Hello all, I am awaiting three Stag stripped lowers that I purchased earlier this week and am trying to decide on the first complete kit to buy. I have narrowed it down to Del-Ton or JT distributing, both seem to be about the same in price and have good feedback in this forum. As far as quality(lower parts kit, barrel, bolt, upper, etc) would anybody recommend one over the other ? This will be my first AR-15 so is there a video or book that anybody could recommend as a "must have" for building and maintaining these rifles ? Where would one find a good reasonably priced punch set for assembling the lower and what sizes are required ? I am sure I will have a million questions once I start putting this thing together, I can already see myself having to bribe the Gunner's Mates at work with a case of beer to assemble the lower for me :) just kidding. Thanks in advance for any advice offered.
In a recent armorer's course, we used four punches:
Dasco 5 1/2" X 3/32" pin punch -- #6472732 -- $3.89
Dasco 4 1/2" X 1/16" pin punch -- #6476659 -- $3.69
Proto 4 1/4" X 3/32" Tip Super-Duty Roll Pin Punch -- #J49332 -- $4.96
Proto 4 1/4" X 1/8" Tip Super-Duty Roll Pin Punch -- #J49018 -- $5.43
When assembling the lower there are only 2 roll pins to deal with.
3/32 is #3 Roll pin punch (for bolt release pin)
#3 Roll Pin Punch $3.75
1/8 is #4 Roll pin punch (for trigger guard pin)
#4 Roll Pin Punch $3.83
Small item shipping $3.70
total delivered $11.28
Don't bribe a sonar tech. I got one of them for a daughter and all she knows is how to shoot them. lol.h.gif