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AR pistol project

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by biggie24420, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So I decided to build my second AR "platform" firearm. My fist was a rifle and now I am interested in building a pistol version. I don't wanna go through and pay for a SBR, so I have decided to go with a pistol instead. That way if needed, I can conceal carry it, I don't have to worry about anything when/if I travel... unless I am going to a restricted state. It will just be a nice PDW/pistol for range use..... maybe home defense if needed. Depending on how things go, I might get the SB15 also.

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  2. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered this 10.5" RXA15 from Red X Arms.

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    BARREL - 10.5" 4150 CMV STEEL HBAR/HEAVY CONTOUR BARREL. HARDENED TO 26-32 RC AND STRESS RELEIVED. CHAMBERED IN 5.56 NATO (ALSO ACCEPTS .223 ROUNDS). 1-7 RH TWIST 6 GROOVE BUTTON RIFLED. .750 UNDER GAS BLOCK. MICOR INDUSTRIES FLASH HIDER AND CRUSH WASHER. M4 FEEDRAMPS. NITRIDE COATED.

    A3 FLAT TOP UPPER RECIEVER - MADE FROM CERTIFIED 7075-T6 ALUMINUM FORGINGS. BLACK HARDCOAT ANODIZED TO GOV. SPECS. PROPER "T-MARKS" ON RAILS. FORWARD ASSIST AND DUST COVER INSTALLED. M4 FEEDRAMPS.

    GAS SYSTEM - SINGLE TOP RAIL GAS BLOCK MADE FROM AIRCRAFT QUALITY ALUMINUM AND BLACK HARDCOAT ANODIZED. CARBINE LENGTH GAS TUBE.
    HANDGUARDS - FREE FLOATING CARBINE LENGTH QUAD RAIL HANDGUARD. MADE FROM AIRCRAFT QUALITY ALUMINUM AND BLACK HARDCOAT ANODIZED.
     
  3. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am almost done with the Anderson Mfg. lower. I just need some parts to finish it off.

    I have the fallowing parts on the way
    -ST-T2 buffer and spring on the way.
    -RRA pistol buffer tube.
    -Rear plate (RH single sling mount)
    -The LBK is a none brand name (good quality, Mil. Spec.) kit.
    -BCM gunfighter mod 4 charging handle (medium).
    -AIMsurplus brand M-16 BCG (SP and MPI).
    -Aluminium front and back folding sights (none brand but they looked nice online lol).

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  4. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    Did you actually get the upper fromthem yet? How long did it take them to ship?
     
  5. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the upper last night. The pic is just and edited version (from the site) to show you guys what I bought.
     
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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They only got 10 more of these uppers in stock with free shipping.... fyi for anyone that might be interested.

    http://redxarms.com/
     
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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The upper shipped out today..... So it was purchased on 12/14/13 and it got shipped on the 17th.
     
  8. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    I just built my first AR pistol too, 10.5" as well. The SB15 is awesome by the way :winkkiss:
     
  9. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    Here's my question to those who have used the SB-15: how often do you actually strap it to your wrist? Conversely, how often does it "accidentally" rest against your shoulder? I ask because I strapped one on at a gun show and it seemed awkward if you try and hold the gun normally.
     
  10. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Your flag is on wrong. Why are you retreating??
     
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  11. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna get a PVC one.... the correct one :winkkiss:
     
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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just needs buffer spring, buffer, upper, and sights.
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  13. oneharmonic

    oneharmonic Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    If it's a pistol, you should pick up an SIG SB15 brace for it.

    For...you know...one handed use...

    [video=youtube;Upusknf6sA0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upusknf6sA0[/video]
     
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  14. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    the reason may be because of the angle of an OEM PG.
    The Umbrella Corp PG is much more vertical (for AR pistols) so that you get better farfenugen!
     
  15. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... depending how it goes, I might get the Magpul MOE K2. I like the Umbrella Corp one, but I think the K2 will fit my large hands better.

    As far as the SB15 goes, If I can get away and be comfi with my current setup, I'll keep it. I can shoulder the lower pretty good, and once I have my body armor on, I think I can get away with not getting the SB15........ but I'm leaving that option open for the future.
     
  16. quesodilla

    quesodilla PDX Active Member

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    I am also building something similer. I am looking for the legality of the different options on either a short barrel rifle or the pistol route with that Sig brace. I was told by a dealer and I dont know if its true or not but he said I can put a pistol upper on a rifle lower and it makes a short barrel rifle. Anyone know if that is true? Also if a short barrel rifle is legal can I put a broomstick on it as well?
    Any help will be usefull.
     
  17. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    A short barrel rifle is definitely not legal without a tax stamp.

    To legally build a pistol you must assemble it from a lower that was never built as a rifle. Once first built as a pistol, you can convert it to a rifle (barrel over 16") and back to a pistol.
     
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  18. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just got the upper in before work... yay

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    The correct flag, the buffer, and the buffer spring are on the way.

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    jb11 salem Active Member

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    nice lookin build biggie.
     
  20. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.... this weekend I'll probably post more pics and go over a few simple issues I had.