When you say "budget build" - many shooters cringe. The thought of so many cheap gun parts coexisting together can only mean disaster. Sometimes, inexpensive isn't a dirty word when building a rifle. If you have the time to spend searching for the right deal on the right part - you can make magic happen.
Experienced AR builders know that there may be a few ways to achieve a particular task when building a rifle. We have our preferred methods, rituals, and we're all entitled to our reasons for our methods.
Because this is a site dedicated to building AR-15s, I feel it is important that we encourage diversity of method when building rifles, because that is how we learn. I also feel it is important to identify bad practices, and warn the inexperienced to avoid them
One exciting prospect of the upcoming Trump presidency is that now the Hearing Protection Act may make suppressors/silencers available to a wider range of gun owners without additional taxes and forms.