View Full Version : Building My AR-15 Let Me Know If I Am Missing Anything

11-06-2009, 12:28 PM
Hey everyone I am buliding my first AR and I believe that I have ordered everything.

Here is my list. Please let me know if I am missing anything.

Lower-Spikes Tactical $99 (Had the American Flag Laser Engraved)
LPK- Spikes Tactical $49
Magpul MOE- Stock, Handguard, Grip Kit $99.95
Upper Reciever- Armalite M15-A4 CARBINE COMPLETE UPPER ASSEMBLY $400
Magazines(10)- C-Products 10 rounds $95
BUIS- Troy Front and Rear Flip ups $189
Radlock Bullet Button $50

So far OTD I am at just under a grand in cost.

11-06-2009, 12:34 PM
ammo :)

11-06-2009, 12:36 PM
very nice I already had 1000, and just ordered another 1000 today.

11-06-2009, 12:39 PM
It looks like you have everything but a bullet button for a functional rifle. If I'm not mistaken, the Armalite upper will come with a standard front sight assembly, so the Troy front flip up won't be needed unless you upgrade to a free float rail system with a low profile gas block.

I can't comment on which BB to go with, my experience is with the original prince BB only.

You may want to order an optic at some point, but you should learn to shoot well with the irons first.

Now you need to order ammo! Prices have come down quite a bit in the last few months. Here's a good deal on Federal XM193 on stripper clips:


11-06-2009, 12:43 PM
the upper that I ordered has the gas block instead of the A2 Iron sight. I have a scope that I will be using for long distances, and I will be looking for a red dot later on. I pretty much broke the bank in the past month with ordering the parts for this, and the 4500 rounds between my .40 and .223 ammo.

11-06-2009, 12:47 PM
Looks like you have everything you need, except a good sling.

Use your irons for awhile, until you can save up for a good red dot.

Most importantly have fun:D

11-06-2009, 12:48 PM
I plan on having lots of fun haha :D

11-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Radlock all the way!!!! Riflegear.com even has them in color variety. Lol :)

11-06-2009, 1:05 PM
have there been any issues with the radlock?

11-06-2009, 1:09 PM
Not on mine. I have an AR15 and AR pistol. Both with radlocks. My brother also has radlocks on his builds. Love em!

11-06-2009, 1:18 PM
Don't forget plenty of lube and all the cleaning supplies. My friend bought an AR and didn't buy the cleaning rod, patches, brushes, etc. Guess where he went to clean his rifle after the range trip?

11-06-2009, 1:21 PM
Does the buttstock include extension, spring and buffer? If yes, you are good to go.

Remember to get a lot of ammo and have fun!

11-06-2009, 1:23 PM
Yea I got a rockin deal on the buttstock, it is coming as a full kit. 99.95 for that whole kit.

I already have a full cleaning kit and got a nice package of breakfree as a gift.

11-06-2009, 1:23 PM
i think you forgot to grab a stock kit if im not mistaken, meaning buffer tube, buffer, buffer spring, castle nut and something else i forgot. unless you just forgot to list that. a good one is about $50 from BCM

11-06-2009, 1:25 PM
Just ordered my RadLock. My gun is complete

11-06-2009, 1:26 PM
the kit I ordered comes with the buffer tube, buffer, buffer spring, and castle nut.

11-06-2009, 1:45 PM
Nice! Post pics and let us know how it shoots when your done. Also, remember, never put radlock in position #2 unless you are in a free state. Have fun!

11-06-2009, 1:46 PM
I have one love it!

11-13-2009, 9:24 AM
My 10 day for my lower started yesterday. I have everything else in hand ready to put it all together.

11-13-2009, 11:23 AM
maybe some tools for assembly?

punches, etc.

11-13-2009, 9:39 PM
Nice, where did you find that kit?

11-14-2009, 12:52 AM

Did you get the lower & parts kit local? Thanks...

11-23-2009, 3:08 PM
Picked up my lower today and put everything together. It looks really nice, cannot wait to get out to the range now. I will post up a pic later on.

01-04-2010, 11:59 AM
Here is my photo finally.


01-04-2010, 2:26 PM
it looks great, but i think you can place your troy rear sight farther back on the rail. the picture is dark so i cant tell exactly though. it should be on the last possible slot. on "T" marked rails it should be in T1.