Bitter sweet!

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by xRacerX75x, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. xRacerX75x

    xRacerX75x New Member

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    So my weekend was bitter sweet, it started off with a major plus since I ordered the spikes tactical spider stripped lower that kicks off my first build, an SBR. For the detail oriented folks it's the one with the bullet markings and the battle flag on the opposite side. And I got everything in order so that when it arrives my guy at the lgs is gonna help with all my tax stamp paperwork... so a good start right? Well I got excited and decided to go to the range on Sunday and shoot my current AR. After just one mag I found half of the hammer retaining pin sitting on the bench in front of me... broke clean in two. I pulled the other half out examined it and then realized I couldn't make it to my preferred lgs for a couple of days and the one close to my house doesn't open until this morning. So I am without my rifle at work tonight. ::tears::
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Welcome to the SBR world . I got my tax stamp for mine in July after my long wait . If you need some help filling out form 1 lemme know
     

  3. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yeah, it's not a bad idea to have a spare LPK for spares. Guess you don't have one yet for the new lower... In a emergency you could move the trigger pin to the hammer and maybe use the broken one for the trigger. Or a drill bit or hard nail. Come to think of it, maybe the trigger pin should be left alone, it could double with jerry-rigging.
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Whose lpk were you using? Delton lower parts kit or Spike's?
     
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  5. xRacerX75x

    xRacerX75x New Member

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    Thanks I'm pretty excited to get this build going I've already got everything I wanna use picked out. When I get the lower in in gonna go ahead and send off for my stamp that way I can save $$$ and order all my parts. My guy at the lgs is gonna hold the upper for me once I order it, you know so I'm not tempted to pin them together just to see what it looks like lol.
     
  6. xRacerX75x

    xRacerX75x New Member

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    Ive only had my AR about a year so I'm still learning what to keep in the case/range bag, but I'm thinking a spare lpk is a must. I just decided to wait cause I'm not confident enough to jerry-rig yet.
     
  7. xRacerX75x

    xRacerX75x New Member

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    It was the lpk that came with the rifle, a dpms I bought complete to familiarize myself with the platform. I love the rifle but I've realized I'm not a couple hundred rounds a month guy... I'm a little more than that, so that's why I'm building the SBR.
     
  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    if you bought the DPMS complete I would contact them and let them know your problem and you may get another lower parts kit free from them to replace it with , you could use that one for a spare then .You can never have enough extra LPK parts laying around , springs do get weak from use and they also sometimes break , its nice to just be able to grab another gun and fix that one when you get home but that becomes a PITA when you dont have another gun handy or the parts to make that 5 min fix.
    Also nothing worse than a pin spring going flying when putting together a lower , I dont even look for it anymore I just head to the parts bin and grab another , if I find it when I sweep the garage then good for me if not , Oh well !!!!!
     
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  9. AgentTikki

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    ya....honestly a trigger or hammer pin should never fail...there's really not much stress put on them.

    Figures it was DPMS.




    Just be careful to, and extra LPK laying around just might transmogriphy in to a fully built and functional AR....

    Just saying >.<
     
  10. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Ummm this happens quite frequently around here but I didnt say it out loud :D
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Thats why a lot of say dpms etc is just fine for range use but nothing serious like self defense or police work. If it breaks on the range... meh, so what no biggee. If it breaks when your getting shot at, thats another issue.

    First thing i did was rip out all the cheap dpms lpk parts and replace on the panther m4. About the only things left on that gun that is dpms is the barrel and recievers.
     
  12. Tenderribbs

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    Oh no not another DPMS thread! Lol
     
  13. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yep, it's happened to me 2 1/2 times, the half is being processed at PSA as we speak! :p
     
  14. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I ripped out most of a Del-Ton LPK for the same reason. Left the bolt catch, pivot pin and trigger guard but the rest went. I left those only because they looked ok and are a bit of a hassle to replace.
     
  15. AgentTikki

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    YOWSA. mebbe I'm just lucky...no wait...all my trigger have Geissele pins for some darn reason. Mebbe that has something to do with it..........


    o_O
     
  16. rugerry

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    Do you have geissele triggers too tikki? I have their ssa that I'm using on my build. Has a nice feel just wanting ur opinion.
     
  17. xRacerX75x

    xRacerX75x New Member

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    No it's not another DPMS thread lol! I love the rifle but I'm taking notes from Jon (hope he doesn't get a big head), it's going to be the boss ladies rifle with a few changes to her preference. Let's focus this thread towards what I'm excited about... my first build!

    Now I'll give a run down and y'all tell me what you think of what I want. I've got the the spikes lower ordered, it should ship soon. Now I've already got the $$$ set aside for the stamp, so when it gets here I'm going to get that part done and sent off quickly. While waiting on that I'll save $$$ and order parts as I find them at the price I like. Now for the specs:

    Spikes spider lower
    PSA CTR lower build kit
    BCM BFH 11.5" Carbine Upper and BCG
    Troy Alpha Battlerail 9"
    w/ low pro gas block (undecided)
    Magpul MBUS

    I'm also undecided between the Vortex Sparc or an Aimpoint H-1

    I also intend to take the Battle Comp, Magpul RVG, MS3, and DD mount and Surefire light off the old rifle (fortunately the boss lady doesn't like those things lol). I'm thinking once it's done it'll be an amazing patrol rifle.
     
  18. AgentTikki

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    Yes started out by trying to dyi my own triggers. Never was satisfied. Went through at least 8 milspec psa and dpms triggers. Before finally giving in to the sirens call.

    Had a ssa & ssa-e, traded it for a sdc and sde. Then got a sd3g and ALG QMS & ACT. The QMS is better than any trigger I modded. If I wanted a single stageI'd just get jp springs and lighten the hammer. The SD3G is insanely fast, short sweet reset but funky kinda 2 stage but not really pull. The I love the SDC & SDE. Flat bows rock and especially useful when used in conjunction with nerfed Calufornian featureless configurations.

    Nothing compares to a Geissele. Well maybe a Timney (met a couple and they are nice) or Ar Gold (never had the pleasure). But factor in one of the best CS in the industry ( and its doubtful that you'll ever need it) and you have a no brainer.

    Btw in my feeble attempts at dyi, I spent more than 200 clams and prolly 20+ hours with a dremel and polishing stick. I learned the hard way. Just suck it up and buy a good one. Give your finger the best :)
     
  19. rugerry

    rugerry New Member

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    Glad I invested in a decent trigger. Are you still using geissele springs?
     
  20. xRacerX75x

    xRacerX75x New Member

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    So my lower came in last week, I went and picked it up and got the tax stamp paperwork filled out.


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    I'm going tomorrow to get it signed by the boss and send it off with the check. Then I get to wait but to make myself feel better I've already ordered the Palmetto State Armory STR lower build kit. That'll keep me busy while I save for my upper.