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Atrawick 02-02-2011 11:50 PM

Well I did it! My First Build!
 
I have been kicking around the idea of building my first AR15!:D Today I went buy a local gun shop and left with a Rock River lower and DPMS parts kit. Excited to get started!!!

Squirrel_Slayer 02-02-2011 11:53 PM

It's easy, just keep a close eye on all of the little springs and detents, they tend to shoot across the room and get lost. This is just the first stage of "black rifle disease". Once you get the first rifle complete, you'll be building more lowers soon, I promise.

Dillinger 02-03-2011 12:01 AM

Congratulations. And might I say, on behalf of the SUR community, you are truly screwed now. :D

I would recommend some painter's tape on the receiver where the roll pins go in and when it comes to assembling the springs and detents. One little word.

ZIPLOC

You see what I mean soon enough. :D

Good luck and PM if you need help.

JD

Atrawick 02-03-2011 12:19 AM

Thanks! I haven't started this build yet and already thinking about the next one!:eek:

Quentin 02-03-2011 12:43 AM

And along with that important word, ZIPLOC I would add a few more "1/4" clevis pin" :p

mjkeat 02-03-2011 01:20 AM

wear safety glasses. I never do. Each time a spring hits me in the eye ball I swear next time Ill wear safety glasses.

MrMilspecer 02-03-2011 02:13 AM

I like to watch this utube video
while assembeling a lower. And this is a good guide :: Guides Enjoy your new build and keep us posted.

Jpyle 02-03-2011 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 435752)
One little word.

ZIPLOC

You see what I mean soon enough. :D

Good luck and PM if you need help.

JD

No truer words have been written here...took me 2 days to find the little farken detent...:mad:

CA357 02-03-2011 02:36 AM

Those little pins and springs that always disappear are called "air soluble parts".

Dillinger 02-03-2011 03:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atrawick (Post 435774)
Thanks! I haven't started this build yet and already thinking about the next one!:eek:

That's what I'm F**KING talking about!! :D

When I first got here, there were like two people who had built an AR, and there was stalkingbear who had built his share. One was former military and the other was a guy who doesn't post here anymore.

Now we have a community of responsible SUR owners, many of whom have undertaken the VERY easy task of building one of these awesome platforms themselves and talking about doing others.

God damn this IS a good day. :D


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