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#5573690 - 01/30/15 04:00 PM Built my first AR
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18879
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
As the title says I built my first AR recently. I used a PSA Afghanistan edition lower and PSA lower parts kit. Also added some magpul furniture. The upper was built by Morgan aka Dallasshootingsupplies on the THF using a White Oak Armament barrel, custom made muzzle device, and 10 inch Midwest industries quad rail. I threw a Nikon P223 on top for now but may go in another direction later on. Still got a couple things to do but its ready to shoot. Plan on adding a CMC trigger and a Bravo company Gunfighter charging handle.




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I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.

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#5573692 - 01/30/15 04:02 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
texretvet Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/30/08
Posts: 6824
Loc: Corsicana TX
Love it! up
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#5573696 - 01/30/15 04:07 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
artrios60 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/11
Posts: 1717
Loc: Coleman Co.
nice ride

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#5573700 - 01/30/15 04:10 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
Gumbeaux Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 2797
Loc: Georgetown
To build your own high quality gun, what's it run $ wise in comparison to buying the whole package from a good manufacturer?
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#5573711 - 01/30/15 04:15 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
Bush Monkey Knives Offline
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Registered: 02/07/11
Posts: 1670
Loc: Era, Texas
Nice build.
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#5573713 - 01/30/15 04:17 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
SapperTitan Offline
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18879
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I built this for under 900 dollars. Just over 1K with optic. Probably saved a few hundred by building it rather than buying it plus I get the satisfaction of knowing I helped build it.
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.

Originally Posted By: phantom
I Love the feel of wood.

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#5573748 - 01/30/15 04:30 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 80262
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Good job!!!
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#5573805 - 01/30/15 05:04 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
Gumbeaux Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 2797
Loc: Georgetown
I've always thought about doing my own but have no clue where to start. Wish there was some place to see the tiers of parts/suppliers, places to buy, instructions, etc.
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#5573814 - 01/30/15 05:10 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18879
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Google and YouTube taught me a lot.
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.

Originally Posted By: phantom
I Love the feel of wood.

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#5573818 - 01/30/15 05:12 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
texretvet Offline
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Registered: 04/30/08
Posts: 6824
Loc: Corsicana TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Google and YouTube taught me a lot.


The Youtubes is where I learned how to build them.

If you can out together a Lego set, you can build a rifle.

I've had many, but the only ones I have kept are the ones I built myself.
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#5573837 - 01/30/15 05:22 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
bjones2571 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1890
Loc: Houston, TX
Putting together a lower is more "assembly" than "building". First one takes maybe an hour, after that 30 min or less. As others have said, look to youtube for instructions. You can buy a good quality upper for less than $400 from palmetto state armory. All in you'd be around $600, maybe less. Of course you can spend much, much more as well if you are interested.

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#5573855 - 01/30/15 05:29 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: Gumbeaux]
Birdog62 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 453
AR15.com up

Originally Posted By: Gumbeaux
I've always thought about doing my own but have no clue where to start. Wish there was some place to see the tiers of parts/suppliers, places to buy, instructions, etc.
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#5573857 - 01/30/15 05:30 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
tth_40 Offline
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Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 13873
Loc: North Texas.
Nice job. up
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#5573972 - 01/30/15 06:41 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24334
Loc: Wise County Texas
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#5574093 - 01/30/15 07:47 PM Re: Built my first AR [Re: SapperTitan]
Gusval Offline
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Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 137
Congrats on your first build.

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