Trying my hand in my 1st AR build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by nickel1911, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. nickel1911

    nickel1911 New Member

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    So I'm trying my hand in my first AR build and I figured I'd post my progress on this thread. I've wanted to try this build for quite some time now. I figured now would be a good time to try. I believe I'm off to a good start. Hopefully you guys like the build and maybe offer some good tips and advice for a newbie like me.
    So far, I have a Noveske lower (thanks again okdonk for providing that link!), scorpion grip, Troy ambi mag release, Troy ambi bolt release, Troy ambi safety selector. Timney 3lbs skeletonized trigger, Magpul ctr stock. Rainier raptor charging handle, and cmmg lower parts kit. I also have a spikes lower. Slowly but surely this build will come together.

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  2. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    That's definitely a solid foundation, can't say one bad thing about any of those parts. The most critical parts are still the barrel and BCG. What plan do you have for the rifle? That might help steer you the rest of the way. Also invest in the right tools to put it together, like roll pin punches , nom marring hammer, vice blocks armorers wrench ect. I've seen people butcher nice parts when building it. I know I made some mistakes on my first build. 15 builds later I have just everything needed to build with. Having the right tools helps a lot.
     

  3. darthjkf

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    So are u a lefty?
     
  4. Quentin

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    Yes, definitely a great start, especially the Noveske lower. And the Spikes will be your 2nd AR!

    I guess now you just need a milspec receiver extension kit (assuming the CTR is milspec) and can complete the first lower.
     
  5. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yeah man great parts selection! That's gonna be a sweet build, looking forward to seeing it come together! Do you know what kind of upper you're going to use?
     
  6. AgentTikki

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that you are a lefty. Have you looked at stag's wrong handed uppers? ;)
     
  7. johnr1943

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    I'm working on the courage to start.......:eek:
     
  8. nickel1911

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Yeah I have most of the tools I need minus the vice blocks. It is a mil-spec stock so I'll be looking for a mil-spec buffer tube next. I haven't looked into them yet but I'm assuming one is as good as the next? I've been thinking about going with a Daniel Defense complete upper, but my hearts not set on it and I'm definitely open to suggestions. I'm not a lefty but I do like to switch it up from time to time and give my weak hand some trigger time.
     
  9. nickel1911

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between a standard H, H1, H2, and H3 buffer? Which one should I be looking for to use with a 16" mid length gas system?
     
  10. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Do a google search for "Slash's buffer chart". Gives all the weight and which should be on what rifle.
     
  11. nickel1911

    nickel1911 New Member

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    Thanks roughneck. That chart has good info
     
  12. nickel1911

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  13. AgentTikki

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    hrm......

    perhaps you missed this thread.

    READ ME
     
  14. CGS

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    I agree a muzzle brake is a great place to start and from personal experience will make major improvements on muzzle rise. But I can also tell you that sometimes tweaks to the timing or buffer system are necessary especially with firearms like DPMS that tend to be way over gassed.
     
  15. nickel1911

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    That's an excellent write up! Thanks AgentTikki. Do you recommend any particular muzzle break over another?
     
  16. CGS

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    LOTS of muzzle brakes on the market. 90% of them will be an improvement over the flash hider.

    I personally run a Battlecomp 2.0 because it was pretty popular when I got it and it's a darned good comp. If you are using it for 3 gun be sure of the rules because some compensators will put you in open division. The Jerry Miculek and Beenie Coolie brakes are held in pretty good regard amongst 3gun shooters. Also JP and Surefire make good comps.

    Daniel Defense has what they call a muzzle climb mitigator. I've sold a few but never tested one. When it comes to compensators I find alot of people end up splitting hairs. If I had the time and money I would buy 100 compensator and do side by side comparisons with recoil tests and high speed camera tests.

    Like I said I run the Battlecomp, I am sure there are a few better on the market now but if it aint broke don't fix it and I am more than satisfied with mine.
     
  17. AgentTikki

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  18. nickel1911

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  19. nickel1911

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    Update on my build:


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    Just added a Spikes Tactical BCG to the build. I also believe I've decided on a Daniel Defense m4v1 upper. Now I just need to find one
     
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