With the lower complete I moved onto the charging handle. Based on recommendations form other members I installed a badger Tactical latch on my STAG. I liked it so much so that I installed it on my 458.
Original latch shown for comparison - it really is worth the $15-$20
Next up was to mate the lower and upper
and now for some gun pron .....
A few things that you may not notice or see about this build. I installed a set of Yankee Hill Machine take down pins. They really make opening or separating the receivers much easier and I feel worth every penny. As with my STAG I installed a RRA 2 Stage trigger, it has been highly recommended and I do like it. Due to the .458 caliber I installed an upgraded Wolff spring and a H2 buffer.
Range time won't happen until next weekend. And don't go badgering for 5shot groups! This ammo is pricey and since I like to use my 10rd mags at the range I will be shooting 3rd groups.
I would like to take this moment to say thank you to all the folks that make this forum so awesome. I came here knowing absolutely nothing about firearms other than to point and pull the trigger. I have now completed a build with the precise intention that I will be forced to get in reloading as well, further delving into the sport and hobby of firearms.