Thanks for the link. I'm doing a slow build while saving for parts, so I think I'm gonna do I complete build.
July 4, 2013, 11:17 AM
You can't go wrong with Daniel Defense⬆
I have several
July 4, 2013, 11:21 AM
Here are some pics of the COP... It's pretty bad ass...
July 4, 2013, 01:59 PM
Cool. Never see that before. Let us know how you like it after you put a few thousand rounds through it.
July 5, 2013, 10:12 PM
My lower came in... This is one of their blemished lowers... Only thing I could find was a smudge on the mag well...
July 5, 2013, 10:23 PM
Very nice start. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
July 5, 2013, 11:40 PM
Had to put the Upper and the Lower together... So sweet...
July 5, 2013, 11:55 PM
Check out Palmetto State Armory. They have LPK's either with a Geissle ssa trigger or without a fire control group at all. save you from having to buy two triggers. they also have lpk's that include the magpul miad grip you want. also take a look at the kns trigger pin kit.
July 5, 2013, 11:57 PM
Thanks Jakk, I already have a deal set up with a seller for the LPK/trigger/grip...
July 13, 2013, 09:42 AM
Installed Armalite Lower Parts Kit with a Geissele 2 Stage trigger. Also installed a Magpul MIAD Grip with Magpul Aluminum Enhanced Trigger Guard.
That is a seriously interesting upper. Can't wait to see the finished product.
July 13, 2013, 04:37 PM
Gotta love that I have two moderators commenting on the build. Thanks guys.
July 13, 2013, 08:57 PM
That is an interesting upper.
I've got something I'm building right now and don't have the upper yet. I'll just have to look into that one.
July 13, 2013, 10:32 PM
Charging Handle - Hands down, a BCM Gunfighter.
Agreed. I would recommend the Medium.
July 13, 2013, 11:26 PM
Interesting thus far. Keep it up.
July 17, 2013, 04:56 PM
Added another part to the pile. The Magpul UBR is arriving tomorrow, but today my Rainier Arms Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle came in the mail from AIM Surplus. It is freaking ridiculous...
July 17, 2013, 11:51 PM
I think the whole thing is going to be freakin sweet! Can't wait to see the finished product!
July 18, 2013, 09:09 AM
That is some tier 1, high speed stuff there. lol. really, it is going to be nice.
July 18, 2013, 05:21 PM
Magpul UBR stock came in today. Man is it sweet and solid. Although I was worried about the weight, even without the BCG or the barrel the stock felt good to shoulder. Really like the looks and feel of it. I'm not sold on the foliage green. I might dye it later to black. What say you? Here's the pics...
July 18, 2013, 10:21 PM
That didn't take long... What do you think? Should I leave the cheek piece green?
July 18, 2013, 11:22 PM
Good choice on the UBR stock, I'm a big fan of it. The Geissele as well.
The only changes I would suggest are a Hogue Overmolded grip and the BCM Gunfighter charging handle. I use them exclusively. The Raptor CH looks interesting but the BCM is bombproof.
July 19, 2013, 12:50 AM
Should I leave the cheek piece green?
Yes! The contrast looks slick. What did you use to dye the UBR stock, and what was the process? The end result looks pretty even.
The only changes I would suggest are a Hogue Overmolded grip and the BCM Gunfighter charging handle. I use them exclusively. The Raptor CH looks interesting but the
And since this is an AR (and choices are unlimited), you're gonna hear conflicting opinions on everything.
I for one much prefer the MIAD grip you have to the Hogue grip. I've never been a fan of the "tacky" feel of overmolded stuff, and sometimes I feel it actually hinders weapon manipulation.
The BCM Gunfighter charging handle is excellent, but by the looks of it (and other reports I've read) the Raptor charging handle is very nice indeed. It ought to be, because it ain't cheap!
July 19, 2013, 08:10 AM
Here is the place I got the details for dying the stock:
I would like to take a moment and thank everyone on this forum for being so great and willing t share their opinions and advice on my build. I appreciate a forum that instills the properties of enabling people instead of silencing them. For supporting the individual and not the site sponsors. Thanks to the moderators for all the hard work they do walking the fine line of authority. Thank You.
July 19, 2013, 06:54 PM
that's a real good looking set-up so far. what are you looking for in sights? irons or optic?
July 19, 2013, 06:58 PM
I really have not made up my mind yet. Part of me wants to do just irons. Another part of me wants to do a eotech or a aimpoint... Just not sure yet.
July 20, 2013, 12:57 AM
That upper looks an awful lot like the Armalite spr mod 1
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July 20, 2013, 09:25 AM
Do you know why? Aero Precision is a manufacturer. They manufacture lowers and uppers for a multiple of companies. Look at that mark-up... Whoa...
July 20, 2013, 01:04 PM
Dunno if these are great deals or not. They are at the LGS. If they'd help you, I'll get contact info
E O Tech 512.A65 (Holographic Sight) $349.99
E O Tech G33STS (3 Power Magnifier) $469.99
Bushnell AR332 (Holographic Sight) $289.99
Bushnell AR536 (Holographic Sight) $329.99
Trijicon ACOG 4X32/Flattop M4 $899.99
July 20, 2013, 01:13 PM
Thanks Redneck, but I still need a barrel and all that goes with it. I have everything else now, except Sight(s), Barrel, Muzzle Device, Gas Tube, and Gas Block.
Barrels seem to be the only things not coming back online yet. Waiting and saving is what I'm doing for now...
July 20, 2013, 09:07 PM
So I'm planning this AR to be a fast acquisition platform. Mostly within 100 yards. I have 2 questions?
What Mid-Length barrel would you suggest?
What optics or iron sights?
July 21, 2013, 04:52 AM
What Mid-Length barrel would you suggest?
What optics or iron sights?
There are tons of great options for barrels out there. Since you seem to be looking for a ~100 yard rifle, any chrome-lined barrel with a 1:7 twist should do fine. You can't go wrong with Daniel Defense or FN. Plenty of other equally-good options as well.
For BUIS, look no further than Troy Folding Battlesights. They are the best. Their fixed sights are great too, but since you've indicated you are looking for an optic as well, sounds like you might want the folders.
For a ~100 setup, it's hard to beat the quality or value of an Aimpoint PRO red dot. IMO, the bigger tube should help with faster acquisition at close ranges, versus the various micro-dots.
July 28, 2013, 09:36 AM
So here are the barrels I'm looking at. Any suggestions? Reviews?
Balances better that the A2 barrel while still having some weight to it.
If they are ever back in stock. :)
July 28, 2013, 10:19 AM
Any idea how much they run?
July 28, 2013, 10:27 AM
I do not remember. Before the craziness the entire upper with a premium PSA BCG was around $500. I really liked mine, but gave it to my son before they passed a law that would require paperwork to do so. Thankfully that never came about.
I kept my BCM upper with the A2 profile, and while it rocks, the "lighter profile" barreled PSA upper balanced so nicely.
This is with Magpul forearms. Any other configuration would obviously change the balance.
July 29, 2013, 09:21 PM
Ordered my barrel tonight. I went with a Daniel Defense Cold Hammer forged 16 inch Mid-Length. Will post pics when it arrives.
Now... What Muzzle Device and why?
How about A Gas Block? Any preferences out there?
August 1, 2013, 09:43 PM
My Daniel Defense cold hammer forged 16 inch Mid-Length barrel came in... Me very happy...
August 2, 2013, 12:51 AM
Sweet looking rig, that barrel will do you fine. In the optics realm I'd agree and say an Aimpoint P.R.O. is an awesome value; 30,000 hour battery life, weighs the same as a compM2 and comes with its own mounting hardware all for much less than any of the comp series optics. I can't find what Aimpoint skimped on but for the money, it's hard to beat.
For the muzzle device, if you're looking to save some money I'd say the Yankee Hill Machine Phantom is a great pick. They're inexpensive and have decent length. The flash suppressor model has incredible flash dampening and the muzzle brake model does a good job although a Battle Comp might do a *slightly* better job but for a whole lot more money. As for your gas block, I'd think you'd need a low profile model for that handguard. YHM or Troy make solid, reliable blocks, kinda hard to mess one up.
August 2, 2013, 01:48 AM
Looks like its gonna be a sweet unit.
How do you dye polymer
Well, it has come down to the last few things before final assembly.
Muzzle Device: VG6 Gamma 556
Sight: Aimpoint PRO
Then all I will have to do is load it up and hit the range. This has been a ton of fun.
August 2, 2013, 07:33 PM
Great work so far. She s really coming around. The more I look at that upper the more I think I need one..lol. Great build so far, buddy. Can't wait to see the finished product...
August 4, 2013, 04:10 PM
I just noticed I neglected to post what Bolt carrier group I went with. I decided t take a chance with the Parallax Tactical Nickel Boron BCG. They are newcomers and have started to develop a good name for themselves. I also went with their light weight low profile gas block. Sorry no pics... Here are the links though...