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Blackbeard
July 25, 2007, 09:52 PM
Yay! Finally got my new RRA put together. A little Break-Free and a few taps with a rubber mallet got the takedown pin into place. So, being a proud new papa I had to post pictures of my "baby". I'm gonna name her Rocky.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a172/otto_x/baby.jpg

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brentn
July 25, 2007, 11:10 PM
Building it from scratch? how long did it take you?

How does it shoot?
Any aftermarket internals or is it all rockriver?

I've heard really good things about RR, particularily that the DEA bought a whole whack load of them. They make some very interesting AR-Pistols as well

Blackbeard
July 26, 2007, 12:07 AM
Sadly no, my triumph was just getting the upper & lower to fit together, and that took two days. I'm such a newbie. Haven't shot it yet either.

If Chicagostan can keep their collective hands to themselves, maybe someday I'll try building one.

RockyMtnTactical
July 26, 2007, 12:20 AM
Good lookin Entry Tactical! Welcome to the club! Have you shot it yet?

rdaines
July 26, 2007, 12:23 AM
Enjoy, ARs can be one of the more fun guns to shoot and also the most frustrating. Keep 'er clean and use good, quality ammo.

Blackbeard
July 26, 2007, 12:51 AM
No, she's not on solid food yet :-)

Being new to AR shooting, I was holding it and trying to figure where my support hand should be. I vaguely remember hearing long ago that the support hand should be at the center of gravity, bearing all the weight of the rifle, and the trigger hand just squeezes the trigger. Well, the center of mass seems to be right about at the front part of the lower receiver. My natural grip seems to be holding the receiver/magazine with the left hand, index finger against the bottom of the barrel, with my thumb pointing up.

Is this normal and/or correct? Should I be holding the plastic barrel shroud instead?

MMcfpd
July 26, 2007, 12:59 AM
As with most people I see, I tend to support the rifle with the handguard, although I've tried it as you mention. I see more people holding AKs that way, with a hand right on the front of the magazine. I do that sometimes with an AK when the barrel gets hot.

ETA - 'Grats on the new baby!

iamkris
July 26, 2007, 08:18 AM
plastic barrel shroud

Yikes, you sound like Carolyn McCarthy. Forearm or handguard.

Either place is fine to hold the rifle. Forearm is preferred in my case.

Stop obsessing and go shoot. :)

PS - you said you're a newbie...do you have any experience shooting? If not, and before all the bad habits like poor position, poor sight alignment/sight picture, poor trigger control, poor breath control, poor followthrough can set in, get someone who is a decent shooter to show you the ropes. An NRA instructor would be my suggestion.

Blackbeard
July 26, 2007, 02:03 PM
I've had the NRA handgun course. I'm new to rifles, especially the AR.

MikeH
July 26, 2007, 02:08 PM
No, she's not on solid food yet :-)

I'm a bad parent compared to you. I fed mine US-made factory ammo and handloads at first, but it didn't take me long to move her to a cheap, steady diet of Wolf ammo.

DMK
July 26, 2007, 09:29 PM
I vaguely remember hearing long ago that the support hand should be at the center of gravity:confused: I don't know of any modern rifle that has the CG anywhere near where the hand goes on the handguard. Usually CG is around the magazine well.

the support hand should be ... bearing all the weight of the rifle, and the trigger hand just squeezes the triggerThat part is right. The rifle is supported at the front handguard and buttplate. You should be pushing the rifle back into your shoulder.

BTW, nice carbine! Best of luck with it. :)

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