PDA

View Full Version : Any AR15 builders on here?



04OUTBACK
11-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Just got in my upper and lower parts kit as well as a few little parts. Gonna start the build next week. Lower should be in by tomorrow.

Living in NY makes that a challenge with the AWB rules...

04OUTBACK
11-17-2011, 04:26 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/42c3ebf2-6dfe-ca81.jpg

wolfeman131
11-17-2011, 05:19 PM
I'm assuming you meant "builders," not boulders?

I love the Knight's stuff, but history says you have to wait forever to get your stuff unless your a gov't contractor
http://www.knightarmco.com/index.html

I also like the Daniel's Defense & Noveske products.
https://danieldefense.com/
http://noveskerifleworks.com/

Favorite stock is the Vltor.
http://www.vltor.com/modstocks.htm

Nothing but Magpul PMAGS will do
http://store.magpul.com/prod_detail_list/2

Gotta use an eotech so I can hit what I'm aiming athttp://www.eotech-inc.com/products/sights/556

And to keep it all nice & quiet, gotta go with the best in the biz, AAC
http://www.advanced-armament.com/product.aspx?pid=198

Breakout the checkbook and have some fun!

04OUTBACK
11-17-2011, 05:25 PM
Yeah. Builders not boulders. Dang u autocorrect!

Yeah, aac an Ny don't jive.

Let's see some pics of zombie killers.

wolfeman131
11-17-2011, 05:50 PM
Aw, c'mon. Be creative. There has to be some reason that Crosman would need to have a Class 3 license?

Mine is at the other house right now. I'll post up some after Turkey Day.

Razzman
11-17-2011, 06:06 PM
"Somebody" I know has had one since 1986, before the ATF laws came into effect. It definately does not have ten 30-round Milspec magazines, and also i've never seen the gen1 Aimpoint Laser Sight that some claim is there. ;)

04OUTBACK
11-17-2011, 11:09 PM
Wolfe
NY holds to the 94 ban rules so among many things, a "can" is strictly prohibited. I. My home state of MS, it ain't no big deal.
I have to pin the stock to be fixed, take the flash suppressor off and put a muzzle brake on...and have it permanently affixed... And limited to 10 round clips!

Pistols are a pain here too! In the middle of my pistol permit/conceal carry.

Razz your friends ar sounds cool.

wolfeman131
11-17-2011, 11:46 PM
More reasons for me to not move to NY

you da man
11-18-2011, 12:00 AM
You guys need to move to Texas when it comes to guns. I have a few M4's and AK's with 100rd magazines.

04OUTBACK
11-18-2011, 12:29 AM
No doubt ydm. Refill the lakes and Texas is a super state! Great weather, deer and turkey hunting, lakes! Little to no snow! Great gun laws.
Speaking of, did you hear about the ccw reciprocity bill that was voted on by the house?

Here's hoping it passes

newty
11-18-2011, 02:08 AM
Thinking of building one with no experience. Really don't even know where to start. I have a huge love and respect for guns but ARs are uncharted territory for me. An SKS is the closest thing that I own. I would love to pic your brains.

keehr22
11-18-2011, 02:21 AM
Brad,
Nice project, I did a similar build a few years back when I got a deal on a matched Wilson Combat upper and lower. I'm a weapons guy by trade, 18 series in the Army. I've found if you're looking to do a budget build, its tough to beat some of the prices out there for complete AR's. There's a lot of competition between the lower end AR companies. Cost savings doing it yourself can be eaten up by the shipping costs of using multiple different companies for components.

Wolfeman has some good info in his post, many reputable companies. I use Daniel Defense kit on my personal guns, as well as work guns. Their rails are rock solid. Check out LaRue Tactical as well, they make some quality kit, and have top notch service. Magpul makes my favorite stock, the ACS. But, considering NY ban rules, you may want to try a stock that offers minor eye relief adjustments, so you still have flexibility after the stock is pinned to buffer tube.

As far as optics go, EOTech sites are an excellent choice, but also pricey. I've also found in close quarters tactical situations that the bulky hood on the EOTech can obscure peripheral vision when engaging targets , so I've run a C-More 8-MOA sight the last couple of years on my work gun. It's light, very low profile, batteries last forever, and it's almost half the price of EOTech's. But, if you're looking for a range gun that'll shoot out past 300 meters, you'll want go with something with a smaller MOA reticle, C-More has additional red dot modules in smaller MOA available.

Agree with Magpul P-Mags being the shiznit. Going on 3 years with my original set, bought before the site window was available. Don't be cheap, spend the extra $4 for the windows! I put somewhere around 15,000 rounds through my rifle yearly, and have yet to have any sort of feed issue. I replaced maritime H&K mags, which run about $80 each with the P-Mags, and wouldn't go back.

If you run into any issues on your build hit me up with questions!

04OUTBACK
11-18-2011, 08:35 AM
Newty, DO IT. its fun! Go ahead and order a lower if you think you might want to do it.

KEEHR, Great info. I know i wont save any $ building, but i have a "Govt' Agent" friend who is helping me build. he went thru colt armorers school. i am an instant grat. kinda person so waiting for parts to come in and waiting til i go home to miss next week is no fun! Also, i wanted to customize a few things so instead of buying complete and lots of replacement parts, it'll work out fine.
My company sells some optics so I'll be using several options from work for now.. we sell some basic lasers, etc. as well... so i can "play at work"... also, we are finalizing an airgun UPPER that pins right into a standard lower... so that was part of my excuse..

PMags sound good, but i dont see an that are 10 round NY AWB compliant! UGH. i have some Tango Down 10 rounds ordered. at least they LOOK bigger than 10 round plastic crap.

its been fun so far just shopping for parts and planning this out..
good thing is the muzzle brake will be the only "perm" adjustment to the gun. I can unpin the stock later, add bigger clips, etc. if I move out of NYState.

04OUTBACK
11-19-2011, 09:27 PM
Here's day 1
Waiting on a couple of parts to arrive Monday or Tuesday

http://img.tapatalk.com/4a43855a-56e0-a637.jpg

Fun. Kinda felt a little buzz while building. Was thinking about the next build??? Why? Oh, I was enjoying some suds during the build!

04OUTBACK
11-20-2011, 05:23 PM
Found a couple of places online in CA that take 20 round PMags that are converted to 10. Bingo!
This AR building is addictive. Gimme something to do while the ice is around the lakes!

04OUTBACK
11-21-2011, 08:00 PM
Getting somewhere. Grip and stock arrived today.

04OUTBACK
11-21-2011, 08:00 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/4a43855a-e632-0d01.jpg

wolfeman131
11-21-2011, 08:04 PM
whaddya got for the background in that pic? almost makes it look like a toy.

04OUTBACK
11-21-2011, 08:17 PM
Rug plus a little creative iphoneography.

04OUTBACK
11-21-2011, 08:34 PM
This better?
http://img.tapatalk.com/4a43855a-edfc-fa46.jpg

wolfeman131
11-21-2011, 10:44 PM
Now we're talking!

04OUTBACK
11-27-2011, 12:09 PM
Here is finished product.
Finished up last night. Test fire went well. Already ordered everything to build #2. It will be a 20" bushmaster predator more setup for hunting.
Yeah, I'm addicted now. Gonna v
Build one for bro in law at Christmas too.

04OUTBACK
11-27-2011, 02:18 PM
Oops. Forgot something. http://img.tapatalk.com/4100b648-60ed-eb8e.jpg

jmvotto
11-27-2011, 08:43 PM
Brad, looks great.
Wheres the orange tip? Lol. Nice. My nephew was showing me some of his kit guns. Pretty cool. Most are real . Some have the lil red tip. His dad caught up with his parts for an ar15 and put the kabosh to that. He is now trying to fab the parts himself

04OUTBACK
11-27-2011, 09:08 PM
No orange tips on this one! Ny has enough restrictions on it! I have it ready to bring back to ny. just have to drop off at gunsmith t pin the muzzle brake and I'm fully legal.

#2 build starts next week.

dusty2221
11-28-2011, 01:20 AM
What's the cost on going this route vs going down to Cabelas and picking one up?

Sent from Galaxy S2 using Tapatalk.

04OUTBACK
11-28-2011, 09:58 AM
Dusty
You can buy a complete one a little cheaper than I have in that. i have about $750 in that so far (excluding optic/laser, that i had at work)

But I was able to customize some for that price..

If you are interested in a one, let me know and I can guide you on some good deals out there...

Also, you get some sense of accomplishment knowing you built the lower from scratch and put it all together.. A few youtube videos and it was all good.
PARTS LIST:
Rock River Stripped Lower
Doublestar lower parts kit
UAG Adj. STock
UTG PIstol Grip
UTG Green Foregrip
Magpul MOE oversize trigger guard
DPMS Flat Top Oracle Upper
Yankee Hill Muzzle Brake (NY allows muzzle brake, but not flash suppressors... go figure)
Magpul PMAG magazine.. its a 30 round that has been pinned to 10 round for NY AWB rules..

I am starting another next weekend. next one will be more of a predator hunting setup.. this one is a zombie hunter setup..

rdlangston13
11-28-2011, 11:29 AM
Y'all have alot of silly rules in new York

04OUTBACK
11-28-2011, 11:32 AM
NO KIDDING RD

We are a rural state run by the concrete capital in Albany and NYC.. we should separate into Albany/NYC as one state and the rest as WNY.

Pistols are a pain too.. i should have my permit soon though..

tgoody14
01-04-2013, 11:59 PM
Can we revive this thread... It only seems necessary considering the current "Panic" of guns and ammo flying off the shelf!!!

On a side note, I am looking for a couple Glock 22 .40cal mags if anybody has any they don't need...

04OUTBACK
01-05-2013, 07:34 AM
Bring it on tgoody
Since my last post in here I have completed a total of 5
First picture Above
A 20" bull barrel tack driver
2 300 AAC blk
An all magpul .223 with a2 sight
Panic bought another stripped lower and upper that should arrive any day now ! But I ordered a multi cal suppressor yesterday so I may need to cut herd by one to pay for that!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/05/ny8yzaqe.jpg
Only the 20" not shown

wolfeman131
01-05-2013, 11:21 AM
I call dibs if you decide to let one go!

What suppressor are you going with?



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

04OUTBACK
01-05-2013, 11:28 AM
Liberty Mystic. It'll fit my .22 pistol 9mm
.223 and my .300 blk. Won't be as quiet on .22 but beats buying multiples and having to do multiple tax stamps

The mystic has multiple thread adapters to fit different guns.

I'm probably 6-9 months out before I can get it now.

Green one in pic is up for offers.
Rock river lower with dpms upper

rdlangston13
01-05-2013, 01:33 PM
How much????


Sent from my iPhone newtys droid killer using Tapatalk

tgoody14
01-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Beautiful Guns! If I had the cash, I'd love to take it off your hands.

I've never built one, but always wanted to and I think it will be awhile now before prices come back down. I was looking online last night and people are selling their spare uppers and lowers for $800-$1k a piece, that's crazy!! Even crazier is that people are actually buying them!!! 🙀

I've been buying/trading guns with friends and co-workers for a long time now. Started out with an Olympic Arms as my first AR, which took a beating and still never had one problem. Then I picked up a Bushmaster Carbon 15 and absolutely loved it because it was only 4lbs, but I kept having FTF problems if I wasn't shooting the exact round/grain that it wanted. I recently picked up a Colt Law Enforcement 6920 M4, figured I might as well go all out and get the top of the line, IMHO (we carry them in the Patrol), before something drastic happens and new laws get put in place.
Ohhhh and I picked up an AR-40cal from Just Right Carbine! This thing is AWESOME!!! Haha
16714
16715
16716

maxpower220
01-05-2013, 06:53 PM
I'm looking for a Blackout upper, blackout complete, and/or blackout pistol

smokedog2
01-06-2013, 12:24 AM
I'm thinking about firing up the Dillon press but it has been years. Does anyone have a favorite load/powder for 9mm, .45 and/or .40?

I'd like to standardize the powder.

What is the deal on primers and powder these days. None are in the Dillon catalog. A good source?

I've got 10 years of brass piled up.

tx

SD2

tgoody14
01-07-2013, 01:45 PM
We used to reload back in the day as well, but it hit a point where it was cheaper to just buy rounds off the shelves than reloading! Looks like many people will be going back to reloading if this price gouging keeps up 😡

Anybody have 30rd Pmags they wouldn't mind selling without giving up an arm and/or leg??
I'm having a hard time finding any...

kevkev
01-07-2013, 03:55 PM
We used to reload back in the day as well, but it hit a point where it was cheaper to just buy rounds off the shelves than reloading! Looks like many people will be going back to reloading if this price gouging keeps up ��

Anybody have 30rd Pmags they wouldn't mind selling without giving up an arm and/or leg??
I'm having a hard time finding any...

Have you tried www.texasguntrader.com? I have been seeing a whole bunch on there that people haven't really sky rocketed the prices on.

lsvboombox
01-08-2013, 10:36 AM
Bring it on tgoody
Since my last post in here I have completed a total of 5
First picture Above
A 20" bull barrel tack driver
2 300 AAC blk
An all magpul .223 with a2 sight
Panic bought another stripped lower and upper that should arrive any day now ! But I ordered a multi cal suppressor yesterday so I may need to cut herd by one to pay for that!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/05/ny8yzaqe.jpg
Only the 20" not shown

If you are bringing any of those guns to ny you better lose those collapsible stocks or pin them

wolfeman131
01-08-2013, 01:08 PM
If you are bringing any of those guns to ny you better lose those collapsible stocks or pin them

Heck, I think that was one of the biggest reasons he moved OUT of NY.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

kevkev
01-08-2013, 02:20 PM
If you are bringing any of those guns to ny you better lose those collapsible stocks or pin them

Yep collapsible stocks make guns more dangerous :) gotta love dumb laws.

lsvboombox
01-08-2013, 02:36 PM
Heck, I think that was one of the biggest reasons he moved OUT of NY.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

Oh i thought he said he was moving to NY in an earler post

Just looked at his post and see it was over a year ago. He moves around like me.

Hoopskier
01-10-2013, 12:32 AM
I'm not to big into the shoot sport. I wouldn't mind owning one. Make me want to go out and look but I'm not going to make a panic buy.

lewisb13
01-10-2013, 12:35 AM
Here's mine. I know you have all seen it before .....
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/10/6usu5ute.jpg

04OUTBACK
01-10-2013, 10:22 AM
Yes. Def out of NY now!
I shutter to think how bad it will get there.

rdlangston13
01-10-2013, 09:51 PM
I shutter to think about how bad it will get everywhere


Sent from my iPhone newtys droid killer using Tapatalk

tgoody14
02-18-2013, 06:06 PM
I have a Barska Green Laser with mount and rails. It can be used with a slide button to activate or a pressure switch. Never been used, still new in box! Looking to trade it for something if any of you guys are interested...

16917
16918
16919

Hoopskier
04-14-2013, 01:25 PM
I'm not to big into the shoot sport. I wouldn't mind owning one. Makes me want to go out and look but I'm not going to make a panic buy.

Picked this one up, Bushmaster M4A3. Paid a little more than I should have but it was actually in the case at the store.
17159

tgoody14
04-14-2013, 01:53 PM
Nice!!! 👆👍
Can't go wrong with Bushmaster!

04OUTBACK
04-14-2013, 01:54 PM
Fun! Get some ammo too?

Cigars n scotch
04-16-2013, 05:15 PM
I'm really late to this thread but why not bring up a great topic. I'm presently building my first AR and was hesitant at first but then dove right in.

My situation is a little unique concerning my build. Presently I live in New Jersey which has some of the strictest gun laws and concerning an AR they are ridiculous. Pinned stock, welded or pinned muzzle break, no flash hider, bayo lugs, pinned mags to 15 rounds.

Basically friggin neutering a perfectly good and expensive rifle. I will not do it.

I'm moving to SC this July so I am gathering my parts now, minus the upper (don't want to get caught with constructive intent)

Seekins Precision SP-15 Lower
CMMG LPK
Just ordered:
Magpul CTR stock in FDE
Magpul MIAD grip in FDE
Magpul forend/rail in FDE
BCM Buffer tube
BCM buffer spring
BCM end plate
Castle nut

Now I just need to find or wait until its in stock the Spikes Tactical ST-T2 H2 buffer. Not willing to be gouged on it.

Then when I get to SC I will pick up the BCM BFH 16" LW upper and hopefully by then some PMAGS will be around and also some freaking ammo.

04OUTBACK
04-16-2013, 05:22 PM
Cigars
Great idea!! I moved from ny to LA last summer. First thing l left with was my boat and my AR's.

Build sounds cool!

I have built 6. It's addictive. :-)

tgoody14
12-21-2013, 06:15 PM
Thread Revival!!!

Cigars - How's that build going?

Outback - Any new toys??

I'm in full swing hunt/gun mode now!
Looking to start my first build, a coyote rifle! 20" ss heavy barrell. Extended rail with bipod.

Thought about turning my Colt 6920 into a long range rifle, but I don't want to mod the front sight post...

Here's my FIL's shotgun I totally tact'd out for him for Christmas. Hope he likes it!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/22/esu4amu5.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/22/3umunaja.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/22/4e8azume.jpg

04OUTBACK
12-21-2013, 06:17 PM
I got a 300 blackout single shot last week with a threaded barrel.its beggin for a date with a suppressor!!

It will slay hogs! My bud has his suppressor and is taking it out for his kids tomorrow.
My suppressor is on order.

Slowed down on AR's. Did kill 2 does with the 6.5 grendel This fall!!

tgoody14
12-21-2013, 07:53 PM
NICE!!! Been thinking bout getting a gun trust so I can get myself a few cans!

You willing to let go of any of your ARs??

Woody929
12-22-2013, 12:50 AM
I've seriously considered the NFA trust route as well, but now I've got this floating boat thing that uses up my fun funds. I might go ahead and establish one before laws change.

smokedog2
12-26-2013, 11:27 PM
I have gone around the bend, thinking about an 80% lower build with a match trigger and good barrel. Not sure what a good barrel is. I here there is a new coating out. I may go stainless. Anyone want to recommend a match grade barrel and trigger?

I've build duck decoys, I've got this :)

tgoody14
12-27-2013, 02:50 PM
I've build duck decoys, I've got this :)

LOL!

I don't know enough about the triggers to be able to help you. But, I've done enough research that a Spikes Tactical or BCM lightweight barrels barrels are the best if you're looking for lightweight... (Colt 6720 is also a great lw barrel)

The new Cold Hammer Forged barrels are supposed to be top of the line. Really depends on what you'll be using the gun for and how many lifetime rounds you will put through it. Chromed lined is good for your average wknd warrior shooting for fun. There's several different types of profiles you can chose from too. Just have to read through all the reviews

I'm in the middle of a build right now.

Simple factory Colt 6720 Lower and then this is where it gets tricky... looking for a 14.5" lightweight barrel, mid-length gas system, low profile gas block, pinned DynaComp or Battle Comp flash hider (to make it legal), and a free floating 13" Troy Alpha rail!!!

I know it probably sounds complicated.... Cuz IT IS!!!

tgoody14
12-27-2013, 02:52 PM
This is a similar set up that I'm basing my build off of...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/28/y7usanym.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/28/aqe2ama7.jpg

Cigars n scotch
12-29-2013, 02:36 PM
I have stalled on finishing up my build unfortunately, no extra funds in the budget to get my upper and finish it. With the move down to SC, buying a new house, and then Xmas I made a decision to hold off for now.

smokedog2
12-30-2013, 12:11 AM
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Upper-Receiver-Assembly-M4-Flat-Top-demo-p/flat%20top%20-upper%20-m4%20demo.htm

The one I got was mint.
SD2

tgoody14
01-01-2014, 05:02 PM
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Upper-Receiver-Assembly-M4-Flat-Top-demo-p/flat%20top%20-upper%20-m4%20demo.htm

The one I got was mint.
SD2

Nice! They come with Forward Assist and Dust Cover already installed?

smokedog2
01-01-2014, 10:54 PM
Nice! They come with Forward Assist and Dust Cover already installed?

The come with the parts in a bag. Mine looked new. Just a little more building.

Woody929
01-02-2014, 02:31 PM
It is now official, Magpul is making the move to TX and WY.

http://magpul.com/move

wolfeman131
01-02-2014, 03:37 PM
good for them! they gave the Gov of CO fair warning . . .

surprised that they are splitting office & mfg. that can be difficult to manage.

Woody929
01-02-2014, 08:16 PM
I told a buddy of mine today that depending on how close they get, I might be tempted to hang up my potato peeler.