Interesting thread over at GT about an AR15 problem.


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Redlg155
October 5, 2004, 08:21 PM
I saw this thead over at GT and didn't see a duplicate here, so I decided to post a link.

http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=291259

This is just one of reasons first time builders should familiarize themselves with the AR system or have someone who is knowledgeable check their work.

From what I gather the weapon was assembled without a gas key on the carrier, leading to a KB.

Good Shooting
Red

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WhoKnowsWho
October 5, 2004, 11:06 PM
That's why I read and re-read and read the all instructions again before I began assembly. I knew the operation of the rifle quite well before I even had one, if that part had been missing, alarms would have been going off big time.

Remember people, building this thing isn't like building a book case or stereo cabinet, you can't take a piece and flip it the right way after you fire a round and something blows up.

Badger Arms
October 6, 2004, 12:04 AM
That's akin to leaving the cylinders out when you rebuild an engine. It might go bang a few times, but it's not going to be pretty.

g56
October 6, 2004, 12:59 AM
I was kind of surprised he put that thing together and never checked the gas key, even though he didn't assemble the upper. :confused:

When I was putting mine together I studied the instructions for assembling the upper, even if I was only assembling the lower, and I made sure to check that the gas key was staked properly before final assembly.

Pinned&Recessed
October 6, 2004, 03:38 AM
I built my first AR, but I had already used M16s in ROTC, so I was fairly familiar with the platform. I also studied manuals and diagrams for weeks beforehand.

I ordered a kit from J&T and in 45 minutes had a rifle. It was like magic, sort of.

JNewell
October 6, 2004, 02:24 PM
[withdrawn after re-reading the GT thread]

El Rojo
October 7, 2004, 01:27 AM
Good, informative post. I put my first one together with no AR experience. Here are the instructions I used. Unfortunately I don't see any upper instructions or any pictures of a bolt carrier with key.

http://www.brianlane.com/ar15.php

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