My wife's AR build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by cfraga1978, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. cfraga1978

    cfraga1978 New Member

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    Okay so after shooting my new AR my wife said she just had to have one. After a UPS delivery delay we ended up with two LPK's. So I ran down to the LGS and picked up another lower and we went home and put it together. I helped a little but had her do all the work. We are still shopping around for her upper (waiting until after Tax time). Here is what she has so far.

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    She wanted her roll marks filled in with purple and the fire in orange. 2011-12-16_16-25-52_132.jpg
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    Magazine Catch
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  2. cfraga1978

    cfraga1978 New Member

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    Trigger guard
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    Bolt catch
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    Pivot pin
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    Trigger, spring, and disconnect
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    Hammer and Spring
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  3. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Looks nice. I'm sure she appreciates the color fill.

    Why do your clips look like they have had flame put to them? ;)
     
  4. cfraga1978

    cfraga1978 New Member

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    Here she is. i will pay for posting this pic later.. lol
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    Selector and Grip
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    Here it is. I just wish we had a upper for it. She is starting to put together a shopping list that puts mine to shame but how the hell can I say no to her.
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  5. AgentTikki

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    The finish seems to be a bit dried out from the acetone or mineral spirits you used doing the color. Try just spraying a bit of clp or gun oil and letting it soak a bit and wiping off the excess to even it out.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am so jealous. I would love to build an AR. :eek:
     
  7. Quentin

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    Excellent project for you and your wife! I'm sure it will turn out well.

    I've been tempted by those Quality Arms lowers, it would be nice to build an AR on an in-state lower.
     
  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    WOC, time's a wasting! :D You know you can do it and you'll get a lot of support here. It's really not that hard to put together a lower then shop around for a factory tested upper. Sure you'll stumble a little at first, we all do, but it will work out great in the end. When is the last time you ever heard anyone here say they wish they hadn't done an AR build!
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    WOC, with the challenges you've dealt with on that Ruger, you should be able to handle it.

    It may be easier for you to start with a kit, instructions, and a massive support system like this, than to try to fix a basket case like you've already done!
     
  10. ShinyFraga

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    Yeah the pictures were taken before we finished it off with a good lube job. ;)

    ~ don't kid yourself, the size of a man's gun really DOES matter ~
     
  11. cfraga1978

    cfraga1978 New Member

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    Its kinda sexy hearing my wife talk about a lube job.

    High angle hell. Death and destruction from above.
     
  12. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    which forum am I in? I seem to be lost........
     
  13. cfraga1978

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    Well the Wife's AR is done. Its been a long wait but its well worth it.

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  14. BenLuby

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    With the way you talk about firearms? If your wife wore some Remington cleaning oil and a camouflage nightie into the bedroom we wouldn't hear from you for a week!
     
  15. AgentTikki

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    UM....... where is dis camouflage nightie.... Vicky's?
     
  16. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Btw Cfraga....how's that AR working out for ya?

    Got a range report for us?




    and btw Ben....thanks for the idea for my wife's bday gift.....oh thankyouthankyouthankyou
    http://www.sexymart.com/prods/fsy9176.html
     
  17. BenLuby

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  18. cfraga1978

    cfraga1978 New Member

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    No range report on the wife's AR yet she only has 210 rounds through it so its to soon to put it on paper. but mine is running just fine, I have about 2800 rounds with one double feed and one failure to extract. Here is some pics of my last range trip.

    100 yards
    60gr hornady V-max

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    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  19. Gatoragn

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    Mills Fleet Farm sells camo lingerie up here in WI. :D
     
  20. BenLuby

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    Very nice shooting. Remind me to not piss you off.