And another build?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Gordo323, May 17, 2011.

  1. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Bought a RRA lower $109, RRA two stage trigger and parts kit $149, cheap carbine stock and buffer $20 (local classified ads).
    Assembly was a piece-o- cake, until the buffer retainer spring and pin took flight! :eek:
    After 20 minutes of swearing and searching on hands and knees, I found both, and now all is good.
    Won't be able to afford an upper for a couple of more weeks.
    But am leaving town for work, so it will give me time for research, and of course FTF reccomendations! :D
     
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  2. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Here is the stock.
     
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  3. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Looking good!! can't wiat to see the finished product and a range report.

    What are your plans for it ? home defends ? plinking ? Do you have any thoughts on an upper yet?
     
  4. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Just always wanted to build one and learn a little more about the insides.
    Probably use for plinking and prairie dog defense.
    Am looking at Covenant Arms uppers, they are local.
     
  5. Quentin

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    Looking good so far!

    Don't know much about that upper but would suggest widening the field. Nice that you have the time for research, I'd take advantage of it. Usually the local guys cut a lot of corners; bet you can do better with a known builder and for not much more money. It pays to squeeze a little more quality in the upper. BCM, DD, LMT come to mind...
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Impressive. I can't wait to see it when it's done.
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Apparently you did not read the stickies :rolleyes: Congrats on the build, get er' done and gives us a range report! :D
     
  8. VitSports6

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  9. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Hey, thanks to all for advice and encouragement!
    But patience was never one my virtues, so I robbed my piggy bank this morning, headed to Impact, and walked out with a Daniel Defense DDXV complete upper.
    They had a Bushmaster and a RRA for quite a bit less, but I liked the feel of the DD and the quality looks impressive!
    Cleaned, inspected, and assembled to the lower. Everything function checked good, cycles snap caps with no problems.
    Now I just need it to stop raining!
     
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  10. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Excellent choice, Gordo! You won't be sorry going with Daniel Defense. I got their LW midlength 16" upper earlier this year and it's worked out great.

    I have to be careful when I go to Impact Guns, too! :D

    Nice to see pictures of your completed AR. Here's pictures of my DD...

    Daniel Defense/S&W left
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    Dan Wesson right
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  11. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Thank's for the compliment, Quentin!
    My only regret is the $20 stock. Soon to be remedied though.
    BTW, nice looking Dan Wesson :D
     
  12. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    Far out Gordo!
    Lookin good :cool:
    Agreed about the rain though :(
     
  13. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Great looking stick Gordo !!!

    FWIW all mine fire ok when wet :p
     
  14. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Thank's Vit and KTM.
    Yeah, I'm sure the gun would function fine, it's more the person behind the gun in this case that don't function in the rain. :(
     
  15. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    ......... ;)
     

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  16. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    LOL, Thank's Dog Vader :D
     
  17. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    It's looking great Gordo! I bet it shoots as good as it looks. You'll have to bring it to the next meet.
     
  18. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Thank's Bear. I am saving my frequent flyer miles, and if at all possible, will see you again! :D