View Full Version : Just finished assembling my 9.4 lb AR-15

Lead Waster
05-07-2011, 9:19 PM
Yep, nine point 4 pounds. 20 inch stainless steel bull barrel.

I put the lower together last night on my kitchen table then excitedly attached the upper. Then was exhausted by just holding it.

Not a very handy rifle, I sure hope it shoots straight!

The upped is the "DPMS .223 flattop with slickside receiver and free float tube".

One thing that sort of bugs me (and hopefully I'll forget about it when I shoot this beast) is that the free float tube has "flutes" in it, but the flutes are not "centered". What I mean is that the sling swivel is right at the bottom, but it's not exactly between two flutes, it's closer to one than the other. I know it's cosmetic, but ... Ugh, I'll get over it! I guess when they screw in the free float tube, when it's fitted, the flutes will just be wherever they are.

I've spent so much on this thing, it better not suck. I'll post pics once I get a bipod and the scope mounted.

05-07-2011, 9:41 PM
What kind of free float tube is it?

05-07-2011, 9:42 PM

Lead Waster
05-07-2011, 9:50 PM
The free float tube is DPMS.


"DPMS AR-15 Flattop Upper Assembly 223 Remington 1 in 8" Twist 20" Bull Barrel Stainless Steel with Free Float Handguard"

05-07-2011, 9:54 PM

05-07-2011, 10:36 PM

I second that! :cool2:

05-08-2011, 12:35 AM
What? No pics. *immediately hits back button*:D

05-08-2011, 4:23 AM
Oh no, no pics....

05-08-2011, 7:16 AM
She's 9.4 lbs?
May be just water weight from that time of the month.
Most AR's gain weight after you say "I do" at the FFL and never seem to go back to the sexy size afterwards.
Que Sera, Sera. :rolleyes: