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surfinguru
11-04-2008, 1:33 PM
Blah, blah, blah...way easier to build the lower than I expected. Put it together last week and took it out to the range on Sunday to sight it in. Put 100 trouble free rounds of PMC Bronze .223 (ROK) downrange. Man, these things sure are fun to shoot! Now I just need to get the money together for a sight.

Here's the build, basic as she may be:

High Standard Lower
Stag 2HT Upper w/MI SLPS flip up rear sight
Stag LPK
Stag stock
Bullet Button

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/surfinguru/IMG_0118.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/surfinguru/IMG_0119.jpg

nakoomba
11-04-2008, 1:35 PM
Congratulations, looks great! Its surprising how easy and fun it is to put together your own AR.

ewxlt66
11-04-2008, 1:47 PM
That's hawt. Nice M&P too.
How much did the build run you?

stphnman20
11-04-2008, 1:50 PM
Nice man.. Congrats...

Futurecollector
11-04-2008, 1:50 PM
Really nice!!!! how much and how m=long did it take you to build it?

surfinguru
11-04-2008, 2:12 PM
Thanks guys! These things are damn fun to shoot!!

Cost was just under $1k out the door and it took me all of 40 minutes to put the lower together and pin the upper on. If I was building another one, I'm sure I could do it in 20 minutes or less. It's really not that hard. I didn't even use any special tools. Small hammer, needle nose pliers, small hex screwdriver bit as a pin punch, big flat blade screwdriver, a roll of electrical tape and a small block of wood so as not to break or damage a trigger guard ear. It ain't rocket science building a lower. Now, building an upper? That's a whole different ball game and I would highly suggest having the appropriate tools etc.

Since it was my first build, I had the ar15 build guide up on the laptop along with the ar build video and took my time. Watched each section of the video first, then install components. Watch a section of the video, install components. Even took the trigger assembly back out and installed it again just to fully acquaint myself with everything.

Now to figure out what glass to top it off with????

cleanguy46
11-04-2008, 2:16 PM
Nice looking weapon! Also nice looking Mission style dresser kinda looks like the one I have in my bedroom! :D

aplinker
11-04-2008, 3:04 PM
Aimpoint micro on a LaRue, of course.

Thanks guys! These things are damn fun to shoot!!

Cost was just under $1k out the door and it took me all of 40 minutes to put the lower together and pin the upper on. If I was building another one, I'm sure I could do it in 20 minutes or less. It's really not that hard. I didn't even use any special tools. Small hammer, needle nose pliers, small hex screwdriver bit as a pin punch, big flat blade screwdriver, a roll of electrical tape and a small block of wood so as not to break or damage a trigger guard ear. It ain't rocket science building a lower. Now, building an upper? That's a whole different ball game and I would highly suggest having the appropriate tools etc.

Since it was my first build, I had the ar15 build guide up on the laptop along with the ar build video and took my time. Watched each section of the video first, then install components. Watch a section of the video, install components. Even took the trigger assembly back out and installed it again just to fully acquaint myself with everything.

Now to figure out what glass to top it off with????

Darklyte27
11-04-2008, 3:07 PM
Go M&P!

Heatseeker
11-04-2008, 3:26 PM
Nice!

I just finished a very similar rifle yesterday, minus sights. Hopefully you won't get the same "M4gery" speech I got :rolleyes: .

RedDawn
11-04-2008, 3:34 PM
Nice.
Very nice choices for your first build.

alpalwal
11-04-2008, 3:36 PM
welcome to the club hehe

viras
11-04-2008, 3:47 PM
I like the bling on the 2nd pic. :p

aplinker
11-04-2008, 3:55 PM
Where are your extra rifle mags? You are using a bullet button, right?

devildog999
11-04-2008, 5:00 PM
Very nice

thefurball
11-04-2008, 5:36 PM
Looks great!

Now save your pennines for a stronger gun case to help keep it looking great.

surfinguru
11-04-2008, 5:38 PM
Where are your extra rifle mags? You are using a bullet button, right?

Working on more mags. One works for the immediacy. Bullet Button for sure...

Sigh...sights. If money were no object, I'd go with a Mirco H-1 on a LaRue mount combined with a 3x magnifier on a LaRue flip mount. Reality says something more along the lines of a used Bushnell Elite 3200, for now anyway. ;)

kermit315
11-04-2008, 5:42 PM
nice. is that M&P a .40 or 9mm?

this is kind of frustrating, I see everybody else building rifles, and I am still waiting for my upper kit to come in. Called them today, and they told me 3-4 week backlog. Arghhh

NineteenElev3n
11-04-2008, 5:46 PM
Congrats to you, man! Nice AR!

norcalhunter1
11-04-2008, 5:52 PM
congrats ...good job :D

surfinguru
11-04-2008, 6:40 PM
M&P is a 9mm.

So many guns, so little money......:(

Trendkill
11-04-2008, 6:44 PM
Congrats on the AR.....Nice MP!!!

Nec

BroncoBob
11-04-2008, 7:23 PM
Congrates on the build and welcome to the BRD club!