View Full Version : Got my lower assembled today!

02-13-2012, 10:53 PM
So I bought my friend's extra Spike's upper and lower in January. He was planning on building 2 AR's but decided to finish one and shift focus back to the Triumph Bonneville and the '72 Dodge Demon. After finding a local shop to do the DROS I picked up my lower, bought a CMMG lower parts kit and started watching assembly vids on youtube. I got the MOE trigger guard, the MOE handguard and the AFG from Magpul. I am doing this build on the cheap because I am currently also trying to finish my '73 Plymouth Duster's 408" Magnum R/T (Done but not in the car) and 5 speed swap. Following a guide we found on AR15.com we assembled our lowers. No lost parts, no idiot marks and the cussin' was kept to a minimum.

Parts so far:
Spike's lower (stripped)
Spike's upper (stripped)
CMMG lower parts kit
Magpul trigger guard
Magpul MOE carbine handguard
Magpul AFG
Magpul grip
ATI buffer assembly

I am attaching a pic. in the mean time I need to buy my Magpul CTR stock, a BCM charging handle and get the rest of the parts to finish my upper, or get a cheap Del-Ton upper to drop in and upgrade as time/money allow.


02-14-2012, 4:55 AM
Good progress. Have you decided on a barrel or BCG?

02-14-2012, 7:36 AM
Nice build so far.

Did you go with the standard CMMG LPK or two stage? How is the action on the trigger?


02-14-2012, 7:45 AM
nice start!

02-14-2012, 8:18 AM
Looking good so far! Got my Spikes upper yesterday. Waiting until the 21st to get my Spikes lower out of jail.

02-14-2012, 8:57 AM
Standard CMMG. The trigger works, but since I haven't fired an AR15 before I really don't have a reference to compare mine to. It seems about the same as my buddy's lower. IIRC he used a DPMS lower kit.

02-14-2012, 11:25 AM
looks good!

02-14-2012, 11:30 AM
Good start

02-14-2012, 1:16 PM
I gotta tell you man I don't think you understand what that AFG is for...

02-14-2012, 4:01 PM
Nice........post one when its all done!

02-14-2012, 9:38 PM
I gotta tell you man I don't think you understand what that AFG is for...

It's... for my left hand? :p

02-15-2012, 12:29 AM
It's... for my left hand? :p

Yes, but it was designed to better facilitate this type of grip/stance.

But hey, if it works for you then if works for you.

The build looks good so far.

02-15-2012, 5:37 PM
Thanks... I bought because I have big hands and long fingers. I was checking out standard grips and I didn't like how they felt in my hand. Maybe I am just too used to guitar necks? I kept thinking "Man, I'm going to have to make my own lower grip using a big stupid bicycle handgrip or one of my Snap-On screwdriver handles!" before seeing the AFG and thinking "That looks cool."

If I don't like it on the carbine length rifle I can simply remove it and use it on something else.

02-15-2012, 6:14 PM
I have one on a 13" rail and a 9" middie handguard.

I'd say it's not even meant for middie grips but it's ok.

I would think you'd have a really difficult time w/ it on a carbine length grip.

I really don't like carbine length handguards...