View Full Version : Another "look at my first ar build" thread

10-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Just wanted to show off what I've been hard at work to put together. This build has taken around 6 months and its my first AR 15. This is also to show people that building a AR can be done while on a budget/low income. I saved up 200 bucks and bought my lower receiver first, and then sold $400 dollars worth of stuff on craigslist. Then I looked around my room wondering what I could sell that I didn't use...I found some textbooks from the last couple semesters (I'm in college). I sold these on Amazon trade in and made $266 bucks! At this point I had saved up the rest of the money I needed to buy myself a functional AR 15! 6 Months of hard work and here's the result:

Spikes Tactical lower
Spikes lower parts kit
BCM buffer tube with heavy buffer
Magpul CTR stock
Miad grip
Bravo company 16" midlength upper BHF
BCM Troy buis
gunfighter charging handle
BCM bolt carrier group

Next in line for my savings : Aimpoint Comp M3 or ML3 and lots of SHTF Ammo


10-11-2011, 11:31 PM
Nice! And thank you calguns, and the calguns foundation for continuing to introduce all these lovely people to the black rifle disease

10-12-2011, 1:38 AM
Looking good! Great part selection for your first build, especially on a budget!

10-12-2011, 2:08 AM
It looks great! Basically an exact copy of what I'm going to build, except I'm going with Foliage Green! Nice man!

10-12-2011, 7:35 AM
I like it! :thumbsup: Did you get a BCM hat when you got the upper?

10-12-2011, 7:52 AM
Very nice rifle

10-12-2011, 8:50 AM
Congrats, I like it.....

10-12-2011, 9:17 AM
Wow very nice 1st "budget" build! Looks like you did your homework good job!

10-12-2011, 9:31 AM
nice parts list, want a CTR!

darn FDE fad just wont die though

10-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Hi, i am joe. I got BRD. :D

10-12-2011, 10:37 AM
I like it! :thumbsup: Did you get a BCM hat when you got the upper?

Ya I got a hat, except I got the black one with BCM on the front. I was hoping for the green one with the American flag. Hey it's nice of them to do that though-also good marketing skills with the free advertisement.