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My first lower build

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Key-Hay, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    So here is my first attempt at building part of an AR. I have always put parts on but this was my first ground up. Got a RRA lower from Yooper time, Picked up a CMMG parts kit for $60 at the gun show. Had a RRA butt stock laying around so I got a ATI 6 position tube kit for $48 from MidwayUSA.

    Lower total cost $237 (excluding tools I bought for assembly purposes)

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    I totally wanna do it again!!!
     
  2. Yooper Time

    Yooper Time Bend, OR Member

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    Glad you had a good time with it! It is addicting!
     
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  3. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm not quite done with my first build, and already working on getting parts for another! Yes, it is addicting!!!
     
  4. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The trigger guard pin and the bolt release pin were the hardest part for me. Feels good huh? I want to build an AR pistol but I have to save up to be poor.... but I really want to build another lower.
    Looks nice.... I don't see any scratches lol.
     
  5. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    I made a trigger guard support fixture on my table saw out of some old plastic cutting board. Totally took the fear out of installing the trigger guard pin.

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    The video library at MidwayUSA was the best build video I found, Heavy on the tools they sell but I didn't need half of them.

    MidwayUSA - Video Library
     
  6. gearhead

    gearhead NC Active Member

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    great job, not a scratch in sight! wish i could say the same for mine. a word of advice if you're building the upper - don't order a barrel with a standard front sight base if you're installing a one piece free float handguard. those pins are a nightmare to get out.
     
  7. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Lots of blue painting tape.