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Old 06-27-2016, 4:16 PM
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Whats up everyone I've been a member of this forum for a really long time I've just never posted. But I recently decided to build an AR before the ban hammer falls at the end of the year.

I recently bought two lowers from Guns Direct in Burbank. They had a flash sale of the Aero Precision Gen2 and I along with my brother decided to buy a couple. Between the both of us we bought 4 total. 2 for him and 2 for me

Couldn't pass up on the deal. Anyway here are some pictures of the build. It's not anything special but it's sure special to me! Most of the stuff I bought because it was readily available...I am going to build a really nice 2nd rifle with my 2nd lower.

The Aero Precision Gen 2 Lower





The Palmetto State Armory Magpul MOE lower build kit







Mil-Spec fire control system is in



Starting to resemble something here...

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The Aero Precision upper ... Fits like a glove on the lower.







The MagPul MOE Mid Length Hand Guard





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And of course we can't be Legal without one of these...




I also ordered 10 Hex Mags...I love these things!



Some new parts also arrived today...



Gotta learn to crawl before I walk... I figured I'd learn to use iron sights and once I have mastered these I can move up to a nice optic.



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And here is The Balistic Advantage Modern series Midlength 16 Barrel



I am waiting on the Charging handle, and my Nickel Boron BCG From AIM. Also have to get the front sight drilled and pinned to the barrel. But I am hoping to have it finished by 4th of July!

Like I said it ain't much and it ain't no fancy thing with all the bells and whistles but it will do for now!
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Nice job! Did you go ar15 bcg or m16? And absolutely nothing wrong with getting a cheap red dot sight right off the bat. And lastly, i always add extended latches to most charging handles for people who are new to ar15's /ar10's. One of the Best 9.99$ you can spend(in my honest opinion )

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Old 06-28-2016, 3:24 AM
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Next you need to get an ar10 (well, LR-308, dpms type) as well. P.m me and ill let you know where you can get a full 18-20" LR-308 rifle kit for $599 (all u need is your own lower) with all the bells and whistles and all u.s made parts, no cheap chinese junk.

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Next you need to get an ar10 (well, LR-308, dpms type) as well. P.m me and ill let you know where you can get a full 18-20" LR-308 rifle kit for $599 (all u need is your own lower) with all the bells and whistles and all u.s made parts, no cheap chinese junk.

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Yeah I haven't decided what I am going to build with the other lower yet. There are some options out there like the AR-10 or a 300 blackout. I would love a suppressed SBR, but we live in California and the only way that happens is if I move out of Cali ... Which is becoming more and more tempting.
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Nice rifle! It is something special to assemble a rifle and shoot it, and you get to do it again. Shoot the first one a bunch before you start on the second. I built a carbine and 20" rifle. Consider buying a third lower for the future.
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Nice rifle! It is something special to assemble a rifle and shoot it, and you get to do it again. Shoot the first one a bunch before you start on the second. I built a carbine and 20" rifle. Consider buying a third lower for the future.
Yeah I am thinking I am going to try and buy a couple of more before the end of the year. I can't wait to get it complete so I can take it out for it's maiden voyage. It is a little heavy so I might take a shot a building something light as well.
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Im right there with you. It sucks cause i could build a good silencer in under 2 hours and if i lived in any other state, all i would need to do is pay for the tax stamp, and once i got it, build it and bam.....legal! hate California

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And for an ar10 you would need to buy an lr308 lower

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Great job!

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Did your barrel come pre drilled with the holes for the front sight/gas block or do you have to do that yourself?
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Sooo tempting LOL!!
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Did your barrel come pre drilled with the holes for the front sight/gas block or do you have to do that yourself?
No I have to get it drilled and pinned. I was going to go to Rifle Gear in Orange County, but some of the guys here lead me to Randall from AR15Barrels. I emailed him but he has not responded back yet. If I don't hear from him I will bite the bullet and make the long drive down south to get it done.

I am for doing things myself but I don't have a drill press to try and do this and it's not worth going out to buy a drill press just to get this done.
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Sooo tempting LOL!!
I haven't got to build myself my own ar10 yet, even though i have helped friends build all of there's. But all my friends have ordered 16" barrels (which i disagreed repeatedly about). It's kinda like cutting 10" off of my Remington 700!

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I like your plan the AR10 IS larger
So two ar15 is your option

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I am for doing things myself but I don't have a drill press to try and do this and it's not worth going out to buy a drill press just to get this done.
IMO Get a drill press, get a 90-10 while you can!!!
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Smartest statement in this thread :

I figured I'd learn to use iron sights and once I have mastered these I can move up to a nice optic.
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Smartest statement in this thread :

I figured I'd learn to use iron sights and once I have mastered these I can move up to a nice optic.
I was going to spring for an EoTech Red Dot, but @ $600 I figured why not just really continue to save for what I really want (Trijicon ACOG) and learn to use what I have. It would be stupid of me to put a nice expensive optic only to be **** out of luck if it ever failed.

I work in IT so I have a strong mindset of making sure I have a backup for everything and make sure the backup works properly. If my optic ever fails I need make damm sure I know how to use those Iron sights.
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Looking good! And great photography as well.
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Have you tried any of those acog clones? I had one for awhile, and for 100$ i say it was pretty good. Considering it always stayed on target, and the optics were decent (not near as good as the real deal, but i would definitely say usable). And the fact that it did use real fiber optics, and the bullet drop marks were darn Close, i kinda miss it now.

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I know I'm going to be receiving a ton of flack over that last post. but untill you use one, i say its a decent starting point to see if being limited to only 4 is the route you want to go

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Have you tried any of those acog clones? I had one for awhile, and for 100$ i say it was pretty good. Considering it always stayed on target, and the optics were decent (not near as good as the real deal, but i would definitely say usable). And the fact that it did use real fiber optics, and the bullet drop marks were darn Close, i kinda miss it now.

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Yeah I've seen them all over Amazon...my brother and I were laughing about it because he was telling me he would buy me on on the condition I use it at our next training event LOL I told him I would think about it!
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Looking good! And great photography as well.
Thank You sir!
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Well the Nickel Boron BCG from AIM finally came in today...



I also had ordered the charging handle...



The Blizkraieg Sight post ready for action!



Fits like a glove!





I also install an ambidextrous safety selector



Almost ready fellas!! Just have to get the front A2 sight drilled an pinned. I already have a scheduled appointment with Randal to get that done on Tuesday!

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I would. Just make sure its one of the real fiber optic ones not red dot ones

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Nice work OP!!! got nothing but love for that standard carry handle and fixed front sight steez. Classic!
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