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toppermost
July 7, 2012, 07:02 PM
I wish one of you gun nuts would have told me that the second I finished my first AR build I would want to start another one. As if I didnt have any money before. grumble grum....

Jimro
July 7, 2012, 07:36 PM
You know that sense of satisfaction and accomplishment you felt when you put that first AR together? You'll never get that original high ever again. Quit now before the addiction really takes hold, or the next thing you know you'll try assembling a 1911. The AR is the most common gateway gun out there, stop before you start impacting your relationship with those you love....

Jimro

(for the humor impaired the above is meant to be a sarcastic comparison between guns and drugs)

sholling
July 7, 2012, 07:52 PM
I know that feeling - Black Rifle Disease. I have 2 AR15s and want to build two more. But it's even worse with 10/22s - I have 7 of those including one I'm still working on.

Dfariswheel
July 7, 2012, 07:58 PM
Stop wining and sniveling.
You knew this was a rough game when you got into it.

A real gun nut has no problem eating candy bar lunches and putting off the operation for a ruptured appendix in order to fund a new gun.

toppermost
July 7, 2012, 09:17 PM
Just one more then Im out. I can handle it. I can quit whenever I want to.

Wyosmith
July 7, 2012, 09:37 PM
And Lord vader says----"You don't know the power of the Dark(rifle)Side"
[heavy mechanized breathing in the back ground]

We have you now. There is no escape

sholling
July 7, 2012, 09:43 PM
Just one more then Im out. I can handle it. I can quit whenever I want to.
You just haven't made your list and checked it twice yet. Next you'll be making a list like this... :p
Midlength CQB for keeping the house a bad guy free zone.
A light weight Midlength CQB for the lady of the house.
An SPR/Target AR in 5.56.
A 6.8 SPC for hog hunting.
A 308 for general hunting.
And a M&P15-22 for each of the kids.
I'm half way there. :D

UtopiaTexasG19
July 7, 2012, 09:45 PM
OK, Here goes...

"The second you finished your first AR build you will want to start another one."

Are you happy now ? :)

toppermost
July 7, 2012, 09:49 PM
hmm.. what if polar bears start migrating to AZ. I should probably look into an MKA 1919. Just in case.

JeffSSig
July 7, 2012, 11:01 PM
I am always on the look out for deals on AR parts.

When I get near enough to build one I order the rest and build.

Then the cycle starts over.

So I know how you feel.:)

Marquezj16
July 7, 2012, 11:19 PM
The only thing keeping me from finishing my next AR project is which of the two to finish first, the 6.8 SPC in 16" carbine or 18" rifle or the 5.56 middy with a 16" barrel or the rifle with a 24"? Then when I finish one, another one is still in the works. Then there are parts that laying around so they must be made into a complete AR....never ending:D

BPowderkeg
July 7, 2012, 11:30 PM
toppermost: I can quit whenever I want to.

that is what all addicts say ;)

UtopiaTexasG19
July 8, 2012, 06:22 AM
Check your local listings for a 12 step group. I am glad I don't have this problem. :)

madcratebuilder
July 8, 2012, 07:28 AM
Keep several builds going all the time, it maintains a constant even high.:rolleyes:

Skadoosh
July 8, 2012, 08:22 AM
There are worse things you could be addicted too....

Tim R
July 8, 2012, 06:55 PM
If you have problems with an AR then don't buy a M1 Garand for sure.......I only need one more.

BIG P
July 8, 2012, 09:10 PM
Your welcome,Now get the check book & get started before you change your mind.:p;)

huntinaz
July 8, 2012, 09:12 PM
A real gun nut has no problem eating candy bar lunches and putting off the operation for a ruptured appendix in order to fund a new gun.


Agreed:D

skoro
July 10, 2012, 10:31 AM
I wish one of you gun nuts would have told me that the second I finished my first AR build I would want to start another one. As if I didnt have any money before. grumble grum....

Lemme see here...

You come to a forum of gun nuts expecting us to tell you to not acquire more firearms?

I see a flaw in your method. ;)

aarondhgraham
July 10, 2012, 10:34 AM
They really don't need three meals each and every day,,,
Monday thru Saturday they get by just fine on two,,,
Sunday is a bit special so lunch is in order.

Money saved,,,
Problem solved. :)

Aarond

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Palmetto-Pride
July 10, 2012, 01:32 PM
At election time remember how much you love your guns and vote accordingly............


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Cameron
July 10, 2012, 06:11 PM
Seriously.... be very very careful.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7258522600_61ba2437a2_b.jpg

jjyergler
July 10, 2012, 09:49 PM
A real gun nut has no problem eating candy bar lunches and putting off the operation for a ruptured appendix in order to fund a new gun.

Actually, you hunt for your food, saving money there. Of course, at the office they wonder about my fried squirrel and possum sandwich lunches.

As for the appendix, with some whiskey, a leatherman tool, and a shop vac, that can be taken care of at home.

toppermost
July 17, 2012, 11:15 AM
I think my next build will be an 11.5" - with a 4.5" fake can - tucked under free float rail :D

A poor mans HK416.

chadio
July 17, 2012, 11:53 PM
If you build it right the first time, you won't crave another... :D

WVfishguy
July 22, 2012, 04:52 PM
Good Lord, whatever you do, don't build your own AK-47. You'll get addicted quick. :p

Justice06RR
July 23, 2012, 12:38 AM
Cameron, that pic really doesn't help! :p

To the OP, its too late. Once the addiction starts, say goodbye to your savings.

toppermost
July 23, 2012, 05:13 PM
roger that

Smit
July 25, 2012, 12:32 AM
Of all the terrible addictions that exist in the world, building guns can't be all that bad can it?:D

WVleo
July 25, 2012, 06:17 AM
Of all the terrible addictions that exist in the world, building guns can't be all that bad can it?
..........Not a Wife's opinion :eek: LOL LOL LOL ........Wvleo

toppermost
August 9, 2012, 01:15 AM
I am leaning toward a 20(+) inch 6.8 SPC A4 set up for my next build.

akguy1985
August 9, 2012, 02:50 AM
they multiply like bunnies.

cookie5
August 9, 2012, 07:03 PM
We would have told you!!! But you would not have believed us.

Whitetail99
August 10, 2012, 12:23 PM
Thinking about a build. What would it cost me other then time,sanity, and a back ground check? (as in money lol)

MarineCpl
August 11, 2012, 06:15 PM
Cameron, WOW, I thought I carried one like that in the Nam, but no, really nothing quite like those. Thanks for sharing.

Marquezj16
August 12, 2012, 08:12 AM
Whitetail - around $600-800. Depends on the parts that you want and whether you already have some common tools.

geetarman
August 12, 2012, 12:06 PM
Ha!

I can quit ANYTIME I want.

toppermost
January 10, 2014, 01:01 PM
It has begun... picked up a blemished stripped lower for less than $100. I couldn't not bring the little guy home. He was so scared and lonely. :rolleyes:

Ritz
January 10, 2014, 01:49 PM
Your wife will never notice those silver spoons are missing. :)

madmo44mag
January 10, 2014, 01:53 PM
ROFLMAO!!!
I just finished another and have a thread running on what to build next.
I have built a number of 5.56 rifles and now time for something else.
Maybe a .458 or a 300AAC or something?????????:D
Enjoy the bug has bitten.;)

Ritz
January 10, 2014, 02:17 PM
I've never built one "from scratch" yet. Going to do two projects in the near term, a 300 AAC and a .308. Will start with 80% lowers for both and mill them myself.

Best,

toppermost
January 10, 2014, 09:00 PM
On this one I am leaning toward a "classic" GI-issue M4 look (except it will have a mid length quadrail).

The only thing I debating is whether I will put ultra-classic black - or super tactical foliage green furniture on it..;. I just have to figure out which one will make me shoot straighter... :rolleyes: :D

SHE3PDOG
January 10, 2014, 09:14 PM
One of my buddies was turned to the dark side when he saw my builds. He's wanting me to help him build one in .308 with wood furniture. I am SO excited. I think my next one will be .300 BLK.

toppermost
January 12, 2014, 01:03 PM
Damn.

Now I am torn between: a mid-length M4 "style" carbine and a full size rifle.

And then, if I get the 20" I am debating on a collapsible stock or Magpul's fixed stock (just because IMHO it looks badass).

ParabellumJ
January 12, 2014, 01:47 PM
Once you build one, you're screwed. You just might as well give in and not fight it because the addiction will consume you. Just one more, then I'll stop. Yeah, sure.

SHE3PDOG
January 12, 2014, 04:26 PM
Now I am torn between: a mid-length M4 "style" carbine and a full size rifle.

And then, if I get the 20" I am debating on a collapsible stock or Magpul's fixed stock (just because IMHO it looks badass).

If you're still wanting it in 6.8 SPC as you mentioned earlier, I'd go for the 20". Of course, this all depends on what you want to use it for and whatnot, or if you just want to build another one just to build one cause its fun/cool (nothing wrong with that). I don't know what your first AR build was, but when I built my 2nd AR I did the polar opposite of what I did for my first i.e. super light weight carbine vs heavy long range rifle.

toppermost
January 12, 2014, 06:28 PM
[Edit: This one will def be a budget build!]

I would like to build a 6.8 but I dont know if the cost is worth it.I also don't hunt. And I dont get to the range often enough to get good at long distance shooting. But mostly, I don't know how old the 6.8 round is or if it will be around forever. I dont want to be stuck with parts from an obscure caliber a couple of years down the road. I don't see 5.56 going anywhere. It would be nice to have though!

toppermost
February 6, 2015, 11:03 PM
.....aaaaannnd now I am building a budget 16" keymod.

It is 100% frankengun. Anderson receivers and barrel. Magpul mags, grip, and stock, MBUS x2. BCM KAG angled grip and QD mount. Primary Arms micro dot. YHM flash hider. Troy QD swivels. CMMG lower parts kit. UTG keymod.

Despite the price on the Anderson and UTG stuff, I am REALLY impressed with the quality and I have no doubts about any of the parts.

Because its a frankengun I have managed to the build to less than $800 so far. All I have left to buy is the BCG which I will invest some serious bucks into. Enjoy the gun p*rn! ;)

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd271/toppermost/CE1787C6-E7B1-4995-ABFD-26AE163DF347.jpghttp://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd271/toppermost/18AF58BF-8D28-4245-815E-353B6CA89EDA.jpg

Ibmikey
February 11, 2015, 06:04 AM
Chadio must be right, I have only nineteen in the rack and one on the assembly table, all built right and I never had a desire to build another.......not!

gman3
February 11, 2015, 07:47 AM
I use to build Off-Shore fishing boats, most with twin outboards...They are considerably more expensive, harder to hide from the wife, and made her a lot more upset.

Panfisher
February 11, 2015, 09:04 AM
Here is the bad part, I WAS warned by multiple individuals. I had never cared much for them, thinking they were squirrel shooters, and in accurate and just looked goofy. After shooting a few, and asking a lot of questions on AR15.com I pulled the trigger so to speak, a few weeks before Sandy Hook. Fortunately I can't afford to build the ones I want, like a .20 Pratical, or 6x45, and honestly don't have much of a use for them anyway, but since when has any good hilbilly let need get in the way.

Spats McGee
February 11, 2015, 10:06 AM
I haven't even built an AR yet, but I can already see it coming:
"Well, drat. I have an extra ejector spring. I guess I'll need to buy a new lower tomorrow."

NateKirk
February 11, 2015, 10:21 AM
"I can quit anytime I want to- I just don't want to quit."

HiBC
February 11, 2015, 06:25 PM
I saw a cartoon about finding a barrel nut and having to build another rifle.
I know the feeling.A spare Bolt carrier Group led to a spare upper,then,why not a lower?.
The same thing happens with 1911's.Hmmm.I have a GI slide...And barrel.....Hm,Sarco has these RIA frames...and those leftover small parts...

Oldshooter60
February 11, 2015, 06:32 PM
Never done a build-- have just one awesome AR from CMMG but a build sounds fun! (Possibly expensive... ;)

Ibmikey
February 11, 2015, 07:20 PM
Old shooter expensive only if No. 1, you build it correctly and No. 2 you don't immediately join AR's anonymous and take the cure.

Nathan
February 11, 2015, 07:20 PM
Thinking I need a couple of rainy day lowers, eh??

Or maybe just dive into the Kreiger SS barreled 20", PRS stocked HBAR for varmints and BR accuracy.

Oldshooter60
February 11, 2015, 08:29 PM
Never done a build-- have just one awesome AR from CMMG but a build sounds fun! (Possibly expensive... ;)

Sharkbite
February 11, 2015, 10:52 PM
You guys think building AR's is expensive???...

Try NFA stuff. OMG. You cant stop at one suppressor. Im telling you!!!

toppermost
February 11, 2015, 11:43 PM
Just finished my the build.

Now I want to start an SR25.

toppermost
February 11, 2015, 11:46 PM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd271/toppermost/dbec194b-be30-43c4-aee2-50567929e661.jpg