View Full Version : My first AR-15 (pics included)

05-31-2011, 10:01 AM
Hello Calguns, I finally finished my first AR-15 a few weeks ago and just got around to uploading some pics. This is the build:

Spikes Tactical Mid length Upper,came with the MOE hand guard $499
JD Machine lower $130 after dros and tax
Magpul MBUS Gen 2 $55
UTG Stock & RRA LPK$160
C-Products 10/30 mag $16
Primary Arms M3 Red dot $90

Total for everything $950. I appreciate any and all comments!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/5779746441_b394c5044a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5779746441/)
DSC_0445.JPG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5779746441/) by Hotfire15 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63515139@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5779746141_9dc7087c02.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5779746141/)
DSC_0441.JPG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5779746141/) by Hotfire15 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63515139@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/5780291270_6f3181f662.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780291270/)
DSC_0439.JPG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780291270/) by Hotfire15 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63515139@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2033/5780291170_9ef21410a5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780291170/)
DSC_0438.JPG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780291170/) by Hotfire15 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63515139@N08/), on Flickr

Note the bolt markings:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5062/5780290598_3feae49bbf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780290598/)
DSC_0431.JPG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780290598/) by Hotfire15 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63515139@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5780290262_a24a3c2df1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780290262/)
DSC_0488.JPG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63515139@N08/5780290262/) by Hotfire15 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63515139@N08/), on Flickr

the big ravioli
05-31-2011, 10:06 AM
Looks Good for the first one... I will bet a shiny dime it won't be your last!!!

05-31-2011, 10:10 AM
Nice and simple. I like it.

05-31-2011, 10:10 AM
Looks great! how do you like the PA M3 red dot?

05-31-2011, 10:10 AM
looks good!

05-31-2011, 10:20 AM
I like it. Hate the stock but like the way it came together!

05-31-2011, 11:03 AM
Lookin' good! Congrats, now go out and pop off a celebratory few rounds. :thumbsup:

05-31-2011, 1:25 PM
Looks great! how do you like the PA M3 red dot?

It has a surprisingly solid mount with no wiggle at all. The dot is nice and bright indoors. When I took it outside than it was not as clear as it could be but it will get the job done. For the quality you get at that price range it cannot be beat!

05-31-2011, 1:34 PM
I like it. Looks simple yet functional. Dig the set up.

05-31-2011, 2:13 PM
Needs more cowbell.

05-31-2011, 10:06 PM
Thank you all for the comments, I love that the AR is like a adults lego set with so many ways to configure it. I defiantly know I want a new stock and I'm leaning towards the Magpul MOE or CTR. I like that the ctr has the friction lock so it doesn't wiggle. Is there much or any wiggle to the MOE stock?

05-31-2011, 10:07 PM
Niiiiice rifle, killa!

05-31-2011, 10:09 PM
Lookin' good! Congrats, now go out and pop off a celebratory few rounds. :thumbsup:

do a desk pop!!! lookin nice man. clean and simple and ready to shoot zombies in the face!!

05-31-2011, 10:09 PM
Nice AR! now where is all the :ninja: accessories?!?! hahaha

05-31-2011, 10:15 PM
nice little shtf weapon for sure

05-31-2011, 10:21 PM
Man I remember when I put together my first AR. I got my stripped lower for about $200 after dros from a guy at a gun show. Then Obama became president. And it took me another year and a half to piece together the rest. All in all I payed WAY more than I should have. Nice build especially the total amount you spent.

05-31-2011, 10:23 PM
Nice semi-budget build. Now, go shoot the **** out of it. :gun_bandana:

05-31-2011, 10:23 PM
nice build!