Welcome to Northwest Firearms
Join our community, sign up for free today!
Sign Up

AR build fails

Mygrainman

Messages
3,325
Reactions
10,688
I’ve seen some fugly Frankenstein crap builds in my day, and while they may not be pretty or reliable...at least they did’t run the risk of blowing off appendages if you try shooting them.
This is the second example of this I’ve seen for sale. The first came across my table at a gun show last year and even after I explained the danger, offered to trade parts, and install them with no cost to him...he refused. I really hope whoever ended up with it still has both hands and a face.

I just ran across this in an ad on my least favorite gun site...

Please look closely and see if you can spot why this is an epic build fail, and maybe not everyone should be building ARs
4DFD2030-7408-49D0-B475-ACFE4C8C209A.png

Anybody else have one to share? Maybe we can raise awareness and save lives here;)
 
Last edited:

Flymph

Messages
4,615
Reactions
8,182
Proof even a monkey can build an AR...
:s0140:

Making one well, that requires a more sophisticated touch.
 
OP
Mygrainman

Mygrainman

Messages
3,325
Reactions
10,688
because the handguard goes over the birdcage, right where your hand would be if you you grab it that insanely far forward?
Exactly...
like wrapping your hand around a revolver..
Only worse... there is also the potential of the gas from the side of the birdcage granading the the handguard... especially given the suspect quality of the aluminum used in those cheap import Handguards.

This one is not as bad as the one I saw at the gun show...
His was set back to where the end of the bird cage was flush.
I tried to trade him for a cheap blast can so it would be safe... I was offering him an upgrade that would have cost me $15 or so, and he still refused!B96634CD-9106-4C91-857C-5C4D64417A2F.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Messages
279
Reactions
533
You know what's funnier...

Watching a dumbass wrap his left hand around the back of a Glock slide. Then fire the pistol and get his hand all cut up between the thumb and index finger.

This is funny too:

 
Last edited:

DirectDrive

Messages
4,807
Reactions
8,679
The epic fail is breaking off the trigger guard ear and having to resort to the Grip of Shame to cover up the fail.

There is also a How-To video on the web showing a guy mashing the Bolt Catch Roll Pin and passing it off as OK.

Wish I had time to round up pics and links.
 
OP
Mygrainman

Mygrainman

Messages
3,325
Reactions
10,688
One of my biggest pet peeve build fails is the low pro block with drop ins..
Not only does it look ridiculous, set screw blocks are not going to last long holding on a set of Handguards... not what they were designed to do.
if the guy was cheap enough to take this shortcut... I would guess he didn’t bother dimpling the barrel or even using loctite... :s0002:

750E7799-076F-48CE-AE52-CC57F2112BAB.jpeg
Who needs a front sight anyway:s0155:
 

Caveman Jim

Messages
14,099
Reactions
37,285
I’ve seen some fugly Frankenstein crap builds in my day, and while they may not be pretty or reliable...at least they did’t run the risk of blowing off appendages if you try shooting them.
This is the second example of this I’ve seen for sale. The first came across my table at a gun show last year and even after I explained the danger, offered to trade parts, and install them with no cost to him...he refused. I really hope whoever ended up with it still has both hands and a face.

I just ran across this in an ad on my least favorite gun site...

Please look closely and see if you can spot why this is an epic build fail, and maybe not everyone should be building ARs
View attachment 618173

Anybody else have one to share? Maybe we can raise awareness and save lives here;)
Dude musta had orangutan arms...:eek:
 

Caveman Jim

Messages
14,099
Reactions
37,285
The epic fail is breaking off the trigger guard ear and having to resort to the Grip of Shame to cover up the fail.

There is also a How-To video on the web showing a guy mashing the Bolt Catch Roll Pin and passing it off as OK.

Wish I had time to round up pics and links.
‘Tis why Caveman relies on only billet lowers, did that once so decided “Never Again”..:s0002:
 

NEW CLASSIFIED ADS

LATEST REVIEWS

  • Klickitat County Firearms Training Facility
    4.00 star(s)
    Not really a range guy, as in I am 53 years old and today is the very first time I have been to an actual managed shooting range. Also, not a WA...
    • CRBMoA
  • Supporting Vendor Oregon Arms & Ammunition
    5.00 star(s)
    I've made several purchases here over the past few years and I've had a great experience every time. Prices are good, their staff is helpful, and...
    • Joe Link
  • Big Iron Armory
    5.00 star(s)
    It's great to have an LGS inside Portland Metro. Walt and Noah have put care into setting good prices and acquiring quality firearms and...
    • kr0ptkin
  • Supporting Vendor Lucky Sporting Goods
    5.00 star(s)
    Well I finally got around to taking pics of the Cerakoting work that Jeremy of Lucky Sports did for my wife and me about 3 weeks ago. We couldn't...
    • jg rider
  • Supporting Vendor Lucky Sporting Goods
    5.00 star(s)
    Here's more work that Jeremy did for me The first 3 pics are of an RIA frame that I had Cerakoted years back by an outfit in Molino. I had Jeremy...
    • jg rider

Staff online