1st SBR build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by TankTop, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So I am finally going to build an SBR, expected timeframe for completion is 1 year for obvious reasons. Thinking of a Spikes blem lower to start with but dreaming of going stupid expensive. Anyway, to be continued...


    "We compromised in ways that sometimes we didn't sleep well at night but we did it so people could be free, this isn't freedom, this is fear".

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  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Choose wisely for the lower.. cos it will be engraved and stuck with you forever. :)
    Follow your heart.
    Both mine are Spike's though.
     

  3. msup752

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    My lower is PSA. My paper form 1 was returned in just over three months so don't expect a year wait.



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  4. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If someone spots a UCWRG in the wild I would be very happy!


    "We compromised in ways that sometimes we didn't sleep well at night but we did it so people could be free, this isn't freedom, this is fear".

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  5. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Picked up a PSA blem lower today (not sure how it's a blem) so I guess this will be a budget build SBR. I think the plan from here is QMS trigger with MOE furniture and a BCM 11.5 upper unless I find a LMT 10.5. Pretty sure if I can stick to the plan this will come in well under a grand including tax stamp.


    "We compromised in ways that sometimes we didn't sleep well at night but we did it so people could be free, this isn't freedom, this is fear".

    The Winter Soldier
     
  6. sweeper22

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    1) Buy a lower you love or can live with...because it's yours indefinitely
    2) Buy a high grade barrel/barreled upper that suits your purpose
    3) I feel you get diminishing returns if the barrel is under 10" (just my opinion)

    Everything else is about personal preference. Come to think of it, so are all three of the points I've listed above. The point is-- this can be an expensive endeavor, so do your part to get it right on the first try.
     
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    My current 300blk SBR project sits atop an Umbrella. Upper is a 12" PSA/FN chf. Still waiting on the suppressor end of the project. Yes, the picture is a bit fuzzy...perhaps that's intentional.
     

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  8. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know SBR's can be finicky if not built right, that's why I'm going with the BCM barreled upper. Then I'll just do a drop in hand guard. I haven't built an upper before and I don't think an SBR should be my first attempt.


    "We compromised in ways that sometimes we didn't sleep well at night but we did it so people could be free, this isn't freedom, this is fear".

    The Winter Soldier