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Finished a new AR build: flame thrower

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by MaximaDrvr, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Well, it is finally 'finished'. I still need a BCG for this rifle, but I have enough that I can borrow from another at this point. I still need a sling and optic as well.

    I decided to build something fun, and that could be changed easily in the future to an SBR when I finally become less lazy, and have more time. It fills a nice in between point of my 16'' AR and my 7.5'' AR pistol. It is a 11.5'' barrel with a pinned 5'' flash hider.

    I did this build some what slowly, spending $2-400 a month on pieces, and assembling where I could.


    Total is just under $1400 at this point.


    Lower: $658
    USA Tactical stripped lower- 130
    Lower parts kit- 36
    Magpul ACS butstock- 130
    Buffer tube kit- 51
    Magpul Miad Grip- 36
    Magpul BAD- 30
    Enhanced trigger guard- 25
    Timney Trigger 4lb skeletonized- 220

    Upper: $730
    USA Tactical stripped upper- 90
    Forward assist- 16
    11.5'' barrel- 170
    5'' Flash hider- 25
    Crush washer- 4
    YHM 10'' FF rail- 140
    YHM rail end cap- 21
    Low-pro gas block- 35
    Gast tube- 21
    BCM charging handle (medium)- 45
    Gear Sector hand stop- 48
    PMag- 15
    YHM iron sights- 100

    I'm planning on going with a XPS2 Eotech, VTAC sling, and the ionbond BCG, which will bring the total to around $2k for this build.

    I have shot the upper on another lower and it functioned flawlessly. I have done the function tests on the lower, but have not had a chance to shoot it yet. That will probably be next weekend.
    So far, I am loving the Timney Trigger, and may purchase another for my 16'' AR.

    I would also like to say that 90% of these parts came from USA Tactical out of Statesville, as I prefer to support local small businesses.

    Sorry for the large pictures. I use photobucket for hosting, and it does not have a resize option.
  2. I finally added an optic to the rifle: XPS2-2
    My Spikes NiB BCG will be here Friday.


    In three weeks I get to put the rifle through its paces in a 2-day carbine course.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012

  3. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    Looks great, nice & different looking which I love :) I also love the fact that you put it together over time, I do not have the patience sometimes :rofl:

    Thanks for posting it :wavey:
  4. Road Dog

    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

    Jul 29, 1999
    Ringgold, GA
  5. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

    Nov 7, 2006
    Walltown, KY
    I like it! I built one over the course of a few years. It has a bushy barrel, DPMS upper w/ a swan sleeve, a trijicon tri-power, and a double star lower. Everything on the gun is mismatched to a extent but it works well. It's my favorite AR I own.

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  6. GSX-MAN


    Mar 29, 2003
    You want flames? Get an 11,5" with Russian ammo: