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Old 04-13-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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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.


 
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:12 PM   #2
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nice work.. did you build the upper or buy it complete?
 
Old 04-13-2015, 12:19 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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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!!
 
Old 04-16-2015, 09:36 PM   #5
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Looks good man nice work what was your cost all together?
 
Old 04-20-2015, 10:31 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 04-22-2015, 06:12 PM   #7
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Where did you get all your parts from?
 
Old 04-23-2015, 08:20 AM   #8
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Surplus Ammo and Arms in Tacoma.

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.

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.
 
Old 05-04-2015, 07:21 AM   #9
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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.

All in all I will say I am happy with the first build.
 
Old 05-04-2015, 07:59 AM   #10
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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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