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Interesting thread over at GT about an AR15 problem.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Redlg155, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Well-Known Member

    I saw this thead over at GT and didn't see a duplicate here, so I decided to post a link.


    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
  2. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Badger Arms

    Badger Arms Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. g56

    g56 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Pinned&Recessed

    Pinned&Recessed Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. JNewell

    JNewell Well-Known Member

    [withdrawn after re-reading the GT thread]
  7. El Rojo

    El Rojo Well-Known Member

    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.


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