My first build.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Just got in from work at about 1:00 and couldn't resist the temptation to do a late night build.:p

    The specs are as follows:

    PSA mid-length, light profile premium upper
    DPMS stripped lower
    PSA MOE lower build kit.
    I'll be ordering a BCG this week.

    The build was not nearly as difficult as I expected and I have to thank Dillinger for his thread on building a lower, it helped me more than any video that I could find on Youtube.

    There are many others to thank as well, you guys know who you are.

    As for my level of satisfaction with PSA thus far, shipping is slow, but worth it.
    On a bad note, they failed to send me a trigger guard at all, I'll have to shoot them an e-mail...

    On a seriously awesome note, the accidentally sent me a CTR stock rather than a MOE.:D
    Won't be my last build, thanks again guys.
     

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  2. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats and nice job, that's a great looking stick! :)
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Thanks,

    Just bought some more stuff:
    Daniel defense HPT/MPI BCG
    Magpul MOE handguard.
    Blue force gear VCAS sling in coyote.
    Brownell's accuwedge.
    Noveske QD sling swivel.

    A new level of broke is upon me.:p
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Its called BRD and it won't stop there. :D It will only get worse
     
  5. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I think you may be right, I intended this to be a decent quality budget build, hence the carry handle... Just caught myself looking at an EOTech 512:eek:.


    I fear there is no cure, quickly approaching the $900 mark.:eek:
     
  6. jwalsh66

    jwalsh66 New Member

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    I'm in the middle of a build. Got my lower done now waiting for some more funds to free up for an upper. My budget build went from a $650 budget to close to $1000 already. I have $350 into my lower. Ill sure that number will go up again before this one is all said and done lol. There are just too many nice accessories to keep it under $1000. Either way its still a way better deal to build it yourself.
     
  7. FullautoUSA

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  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Yes it all starts with a simple, mid priced black rifle and only escalates into them multiplying and some turning into NFA items
     
  9. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    That is me. This forum is a BRD nest. Watch out!!
     
  10. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Nice build Sputnik!

    And nice upgrades with the DD BCG, CTR, MOEs, BFG sling and Noveske QD end plate.
     
  11. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    "Finished" the build a few days ago and thought that I would post pics of the end result. picked up 3 mags before the craze, got 2 for christmas, so I'm done with black rifles until prices level back out.
     

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  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Very nice! Look forward to seeing you break it in in a week or two.
     
  13. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    That's a great Christmas present.
     
  14. monteros

    monteros New Member

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    Awesome! Can't wait to read a range report for the first shoot! Merry Christmas!
     
  15. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Thanks, I've never been able to hit crap with an AR, we'll see how this one goes.
     
  16. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Nice build, sputnik1988! And nice timing to get it done just before the panic set in.

    My last build is very much like that, with lots of PSA parts. My upper is the lighter profile midlength, looks like yours is too. I like the pencil barrel but this one is almost as light. PSA sure makes it easy to save money.