Took the plunge

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tboesche
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Took the plunge

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Post by tboesche » Wed May 14, 2008 7:48 am

Well my debate over an AK or an AR is over. Yesterday i picked up a CMMG AR lower from CheaperthanDirt for $99.00. They only had 4 left. Now I just need an parts kit and then pick up an upper, which just happens to be the most exensive part. I have never "built" my own gun so I am gonna go with a complete upper and just pin it on.

The Gov't bribery check should be here on Monday, so I will put an upper on layaway. The wife has decided that we need a new micrwave and pay some bills so I only get a portion of the check. :cryin Oh well. I should have it finished by my Birthday in July.
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Re: Took the plunge

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Post by propellerhead » Wed May 14, 2008 8:45 am

Places like Del-ton and Model1Sales have "rifle kits". It's everything minus the stripped lower receiver that you just bought. The upper is completely assembled and "head-spaced" whatever that means. You can upgrade certain parts of the kit when you place your order. It's essentially the same thing as hand-picking all your pieces. The lower parts kit is like putting a model car together. It's rather simple. The instructions and video on ar15.com make it so easy. The hardest part was making sure I picked up the right spring or pin during assembly. Again, nothing complex. You just have to be careful. I had the instructions printed and the video handy.

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Also look into the Vise Grip method of installing the roll pins. A hammer and punch can result in some nasty scratches if you slip.


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Re: Took the plunge

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Post by melkor41 » Wed May 14, 2008 9:07 am

tboesche wrote:Well my debate over an AK or an AR is over. Yesterday i picked up a CMMG AR lower from CheaperthanDirt for $99.00. They only had 4 left. Now I just need an parts kit and then pick up an upper, which just happens to be the most exensive part. I have never "built" my own gun so I am gonna go with a complete upper and just pin it on.

The Gov't bribery check should be here on Monday, so I will put an upper on layaway. The wife has decided that we need a new micrwave and pay some bills so I only get a portion of the check. :cryin Oh well. I should have it finished by my Birthday in July.
I am in garland and I have all the special tools to build an upper if you want to build your own. Or if you just want to get a kit or a prebuilt upper and need help let me know, I will be glad to assist.

heheh you bought your cmmg lower right after me, There was 5 when i bought mine. in about 2 weeks I am going to start AR #2 with it.
Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it...kill the captain...and claim it as yours. : Lodge2004

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