Thread: I've lost my mind (AR-15 build)
3/16/2009 9:48am, #1
I've lost my mind (AR-15 build)
And I thought you might want to watch. After ignoring all the advice in the "Help me buy a bolt action rifle" thread I got on the Obama fear bandwagon and decided to build an AR-15. So far all I have is a lower (which is the controlled part) I have no gunsmithing experience but I am very handy. So I decided to make a blog that will keep track of my every step and misstep. If you want to watch me build a gun from scratch and possibly blow my face off feel free to follow along. I assume it will take me about 6 months to get everything together. If this post isn't up to armory standards sorry.
3/16/2009 10:00am, #2
Remember, do NOT do anything stupid without a video camera rolling for the general amusement of the forum community!
3/16/2009 10:01am, #3
Yeah, this is not going to end well for you....
You'll find that you've invested 1500$ in parts and equipment, dumped 100 hours of labor into it, and made some tiny mistake somewhere that results in a very intimidating looking club that you can use to try to beat squirrels to death.
Once you have done that I recommend selling the aforementioned ferocious doorstop and buying the Negant. But have fun until then!
3/16/2009 10:03am, #4
Thanks for the vote of confidence Kintanon! On the upside you just named my gun for me. "Ferocious Doorstop" Awesome.
My Brother-in-law did this already so I'll have a tiny bit of oversight.
3/16/2009 10:07am, #5
- Join Date
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- Lincolnshire, England
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Awesome. I look forwards to living vicariously through your blog.Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
3/16/2009 10:17am, #6
Glad I could help. And on the off chance that you do manage to construct this monstrosity successfully I have complete access to a very nice gun range down here where you can bring it and blow all manner of hell out of all manner of things.
3/16/2009 10:20am, #7
3/16/2009 2:03pm, #8
Good luck finding ammo for your AR after you build it."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
3/16/2009 2:09pm, #9
all that's readily available there are the fancy shmancy rounds that you wouldn't want to use for basic target practice and smaller boxes of basic .223 that aren't worth the price, hence bulk sells out way to damn fast.
any chance you know how to reload?
3/16/2009 2:38pm, #10
- Join Date
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- MT noob, BJJ even noober
Truthfully... it's not that hard. Of course I'm hoping for the inevitable on-camera hilarity, but you'll do fine. There's some good YouTube stuff out there. The hardest part is going to be putting the lower parts kit into the lower receiver.
Are you going to be buying a complete upper or an upper receiver and barrel separately? If you've got a complete upper it's two pins that hold the upper and lower together so that part will be simple.
I've got two that are in the process of being built. One is a SBR (ATF paperwork went out last week) with a Spike's lower and a 11.5" upper. The other is going to be a 16" or 20" rifle based on a Cav-Arms polymer [plastic... like those damn Glock guns that can get through metal detectors!!1! ZOMGZ!!] lower. I've got the Cav-Arms lower and it is pretty cool. The thing is light as can be and comes with a lifetime warranty. I'm interested to get it together and see how it shoots.
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