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Put together my first AR

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BigCat, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. BigCat

    BigCat Portland Member

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    Well, I built my first AR15 in under 40 minutes, with no special tools, on a wooden cutting board on my bedroom floor, taking my time :laugh: Followed a tutorial video from ar15.com, which was of course very very helpful. Tools used were a hammer, screw driver, kitchen knife, and a drill bit (used as a punch).

    The stripped lower was from Surplus Ammo & Arms. The upper kit was from del-ton.com consisting of a 16" lightweight barrel, M4 style stock, and Phantom 5C2 flash hider.

    So, if you are thinking about building a rifle, do it! It is extremely simple and a good learning experience as well. :thumbup:
     
  2. DootyBeet

    DootyBeet Salem Member

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    Hey BigCat:
    Did you find that the result is cheaper than a packaged unit or did you do this to get specialized parts that aren't available on a packaged unit?

    I'm asking since I once priced out complete lowers compared to stripped with kits and the later was more expensive.
     
  3. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Sounds like a nice lightweight KISS carbine, my favorite kind! :)
     
  4. BigCat

    BigCat Portland Member

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    Well, you can find the rifle kits on del-ton.com for your pricing info. They come with everything EXCEPT a stripped lower. That is the route I took. Stripped lowers can be found for less than $75 also.

    Excuse my ignorance on the term KISS?
     
  5. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    depends on where you get the lower...

    RGUNS - RGUNS AR-15 Lower Receivers - 5.56mm: Stripped
     
  6. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    keep it simple stupid
     
  7. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    oh and, no else said it?


    :needpics:



    :D


    other wise I don't believe it.
     
  8. BigCat

    BigCat Portland Member

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    All I have is a bad cell phone picture.
     
  9. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Congratz on your first 'build' and it gets easier the more that you do .... :)
     
  10. BigCat

    BigCat Portland Member

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    Thanks.

    Here are a few bad pictures I took with my cellphone.

    The stripped lower and Pmag.

    Lower parts kit.

    And the finished product. It still has the tag hanging off the barrel :laugh: I think a detachable handle will make this look much more complete.

    And here's a picture of my XD9