Hey Plinker, I meant to ask yesterday... I hope you're ok, how close are you to Joplin? Terrible what's happening in your area... Good luck, friend!
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
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