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Penutbuter 04-13-2015 12:45 PM

My First AR build
Just got her done this weekend. I was expecting something a little more challenging to be truthful but it was still a lot of fun.

I threw on the iron sights wrong, but I was in a hurry to go to sleep at that point so didn't care anymore. :vroam:

sunofnun 04-13-2015 01:12 PM

nice work.. did you build the upper or buy it complete?

Penutbuter 04-13-2015 01:19 PM

bought it complete.

SAA 16" 1:7 complete upper
Anderson Lower

Now I am just waiting until the end of the month to hit the range.

sunofnun 04-13-2015 09:50 PM

Yep nice.. lowers are pretty easy to put together.

Uppers and staking/pinning the bolts are a little trickier.

nice work. We expect a range report!!

NVshooter89 04-16-2015 10:36 PM

Looks good man nice work what was your cost all together?

Penutbuter 04-20-2015 11:31 AM

About 600 once it was all said and done. Probably could have gotten it in a bit cheaper but I was being impatient and didn't feel like waiting on an upper assembly to go on sale.

nbristow 04-22-2015 07:12 PM

Where did you get all your parts from?

Penutbuter 04-23-2015 09:20 AM

Surplus Ammo and Arms in Tacoma. :top:

The next build is going to be an AR-9 pistol so I will have to search around a bit more to see what I can find.:hmmmm2:

We shall see though. I only know of Rainier Arms and SAA for me locally for AR stuff and then I got my side arms from Mary's Pistols in Tacoma.

Penutbuter 05-04-2015 08:21 AM

Took the wife to the range this weekend and got to put about 200 rounds down range with the AR. a few seating errors on the first mag but after that no problems.

I apparently can't hit anything with the cheap iron sites I picked up on amazon so I may be looking into a scope or other optic, but that's a ways off.

The wife is now leaning on me to build another for her so we don't have to swap out.:top:

All in all I will say I am happy with the first build. :grin:

sborder213 05-04-2015 08:59 AM

you might want to check out Palmetto State Armory for the AR9 pistol build, they have really decent stuff at good prices. I built my first AR with parts from there as I was on a tight budget, and ended up with a serious tack driver for a lot less than I could have bought one for.

anyhow, congrats on your first build, it looks great!

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