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First AR Pistol Build

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by etrain16, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not long ago, I finished my first AR rifle build. While I gathered the parts and pieces over about 2 years to do that, I also was gathering parts and pieces for a second build - an AR pistol. I've been back and forth about doing a pistol build, but thought I'd give it a go. Ultimately, I may choose to SBR this build, so the pistol build may be temporary until that time.

    I fought the lower build on this one with a problem with the bolt catch lever roll pin I detailed in another thread. I finally got that issue resolved so that I could complete the build. It did leave me with a slightly marred finish on the lower, but it's not a huge deal, and one I'll deal with later if it really bothers me.

    I again used a completed upper - one I got from a member here in a partial trade. It's from TNW Firearms locally and has a hand guard from A*B Arms that I happened to really like - it's got a hand stop built in to the molding and is very comfortable to grip. Currently have just a plain pistol buffer tube, I may add a brace down the road.

    I've thrown on an inexpensive red/green dot for the time being while I decide what kind of optic I want to live on top of this build.

    Parts:
    * TNW Firearms 10.5" 5.56 Upper with A*B Arms Hand Guard
    * Bushmaster Lower
    * Defense Package LPK
    * Phase 5 Tactical Hex-2 Pistol Buffer

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  2. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Very Nice. Too bad about the lower thing, but I have resolved myself, a long time ago, that when you use them, they tend to get marked up a bit. Same with guitars, or basses... life happens.
     
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  3. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Where did you get your Bushmaster lower?
     
  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't remember exactly, it was a year or more ago. I think I got it from Brownell's.
     
  5. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Good deal. My very first AR was a Bushmaster and I've always wanted to build another on one of their lowers.
     
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