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Old 06-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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You've probably all heard this before, but I'm building my first AR15, so let me apologize in advance. I'm interested in a precision type with a emphasis on minimizing size and using as many polymer parts as possible to keep weight down. Outside of that, a 1911 style grip and using the standard 5.56 caliber are my only preferences. I know all fashions of pistols, but rifle...not so much, so I need some help on picking brands. Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Since u wanted to minimize weight.. which means u will be using polymer lower then? In that case you should check out New Frontier Armory poly lower. Some places sell about $50-80 each stripped. Or $99 for complete lower. I personally haven't had any experiences with poly lower.

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Skip the poly lower your talking about a couple oz. difference. Sights , mags, etc are fine for poly but not main components. JMHO.

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... emphasis on minimizing size and using as many polymer parts as possible to keep weight down. Outside of that, a 1911 style grip and using the standard 5.56 caliber are my only preferences. I know all fashions of pistols, but rifle...not so much, so I need some help on picking brands. Thanks in advance.
Sounds like you should look at building an AR pistol!
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Skip poly receiver, right. This I know is kind of a day dream, but do they make 1911 style trigger receivers, preferably where it can accept drop ins? If not, could you direct me on which lower and upper I should look into? I barely recognize any of the brands.

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Sounds like you should look at building an AR pistol!
That depends, I'm in Georgia so how much red tape am I going to have to wade through, and can I still use the 5.56 round?
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In GA it should be like buying any other pistol. Of course no shoulder stock on it. Yes you can use 5.56.

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I'm using this for rifle purposes, but I have to carry it about 4 miles, which is why I'm needing it small and light. Any thoughts?

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Well get a pencil profile barrel, you can get the basic rifle down around six pounds with that and other LW parts. Of course with sights, optic and sling you'll gain a pound. A full mag adds another.

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Do you know a fully assembled upper and a lower with out the pistol grip and buttstock? I got ideas for those two. Preferably one with as rail.

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