I assembled 3 this week. It took me 4 weeks to get all the parts. I ordered everything in December 28-31 range.
Bravo Company, Spikes Tactical, and Palmetto State Armory. I don't think it will be hard to order your lower stuff at all. If you know the parts to buy separately. Having someone put them all in a zip-lock bag and mail to you might be a little harder.
To "assemble" one, because you really aren't building a damn thing...You need 4 punches, a hammer, a screwdriver, some felt that you put on bottom of chairs to prevent scratching hard wood, a piece of a 2x4 and maybe a bic pen for the soft plastic to put detents into place. I will post a pick of everything I used to assemble 3 today.
I would Focus on Getting a Lower Receiver (stripped or assembled). Once you have the "Gun" everything else is cosmetic.
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