Building an AR


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mokin
March 3, 2010, 11:25 AM
I've got the best wife ever.

Yesterday I told her I had just about talked myself into building an AR-15. She said "I think you should, everybody needs a project. You've been heading towards some kind of gunsmith project for a while now anyway".

I'm thinking something along the lines of an M-4 with a free floated barrel. I'm researching the products out there and don't expect to get into purchasing parts until next month or May. Hopefully, by autumn, I'll have a new rifle....

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ambidextrous1
March 3, 2010, 11:33 AM
Tou're a very lucky man!

Be sure to check out Brownell's when researching your project.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the project - and its outcome. :)

Tirod
March 3, 2010, 11:54 AM
You are doomed to a life of living with Evil Black Rifle Disease. Welcome to the addiction.

If any advice I have is worth a dime, understand what you will use that rifle for, build it to that purpose, buy good quality parts, and take your time. Lots of interesting stuff will be on the market by this summer as previewed at the SHOT show.

AR15.com has great tutorials, m4carbine.net a wealth of expertise, and 68forums an honest comparison of what alternative calibers are available that may enhance your use.

Then it comes down to personal stuff - and fighting with the bling monster. I'm trying to keep him off my project, but it's hard when you compare boring old mil issue to the enhanced stuff available now. Real hard.

One area that seems to be a winner is buying a complete upper assembled. Right now that can be done cheaper than the parts alone with some combinations. It takes some shopping, but you could actually save money.

What could make things worse is discovering parts don't have to come in black . . .

mtnlvr
March 3, 2010, 02:12 PM
I've got the best wife ever.

Yesterday I told her I had just about talked myself into building an AR-15. She said "I think you should, everybody needs a project. You've been heading towards some kind of gunsmith project for a while now anyway".
Be suspicious...it could be a trap. Sounds to good to be true. Usually when she says "I think you should" she means "I need some new earings".

mshootnit
March 3, 2010, 02:49 PM
Earlier I was considering the wilson combat upper receiver from Midway along with a complete Stag lower... I was considering the BCM bolt carrier group (complete) and charging handle (one of the best available). I never really lined up what I would do for a barrel but I like the new nitrided ones, I know DSA sells and upper with a nitrided barrel. Float tubes are cool to me. I also like the CMMG mid length upper from AIM, but the price is only fair.

rozziboy18
March 3, 2010, 05:11 PM
leave a little money left over for a night out on the town for that one

mokin
March 4, 2010, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the advice. The idea about the earings made me think of a gun show I attended about a year ago. Somehow a vendor with a table of jewlry got in. From talking to my friends who also got to that gunshow, the jewlry really sold....

KevinR
March 4, 2010, 07:44 PM
Brother I got a good one also, everytime I drag home another gun, not a peep out of her.

Lovesbeer99
March 4, 2010, 07:51 PM
Congrats your wife sounds pretty good. Tell her she could be great if she bought the parts for you and that she should throw in an RCBS RC reloading kit.

Although you might need a scope and rings and then you might as well get a spotting scope.

As a matter of fact you should build 2 ARs. Like a his and hers so that she could spend more time with you. Of course if she can't make it that day you could just borrow hers. I'm sure she won't mind.

:)

DougW
March 4, 2010, 08:53 PM
My wife was tickled when I showed her an M4'gery that I set up for her. She can't wait to shoot it. I will also introduce her to her new 2nd gen Glock 19 (she fell in love with our son's G19, so I got her one).

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