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AR building party?

Discussion in 'Indiana Glockers' started by KSFreeman, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. KSFreeman

    KSFreeman Broken Member

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    On other forums (THR, ARF) people are organizing AR-15 building parties where people get together and help each other assemble AR-15s.

    Is there any interest among Indiana GTers? Like a quilting circle but with guns.:supergrin:
     
  2. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    I would be interested if I had an AR to build. ;)
     


  3. minuteman32

    minuteman32 NRA & GOA Life

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    I'll have to get a stripped lower (maybe @ the next 1500). If I do, I'd be moderately interested.:thumbsup:
     
  4. Do you mean playing with evil black assault weapons?

    The automatic killer rifles?



    Aaahh, if only I had one.
     
  5. KSFreeman

    KSFreeman Broken Member

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    You can build your own and save a few hundred bucks.:)

    Lowers run from $105 to Sun Devils at $140. My brother bought some Superior Arms lowers for $100 a pop in January at the last gun show.

    We need to find a Gun Guru and sit at his feet and learn how to build our own guns. I thought this would be an opportunity to increase our knowledge and network.:)
     
  6. rhino465

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    I'm not allowed to use tools.

    Shooter521 may be a good choice for "guru." He's been to Sully's armorer's school.
     
  7. Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

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    I'm thinking about building a 16" upper.. I have all the tools left over from previous builds.. including a torque wrench...

    I just don't have all the parts yet...
     
  8. KSFreeman

    KSFreeman Broken Member

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    Because of my known superpower to break revolvers (Ruger, Colt, Smith, FN) and my ability to reverse operation of a Swedish Mauser upon reassembly, I am court-ordered not to own gunsmith tools without supervision. I just need to find a Sifu of Self-Loaders.

    I just hope we don't have to stand in horse stance while holding an AR across our arms as an incense stick burns.:shocked:
     
  9. minuteman32

    minuteman32 NRA & GOA Life

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    Pardon my ignorance, but is one lower as good as another? I'm assuming that there is some difference, but not being the engeneering type (sorry rhino), I'm not sure that I'd appreciate the differences. Feel free to educate me on this, if you like.
     
  10. KSFreeman

    KSFreeman Broken Member

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    Mil-spec is mil-spec, however as with cooks who have certain set receipes some guys (especially the target rifle set) have certain brands they prefer. IMHO it is how everything is assembled that controls (e.g. quality of the barrel, trigger, etc.).

    For our purposes I don't think it matters as I just want to educate to be educated on how to build them.:)
     
  11. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    I've taken Sully's Armorer course. If you guys need some help building lowers I don't mind helping.
     
  12. mpholic

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    Hopefully it is OK if I devulge this info...but SJStill is an AR15 armor also.

    My first AR I bought as a complete rifle. My second I bought as a complete upper and a complete lower and snapped the two halves together. I have tinkered with it some (added a single point sling adaptor).

    I am very seriously thinking about a third (24" Varmint). You can get Rock River lowers (stripped)from ADCO for $120.00. I think I might build this third lower. I don't know about the upper though. I have a torque wrench and barrel wrenchs/multi tools are easy to come by. I am going to compare prices of fully assembled uppers and all the component parts and see what the difference is.
     
  13. biggl35

    biggl35 NFA user

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    If you need any tools, just let me know. I am not a documented AR armorer, but I know my way around the AR very well.
     
  14. mpholic

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    A quick check of the Rock River website shows upper parts exceeding the costof a complete upper.

    I'm sure if you did a lot of searching you might be able to come up with the parts costing less than whole I'll check a little more.
     
  15. sjstill

    sjstill Guest

    Technically, I'm a Certified AR Maintenance Tech, but I've had 'em all apart and put 'em back together with no parts left over. :animlol:

    I'd be up for the technical assistance, if needed. Got most of the tools necessary.
     
  16. rhino465

    rhino465

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    The question is, where would we have such a party?

    Could we get the classroom at the Eagle Creek range?
     
  17. mpholic

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    Well I talked to the "boss" last night and she gave me the green light to build another AR. I told her I wanted to build a varmint model for shooting pdogs and the like and she said that sounds like fun. :wow:

    I usually get "why do you need ANOTHER gun" or "go ahead if you think you HAVE too". Her positive response was quite unexpected.:banana:
     
  18. minuteman32

    minuteman32 NRA & GOA Life

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    Sounds like their are some new, VERY expensive, drapes/jewelry/etc. in someones future!:supergrin:
     
  19. mpholic

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    Good point, I will start looking for the inevitable hints of what she wants and try to surprise her.

    More brownie points. :thumbsup: