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gdr_11
03-15-2008, 3:51 PM
After talking with 5 different gun shops and being told what I wanted was not California legal, I saw several complete Stag Arms rifles at the Cal Expo gun show a couple of weeks ago. I should have made the move to buy then, but wanted to look around more.

In any case, would appreciate a couple of recommendations as to where I can go in the SF Bay area to purchase upper and lower units (I am a lefty so would like Stag LH) and the help to assemble an AR carbine that would hopefully give me 1.5 MOA or better. (if the ejection pattern of a RH AR does not impair left-handed shooting, then I would also like to hear about that).

I have read the laws, talked until I am blue in the face, and read some very interesting threads here, and now I ready to kiss it all off and just do what I want. I have not heard of anyone being accosted at a range for having an OLL rifle, so I am ready to go; just need the help of a store where they won't b.s. or hose me.

JBird33
03-15-2008, 3:55 PM
All you need from the store is the stripped lower. Everything else you can have shipped directly to you and probably save a lot of money buying online. I'm sure someone will chime in and give you a couple of decent OLL friendly stores in your area.

Jarhead
03-15-2008, 4:27 PM
cold war warriors

elSquid
03-15-2008, 4:32 PM
In any case, would appreciate a couple of recommendations as to where I can go in the SF Bay area to purchase upper and lower units (I am a lefty so would like Stag LH) and the help to assemble an AR carbine that would hopefully give me 1.5 MOA or better. (if the ejection pattern of a RH AR does not impair left-handed shooting, then I would also like to hear about that).


http://www.irvingtonarms.com/

They stock OLLs and assorted parts. I've bought a bunch of stuff from them.

They offer an OLL course

http://www.irvingtonarms.com/html/gunsmithing.html

and I'm sure they'd be more than willing to help you with any assembly concerns that you have.

Have fun,

-- Michael

mecam
03-15-2008, 4:35 PM
You can go to Irvington Arms in Fremont. They sell stripped lowers or complete built AR rifles. They are a bunch of good guys. :clap: I just bought two more lowers today and I was out in less than 20minutes.

gdr_11
03-15-2008, 5:36 PM
Thanks, I have heard of Irvington and it is good to have a couple of strong recommendations from forum members. I also like the idea of the OLL course.

Now, if I can just get someone to buy the Weatherby shotgun I have listed in Private Sales I can pull out all the stops!

George

Fjold
03-15-2008, 7:23 PM
I'm a lefty and I have both left handed and right handed OLL rifles. I've never had an ejecting case hit me from any of my rifles. All my uppers have the forward assist plunger and the built in case deflector (That bump on the upper receiver that sticks out right behind the ejection port.)

The only thing that would have me recommend a lefty upper for left handed shooters is that if a case ruptures all the hot gases would be directed away from your face.

dfletcher
03-15-2008, 7:46 PM
After talking with 5 different gun shops and being told what I wanted was not California legal, I saw several complete Stag Arms rifles at the Cal Expo gun show a couple of weeks ago. I should have made the move to buy then, but wanted to look around more.

In any case, would appreciate a couple of recommendations as to where I can go in the SF Bay area to purchase upper and lower units (I am a lefty so would like Stag LH) and the help to assemble an AR carbine that would hopefully give me 1.5 MOA or better. (if the ejection pattern of a RH AR does not impair left-handed shooting, then I would also like to hear about that).
I have read the laws, talked until I am blue in the face, and read some very interesting threads here, and now I ready to kiss it all off and just do what I want. I have not heard of anyone being accosted at a range for having an OLL rifle, so I am ready to go; just need the help of a store where they won't b.s. or hose me.

I've found that shooting right handed guns left handed off a bench has some advantages. With a RH bolt gun the loading port is right in front of you & the brass plops out in full view.

Are you a real lefty or a "shooting only" lefty? I'm shooting only due to left eye dominance, shooting the AR left handed off a bench makes popping out BB mags very, very easy. I use the DPMS tactical bolt release and although it's located on the left side of the gun can hit it with no problem. I've never had any ejection problems associated with the RH port being shot left handed.

And check out City Arms - they're very familiar with OLLs.

gdr_11
03-16-2008, 7:58 AM
Thanks for the left-hand advice; I used to shoot a Remington 742 and never had any problems with the right-side ejection, but was unsure on the AR's.

And, yes, I shoot left handed because of my left eye dominance and poor vision in my right eye.