Finally starting my first build!

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ccase39, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. ccase39

    ccase39 Member

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    I have been contemplating starting a lower build to compliment a nice PSA upper I picked up a couple weeks back. I was originally going to go with a Spikes stripped lower but I found a deal at a gun show today I couldn't pass on. I was able to pick up this PSA stripped lower for $60 with bullet safety selector marks.
    I am thinking I will go with a RRA lower kit with the two stage trigger and some Magpul furniture.
    I already have a Spikes FA BCG and BCM gunfighter charging handle. Can't wait to get started. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1394315132.230624.jpg


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  2. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Good luck. Should be fun.
     

  3. Ibmikey

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    You certainly have everything needed for a high quality rifle. Nice to see one that is not full of "bargain" priced parts. Enjoy your build time and shooting afterward. Yesterday I just had to take one of mine out and destroy a large number of basaltic rocks.
     
  4. ccase39

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    Problem is I have a RRA lower on back order so I guess I'll be forced to do another


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  5. okdonk

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    How much will that RRA 2 stage LPK run you?

    Check them out
    http://www.rogtac.com/lower-parts/lower-parts-kits-triggers/geissele-g2s-lpk100.html

    http://www.rogtac.com/lower-parts/lower-parts-kits-triggers/geissele-ssa-lpk100.html

    Use FACEBOOK code for more discount.
    *I'm not affiliated to them, they are just my "go to" source when i need parts.
     
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  6. ccase39

    ccase39 Member

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    About 160 I believe. I may have to strongly consider the ones u posted.


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  7. ccase39

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    I'm jumping on that THANKS!


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  8. Quentin

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    Sounds like you're coming along real well. Good parts! As far as the back ordered RRA lower, are you committed to it or can you back out (if the price isn't good)?
     
  9. ccase39

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    I'm not committed. But It'll be time to think about another one by the time it arrives at my lgs


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  10. ccase39

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    Ok I am all set!!

    PSA Premium upper with MW industries Keymod hand rail-$415

    PSA bullet safety selector lower-$60

    RRA LBK w NM two stage trigger- $109!!!!

    Magpul ACS stock $104

    PSA buffer tube kit $39.99

    BCM gunfighter charging handle $45

    Spikes BCG $139

    Magpul MBUS flip up sights $80

    Pretty good I think for right under $1000 range ready!

    I'm excited to get started. A friend of mine at my LGS is going to guide me through this first one. Problem is he will be out of town 2 weeks!

    I'll post pics when she's finished.


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  11. Ez2b

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    Nevermind looks like you ordered your parts while ago lol

    I was going to say PSA has slow shipping
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  12. ccase39

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    Yea I've been getting parts here and there as my budget allowed and when I found good deals. I did get my PSA upper from PSA and it was at my door in 10 days. Must have gotten lucky.
    Got the stripped lower at a gun show. Was gonna get stripped RRA lower but for $60 bucks I doubt I could have done much better.


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  13. FullautoUSA

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    Subscribed, can't wait to see it!


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  14. okdonk

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    Happy to see more and more people started/ starting to build/ buying parts when the prices and availability are back to normal.
    Post up some pics when it's completed please!
     
  15. FrontierTCB

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    Sounds very similar to one I recently finished. PSA upper and bbl, MI SS rail, ACS, but with Anderson lower. Been to the range with it twice. Flawless so far. Just ordered an H2 buffer because it seems to be just a tad over gassed compared to my other 16" carb length.

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  16. ccase39

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    Yep! Will look pretty much just like that.


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  17. ccase39

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    Finally finished!!

    I was going to wait until this weekend and have a buddy of mine at my LGS guide me through it but I started tinkering and just kept going. Before I knew it I had finished.

    It was incredibly easy to do and fun as hell. The sticky at the top of this forum along with some YouTube videos were invaluable.

    For you guys who have yet to build a lower and may have reservations or believe you may not have the skills to do so I can tell from experience that it is very simple. It's basically a matter of pushing in pins. If you can perform a task like unscrewing a screw you can do it. The front takedown pin is a little tedious but other than that it is pretty much idiot proof if you can navigate YouTube. This is something I didn't think I could do it by myself but I figured I could at least get the hand grip on. I kept going from there.

    Thanks to all that answered my many questions! I've already got plans for another


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  18. FrontierTCB

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    Great. Looking forward to a range report!


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  19. Ez2b

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    Good looking gun and yes it is addicting once you start I've already started ordering parts for my next build my last one I just couldn't wait and I ordered a most everything too fast I need to slow down some so my funds can catch up lol