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sylfkcalb
03-05-2010, 3:35 PM
So I have finished the build of my first Ar15. My question is, Are there any crtical parts that I should inspect prior to firing? The gun is equipped with a GG&G complete upper, RRA lpk, spikes lower. I have no clue what is specific to these style rifles that are weak spots, dont worry about areas, things of that nature. Any input from my fellow calgunners will be greatly appreciated...

HUND
03-05-2010, 3:38 PM
I'm a newbie too but if you put it togeather right .. load and fire

Anyone else ?

bomb_on_bus
03-05-2010, 3:50 PM
should be good to go as long as you have done proper function checks. Just run what ever factory ammo you can find and go from there.

Black Majik
03-05-2010, 4:08 PM
Bring a friend. Invite him to fire first.

Noobert
03-05-2010, 4:09 PM
lubed?

AK4me
03-05-2010, 4:17 PM
as bomb on bus said, as long as the function check went ok, lube it up and blast away.

elSquid
03-05-2010, 4:29 PM
http://www.ar15.com/content/guides/functionCheck/

-- Michael

JTecalo
03-05-2010, 4:36 PM
you need Chumley on Pawn Stars to test fire it :D

evidens83
03-05-2010, 4:38 PM
Function check? Properly lubed? Have fun and post pics!

aplinker
03-05-2010, 5:24 PM
The most common mistake in assembly is installing the fire control springs backwards/upside down and swapping the bolt catch spring for the disco. Check here:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=32797

Lube it properly - make sure not to miss: on the 4 rails of the carrier, the cam pin, the gas rings, on the bolt a bit too.

frigginchi
03-05-2010, 6:07 PM
Add this to your rail.

http://www.spikestactical.com/z/images/BBuddyE.jpg

sylfkcalb
03-06-2010, 1:08 AM
Awesome, rifle cycles the way I would assume it should. I will be taking it out tomorrow and I will post pics asap. Thank you for all the input and as for chumlee if he wants to rake first go at it by alllllll means.... LoL

Koolpsych
03-06-2010, 1:14 AM
Yes, please make sure not to lube your gun! I didn't lube my gun after I put it together... 4 ftf within my first 10 rounds.

EMT John
03-06-2010, 8:08 AM
as long as your BCG locks forward you'll be fine

killshot44
03-06-2010, 8:27 AM
Yes, please make sure not to lube your gun! I didn't lube my gun after I put it together... 4 ftf within my first 10 rounds.

I think he meant to say be sure TO LUBE your gun....

thomasanelson
03-06-2010, 8:50 AM
Break-free clp

Lube the BCG. This was recommended to me when I was a Noob ;) regarding my first AR. It was the best advise I could get.

aplinker
03-06-2010, 12:34 PM
For those playing along at home: BreakFree CLP contains teflon.

It is sort of OK for chrome lined barrels, but I wouldn't let it anywhere near a stainless barrel, as the build-up can diminish accuracy.

Trendkill
03-06-2010, 12:38 PM
For those playing along at home: BreakFree CLP contains teflon.

It is sort of OK for chrome lined barrels, but I wouldn't let it anywhere near a stainless barrel, as the build-up can diminish accuracy.

Whats your fav all in one cleaner/lube/protectant...???

aplinker
03-06-2010, 1:12 PM
Whats your fav all in one cleaner/lube/protectant...???

I don't like all in ones. Do you use the same stuff to wash your hair, body and brush your teeth? 3-in-1's are always limited. They're always compromises. CLP is only really a good protectant.

I use lube for lube and cleaning solvents to clean.

Trendkill
03-06-2010, 1:21 PM
Do you use the same stuff to wash your hair, body and brush your teeth?


I refuse to answer that... :)


So then..what lube and solvents do ya use..??

I worry a lil bit about certain solvent's eating some finishes...so they scare me.

Glock21sfsd
03-06-2010, 1:31 PM
I refuse to answer that... :)


So then..what lube and solvents do ya use..??

I worry a lil bit about certain solvent's eating some finishes...so they scare me.

I would also like to know as I am planning my first build>

Trendkill
03-06-2010, 1:45 PM
I have always used CLP...yes I have to scrub alot....but it seems to work. I figured in a NOOB thread it would be cool to know the different options people use for cleaning. There is the search function too....but this thread is already established , so , what the heck.

Group B
03-06-2010, 2:41 PM
FWIW, some gun stores sell the milspec Break Free CLP, which does not contain teflon:
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/8576/clp1.jpghttp://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6469/clp2.jpg

chvz80
03-07-2010, 7:21 AM
:rofl:Bring a friend. Invite him to fire first.