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Building an AR pistol??? Questions from a 1st timer.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin

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    I was looking at one of the Bushmaster AR pistols the other day (pic below). I really find one of these novelty guns appealing but the thing is just way to much plastic for my liking. That made me start to wonder if a person could build one of their own that was a little more to their liking and a little less plastic. I am kind of just looking for a reason to buy and use the lower I have pictured below. Does anyone have any info on whether all the parts needed would be available? About how much could a person expect to spend?

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  2. Facejackets

    Facejackets

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    All that's really different when building is the buffer tube. You just have make sure it can't accept a stock.

    Also, you just have to register the lower as a pistol and buy yourself a short upper.


    But beware, those things get LOUD
     

  3. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

    The stripped lower does not have to be "registered" as a pistol. It is usually transfered as "other". Whoever you purchaswd from should note on the receipt that it was sold as a stripped receiver or as never built. Then you can order a parts kit with pistol upper and approriate buffer tube from any of the popular sources like Del-Ton or Model 1 etc.
    You could order a stripped lower that is marked as a pistol. But it isn't required.
     
  4. shadow65

    shadow65

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    Here's a 7.5" 5.56 I built
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  5. SGT HATRED

    SGT HATRED

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    I love mine in 9mm. spikes tactical has some cool stuff...

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  6. FatBoy

    FatBoy Millennium Member

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    Stripped lower, LPK, Ace RE(buffer tube), H2 buffer, Sabre 10.5" uppper, DD Lite Rail "flaming pig" break.

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  7. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Mine has been a lot of fun.... everyone should have at least one :supergrin:

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  8. FatBoy

    FatBoy Millennium Member

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    SBR, not a "pistol", correct. Just so the OP doesn't get the wrong idea.
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  9. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    True it is tax stamped - should have clarified.
     
  10. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

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    It is always good when your scope protrudes beyound the end our your barrel. That way you know you are getting every ounce of accuracy out of that 9mm round... :supergrin:

    I'll have my 9mm SBR pretty soon, I can't afford the scope though :crying: