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Planning on my first AR build...

Discussion in 'AR15' started by ghost_raven, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. jerry

    jerry Patriotic Member Forum Contributor

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    Does the trigger and hammer pin go through the receiver holes with no components in the frame?
     

  2. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    Yes... I've also put it through the trigger group outside of the frame. However, when I put it all together, I can't get past the disconnector. Maybe it's a practice makes perfect thing, I dunno. I've been able to get the 1/8th inch brass punch through a couple times, and have tried chasing it back out with the trigger pin, but still no luck yet.
     
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  3. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    Finally got it!

    After that, the next few steps were fairly easy - so far, I have the magazine catch, the bolt catch, the trigger group, the selector switch, and the pistol grip all installed. Looks like to continue, I'll need the buffer tube assembly.
     
  4. jerry

    jerry Patriotic Member Forum Contributor

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    Good job
     
  5. TACAV

    TACAV G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    You Sir, have a RECCE build not an SPR. ;) An SPR has an 18" match barrel with a rifle length gas system with magnified optic.

    RECCE (SEAL Recon rifle) is typically an accurized 16" carbine or midlength gas system (carbine for the military variants) with a medium power variable power optics. Precise, but lighter weight and more compact than an SPR build.

    I'm building one myself (just waiting for optics planet to finally ship my new scope).

    Nice carbine!
     
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  6. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    I think Jerry said it best ask questions, DPMS is most prolific and next question is the lower are you doing 80% or serialized. I have an 80% Polymer 80 with a moriarti upper
     
  7. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    yes you will need an 1/8th in punch to use to line everything up as one is pushed out the pin goes right in make sure to function check at every step
     
  8. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    if you are good with a tap get set screws and thread the hole holding in the rear detent you will find that will save you lots of searching for springs during disassembly
     
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  9. Wicked109

    Wicked109 G&G Evangelist

    TACAV Thanks for the clarification and correction. Looking forward to seeing your new build.
     
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  10. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    How do you like the scope, btw? I looked it up, and it seems fairly inexpensive. Also seems a reasonable magnification range for the Grendel round.
     
  11. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    Got the shipping notice e-mail for my upper today, ordered a scope and mount last night, and a magazine the night before. Will try and get the buffer tube assembly, stock, and charging handle tomorrow... then I should be all set.
     
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  12. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    For those curious, here's my completed lower. Spike's Tactical receiver, basic parts kit from Black Rain Ordnance, and an Odin Works stock and buffer tube. I managed to launch the detent and spring for the front take down pin only once... found the pivot pin pretty quickly, then found the spring just as I was getting ready to go to the store for a spare.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Wicked109

    Wicked109 G&G Evangelist

    Ghost_raven, Vortex discontinued the model but I absolutely love it and it also has their VIP lifetime warranty. $270 MSRP but Optics Planet was a much lower price. It was designed to handle magnum loads so I figure it will handle anything I will ever do with it.
    http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/vip_warranty

    Would I ever buy another Vortex product, absolutely without a doubt.
     
  14. Wicked109

    Wicked109 G&G Evangelist

    Which scope and mount did you decide on??? Of course we want to know. :)
     
  15. jerry

    jerry Patriotic Member Forum Contributor

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    Don't feel bad about the launch. I pulled a boner and accidentally put the takedown pin in the pivot pin position. It was a literal miracle I got it out.
     
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  16. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Hehe, been there, done that. Only mine was switching a couple pins on my Colt M1991A1, then wondering why the hammer pin kept walking out! "DOH!"
     
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  17. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    This is the scope I ordered: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EC7KMY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    ...and this is the mount: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QITM3WK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I actually have one other Vortex product already - the Sparc II is on my regular AR-15. Been loving it so far, and I imagine it'd be great for home defense, especially when it's dark.
     
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  18. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    Yeah... from what I've been reading, losing those detents and springs is very common, to where many instructions I've found online have recommended buying spares. Thankfully, I didn't need to. So, I've got that much of a bragging right.

    ...not only that, but I managed to not slice my finger on the utility knife I was using to hold in the detent while I maneuvered the takedown pin into its hole.
     
  19. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    At any rate, the tracking info says the upper half will arrive on Friday, my scope on Tuesday, my magazine on Wednesday. Hopefully the upper comes a little early :)
     
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