Today was seriously awesome!
I was finally able to take my first build to the range for its first shots. Learned a ton today I tuned the adjustable gas block, the first hold open was very cool to experience, I know, totally geeking out here, but hey... Why not?
Was given 50 rounds of hand loads to shoot, cousin wanted the brass back to setup different loads, what a way to start out... Sighting in irons on hand me down ammo lol
Figured out that despite being told that the 45 offset rail adapter for the tail end of the gun would work with the JP 45 offset hand guard front 2" rail for my irons, ... was basically rubbish... To get them to test zero at 25 yards, the front site was basically screwed almost the entire way up and out, and the windage on the rear site was almost totally right!
Took a step back, frustrated, I stopped, looked it over, thought about it, and remembered the vendor telling me, "it should" work... So, I removed the rear offset mount, pulled the Troy battle sight off and installed it on the spare 2" rail that I had.
Rest the sites to neutral, and test fired a couple rounds, and was almost spot on, a few clicks of front up and I was good to go!
All in all, shot 70 rounds, got the gas block tuned, got the sites on at 25' and ready for another day zeroing the irons for 50 yards. Range was single round, bench rest only...
I can't thank everyone that helped me get here enough Thanks! Now I just need an optic, and even more fun can ensue!!!!
Pics are before site change aka frustrated an after.