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Posted: 4/14/2006 12:38:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 6:43:28 PM EST by myfakename]
Finally dropped the hammer and bought a you build-it. This is my first Ar rifle. I started with a Stag Arms stripped lower I found at a local gun shop. I looked thru Shotgun News and found a couple of adds. I also trolled around here looking for info.

I went with Model 1 Sales, seemed like they have gotten mixed reviews on here but the price was certainly right and several people seemed satisfied. Picked up the 20" A2 rifle kit. Fit and finish on upper is very good. Casting flash is nowhere to be found, smooth as silk.

Received all pieces and it went together in a bit over an hour. One thing about the kit that I didn't like was the grey butt stock. Some semi-gloss black cleared that up though. The only other problems were the small pins that hold the takedown pins in place. They were too long (filed them down a bit) and too pointy. They would stick in the detent and not allow it to slide. Stoned them down a bit and works fine. Same thing for the safety lever retaining pin. Trigger pull is rough.

I am happy with the results, now all I need is a range report to see how she shoots. If I can find out how, I will add some pics.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 1:09:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 2:26:09 PM EST
I just finish mine too!! I went with a Stag upper and lower.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 5:29:29 PM EST
Just got from the range a while ago and I'm pleased. Shot some cheap russian Bear? ammo and everything worked great. Tried 3 mags and all worked ZERO FTF. Put about 100 rounds through her. I shot at about 80 yards and put all the rounds into a fist sized area. Adjustments were pretty easy, but I have a queation about the rear sight. Is there suppose to be some movement, sise-to-side? Seemed like only spring tension holding it in place. Another strang aspect of the Model 1 kit is the strange smell of perfume? Smelled it when unpacking it and after I shot her. Feel kind of odd shooting this bad a$$ rifle that smells like a french whore.

BTW still working on putting some pictures up.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:33:48 PM EST
Nice rifle. I like the simple look. I am waiting on a lower from DPMS and my A2 will be complete. I am glad to hear she shot well.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:04:58 PM EST
Nice plan Jane. Two thumbs up
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:55:45 AM EST
Welcome to the boards. Job well done congrats
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:19:06 AM EST
Welcome to the site. Looks great. Good job!!!
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 4:33:16 AM EST
Thanks for the responses and happy to be here. I really do like the simple lines of the A2 and figured it would be the best starting point for me. I would eventually like to build one with 16" bbl, flat top, tube handguard and adj. stock. From that platform, it seems there is an endless array of accessories that I can add. The fun begins.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 5:23:59 AM EST
Welcome and congrats......a little CLP would have darkened the stock

Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:19:05 AM EST

Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:56:37 PM EST
Good looking plain jane! Man, now I have to build one
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