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Posted: 9/22/2003 11:21:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2003 11:26:13 PM EDT by kermit]
Hello all

After lurking here for well over a year, I finally took the plunge and built my first AR. The diagrams, directions, and discussions here on AR-15.com were invaluable during the decision making and building process. A big THANK YOU to everyone.

I was originally planning on documenting my build by posting updates to the Long Arms forum at www.1911forum.com, but the write-up soon took on a life of it's own and became a website. If you're interested, the site is here:

www.pawlowski.cc/kermit/shooting.htm

Once again, thank you to everyone here at the web's premier AR-15 resource.

Len in Phoenix

Link Posted: 9/23/2003 12:03:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 8:52:38 AM EDT
Nice write-up, Len. One is never enough. Kits are addictive because you can buy the parts as you have the money for them. A have a couple in the safe that magically appeared out of kits and parts and such... at least that is what I tell my wife.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 12:22:14 PM EDT
My wife wants to know how it is Im building a third AR when I only had one a few monthes ago.Parts dont look like a gun do they..LOL [:D]
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 5:20:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2003 6:16:34 PM EDT by kermit]
If the mag in your "first range trip" picture is one of those, I'd suggest passing on future purchases. Most of us walk right by the guy selling those mags- the ones with 1/2" "inspection holes" drilled through the postban date codes..
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Lovely. Sounds like it's time to edit the site and "properly dispose of" those magazines. I don't remember seeing that in any of the magazine FAQ's I read......did I miss it or does it need to be added? I don't suppose the BATF gives much credit for a 'good faith' purchase, do they? Thanks for the heads up. Len
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 5:14:06 AM EDT
Very nice website, kermit. Also, welcome to the addiction. I will venture a guess you'll end up with a 16" flattop in the near future. That was my progression anyway. I got my first AR, a 20" Bushmaster A2 HBAR, in August of 2002. I then got a Bushmaster 16" A3 upper and built an Eagle Arms lower. Somewhere down the road I decided a RRA Varmint upper was needed, so I built a RRA lower with a Jewell trigger and ordered the RRA upper. Well, the upper isn't here yet and having a lower with no upper in the safe was killing me. So I bought an A3 RRA upper with a 20" government profile Bushmaster barrel. I imagine as soon as the RRA upper gets here I'll end up building yet another lower. Are you seeing a pattern here? These things are worse than crack. [:D] Again, nice site and thanks for sharing your experience.
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 5:45:57 AM EDT
nice web site, good write up. The AR you built was cheaper then if you bought one and you got the experiance of doing it yourself. Very cool!
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