My 3rd build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by VitSports6, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    This time one for my 8 year old son who has been helping me pick out his parts aside from the extra parts I had sitting around from my other two builds.
    Here we have a Surplus Ammo & Arms lower that I painted the symbols on, My son commented on others he had seen with it.

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    A lower parts kit from Sherluk I got this with a full AR-15 kit I bought at a gun show, I already had a DPMS parts kit

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    Here are a couple more parts, From top to bottom, An Aero Precision assembled upper, Model 1 Charging handle via MidwayUSA, BCG from jeepcreep927 here and finally an adjustable buttstock from a PCF lower.

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  2. VitSports6

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    Things are coming along nicely, everything fits well.

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    My biggest issue I had was with the front pivot detent pins, It was difficult to get in as usual, But I tried a few times, Then I noticed that the detent pin wouldn't go in far enough to let the pivot go into the hole, By at least 1mm, I gave the spring a little trim and I was able to get the detent pin in.

    Finally things are about to come together.

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  3. VitSports6

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    And we have a happy kid!

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    Looking around and asking my son what he would like for a barrel and hand guard, I will be looking for a 16" barrel with the two piece hand guard, RRA has a nice barrel kits that are equal to or cheaper than me going with one of the Green Mountain Barrels along with all the other pieces needed, Like a gas block and tube, etc..
    Unless you all know something I don't about barrels and other ancillary parts.
     
  4. Quentin

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    What a great project for you and your 8 year old son, VitSports6! Thanks for sharing...
     
  5. mjkeat

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    Great project. I bet your kid is ecstatic.

    My son (3) says, "I wanna get big and strong so I can shoot daddy's guns!"
     
  6. VitSports6

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    Thanks guy's
    As you can see we are still working on keeping the finger off the trigger, He was in between a HALO game on xbox live, So I was able to pull him away for at least one picture :D
     
  7. mjkeat

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    Oh no, lol. I hope he's not one of those pre teens that gets on XBox Live cursing everyone out. I play Battlefield BC2 and hear it all the time.
     
  8. VitSports6

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    No, He is pretty good about that, I am usually sitting down on the computer five feet from him and don't allow any of that, He does holler a booya! or "you want some of this" from time to time, He really only uses the head set when he plays with his friends.
     
  9. Quentin

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    XBox Live ... do they have Pong on that? I remember .... ZZZZZZZZZ... :p
     
  10. mjkeat

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    Thats good. Sometimes I wonder where these kids parents are.

    I think they do under Arcade CLASSICS :)
     
  11. VitSports6

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    So I have been looking around for a decent budget barrel for my son, I like the idea of the RRA lightweight barrel assy in my third post, However, Is there a specific reason I should avoid a Model 1 16" lightweight barrel? Is it worth the nearly $100.00 savings? I know this will be a plinker for my son for many years, We usually clean the rifles after each outing.
    The RRA is chrome lined and the Model 1 is not, Thats about the only difference I can see so far.
    Thoughts?
    Thanks
     
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  12. diggsbakes

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    Yes, you get a great barrel from Green Mountain that'll shoot great for a build like that.
     
  13. mjkeat

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    I personally like chrome lined barrels but $100 is $100. If its just a plinker you probably wont shoot out a barrel very fast. Lightweight barrels are the way to go IMO. Most importantly I think he'll be happy whichever direction you go.
     
  14. VitSports6

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    well...
    After doing a little more research a Green Mountain barrel and all the other items similar to the RRA, I would be right in line with the Model 1, I don't know where I was getting my info, I wasn't doing a proper search it seems.
    Thanks again :cool:
     
  15. VitSports6

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    Agreed, Saving a little here and there will get the ball rollin a little quicker.
     
  16. VitSports6

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    Ok, I'm looking at barrels, Can anyone tell if this is a Carbine or Mid-length barrel? So I can get the proper gas tube and hand guard

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    Thanks :D
     
  17. mjkeat

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    looks to be a carbine.
     
  18. VitSports6

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    Ok, Thanks
    I guess I better do a little research to if its something I want or not.
    Thanks again.
     
  19. diggsbakes

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    Carbine. . . 3rd build ? jk
     
  20. VitSports6

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    Hard to believe I made it this far...

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    My first one was a kit, Second was a PFC lower with mjkeat's 7.62 barrel and BCG, etc.