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Old 04-20-2010, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default New AR Build - S&W M&P 15 ORC base rifle with upgrades

Hi all,

My first post on these forums, I thought I'd share my recent rifle upgrading project. Nothing spectacular or amazing, but a lot of fun none the less. I bought a Smith and Wesson M&P 15 ORC from Academy Sports about 2 weeks ago and went online to various places and gathered up my parts to make it exactly how I wanted it.

This was how it looked when I first brought it home:





After 2 weeks of gathering parts, it now looks like this:








After completing it, I finally took it out to the range to zero it and have some fun. This beasty is as smooth as I could ask, I'm totally pleased with the end result. It's my first personal owned AR, but I've fired many over the years.

The completed parts list is as follows:
Smith and Wesson M&P 15 ORC,
Eotech 512.A65 Holographic Optics,
UTG Quad Rail w/ Free Float Extension,
ATI Ergonomic Pistol Grip,
Yankee Hill Front and Rear flip-up backup iron sights,
Yankee Hill 1/2" Rail Riser for receiver,
Magpul Angled Fore Grip,
Yankee Hill QD Ambidextrous Single Point Sling adapter,
Condor Single Point Sling,
6 Magpul 30 round P-Mags (3 w/ window, bought the extra 5 mags and specified Magpul because I love their P-mags),
UTG Tactical LED flashlight w/mount

Edit: Added recent parts additions

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Nice piece of kit Greg!

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Wow, guys! Thanks for the warm welcome, I can see this is an active forum!

SUR = Short Utility Rifle? If so, sounds appropriate. That's basicly what it is. Home defense, range plinker, and required tacticool accessory

Edit: Also, canebrake, the NRA link is broken. But no sweat, Google is my friend, I shall endeavor to find my way there using the part of your link I recognize + google.

Edit #2: Also added a couple new parts today, nothing terribly exciting, but rather useful none the less. I added a UTG Tactical LED light with mount to the lower front rail and a Yankee Hill 1/2" height, 6" long rail riser to the upper receiver rail to lift the Eotech and rear flip up BUIS and allow me to get a proper co-witness on my sights. Will take pics later and post.

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Sorry to double post, but adding an "edit #4" to add another pic seemed sillier then the double post. So, here's with the riser and tac light:

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