Building my first AR-15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jwalepra, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. jwalepra

    jwalepra New Member

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    My dad and I have been starting to build our first ar-15 and we just bought a stripped lower and a stock with a buffer tube. We are now looking into trigger mechanism but are having trouble finding one. Anything would be helpful. The caliber is a 5.56.
     
  2. e43jimmy409

    e43jimmy409 New Member

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    Palmettostatearmory.com
     

  3. Dahamp2003

    Dahamp2003 New Member

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    Ill second that. I have all PSA stuff and my dad too. Cant get any better for the money. Really cant get better for more money sometimes
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    since you don't have one I highly recommend a ALG QMS trigger ($45). It is a milspec fire control group (FCG), at the same if not a bit cheaper than you can get by buying a seperate milspec trigger.

    If you want something a bit smoother look at a $20 upgrade to a ALG ACT trigger (I can personally reccomend it) or a Spike's battle trigger.

    Just make sure that you get a hammer, trigger assembly, 2 pins, disconnecter, disconnecter spring, and the hammer and trigger springs. (8 pieces)
     
  5. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Do you need a complete lower parts kit?

    I just notice you said you got a stripped lower.

    They can be a bit hard to find right now.
     
  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    You will need a lower parts kit to complete the build to include not only the trigger group but the various other pins, springs and detents needed to hold all the other mechanical parts together. Daniel Defense, Spikes are good basic mil-spec kits but you will have to work at finding one in this market. Expect to pay $90 and up.

    If you cannot find a kit you can try building your own. Brownells or Midway usually carry the individual parts, just get a good parts list and order what you need, also a good opportunity to get spare parts or to upgrade to a better trigger than what comes in most kits.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  7. RustyMunkey

    RustyMunkey New Member

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    I ordered kits from the CMMG website and they came in about 3wks.
     
  8. doc_ar

    doc_ar New Member

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    Www.kevinsguns.com saw some cmmg lpk's there the other day. Not sure of price but you might check it out. I've never been on their website so you may end up needing to call them.
     
  9. LaiePoi

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    rogtac.com has the ALG QMS trigger ($45) in stock. I personally have been looking for the ALG ACT but can't find it in stock anywhere :(
     
  10. Jake86

    Jake86 New Member

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    Just paid $85 for my CMMG lpk...
     
  11. myname

    myname New Member

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    AR Trigger parts just sitting in a drawer

    I took all the trigger parts out of my wife's Stag when it was new, and replaced them with a cassette type drop in trigger. I put them all in a plastic bag. If you are interested in them send me a PM and I will send you a photo of the parts.