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Link Posted: 8/30/2020 12:45:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By madfisher1000:

my first build, its not complete, but I'm excited.

3d printed lower
Anderson stainless trigger and hammer set
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fixed it for you.

Link Posted: 8/30/2020 1:48:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BrWn001COW:


fixe­d it for you.

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she thiccccc
Link Posted: 9/5/2020 10:03:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2020 10:08:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JerDerv:
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Nice and clean
Link Posted: 9/6/2020 9:33:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2020 9:34:02 PM EDT by AndrewT84]
I'm just a rookie at building and if you don't count the M16A1 I threw together from one of those parts kits that hit the market 4-6 months ago, this is my first actual ground up AR-15 build. It's taken a lot of patience over the last few months to find the parts I wanted and be quick to grab them when they would be in stock for a brief moment.

Aero Precision M4E1 upper, lower, enhanced Gen2 handguard
Ballistic Advantage 8" Performance Series 300 BLK
Ballistic Advantage Nitride BCG
Aero Precision adjustable gas block
SBA3 with LAW Folder
Radian SD charging handle
Geissele SSA Trigger
BG Defense lower parts kit w/ B5 Systems grip
SilencerCo ASR single port muzzle brake (SilencerCo Omega 36M still in jail)
Lancer Systems 300 BLK magazine
H1 Buffer with a standard carbine spring.

Link Posted: 9/8/2020 11:51:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2020 12:10:54 AM EDT by USAFMilphog]
First post, first AR pistol build, mk18 inspired.

Link Posted: 9/9/2020 12:04:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2020 12:06:15 AM EDT by USAFMilphog]
Link Posted: 9/15/2020 5:06:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2020 5:13:37 PM EDT by AR_Pro_Noob]
Thanks to everyone here, I was confident putting this build together. I'm not a good enough shooter yet so I didn't get the criterion barrel.

14.5 P&W Rosco Bloodline
Aero M4E1 "Freedom mod" lower, Aero M4E1 blem upper
Midwest Industries combat rail in fde cerakote
Aero Nitride BCG
Larue MBT-2S trigger
Geissele lower parts kit
Radian LT charging handle
Aero .750 nitride gas block and tube
Daniel Defense grip
BCM buffer tube, spring and buffer
LuthAR QD plate
Magpul buttstock (thinking of changing to BCM Gunfighter)
Aimpoint PRO RDS

Link Posted: 9/16/2020 12:35:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2020 12:19:14 AM EDT by hhsmiley]
Link Posted: 9/16/2020 12:40:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Outrider:
16" KAC Mod 2 in Geissele DDC receiver set. Sandcutter and chrome E3 bolt. Turbo K.


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That is pure sex.
Link Posted: 9/17/2020 9:24:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hhsmiley:

That is pure sex.
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Thanks. I actually did a rail swap on it last night due to some gas block clearance concerns.

Link Posted: 9/27/2020 11:10:53 AM EDT

My first build, having trouble deciding on an optic, any suggestions?
Link Posted: 9/27/2020 10:30:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alex505w:

My first build, having trouble deciding on an optic, any suggestions?
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You got a lot of options, bt optics are one of the more heavily usage-dependent items. What do you plan to use it for?
Link Posted: 9/29/2020 10:23:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 10:46:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2020 10:52:08 PM EDT by kbeefy]
My first 'Ghost Gun'. Also my first Poly AR lower. Haven't fired it yet, but everything passes the tests and seems to be functioning properly.  

Parts include:
JM Tactical Poly 80% Lower
CMMG 4.5" dedicated .22 upper and handguard
Blackhawk Pulse Suppressor
Franklin Armory Binary trigger
KNS Buffer tube rail adapter
SB FS1913 Folding Brace
Better Mag Adapter
S&W MP 15-22 Magazines
Holosun HS510C Optic

I always have to relearn how to post pics on this site.....  hopefully I'll remember tonight
Link Posted: 10/5/2020 9:57:17 PM EDT
Geissele Mutt masquerading as my Pandemic Defense Weapon built off the forums mostly. Got to love that matching Geissle shades of peanut butter. This is truly a pandemic build being scrounged from multiple forums under the toughest conditions. I wastit y to score good qty. of ammo for it at not bad prices before it mooned recently to $3 a round.

Wilson match 8” 1:8
Geissele gas block
VG6 Gamma with Cage
Radian Enhanced Bolt
JP silent spring
CMC 3.5lb trigger
Radian Raptor and Talon
Timbercreek mag release and trigger guard
Geissele maritime bolt catch
Geissele receiver group and Mk8 rail
Tailhook mod 1

What is it? Pandemic defense weapon v1, urban core.

Intended purpose: For use within a downtown dense urban core in defensive situations. Primarily 0-50 yards to 1 city block, if I can get around a corner then that's the primary defensive reaction at that distance for me. For SHTF home defense or offense within high rise apt, or office buildings. I live in a tall condo unit and need maneuverability and suppression. I think for my uses .300 s ballistics fit the roles without much drawback. Outside of current defensive ammo prices. Right now its 2 primary loads are Hornady 110gr GMX, Gorilla 115gr Lehigh controlled chaos.

Restrictions:  In my mind it isn't intended for offensive or stand-off use cases, for thatl use I have a 5.56 build for the 'field' as I'm thinking of it.

Any feedback is welcome!

Link Posted: 10/6/2020 1:52:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2020 2:09:53 PM EDT by Billy_BB]
First time poster here and a Canuck to boot.  

As some of you may know, our Federal Liberal government in Canada prohibited AR-15's on May 1st of this year.  There are a number of legal challenges that have been initiated against this prohibition but in all likelihood, it will take a couple years at least to get through the courts.  Therefore, I decided to build a non-AR (and we don't label it as a variant because the Feds would classify it as either restricted or prohibited here in Canada) and this was the result.  This build came in at 5.6 lbs + \ 1.1lbs for the optics.  Looking forward to anyone identifying why this is not an AR.  :)

Here are a few of the build parts, although some are manufactured in Canada so you may or may not be familiar with them:

ATRS Modern Sporter upper/lower receivers
Trigger Tech adaptable flat trigger
Ergo Suregrip  
ATI Stock
Strike Industries Charging Handle w/ extended latch
18.6" Faxton gov. profile barrel *** In Canada, our barrels on a semi need to be 18.6" or longer or the gun needs to be registered
15" MRA V1 MLOK handguard
ATRS Flash Hider
Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8 LPVO


Link Posted: 10/6/2020 2:14:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SEA365:

I wastit y to score good qty. of ammo for it at not bad prices before it mooned recently to $3 a round.

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Is that $3 for 300 blk or .223 ammo?  Either way, that is insane and here I am complaining about .50 cdn for .223 in 1000 round boxes.
Link Posted: 10/6/2020 3:02:07 PM EDT
.300 blackout

.223 has doubled from .34 to .68 or .75 for FMJ.
Link Posted: 10/10/2020 6:24:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2020 6:31:12 PM EDT by Capt_Destro]
Finally finished my Pandemic Crusader

Spike's Crusader Lower
Mid State Firearms Upper
Rosco 16.5" Midlength Barrel
DSA Trident Flash Hider (Clone of AAC Non Mount Flash Hider)
Aero Precision Gas Block/Gas Tube
Tool Craft Nitrided BCG
Strike Industries FDE Charging Handle
ALG QMS Trigger
JP Micro Fit Pins
Spike's Heavy Buffer
Spike's Buffer Spring
Aero Buffer Tube
PWS Ratchet Endplate/Castle Nut
STNGR M-lok Handguard
Magpul SL Shit/Rail Covers
Primary Arms Cyclops Green w/ ADM Mount
Primary Arms FDE Compact Weapon Light

Link Posted: 10/11/2020 5:30:28 PM EDT
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Zev receiver set and hand guard
18 inch Proof Research Carbon Wrapped Barrel
Fortis Carbon Fiber Stock
US Optics 1.8-10 scope with ZR0Delta mount
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 3:24:15 PM EDT
I've built lowers but this was the first time I've ever assembled an upper from parts. It was surprisingly easy and went pretty smoothly. My goal was to build a light weight gun without going to crazy on price or parts that were too exotic. The gun with the red dot and the mount and the added QD M-Lok sling attachment point weighs in at 5lb 3.4oz so I am very pleased with it.

Building them is addicting. :)

Link Posted: 10/23/2020 10:22:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 10:25:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2020 10:27:03 PM EDT by Not_a_tackdriver]

Gotta love that Geissele MK7 :)

Link Posted: 10/27/2020 9:48:40 PM EDT
First AR. First semi build.

Parts list:

80 % Anderson lower
Radical firearms upper(unsure bought used)
Aero precision  enhanced buffer kit
Aero precision m4e1 lower parts kit
Pof usa ambitious qd endplate
Odin works extended mag release
Magpul bad lever
Fab defense  ptk vts combo foregrip
Nikon red dot (carry over)
Utg qd mount
Utg 3x magnifier
Amazon mlok picitinny rail
Warhunt usa aluminum trigger guard (amazon)
Mission first tactical stock
Tacticon armament iron sights
Midwest industries hand guard

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Link Posted: 11/1/2020 10:41:36 PM EDT
Got one of the 80% jigs you guys are going on about.  I milled this one out to about 99.9999999%.  The rear lug on the upper was a real tight fit.

Pulled a bunch of spare parts out of drawers.
PSA 10.5" nitride upper, premium/MP BCG
LaRue trigger
LaRue grip
SBR brace

Link Posted: 11/4/2020 8:57:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2020 12:20:17 AM EDT by isullivan]
Lightweight 14.5" mid-length
AAC M4-2000
Aimpoint T-1
Link Posted: 11/13/2020 8:14:08 PM EDT
seems like a lot of folk are building pistols now days
Link Posted: 11/15/2020 11:59:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2020 12:43:22 PM EDT by Bunks94]
Can’t post a picture :( but here’s my list!

- Aero Precision M4E1 reciever
- Criterion 16 inch heavy barrel mid length
- White Sound Defense fossa 5.56 flash hider
- V Seven titanium gas block
- V Seven inconel gas tube
- BCM bolt carrier group
- Radian Weapons charging handle
- Knights Armament URX4 13” mlock handguard

- Aero Precision M4E1 lower reciever
- Geissele SSA trigger
- Geissele maritime bolt catch
- Radian Weapons talon safety selector
- V Seven titanium magazine release
- V Seven titanium takedown pins
- BCM mod0 stock
- BCM mod3 gunfighter grip
- JP Enterprises silent captured buffer system
- Aero Precision enhanced buffer tube
- BCM end plate with qd attachment
- Aero Precision small parts kit

- Cloud Defensive owl
- BCM mlock rail covers
- Vickers 221 sling
- BCM vertical grip
- Holosun Ls117g
- Atlas psr bt46-lw17 bipod
- Badger Ordnance condition 1 scope mount 1.93”
- Badger Ordnance condition 1 offset rmr mount

Saving up for:
- Vortex razor hd gen 3 1-10 or nightforce atacr 1-8
- Gemtech Halo
- Trijicon rmr type 2
Link Posted: 11/16/2020 2:04:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 9:09:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2020 9:11:32 PM EDT by Bones1917]
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Link Posted: 11/20/2020 12:08:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/21/2020 5:19:38 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/22/2020 9:04:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 4:22:31 PM EDT
Devil Dog Arms Billet Upper and Lower + CH
Cerakote by 405 Cerakote
BG Defense Type-A 15” SPR M-Lok hand guard
Strike Industries LPK minus trigger
Elftmann Match Pro Trigger
Grendel Hunter NiB BCG
Ballistic Advantage 18” 6.5 Grendel SPR
Magpul UBR GEN2 and K2
SilencerCo ASR 5/8x24 Flash Hider
Vortex Razor GenII Non “E” 1-6x24 JM1 with SV3
Scalarworks Leap 1.57”

Link Posted: 11/25/2020 9:06:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2020 12:41:41 AM EDT
My new build was planning on a URGI but decided I couldn't wait for MK16 rail to come back in stock.

Square forge upper
BCM midlength 14.5 barrel with BCM gas block.
Surefire Warcomp
DD Ris ii
Griffin Armament buis set
PRI fde charging handle
Aero Precision BCG
Larue mount
Eotech Vudu 1-6 SR3 reticle
Aero Precision lower with Aero parts kit
ALG trigger
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Link Posted: 11/30/2020 1:05:17 AM EDT
The weather finally turned nice here in Texas so I figured I should go ahead and grab a loadout pic.

And I just noticed that out of everything, I forgot to annotate that it's a 16" mid-length barrel from Peacegeek. So if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go be bothered by that forever now.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 9:14:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2020 4:50:24 PM EDT by 82AllAmericans]
Here are a few pictures of my guys... no need to dialog and introduce everything, you know what it is.

Link Posted: 12/2/2020 11:30:09 AM EDT
Bang around cheap build.
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Link Posted: 12/3/2020 10:40:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2020 11:16:45 AM EDT by Berin]

There are more good looking builds in here than corny, I figure this is the place to show off a build from last summer. It has those FN lines and the side charging upper is fully satisfying. That birdcage is long gone, swapped out for a 3-pronger that plays nice with my  bayonet's ring.
Link Posted: 12/4/2020 9:03:00 PM EDT
Gave birth to another tonight. Same upper as previous post but new lower build.
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Link Posted: 12/5/2020 10:22:23 AM EDT
The DDC gun is done. KAC Mod 2 brothers.

Link Posted: 12/6/2020 8:13:34 AM EDT
12 years later I log on and see my pic thread is still going - update I guess lol.

Link Posted: 12/6/2020 9:44:07 PM EDT

This is the way.
Link Posted: 12/8/2020 2:26:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2021 7:46:41 PM EDT by Hoosier_Tires]
Added bipod. Now I need some 20 round mags.
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20 round mag with rail guard:
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Link Posted: 12/12/2020 4:41:41 PM EDT
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Hogan H223 lower
Vltor VIS 15, shell deflector only
FN button rifled 16" midlength gas barrel
YHM QD 1/2-28 brake
EMOD milspec
A44 charging handle
Young Mfg. phosphate BCG
Link Posted: 12/21/2020 1:35:45 PM EDT

I had the upper and lower. Brownells had their 1/12 605 barrel with FSB installed for $179. Couldn't say no to that. Got repro stock and handguards off the EE.

Still need to have the flash hider pinned and welded. Wouldn't dare make an illegal SBR.

Link Posted: 12/25/2020 4:48:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2020 5:03:36 PM EDT by Traumabrew]

This is an 80% aluminum lower with matching upper. The rail is a color matched 12 inch keymod rail. Rainier Arms 16" chrome lined barrel with an Odin works low profile gas block. Manticore Arms afterburner linear comp. Hera arms CQB  stock and foregrip. Rise Armament SST trigger. Fail Safe nickel boron bcg. JPS captured spring system. CMMG lpk. Vortex syrike eagle 1-6 lpvo on a Swampfox mount
Link Posted: 12/26/2020 5:07:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2020 5:29:05 PM EDT by Pilarindia]
Just got done with my first build.  

Aero Precision upper, lower, barrel, hand guard, adjustable gas block and charging handle

Rainier Arms BCG

VCG barrel device

Anderson lower parts kit and trigger

I decided not to attach the Strike Industries grip.  It looked kind of silly.

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