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Old June 8, 2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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Do you have a custom AR build?

My first post.
I used to be on the shooting team in high school. Competed a little in the Army until I got deployed. Haven't competed since, but want to, so I built a couple new ARs.

Who's built their own AR and what parts did you use?

Here's mine:

New Frontier Polymer Lower
Stag Arms Lower Parts Kit
American Triggers Gold Trigger
Double Star Skeleton Stock
JP Silent Capture Buffer Spring
JP Low Mass BCG
BCM Charging Handel
DPMS Flat-top Upper Receiver
Krieger .223 26” 1-7.7 twist Bull Barrel
JP adjustable gas block
Samson 12.37 Rail

New Frontier Polymer Lower
Stag Arms Lower kit & trigger
A2 stock & buffer/spring
RGuns upper
RGuns Charging Handle
Rguns BCG
AR-Stoner 5.56 16" 1-9 Twist
GRG Mfg. Low Profile Gas Block
Samson 7" Rail

In the works:
RGuns Complete lower
DPMS Upper
AR-Stoner .300 Blackout 16" 1-8 twist
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Old June 8, 2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to TFL.

I lack the technical knowledge to assemble a lower receiver, or else I'd build one myself. Sounds like a neat set-up, just the same.
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Old June 8, 2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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I have four builds:

M&P-15 stripped lower, DD LPK, BCM stock kit/H buffer, Daniel Defense LW mid upper

Valkyrie stripped lower, DD LPK, BCM stock kit/H buffer, BCM LW mid upper

ArmaLite stripped lower, ArmaLite LPK, PSA stock kit/H buffer, PSA lighter profile mid upper

Quentin Defense stripped lower, PSA LPK, PSA stock kit/H buffer, no upper yet.

and lots of Magpul!!!
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Old June 8, 2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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I lack the technical knowledge to assemble a lower receiver, or else I'd build one myself. Sounds like a neat set-up, just the same.
If you can screw the cap back on the milk jug, you can assemble a complete AR15. How tos are all over the interwebz, and it ain't much more complicated than putting gas in your car.

The only problem is, you do one, and you will want to do another, and another, and...
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Old June 8, 2013, 05:50 PM   #5
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If you can screw the cap back on the milk jug, you can assemble a complete AR15.
My wife would probably question my ability to do that. When I'm not outright forgetting to do that, I'm putting jugs in the cupboard and glasses in the fridge. That the military lets me touch anything at all is mind-boggling to me.
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Old June 8, 2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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If you're military then you've broken down the M16/M4, cleaned and reassembled many times. I know putting together a lower is a little more than the military allows most troops do but still, it should be a piece of cake. Many of us have the necessary tools in the garage.

Now the upper requires extra tools but most people buy a barreled upper to avoid those installation issues.

So far I haven't run into any major issues with my "custom" ARs. Most folks don't either.
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Old June 8, 2013, 10:02 PM   #7
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Sure I've broken down lots of M16s and M4s. I can do that blindfolded.

Still, for me it's a matter of trust. I trust S&W to build one better than I can. They build it, I shoot it. It works for me.
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Old June 9, 2013, 12:02 AM   #8
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I look at it another way, while S&W can build thousands of ARs better than I'm set up to do - know I can build one better than they can (mine!)

For example, I started with a stripped S&W M&P-15 lower built up with Daniel Defense and BCM parts as described above.

But I know building's not for everyone, and there's more than one way to get a good AR.
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Old June 9, 2013, 01:32 AM   #9
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I'm actually working on a couple right now:

Colt LE6920 built lower
Bison Armory 18" 6.8spc barrel
YHM freefloated fore end
PSA stripped upper receiver
Burris PEPR with Vortex 4.5-12x50

wife's rifle:
PSA stripped lower
PSA LPK
PSA M-4 stock kit
PSA stripped upper receiver
AR Stoner barrel
Vortex Strikefire

Budget range toy:
ATI Omni built lower
AR Stoner barrel
PSA stripped upper
Hogue fore end
MagPul BUIS

Don't be afraid of these rifles. They are quite easy to assemble. Think my next upper build will be a SBR
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Old June 9, 2013, 05:21 AM   #10
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Here's my custom 300BLK

PSA STRIPPED LOWER
PSA LPK
NOW HAS A TIMNEY TRIGGER
MAGPUL PRS STOCK WITH MOE GRIP AND TRIGGER GUARD
S&W UPPER WITH PSA/FN 300BLK 16" BARREL
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Old June 9, 2013, 11:49 AM   #11
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Yeah I found that out. I finished the first one, which I wanted to use for long-range competition, then I was like "well now I need one for home defence." That heavy 26" bull barrel isn't that practical when you want to move quick. Then I found out that suppressors are legal in Mi so I decided to start a .300 Blackout. Next will probably be a 6.5 upper and then a 6.8 upper. I'd also like to build an AR-10
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