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Old 12-04-2011, 03:46 AM   #1
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So I decided to build an AR after randomly picking up a Troy rail on a forum. Once I had that I figured it was only right to build an AR around it. After a bit of research and envisioning what I wanted to build I started to figure out what I was going to order.

I knew my first requirement was to build it with quality parts as a SHTF battle rifle. Not that it will probably ever be used as such, but I wanted to know it would stand up! I put it together last night and finished it up today. Hope to get out and shoot it a bit tomorrow to check it's function.

The only other thing I wanted was to be able to have a sliding stock. Being in CT I needed the lower to be a pre-ban. The good thing with this is I also got a threaded barrel, flash hider and a bayonet lug if I wanted one.

I found a pre-ban Olympic SGW forged lower and traded a S&W revolver for it. Everything else came together and I have what you see now! I absolutely love it. The only changes I plan to eventually make are a real Aimpoint Micro T-1 and then a Surefire light.

The parts:

Upper: BCM demo
Lower: Olympic Arms SGW forged pre-ban
Barrel: Daniel Defense 16" CHF 1/7 twist Mid-length gas system chrome lined
Rail: Troy 15" TRX Extreme battle rail
Gas Block: Troy Low Profile
Flash Hider: Yankee Hill Machine Phantom 5C2
Stock:VLTOR Emod Mil-spec (holds 8 Surefire CR123A batteries)
Grip: Tangodown Battlegrip
Foregrip: Magpul AFG
Light Mount: Viking Tactical
Sights: Troy Battlesights
Optic:Primary Arms Micro dot w/ America Defense quick-release mount
Sling Mount: Ambidextrous one-point mount

Yep.....I love it! I really hope it shoots as good as it looks!

Enjoy the photos!



















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Nice pics. Nice selection of parts.

Are you left handed? If not how do you activate your light?

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And welcome to the AR forum. It's nice to have people of similar taste in ARs around.

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Man that looks nice. Now you got me interested in something like that. Mabye a 10 in barrel and an eotech xps 2, I prefer to be in a bit closer.

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Nice pics and nice build, came out real nice, the more and more I see people putting up their builds it makes me want to do one.

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Thanks man. Yep I am left handed which is why the light is on the right side.
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Is that a 6.8 SPC carbine?

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Amazing build, very simplistic, I've seen AR's with so many ridiculous accessories before I can't take the shooters serious. It's not a bad thing just not my preference. I dig those Troy battle sights, you should update on their performance after the range. Great job.

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Thanks man. Yep I am left handed which is why the light is on the right side.
It's not the right side it's the correct side . I'm a lefty as well. I shoot orthodox though.
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I'm right eye dominant and left handed so I ended up teaching myself to shoot pistol right handed. Still can't get used to the rifles that way though.

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