Help me build an AR for free. ;)

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Well ok not really free, but close enough.

    A friend of mine has commissioned me to build him an AR15 and has given me $1000 to do so, now I know about the legality of this so I'm just picking out parts and he is buying the lower and assembling. I'd like some suggestions on what to build, he has some pretty loose guidelines and has given me creative freedom.

    Anyway, he has stated that he would like a mid-length 16" in 5.56 with flip up sights, a free float handguard or rail and a Vltor stock. Everything else is open. Anyone have any suggestions on parts? I plan on using PSA as a base.


    He intends to run an Eotech 512 later if it matters.

    Thanks guys.
     
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  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I have those on mine also and absolutely love them. The gunfighter charging handle is going on it for sure.
     
  4. kytowboater

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    I've got a blackhawk grip on mine. It's nice for my hand. I'll tune into this as I want to improve mine over the basic build.
     
  5. sputnik1988

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    Anybody have a suggestion for a free float rail that won't break the bank?
     
  6. KG7IL

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    Take a look at the price point on this Your Price:$34.32

    UPDATE:NOT FREEFLOAT $28 at http://www.manventureoutpost.com/products/Global-Military-Gear-Rail-Black-Picatinny-Rail-AR-Rifles-GMG%252dQR1.html?google=1

    Unclear what comes with it, or what it fits?

    http://www.sportsmans-depot.com/products/Global-Military-Gear-Carbine-Rail-Black-Picatinny-Rail-AR-Rifles-GMG%252dQR1.html?utm_source=google

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    Looks like other websites may have some info on it.
    http://www.bing.com/search?q=Global+Military+Gear+Carbine+Rail+Black+Picatinny+Rail+AR+Rifles+GMG-QR1&pc=MOZI
     
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  7. Ibmikey

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    Midwest Industries Gen 2 SS from 9 to 15" length, slim, sturdy neat about $170 and worth every penny. PSA has them on some of their uppers and may save a lot of assembly by purchasing a complete upper.
     
  8. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    Diamomd heads are nice, the easiest instal. No special wrench required, it's basically a low profile hex nut. No timing is required for the gas tube. It's $149-169 based on where you get it. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389453240.809149.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389453253.724948.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389453263.694039.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389453273.334956.jpg
     
  9. TexasGunner

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    I second that! Plus they are bad *** and extremely comfortable!

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  10. kytowboater

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    How hard is it to install
    A free float!
     
  11. kytowboater

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    I have the standard carbine barrel with front post sight.
     
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    I like that, how is the weight on them?
     
  14. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Not bad at all! I love the balance on my burnt bronze build with the 10 1/4". It's about perfect.
     
  15. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    How would you go about attaching a vfg to it? Rail sections I assume, I'm not a fan of them but he wants one.
     
  16. TexasGunner

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    Yes. They make short rail sections.
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    I have one on this one that I mounted a weapon light on.
     
  17. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Sounds good, I'll talk to him and see if he likes it.