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Old 02-24-2013, 4:01 PM
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Default My first AR-15 build.

Wanted to post some pics and show off my new rifle.
She is kind of a mutt but here's her story..

I started with a pair of S&W lowers.


I was going to build the carbine now, and keep the other lower for a later date and build a longer range rifle. Funds were needed to build the first lower, so I sold one off.

I used a CMMG LPK, Raddlock BB, magpul MOE grip, and a DSG Arms milspec buffer tube w/ a magpul ACS stock.
I was introduced to building AR's by a friend who had a black/ FDE build, and I loved the look. So that's the route I took.



After that, I waited.... I had a complete YHM upper (<---click) on back order from Midway.
I wanted an FDE rail, but it was slim pickings on what you could back order through midway. Oh well, I still love it.




Fast forward to 2/17.. I got back from the desert to see my upper waiting for me in my room.

Like a kid on Christmas I couldn't wait to get her put together and play GI joe around the house.
Here she is complete with the Tango down MK2 mags and my Beretta M9A1.



I attached the sling mount and picked up a magpul vertical grip today.



So that's how she sits. Other plans include an eotech red dot with a flip to side magnifier. But that will come at a later date when funds are replenished.

I'll be buying some ammo from a friend and will get to shoot this beast mid march.

Here's the obligatory "artsy" shot.



Thanks for looking.
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Awesome!!!
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looks good man
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Thanks guys. I'm pretty confident I got all the parts at a decent price. I don't feel I paid panic prices for anything, which is a nice feeling. I can't wait to shoot it!
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how does it shoot?
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how does it shoot?
Haven't shot it yet. Still paying my father back for helping me get the upper. A little broke at the moment.

I will have the chance to shoot it mid march.
Will report back then.
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How about those magpul ladder rail covers on the sides, on the unused rails? Add some FDE to your upper? I've got a similar quad railed upper that I'm going to build once my frickin' JD Machine lowers come in...
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How about those magpul ladder rail covers on the sides, on the unused rails? Add some FDE to your upper? I've got a similar quad railed upper that I'm going to build once my frickin' JD Machine lowers come in...
Those are an option.
Really, though, I want to get the rifle functional before trying to finish it with those. Not only that but, I don't really think those covers will give me the look I want. We'll see.
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Just got my first chance to test out my rifle.
It did very well.
I was pleasantly surprised to not have any FTF or FTE, or any other issues for that matter.
I fired about 100 rounds saturday and another 100 rounds sunday.
I sighted in at around 30 yards with a nasty cross wind from right to left.
I will most likely have to adjust it back left once I can get somewhere with less wind. Though, I was still hitting 8" steel at 75 yards with the no wind.

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Don't ask what position I though I was in. Even I don't know.


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Nice looking rifle and shooting area.
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