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Well, I got my lower parts kit and it's not pink.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by freewheeling, Apr 9, 2013.

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  1. freewheeling

    freewheeling Member

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    Whew! Just looking at it at the moment. The lower is black (MAG Tactical, magnesium alloy) but the parts kit with a Magpul stock and grip is dark earth. Now I have to narrow down the search for an upper. Here are the criteria:

    and to implement it
     
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    i'm trying to finish up a build with pink furniture for my wife right now
     
  3. Walkalong

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    My wife wants a pink AR. I am just going to wait it out.
     
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    i had some of the parts pre-panic. only part i ended up overpaying for was the BCG. oh well.
     
  5. freewheeling

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    I was lucky to get a decent lower. Will just watch and remain somewhat flexible. I'd even be willing to go up to a 24" barrel. I guess the fact that an entire country of relatively rugged types (Australia) went gunless in a sudden frenzy makes such a thing in the US plausible, but the ability to manufacture parts at home within the next 5 to 10 will put an end to this constant sword of Damocles. At that point the only control left for the state will be ammo, and I'm sure Americans will find a way around that just as they did with auto-opening knives. I mean, some of the alternative knife opening systems work so well that people commonly "de-assist" their knives, and that's mostly *because* the ban spurred innovation.
     
  6. M1key

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    I asked my wife if she wanted a pink AR...her answer was H-E-double hockeystix-NO. So I guess that answers that, thank goodness. ;)

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  7. freewheeling

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    I wonder how much it will cost to build your own phaser, and will the stun setting be extra?
     
  8. freewheeling

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    Well, I got half of a long gun.

    Put it together with a little cussing and some finesse. The take-down spring came out and flew all over the room so I looked for it for a couple of hours and couldn't find it. Giving up I started to pack everything up and found it laying on the desk right in front of me! Some kind of sign or something?

    There were a few parts left over. Most have to do with the trigger guard which I didn't need but then there some kind of adjustment thing that goes with the stock and can't find a place for it. Oh well, half a gun so now I'm really looking for an upper.

    Update: Apparently the adjustment thingy is a friction lock to keep the stock from wiggling, but I'm not sure where it goes. Not really necessary anyway. I also found my old spanner wrench so I could tighten the slotted nut for the buffer tube. Looks like I've also got most of the tools I need to put together an upper too. Now to find one...

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  9. InkEd

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    MagPul sells a complete pink MOE kit in a clamshell package. That seems like the easiest way to do it.
     
  10. freewheeling

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    I'm pretty happy with the dark earth or coyote brown or whatever it is. I didn't realize, at first, that the buffer spring goes in the buffer tube, LOL. No pics in the instructions and so I thought the buffer spring was that little doohickey, and stuck the buffer tube into the stock so it was pretty much spring loaded. Ooops.

    Think I got 'er now. ;)
     
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