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Posted: 12/12/2003 2:19:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2003 2:22:36 PM EDT by 555R]
ok after alot of thought
I want to custom build a tactical AR15
ala SOCOM, Spec Ops style.
Is it easier to have someone build one or do it myself...I am mechanically inclined as I build race engines and chassis.

What I am thinking of is something similar to my 25th anniversary Bushy but more custom.

I need input and if anyone is interested in building it for my pricing for the whole shebang.

Here is the things Im interested in so far
has to be postban legal and 16" barrel,
if available in green that would be awesome

*Upper/Lower...not sure on brand but i want a competition trigger assembly
A3 flat top with carry handle

*Barrel should be chrome lined as usual
14.5 inch barrel with a Mini CompY brake or AK brake
the SPR 18 inch barrel brake combo
with the MRE front end

*ARMS SIR frontend and Bushmaster Pistol grip front...I already have an M900AB so I want something different

*ARFX skeleton stock the small one

*ARMS #40 rear sight

*standard front AR15 sight

*Aimpoint sight and cantilever mount to cowitness

*G27 grip

This one is close to what Im looking for but a few different parts

get the idea yet? sortof like the bushie lightweight on the cover of guns and weapons for law enforcement

I dont want to break the bank again like I did with the bushie 25th...I got this rifle and then changed everything about it.
any help or suggestions are appreciated

Link Posted: 12/12/2003 2:24:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2003 2:26:59 PM EDT by die-tryin]
[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid60/p6b36b80306374167922aa84d9cd3f668/fc4790e3.jpg[/img] welp, here is my Franken AR. Bushmaster superlight barrel DPMS lo-pro upper ACE stock Oly lower Surefire light Hogue grip I jus changed the rear flip up to a Wilson Combat one, it works good, not an auto flipup though , but has windage & elevation changes. Standard front site with Trijicon post. Gun weighs 5-5.5lbs It also has an EOTECH mounted on top now and is co-witness. As far as building it, jus build it, ya dont have to do it from scratch like some folks, jus buy complete uppers and lowers and put it together, take ya 15minutes. The money ya would spend to have someone build it, ya can do it yourself. If ya do a parts kit, jus follow the directions. my .02
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 2:57:51 PM EDT
You mention lightweight but then you select the SIR which is the heaviest forearm made. WHy the Bushmaster grip and not a more conventional TandgoDown or GGG front grip? Why do you want the horrible and ugly mini Ycomp or AK brakes? Why not an A2 flash hider look a like? Those brakes will be LOUD!
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 2:58:29 PM EDT
555R if you can re-build an engine you can build the hell out of an AR. Or you can drop your parts off, I'll build it up the way you want, and you can help me drop a Chevy 350 in my 89 Wrangler!!!
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 3:51:42 PM EDT
You have it faily well thought out. You might contact Wes Grant and get a price quote from him, compaired to what you will pay as a do it yourselfer. Jack
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 4:25:30 PM EDT
If you build engines and chassis I assme you have access to vices, torque wrenches, punches, etc.. I'd say spend the extra $30 on a barrel vice and barrel nut wrench, and get to work. Nothing like building an AR from scratch. I built my first one 5 months ago and now onto my 2nd. Unless I get a REALLY good deal I'm never buying an pre-assmebled AR again. I'm building!
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 4:46:52 PM EDT
hmmm well i wasnt aware the SIR is a tank I just like the way it looks...all badass I like that pistol grip because its a bit ergonomic...unlike my M900 which is just a vertical grip...its not written in stone just yet as what i want to build... as for access to all those tools...yes I have access to two motor building shops and a chassis shop...but i dont know what is what in rifles and dont want to pull the trigger and ka boom. unless its really that easy. I will look around
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 6:55:32 PM EDT
I would venture to say its nearly 99.99% impossible to screw up an AR build and make it go boom if you use quality parts.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 3:21:38 AM EDT
You should have no problem. The build runs the gamut of fine adjustments and tiny springs to 50+ ft-lbs of torque on the barrel nut. You will absolutely need: a barrel nut wrench - there are several types -get the right one for your nut. an upper receiver action block to hold the upper in a vice when you torque the barrel nut. roll pin punch set - various sizes A lower receiver action block helps when putting in the FCG, but since no real torque is involved you can get by with other means of holding it in a vice. If you anticipate several mods with the FCG get the action block. There are several good downloads that describe in detail how to do the build. PM me and I can send you a zip file of 'em.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:17:40 PM EDT
anyone out there selling a nice upper thats built up a bit this is getting out of hand looking for an SIR and ARMS foregripthe pistol grip looking one, and maybe an aimpoint
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:12:51 AM EDT
does knights have a website MSTN has them for sale so I want to look into them
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:21:36 AM EDT
If you are going to build the upper as well (as opposed to buying a complete upper), definately get an upper reciever block and a barrel wrench. DPMS makes a great wrench, and Bushmaster has the upper block. [url=http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/gunsmith/om-003.asp]Bushmaster[/url] [image]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/gunsmith/Images/om-003.jpg[/image] [url=http://www.dpmsinc.com/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=TL-MW]DPMS Multitool[/url] [image]http://www.dpmsinc.com/products/TL-MW.jpg[/image]
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