My first AR15 build

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rvl Rookie, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few years ago I bought a lower receiver, hoping to someday build a rifle.

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    I gathered a few more parts (used/cheap), but never got any further.

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    Since I didn't hunt muzzleloader season last year, and starting this year we can use handguns for ML season, I sold my ML to get the parts to finish the lower.

    I decided to make a pistol instead of a rifle, so I bought the complete lower parts kit from PSA. I put a couple parts on, just to see how it'll look.

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    I'd never built one, or even had my Bushmaster taken apart, so I was hesitant to start with all those little parts. Then I found a DIY thread on AR15.com and started working on it.

    I printed the parts list, and put mine on it so I wouldn't mess up.

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    I didn't do step-by-step pics, because it took all my attention to get it done. After lots of frustration, including the pivot pin detent getting launched around the room a couple times, I finally finished it.

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    I also sold my 22-250, to use that money to build an upper. I have a 7.5" barrel ordered, and I'm looking for the other parts now.
     
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  2. [​IMG]Good job! It looks great!
     
  3. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was quite nervous while building it, but happy with the result. [​IMG]
     
  4. Have you used it yet? =D
     
  5. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I still need to build the upper. It's half done, but since the upper and lower are separate units I feel good about getting that half done. :)
     
  6. Oh, [​IMG] then of course you couldn't have shot it yet! [​IMG]my bad LOL
    But it still looks really nice :)
     
  7. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of those parts look familiar, like those of the M-16 we used in Viet Nam. It was an absolute piece of junk. I hope you have better luck with it than we did.

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  8. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, all of those parts are interchangeable with the M16, but they've come a long way since they were first introduced. Thanks for your service. [​IMG]

    My barrel arrived today, getting me one step closer;

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  9. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's me shooting my Bushmaster, which would be more familiar looking to you;

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    And shooting my friends M16, that got me wanting to build this pistol;
     
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  10. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    NICE! If the dang things weren't so expensive, I'd LOVE to get myself an AR-15 (after an AK-47, of course. [​IMG] ). Shot a friend's once - that thing was so much fun!

    Post pics of when it's finished! Bet it'll be fun to shoot.
     

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