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Posted: 10/3/2014 4:44:09 PM EST


Just finished my first AR last night!
I built the lower from parts, I wanted to build the upper as well but I didn't have the funds to buy the tools and ammo, so the ammo won out. I also don't currently have access to a vice.

I was originally going to replace the hand guard and front sights with a free floating one with a rail to attach a folding front sight. But looking at it finished. I dont think I can change it. Haha
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 4:47:54 PM EST
Leave it. Nice and simple, looks excellent!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 4:48:02 PM EST
Looks great. You should move your rear sight further back. Where's the upper from?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 4:53:14 PM EST
Very nice - Congrats!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 4:54:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WaRock:
Looks great. You should move your rear sight further back. Where's the upper from?
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Ok, the sight had just shown up in the mail so I put it on real fast for the pic. Thinking about saving up for some type of red dot sight anyways. I Can't wait to shoot it.

The upper is a spikes tactical 16" mid-length. I got it from aim surplus.
Hope it fires as good as it looks.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 4:55:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ThomasBrainsby:
Leave it. Nice and simple, looks excellent!
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Even my fiancé said it's a good looking gun, and she isn't in to them.
It's a beautiful thing. Haha
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 4:57:10 PM EST
Now that you've built one, there will be more. Nice looking AR.

I had Black Rifle Disease (BRD) for awhile and built all the ARs I'll ever need as well as building them for relatives (neat way for them to learn how to do it themselves so they can build more if they want). I built A2 flat tops, 24" bull barrel varmint rifles, 16" carbines in .223 and .300 black out, etc.

Then of course you have to buy magazines, ammo, spare parts and maybe optics, depending on what your intent is for the builds.

I have 2.5X10 on my vARmint rifle, a 3X9 with BDC on one flat top A2, SUITs on two of the carbines, an AimPoint on one, etc.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 5:08:40 PM EST
Very nice, shoot the crap out of it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 5:25:02 PM EST
Looks pretty good. What type trigger did you choose?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 5:34:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By M1A4ME:
Now that you've built one, there will be more. Nice looking AR.

I had Black Rifle Disease (BRD) for awhile and built all the ARs I'll ever need as well as building them for relatives (neat way for them to learn how to do it themselves so they can build more if they want). I built A2 flat tops, 24" bull barrel varmint rifles, 16" carbines in .223 and .300 black out, etc.

Then of course you have to buy magazines, ammo, spare parts and maybe optics, depending on what your intent is for the builds.

I have 2.5X10 on my vARmint rifle, a 3X9 with BDC on one flat top A2, SUITs on two of the carbines, an AimPoint on one, etc.
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Oh I plan too. Next one in saving up for I want to have a 24" barrel and a really nice scope. For some long range play. That will be another learning experience.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 5:37:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jonnyR:
Looks pretty good. What type trigger did you choose?
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I used a "ALG Defense Quality Mil Spec Trigger-QMS-Tuned By Geissele"
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 5:57:24 PM EST
I'm glad your first experience with assembling an AR was a success.
don't be afraid to face the next challenge head on.
range report mandatory.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:11:35 PM EST
I've used a few alg triggers, much better than mil spec. what is that lower? i dont recognize that rollmark.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:14:55 PM EST
Good job, OP.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:15:05 PM EST
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I've used a few alg triggers, much better than mil spec. what is that lower? i dont recognize that rollmark.
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It is SNS industries. A company based out of Skagit county in Washington. Seems to be really good quality.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:43:47 PM EST
Welcome to HELL!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:53:31 PM EST
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Welcome to HELL!
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Because I won't be able to help but keep buying more parts and building more guns? Lol. I already have my next plan idea. Just need to know what parts I want and save up the money.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:22:23 PM EST
Nice 16in. middy. Toss an Aimpoint with a QD mount in front of that BUIS, and call it a day.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:24:27 PM EST
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Nice 16in. middy. Toss an Aimpoint with a QD mount in front of that BUIS, and call it a day.
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Yea, that's my next step before I start another build. I want to find some sort of good quality optic for this. That's one thing I know nothing about.
Time for more reading. Haha
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:32:59 PM EST
a good beginner red dot can be had by visiting Primary Arms. Great optics for great prices.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:40:45 PM EST
Fix rear sight and shoot. Looks good.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:00:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pacodutaco:
Fix rear sight and shoot. Looks good.
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Will do as soon as I get home. This whole build has been a huge learning event.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:55:43 PM EST
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It is SNS industries. A company based out of Skagit county in Washington. Seems to be really good quality.
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Originally Posted By _hacker_:
I've used a few alg triggers, much better than mil spec. what is that lower? i dont recognize that rollmark.



It is SNS industries. A company based out of Skagit county in Washington. Seems to be really good quality.


Looks good.

(I believe) SNS lowers were made by Mega, so they are definitely quality. I have one myself.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:57:43 PM EST
Looks pretty similar to mine. I just finished my first a few weeks ago and did a 16" mid length too but, went the OD green route for my MOE stuff. If you don't like that grip (I hate them) and are thinking about swapping it out for an MOE one, I'd recommend getting the MOE +. It's only a couple of dollars more than the standard MOE and has a rubber coating. Of course, if you like the one you have, that's works too. I'm going to be putting an optic of some sort on mine in the future too but, I decided I was going to put at least 1K rounds through it first. The money the optic will cost is just much more enjoyable spent on ammo.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:08:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Stowe:
Looks pretty similar to mine. I just finished my first a few weeks ago and did a 16" mid length too but, went the OD green route for my MOE stuff. If you don't like that grip (I hate them) and are thinking about swapping it out for an MOE one, I'd recommend getting the MOE +. It's only a couple of dollars more than the standard MOE and has a rubber coating. Of course, if you like the one you have, that's works too. I'm going to be putting an optic of some sort on mine in the future too but, I decided I was going to put at least 1K rounds through it first. The money the optic will cost is just much more enjoyable spent on ammo.
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I think it would be worth getting a better grip. $25 something plus shipping isn't too bad.
For some reason it didn't even occur to me to get anything other than black for my rifle until I saw the OD green mag I bought. Now I wish I had gotten it that color lol. Not a major loss.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:09:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PMB1086:


Looks good.

(I believe) SNS lowers were made by Mega, so they are definitely quality. I have one myself.
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Originally Posted By Marick73:
Originally Posted By _hacker_:
I've used a few alg triggers, much better than mil spec. what is that lower? i dont recognize that rollmark.



It is SNS industries. A company based out of Skagit county in Washington. Seems to be really good quality.


Looks good.

(I believe) SNS lowers were made by Mega, so they are definitely quality. I have one myself.



I'll definetly be going back to them when I start my next build.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:14:21 PM EST
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I think it would be worth getting a better grip. $25 something plus shipping isn't too bad.
For some reason it didn't even occur to me to get anything other than black for my rifle until I saw the OD green mag I bought. Now I wish I had gotten it that color lol. Not a major loss.
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Originally Posted By Stowe:
Looks pretty similar to mine. I just finished my first a few weeks ago and did a 16" mid length too but, went the OD green route for my MOE stuff. If you don't like that grip (I hate them) and are thinking about swapping it out for an MOE one, I'd recommend getting the MOE +. It's only a couple of dollars more than the standard MOE and has a rubber coating. Of course, if you like the one you have, that's works too. I'm going to be putting an optic of some sort on mine in the future too but, I decided I was going to put at least 1K rounds through it first. The money the optic will cost is just much more enjoyable spent on ammo.


I think it would be worth getting a better grip. $25 something plus shipping isn't too bad.
For some reason it didn't even occur to me to get anything other than black for my rifle until I saw the OD green mag I bought. Now I wish I had gotten it that color lol. Not a major loss.


I think it looks good. I'm sure you'll have future build that you can make different colors if you want. Nothing wrong with the classic black though. It has it's benefits too. If you want to buy a grip from a company other than magpul, it's going to match better than if I go out and buy a different brand of OD for mine.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:41:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Marick73:


I think it would be worth getting a better grip. $25 something plus shipping isn't too bad.
For some reason it didn't even occur to me to get anything other than black for my rifle until I saw the OD green mag I bought. Now I wish I had gotten it that color lol. Not a major loss.
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Originally Posted By Stowe:
Looks pretty similar to mine. I just finished my first a few weeks ago and did a 16" mid length too but, went the OD green route for my MOE stuff. If you don't like that grip (I hate them) and are thinking about swapping it out for an MOE one, I'd recommend getting the MOE +. It's only a couple of dollars more than the standard MOE and has a rubber coating. Of course, if you like the one you have, that's works too. I'm going to be putting an optic of some sort on mine in the future too but, I decided I was going to put at least 1K rounds through it first. The money the optic will cost is just much more enjoyable spent on ammo.


I think it would be worth getting a better grip. $25 something plus shipping isn't too bad.
For some reason it didn't even occur to me to get anything other than black for my rifle until I saw the OD green mag I bought. Now I wish I had gotten it that color lol. Not a major loss.


I'd suggest looking into my recently found favorite, a BCM GUNFIGHTER Mod 3. Can be had from AIM for $18 shipped.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 1:32:36 AM EST
Now go shoot the hell out of it
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:16:22 PM EST
Nice! May grab a Magpul STR?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 3:05:58 PM EST
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Is that one you like more? I actually bought that MOE by itself for this build.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 4:24:49 PM EST
that's a pretty nice set up

how does it shoot?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 4:37:39 PM EST
Good job Op. It's great for your first build.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:28:07 PM EST
looks snazy....just wait till you look around more see pictures and be like...hey! i like that lets free float it..then its a different charging handle...then a different optic...then a different sling plate, light setup etc...and you look at your now 1800$ rile, and see a plain jane one and shoulder it and say hey ill build a regular A4 setup i like that...and the process begins again....your so screwed haha!
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