Thread: Fun future AR-15 project
10/11/2013 11:55pm, #31
Additionally, here were the tools I used:
Included in parts I ordered:
Proprietary star wrench (BAD-CASS)
Proprietary hex wrench (KNS pins)
Proprietary hex wrench (troy ambi bolt release)
Actually necessary for an AR15 build:
Flat head screwdriver
vice grips pliers w/painting tape
needle nose pliers
TAPCO AR Spanner Wrench (to tighten the castle nut)
Locktite 243 (non permanent)
Plastic head/non marring hammer
Seriously, it was disappointingly easy to put together an AR lower that crushes 99% of actual military lowers. I wish I had been a bit more careful around the roll pins for the bolt release and trigger guard, but the marring was easily covered up by a concealer pen. The BAD enhanced pin set turned the pivot pin install into an anticlimax, so if you hate that step . . . spend the 25-30 bucks. I think Rainier arms has them too.
For anyone considering optics on a budget, here are two websites I've dug up:
Law Guns randomly gets batches of working mil surplus EOTECHs and Aimpoint CompM2s:
Primary Arms branded optics are an amazing value buy and their customer service has an outstanding reputation:
https://www.primaryarms.com/default.asp"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/12/2013 4:03pm, #32
10/12/2013 5:08pm, #33
Thanks for the email heads up about the sale earlier in the week, by the way. The CAA magazines you sold me earlier in the year fit this lower a little better than any of the pmags or aluminum cheapies I have from work, by the way.
Last edited by Cassius; 10/12/2013 5:12pm at ."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/12/2013 10:21pm, #34
Thats awesome! Our shop commando runs the mags fine at full auto. It did 300AACBLK no problem also, though we didn't have a properly set up MG lower that could do 300BLK
10/30/2013 12:44pm, #35
Update on my build (pictures later). After several failed attempts at bidding for an upper on Gunbroker.com, I paid the extra $ for a Bravo Company scratch-and-dent. At $99, it's not a bad deal, I guess.
It came (unassembled) with forward assist and ejection port cover. Assembly was a breeze, again the only slowdown was punching in the roll-pin. I guess I'd rather have a tight but somewhat ugly roll-pin than one that falls out all the time. At this point, I wish I'd invested in those roll-pin holder/punch things that Brownell's sells, though.
Cosmetics aside (and this upper is definitely cosmetically damaged), my only complaint is that the takedown pin seems REALLY tight. Like, I need a punch to set/unset it. It's not the bore of the post, though, because it goes in nice and easy if I leave the pivot pin out. To the naked eye, it seems perfect. After several operations, I detected no noticeable wear on either the pin or the bore in the post. I hope that micrometer of misalignment slacks in over time.
10/30/2013 5:36pm, #36
With the takedown pin, you might try rubbing a miniscule amount of gun grease (I use tetra gun grease because that's what my local gun store had 3 years ago when I bought it) on it and working it in and out a few dozen times. It's worked for me with some of my work guns."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/30/2013 8:24pm, #37
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I just have to say thanks for this thread - it's got a lot of excellent info in it!
For Cassius, and others stuck in the Democrat Republik of Maryland ("Quiet, citizen, we know what's best"): if you're not on MDShooters, check it out. Mucho good build and other info there.
But this combines firearms with Bullshido attitude - what could be better?
I got a lower in before the frakkin' ban and won't likely be building it out until next year, but I'm damn sure bookmarking this thread.
10/31/2013 7:25am, #38
Photo... top half of image shows that I definitely have roll-pin issues. Bottom half shows the cosmetic damage on the BCM upper.
10/31/2013 9:29am, #39
Holy ****, I actually won something on gunbroker... Mossberg 16" 5.56 barrel + DPMS flash suppressor.
11/01/2013 8:49am, #40