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My 1st AR-15 Build


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Just "completed" my first AR-15 build today.
This road started almost a year and a half ago with the purchase of a Patriot Defense Stripped Lower as part of a group buy. Couple months later I purchased the CMMG Lower Parts Kit, and it sit like that till about 3 weeks ago. 3 weeks ago I found a Palmetto State Armory Completed Upper (Blemish) for an awesome price.

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Patriot Defense Stripped Lower
CMMG Lower Parts Kit
Mil-Spec Buffer, Spring, Buttstock
Paletto State Armory Upper
16", 1:9 Twist, Full Rail, Etc.. nothing fancy, but I like it
M16 Bolt Carrier Group
Bravo Company USA Mod 4 Gunfighter Charging Handle
Magpul Flip Up Back-Up Sights

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Looks good!

I got my first AR Mdash16 in 1971....

it was slightly used and the barrel curved to the left about 3/16....."

it also jammed at the most in-opportune times.....

but I know yours will do a lot better!
 

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Looks good!

I got my first AR Mdash16 in 1971....

it was slightly used and the barrel curved to the left about 3/16....."

it also jammed at the most in-opportune times.....

but I know yours will do a lot better!
good ole Government Issue huh :icon_bounceblue:
My dad got mad when they took his M1 and gave him the M16... he said the bullets were to small :icon_rofl:
 

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50 rounds done and it works flawless so far.
Cati likes it. Lol
 

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Nice! I'm not usually a fan of full length rails, but that one I like. Unfortunately my eyes don't allow open sights at the distances I like to shoot so I stick to using a sight, or a red dot for close range stuff. Since I got no real use for the rails I'll probably just get a basic tube type free float for mine, I just want an extended length one and they ain't cheap.

Looks like you got two good lookers there. I'm kinda envious of both. I headed out for a day at the range with my AR (and other guns), got about 20 miles down the road and the truck started running hot. Needless to say I didn't make it this weekend. As for the other good looker, we just don't have enough around here like that, the ones that seem to be are taken.
 
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looks good man, just finished building my first one too. i also used a mod 3 BCM CH.

PSA has had some badass deals lately, i wish i had waited a bit to build mine, could have saved about $200. oh well, that's how it always goes, right?
 

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Nice! I'm not usually a fan of full length rails, but that one I like. Unfortunately my eyes don't allow open sights at the distances I like to shoot so I stick to using a sight, or a red dot for close range stuff. Since I got no real use for the rails I'll probably just get a basic tube type free float for mine, I just want an extended length one and they ain't cheap.

Looks like you got two good lookers there. I'm kinda envious of both. I headed out for a day at the range with my AR (and other guns), got about 20 miles down the road and the truck started running hot. Needless to say I didn't make it this weekend. As for the other good looker, we just don't have enough around here like that, the ones that seem to be are taken.
I like the full rails. Always have. Idk why really. I also tend to like open sights at shorter distances..even over a red dot.

And yeah...be jealous. :thefinger: She's awesome. Cati and I have been together over 3 years and every day has been awesome.
She likes my XDm 45 to. :shok:

after the pic, we have moved to the "thumbs forward" grip. :icon_thumby:


looks good man, just finished building my first one too. i also used a mod 3 BCM CH.

PSA has had some badass deals lately, i wish i had waited a bit to build mine, could have saved about $200. oh well, that's how it always goes, right?
yeah, their Labor day deals were awesome. I could have saved a few dollars to.
My BCM is the mod 4, I like the middle size better
 

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yeah just read through the specs lol. i wanted the 4 but they only had 3 or 5
 

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the 5 is TINY!
 

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What we have noticed after posting the pic of Cati and the AR..... you can see the empty brass in the air.
 

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let's catch this up to date...
Not done to much other than shoot the thing.
Added A Magpul front grip.




Caught an AWESOME deal on a budget friendly red dot on Black Friday. Primary Arms. Nothing fancy but for $45 who can complain if it holds zero.

 

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that red dot will be fine, i've heard only good stuff about them. ive been trying to save for one, but i always end up buying ammo instead and using my irons. i'm gonna see what deals i can find after xmas. gun looks good. i love shooting mine, dont know how i got along without one for so long lol
 

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decided to go lighter weight...
bought this stock:


and will probably take off the forgrip... Idk yet.
 

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i cant decide which stock i want. i was thinking a magpul CTR, but i've been eyeballing the SOPMOD stocks latley
 


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