Its finally finished! My first AR

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by junho806, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    I got the last pieces today and put her together
    total end cost is ~$700
    now i need to use the other $300 and get me some rounds
    plan on taking it out to the range this sunday
    i'll have a range report in afterwards
    thanks to everyone that helped out
    (JD, slo, and some others who i'm sorry i've forgotten)
     

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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment for your first time out.

    Under $700USD is a great savings. You got some quality parts AND you got to assemble it yourself so you know how the damn thing works. Excellent job.

    I am looking most forward to your range report.

    However, a word of caution - Once you build your first one, they get damn addictive after that. :D

    JD
     

  3. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    thanks JD!
    yeah after building it from scratch i really feel like i know how it really works
    i appreciate it alot more
    :D

    hahaha
    actually i'm already planning on the next one
    thinking about getting a nice stainless steel 20" barrel
    so i know what you mean by addictive...
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Hey man Can you give me a rundown of what all you bought? I am thinking about building one of these now that I have a source of income.
     
  5. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    yeah sure man

    lower receiver: www.cactustactical.com
    lower receiver parts: www.sportsmansguide.com (i'm a member so i get discounts)
    M4 upper receiver complete: www.del-ton.com
    bolt and carrier: www.del-ton.com
    detachable handle: www.sportsmansguide.com
    M4 stock: ebay! :D
    M4 barrel: http://dynamicarmament.com
    front sight post,detent, and spring:www.midwayusa.com
    CAR handguards: http://dynamicarmament.com (they are only $15 and they are offering free shipping at the moment:D)
    flash hider and crush washer: www.del-ton.com

    you also might need some tools
    multi-purpose tool:www.sportsmansguide.com
    action block/other block: www.del-ton.com (this worked for both installing the stock and the barrel)
    every other tool you can improvise or you probably have at home
    i can also send you a AR-15 building guide if you'd like that i used and was pretty useful

    of course you can find other websites and buy different stuff
    this is just what i used
    enjoy
    :D
     
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  6. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    :eek: just kidding...

    Good looking AR ya got there, Junho. And looks and PRICE wise....great job. Now get out and start enjoying it. Don't forget to pick up some extra magazines, too. ;)

    Slo
     
  7. Dillinger

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    Seriously. I am looking for a range report.

    How about that slo - our first child together... :eek:

    and he has your sights ( er, eyes ).... LOL

    JD
     
  8. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    hahaha
    i won't be home near my local range until sunday so the range report will have to wait:(
    but i'm counting down every second!
    :D

    will remington be ok for zeroing her/him in?
     
  9. junho806

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    Ok well i went to the range today and put 50 rounds through it and zeroed it out
    at first it was a little low to the left but with a few adjustments...
    the last three shots were a beauty
    :D
     

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  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Very nice Junho - That is "Minute of Bad Guy" in any country on the planet. Looks like you built yourself one fine AR there brother.

    50 rounds through it - Any problems?

    How did it feed and eject?

    Any problems getting the brass out and away in time to feed the next round from the mag?

    How was the recoil?

    All in all - how do you feel about your first build?

    JD
     
  11. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Great job junho. Was that at 100 yards or ? Not bad shooting with a piece that you put together yourself.

    We'll have to make you the new 'poster child' for all the new members here or for the rest of the group who have been wanting to put an AR together for the first time or by themselves, but are a little tentative.

    Junho has taken on that challenge and from the pictures, has put together an AR to be proud of. GOOD JOB! ;)

    Slo
     
  12. Dillinger

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    Agreed Slo - +1 on that.

    I put a sticky on the thread for a bit. It will be near the top of the AR board for a while to inspire new and veteran members considering building their first AR.

    Well done junho!

    JD
     
  13. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    i used remington 55 grain to zero it in
    not a single problem (but then again its only 50 rounds :p)
    feed like a dream and ejected just as well
    recoil was surprisingly small. i'm used to a 22 and expected alot more for some reason...
    for the first build i'm very satisfied. the guy at the gun shop even gave it a "good to go" thumbs up
    i even snickered a little when i saw a guy today buying a S&W AR-15 for $1200 :D

    yup :D
    couldn't be more content with it
    thanks!
    i just put the pieces together
    couldn't have done it without you guy's help
    thanks!

    hahaha
    woohoo!
    thanks!
    :D
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    *BUMP*

    In case we have any new members looking at building their own piece of Black Rifle Mystery...

    JD
     
  15. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Very nice AR. Are you planning on adding any accessories in the future?
     
  16. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    thanks :D
    yup
    the end product will have a free float from YHM, flip up front and rear sights from YHM as well, an ergo handle, 512 eotech, and a trigger job.
    but thats gonna be far into the future :(
    my money tree is running low :p

    but as of right now i'm gonna get a riser and put a cheap simmons red dot scope on it see how that works and flip up rear sights from YHM
     
  17. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Putting on a red dot scope will balance out your M4 pretty nicely. Seems like you'll have co-witnessing iron sights, which is awesome for taking longer shots without having to change your configuration.
     
  18. Dillinger

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    The best thing about this thread, in my opinion, is that the TS didn't know anything about building his own weapon a few months ago, and budget was a concern.

    Not only did he build a kick ass rifle on his first try out of the gate, he did the whole thing for under $700.

    Very cool.

    JD
     
  19. bkt

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    Very nice work, junho! Not only did you score a good rifle for not a lot of money, but you gained the knowledge of how to assemble it. That counts for a lot!

    Agreed. That's what I have exactly -- a Bushnell holosight cowitnessing my iron sights.
     
  20. slowryde45

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    Since you've already done biz with them...

    Junho,

    Here's another link for you, and possibly an answer to your red dot....

    http://www.del-ton.com/SPOT_Scope_p/op1011.htm

    Yes, I know...it's an Aimpoint CLONE. But from the reviews I've read on it, it is one of the better ones out there. And the price is right.

    Slo