View Full Version : My Ar-15 build, in progress *now complete-ish*

06-02-2012, 6:52 PM
Hey Calguns,

After lots of research and time, finally started my first AR build and wanted to show it off. Started out as a semi-budget rifle build, Now I'm over budget, and I'm not finished yet. :TFH:

Heres what I have so far.


Parallax Tactical complete upper:
-16" Recce profile barrel, 416 stainless w/ black finish, 1/8 twist (Profile looks like m4 but supposed to be slightly heavier).
-Parallax handguard rail.
-Parallax ParaComp compensator
-BCM Gunfighter charging handle
-Melonite coated bolt
-Parallax upper receiver(I think JD machine).
-DD Lo-profile gas block(carbine length system)


-TM 80%(now 100%) lower receiver
-RRA LPK w/ Hogue grip
-VLtor Emod milspec stock kit/ buffer tube.
-Magpul MOE trigger guard

Still need sights and magazines. Will be using Pmags(can't decide 10/20 or 10/30) and sights. Right now just have a little 4x32 Bushnell scope on it until I can afford better :p


06-02-2012, 7:03 PM
Looks good. Post some pics of your milling process.

06-02-2012, 7:06 PM
Thanks, Ill try to grab some pics when I do it.

06-02-2012, 8:03 PM
So far so good. Joe and company put out some great uppers.

06-02-2012, 8:49 PM
The upper definitely wasn't the style I was originally interested in, but I liked it so much I couldn't resist. Seems like a quality setup.

06-02-2012, 8:58 PM
Very nice! I have a couple TM 80% on the way and was planning on getting everything for my first build from Parallax. I was thinking of building something similair. Mind if I ask how much you have invested?

06-02-2012, 9:34 PM
Right now sitting at about $1000. Including complete upper, stock/buffer kit, raddlock, and LPK. Kinda went from a semi-budget build to a "do it how I want" build :D

Upper went over my price range (cost $700) but seems well worth it. If it shoots half as good as it looks I'll be happy.

06-03-2012, 9:28 AM
Upper went over my price range (cost $700) but seems well worth it. If it shoots half as good as it looks I'll be happy.

It should, mine runs like a champ, although that 416 SS barrel is a little heavier than most people like... I love it.

ANG Tactical
06-03-2012, 10:58 AM
Looking nice. Same thing happened to me. I had a $1000 budget and it just grew with the exact parts I wanted.

06-03-2012, 4:50 PM
Did my 80% lower today and got it all together.


A pic of my machined lower and a vid, but you cant see much:
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/Desertrunner07/th_0603121226.jpg (http://s158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/Desertrunner07/?action=view&current=0603121226.mp4)

06-04-2012, 5:50 AM
That rifle is clean as hell. Awesome

Haas' sure love milling lowers :)


06-04-2012, 6:56 AM
Thanks MHShooter!

They sure do, had 30+ people at the build party I went to. The Haas didn't skip a beat.

06-04-2012, 8:12 AM
Looking good Xtracrispy! I bought the same upper from Parallax Tactical for a featureless build, very good quality. I especially like the "rounded" edges on the rails, I think I don't even need railcovers. Like you, it was a little more than what I wanted to spend. But looking at the components, I think it was worth the price.

Great work on milling the lower. Complete rifle is looking sweet. Congrats.

06-05-2012, 7:30 AM
Very sweet! Funny how that works isnt it? I just completed my first ar-15 build as well... in my own head it was easily justified as a "budget build" but soon i came to the realization that a budget rifle would just not be as fun! :) good luck with the build and enjoy it! Looks awesome!

06-05-2012, 7:59 AM
Thanks for the compliments! Am am happy with how it turned out. Still need to get some stuff but for right now works well enough with that scope and magazine. So far I'm only $300 over budget :)

06-05-2012, 10:30 AM
Sweet build there man! Got almost the exact same items from parallax as well. Have you put rounds through it yet? One thing for sure is that the barrel comp is a beast!

06-05-2012, 11:01 AM
Now I'm over budget, and I'm not finished yet.

Hahahahaha, def been there.

Looks great, now to your next build.