a buyer. I haven't bought a complete AR rifle in about 15 years. With that bias in mind, I have developed a great liking for Aero Precision. You don't find many complete rifles from them, but you could easily buy a 'complete lower,' 'complete upper,' BCG, and charging handle, and you'd have a full gun. Doing it that way makes it easy to get the barrel length, handguards, and such that you want. Depending on your selections, it should come in right around $1k.
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    I have a very lightly used one worth more than that I'd sell you for $1000. PM me if you don't mind pre-0wned with about 200 rounds down the pipe and I'll get you some pics and details.

    I also have parts for a new upper if you prefer. I have a lightly used lower to go with that too.

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    This thread is the prime reason the AR market is a dead end and why I am no longer doing anything with them.
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    Ok... I'll try and phrase my question a different way. What are my QUALITY options for a .300 BLK pistol, within $1000? Or are you saying that there is nothing worth buying within the $1000 realm? If that's the case, (and it very well might be, I know almost nothing about what the AR market, educate me here) about how much am I looking at spending, if I want a decent, entry-level AR pistol in .300.

    Is there anything wrong with the SA Saint, per se?
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    I'll second Aero Precision as good quality for the money. Put whatever brace you prefer onto a lower, order the upper you want from AP. I have an 8" or so Blackout upper from them and the quality and accuracy are great.

    If this is a "starter" Blackout pistol, you can come in right around a grand, including a good trigger and something like a Primary Arms/Holosun red dot, and have a good reliable training platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MesserMan View Post
    Ok... I'll try and phrase my question a different way. What are my QUALITY options for a .300 BLK pistol, within $1000? Or are you saying that there is nothing worth buying within the $1000 realm? If that's the case, (and it very well might be, I know almost nothing about what the AR market, educate me here) about how much am I looking at spending, if I want a decent, entry-level AR pistol in .300.

    Is there anything wrong with the SA Saint, per se?
    I believe that he is referring to two things. 1) your thinking is backwards, you're cost driven rather than driven by need/want, you should start with what it should do and how it should do it, then figure out how to afford THAT price, not set a price and figure out how you can compromise into that price level. 2) every time there is a discussion concerning ARs someone within the first 3 comments is talking about buying parts and putting one together.
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    For $1000? That will be difficult.

    Looking at Aero Precision you could do it for 968 if you use a basic charging handle and bolt carrier group and one of their pistol lowers and uppers. That doesn't include irons and optics. I assume the lower parts kit is just a basic mil spec one so the trigger won't be anything to write home about.

    I build my own because I have the mechanical ability and no one makes the sort of guns I want. For example my 16" black out has a $400 ultra match barrel and a $250 geissele ssa 2 stage trigger(I love these things).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    I believe that he is referring to two things. 1) your thinking is backwards, you're cost driven rather than driven by need/want, you should start with what it should do and how it should do it, then figure out how to afford THAT price, not set a price and figure out how you can compromise into that price level. 2) every time there is a discussion concerning ARs someone within the first 3 comments is talking about buying parts and putting one together.
    Understandable. As for what it should do, my wants here are pretty basic. A short (7" to 9" bbl), 30 caliber braced AR. I want a heavy-hitting, light, fast CQB gun, not a general purpose rifle/ carbine. Envelope of use will likely be within 10 to 50 yards. Obviously reliability is a must. Beyond that, I don't need anything special out of the gate. I'll end up adding a Law Tactical folder, a better trigger, etc. down the road, but for now, I want a basic, reliable gun that won't break the bank. The bells and whistles will come later.

    I don't really want to build one, but I haven't ruled that option out either.
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