My first DIY AR-15 - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > My first DIY AR-15

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pnolans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 202
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

Good idea.... I'll do that.

Glad you made it back from the mud.

Thanks

Pat

__________________
pnolans is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pnolans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 202
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
I hope you didn't dry fire much, Pat. A couple times shouldn't matter but repeated hits will damage the receiver and bolt catch. I'd get a good light and inspect that area closely.
[snip]
.
.
.
[snip]
I was thinking about using the following if I have to replace the lower:

http://www.americanspiritarms.com/lower-receivers/asa-m4-ar-15-95-percent-lower-receiver/

Know anything about THESE guys?

Be nice to have a 95% , if the SHTF. I think.

Pat
__________________
pnolans is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pnolans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 202
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

Here's the picture of the hammer block and that part of the lower. I don't SEE any damage. Of course, that doesn't mean there's not any.

Also, I do have a buffer tube parts kit and stock on the way. Well, at least... I ordered it.

Pat

photo-5-.jpg  
__________________

Last edited by pnolans; 12-04-2012 at 02:18 PM. Reason: add some detail
pnolans is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,548
Liked 1004 Times on 705 Posts
Likes Given: 1004

Default

I don't see any damage either, you may have dodged a bullet.

Go my son and sin no more!

The 95% lower is interesting but we might have a quibble whether it's really that far completed. Nice though that the magwell, receiver extension threads and many other cuts and holes are done. The hardest parts are done, you just need to finish the firing group area.

__________________

______
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.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek

Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,548
Liked 1004 Times on 705 Posts
Likes Given: 1004

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pnolans View Post
... I do have a buffer tube parts kit and stock on the way. Well, at least... I ordered it.

Pat
Did you happen to get the one Tikki posted in the Deals thread? Great deal!
__________________

______
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.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek

Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pnolans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 202
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

I didn't get a deal! I had to buy the stock and the buffer tube kits separately.

It came to about $69... they're selling out of so much stock really fast. With the "Christmas rush". ... and the rush to buy arms before you can't (as some people seem to think!)

__________________
pnolans is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pnolans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 202
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

Just waiting for delivery. I ordered the buffer tube kit and stock from PSA about 2 weeks ago. They must be getting slammed. So far, everything I've gotten from PSA has gone together very well. So, I believe they are worth the wait.

They shipped the package this week. UPS says it will be here Monday pm.

I ordered an H2 buffer from Bravo Company. They shipped it the same day; as in today.

getting impatient. I'm SO close!

__________________

Last edited by pnolans; 12-14-2012 at 09:38 PM.
pnolans is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 09:42 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,548
Liked 1004 Times on 705 Posts
Likes Given: 1004

Default

It really hurts to be so close yet still not be able to fire the rifle. Got any friends who have a complete lower? Guess you can hold off till Monday.

I think H2 was a good move since you have a 16" with carbine length gas.

__________________

______
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.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek

Quentin is offline  
pnolans Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 12:14 AM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pnolans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 202
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

Well, I got my package from PSA! My butt stock and the buffer tube.

Still waiting for the H2 buffer.... I might try to shoot it tomorrow at the range. Maybe one round at a time.

finished-ar-phase-1.jpg  
__________________

Last edited by pnolans; 12-18-2012 at 12:18 AM.
pnolans is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 12:19 AM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pnolans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 202
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

I think next I'll fiddle with this one some, and then start building an upper from scratch.
If I can purchase the parts.

Thanks again to Quentin for his advice and encouragement.

Pat

__________________
pnolans is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes