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Re: Building my First AR15
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2015, 06:15:09 PM »
Send it back & get correct color?
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« Reply #101 on: December 08, 2015, 06:26:15 PM »
Correct color is out of stock.  I am open to black or the flat tan but spending over $150 is making want to cringe


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« Reply #102 on: December 08, 2015, 06:54:30 PM »
Dumb question what is your time line and getting correct one back in stock. Also non of the places we listed already has any in price range I take it? And it is Christmas time, I went to Sears today to find a 3/4 deep well socket and it was out of stock too.....
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« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2015, 06:56:59 PM »
Whats wrong with the color ?? If you can't return they are a part that needs a tight tolerance. Just rattle can it.
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« Reply #104 on: December 08, 2015, 08:06:14 PM »
I don't have a time line I have a excited like a kid on Christmas morning.  But most things I have found are out of stock. As for budget I spent $30 or so on that one and I am open to more.  In the 15 inch range black or tan works

I did look at the sites and I am not sure I found all of the hidden locations for the ff hand guards but I have due diligence



Ups man is busy today

I wanted to run them all desert tan. Or flat tan

This is the earth something or another


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« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2015, 08:57:29 PM »
For what it's worth I've built them in multiple colors to create a camouflage of sorts. I also have used high temp bbq grill spray on a lot of barrels normally after I pin & weld flash hiders on 14.5" units to make them legal..... Other idea is keep it & paint gun once it's assembled all one color or with a camouflage kit.
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Re: Building my First AR15
« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2015, 09:05:24 PM »
I like the color- go two tone!  Grip, PMag, stock and forearm that color and the rest black!
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« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2015, 09:34:34 PM »
I already have order the lighter tan grip and stock.  That color is a bunch darker. 

The magpul stuff is more of the desert tan.  Vs what the earlier photo is


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« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2015, 09:41:31 PM »
Just for the record ordering the wrong parts for a gun build happens, more often than I would like to admit. It's why I have a box of parts...... & if you think building an ar15 is tuff w/o ordering wrong parts try an ar10 it really brings the suck........
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« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2015, 10:04:57 PM »
I have diff calibers for diff colors, helps with mags.

22lr is OD

556 is Black

300aac is Tan

I do like that rail, how long is it? I like the keyhole setup (quads are bulky) but think I need a 12in for my 20 in barrel.
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« Reply #111 on: December 08, 2015, 10:48:45 PM »
Which rail JR? The link or the one I purchased and sent back


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« Reply #112 on: December 09, 2015, 12:10:05 AM »
I followed your link, thanks.
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« Reply #113 on: December 09, 2015, 12:47:11 AM »

I followed your link, thanks.
What one were you looking at Jr ?


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« Reply #114 on: December 09, 2015, 02:41:04 AM »
Don't sweat the slight color difference. Just use what you got, if it really bothers you, when stock comes back up you can always swap it out. Rattle can paint jobs make everything the same color(s).
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« Reply #115 on: December 09, 2015, 10:11:24 AM »
I shipped it back Bobby. I'll see what else I can find


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« Reply #116 on: December 12, 2015, 03:51:20 PM »
I haven't started my build yet but we went shooting today. 


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« Reply #117 on: December 14, 2015, 12:24:37 PM »
I have been watching assembly videos and from what I have seen. The pivot pin is the hard part.  Do you al have ideas or suggestions or should I buy the tool for it on ye ol Amazon


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« Reply #118 on: December 14, 2015, 12:48:33 PM »
I have been watching assembly videos and from what I have seen. The pivot pin is the hard part.  Do you al have ideas or suggestions or should I buy the tool for it on ye ol Amazon


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The tool will help, however there are how-to's that show how to do it with a punch, needle nose pliers and an allen wrench.

Here's a the step by step I was talking about.
http://www.itstactical.com/warcom/firearms/diy-ar-15-build-pivot-pin-installation/


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« Reply #119 on: December 14, 2015, 01:07:40 PM »
Hotdamn that will do the trick!!!


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« Reply #120 on: December 14, 2015, 02:15:13 PM »
I always just used a utility knife. The blade slides in behind and holds the retention spring / pin then start the front pin. Not really that complicated.......

Then again no safety Nazi's in my shop to worry about when I slip and cut myself either. ::)
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« Reply #121 on: December 14, 2015, 09:59:18 PM »
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Re: Building my First AR15
« Reply #122 on: December 14, 2015, 10:06:33 PM »
what part ya working on?
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« Reply #123 on: December 14, 2015, 10:22:02 PM »
I sent you a PM.
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« Reply #124 on: December 14, 2015, 11:01:34 PM »


I think I worked through the issue. Thanks



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« Reply #125 on: December 14, 2015, 11:12:18 PM »
GTG.  No problem.
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« Reply #126 on: December 14, 2015, 11:32:34 PM »
Well I assume I have it assembled correctly. 


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« Reply #127 on: December 14, 2015, 11:35:25 PM »
I can't identify this part it came with my buffer tube set


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« Reply #128 on: December 15, 2015, 03:55:09 AM »
Looks like a sling attachment to a picatinny rail. I like using a ring under the buffer tube. Single point. Sometimes companies throw parts in.

Looking good!!!
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« Reply #129 on: December 15, 2015, 07:29:40 AM »
Looks good Dave.

Single points are nice but the weapon flops around when you transition to a sidearm or have to do something else with your hands like climb, rappel, etc.

I prefer 2 point so you can sling it up over your back if you have to run, climb, transition, etc.  That hole in your stock acccepts QD sling attachment.  Hopefully you have one on the rail you plan to use as well.

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« Reply #130 on: December 15, 2015, 07:40:45 AM »
TRN, I think that unknown item he posted may be a qd attachment point for his rail....
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« Reply #131 on: December 15, 2015, 08:02:13 AM »
I think it is as well.  Looking good Dave.  TRN is right.  Single point slings have their uses but watch the jewels.
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« Reply #132 on: December 15, 2015, 08:44:16 AM »
TRN, I think that unknown item he posted may be a qd attachment point for his rail....

Could be, but the lack of clearance around the hole makes me think it is for a clip like this



Matt, don't ask me how I know about single points and the "jewels" ROFL
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« Reply #133 on: December 15, 2015, 09:15:42 AM »
Matt, don't ask me how I know about single points and the "jewels" ROFL

Did a combo platter of gravity, momentum, Murphy and a miniscule amount of complacency give you an hard learned and oft remembered lesson in single points?
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« Reply #134 on: December 15, 2015, 11:00:06 AM »
They pushed single points for us all the time. I personally have always used a regular sling or a scabard when I packed with the 30-30. Or carried my M1 on the handle bars.
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« Reply #135 on: December 15, 2015, 03:40:25 PM »

Matt, don't ask me how I know about single points and the "jewels" ROFL

Did a combo platter of gravity, momentum, Murphy and a miniscule amount of complacency give you an hard learned and oft remembered lesson in single points?
"yes" he said in a high pitched voice


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« Reply #136 on: December 15, 2015, 04:21:33 PM »

"yes" he said in a high pitched voice


Don't worry. I was partaking in some night time MOUT training when I was in. 1 guy did the same, plus side no one saw him do it, negative side, everyone heard the muffled thump and the squeaky voice afterwards, I was able to hold in the laughter..barely.
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« Reply #137 on: December 16, 2015, 12:02:26 AM »
Ok fellas.  Looking for a BCG.  Apparently I forgot to order one.   

Can some one show me a reason to buy the nickel boron vs none?   I can't find reasons  other then the cleaning reason?


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« Reply #138 on: December 16, 2015, 12:27:25 AM »
I got nothing for you on that one.  I thought I read that one required less lube, but eh
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« Reply #139 on: December 16, 2015, 02:54:38 AM »
Ok fellas.  Looking for a BCG.  Apparently I forgot to order one.   

Can some one show me a reason to buy the nickel boron vs none?   I can't find reasons  other then the cleaning reason?


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The coated ones are said to need less cleaning, as the carbon and etc will wipe right off. However, they can be a little more expensive than a standard BCG. It isn't hard to clean the BCGs to begin with, so it's really up to your personal preference and what your wallet says you can snag. That's my opinion.
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« Reply #140 on: December 16, 2015, 06:46:15 AM »
Mines Nic-bor and I can assure you that the carbon doesn't just wipe off!  The only thing I would guess is the lower need for lube and the look.......plus ability to see build up of carbon more easily.
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« Reply #141 on: December 16, 2015, 11:51:55 AM »
I have a chromed BCG... very easy to clean. About $40 more than the standard, at RRA anyway.

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« Reply #142 on: December 16, 2015, 12:12:40 PM »
All I can say is stay away from stoner bcg's. I have nickel boron & also chromed bcg's as well as standard whatever finish those are. I really can't say the nickel boron is worth the extra money. As stated before the chrome ones seem to clean up pretty easy though.
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« Reply #143 on: December 16, 2015, 12:45:56 PM »
I like the idea of less work to clean and less oil.  I have read other mixed reviews.  However the cost difference seems to be minimal.  $98 for standard and roughly $130+ for a nickel boron

Right thinking?


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« Reply #144 on: December 16, 2015, 01:14:11 PM »
I like the idea of less work to clean and less oil.  I have read other mixed reviews.  However the cost difference seems to be minimal.  $98 for standard and roughly $130+ for a nickel boron

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The link i sent was $130 for chromed, not NiB
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« Reply #145 on: December 16, 2015, 02:54:21 PM »
I wasn't referring to just your post and the cost of the RR link you posted.  General statement


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« Reply #147 on: December 17, 2015, 10:15:41 AM »
What's the status on this build?
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« Reply #148 on: December 18, 2015, 01:01:32 AM »
Well.  I am waiting for my bcg to be delivered for me to assemble the rest


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« Reply #149 on: December 18, 2015, 04:17:36 PM »
Did you score a complete upper or are you assembling that as well?
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