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How I built my AR lower with no scratches!

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by M&P Shooter, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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  2. txgunguy

    txgunguy

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    I've seen multiple walkthroughs of people using this method. Going to go the pliers route myself later this week. I don't have a vise and magwell vise block and don't want to buy either.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Congrats on the 1st assembley! :thumbsup:

    The only time, out of about 30, that I scratched a lower, it was by using
    the vice grip trick. I ue a 5" nail set. Tip is concave, does not slip off the
    pin. Works for me,.......
     
  4. JTLIII

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    IMO, it's going to get scratched eventually, so I don't make too much fuss about it.
     
  5. txgunguy

    txgunguy

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    This too. It's inevitable as it rubs against other rifles, the bench, etc.
     
  6. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    Now you want to do another one, don't you?
     
  7. ghostman1960

    ghostman1960 Static Nomad

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    I did anyways. After I assembled my first lower I started to assemble lowers that I did not even have uppers for.
     
  8. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    Me too. I completed three, then bought uppers. Now I have 2 complete sets and a partial leftover for whatever comes along.
     
  9. faceplant

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    What is a good quality lower parts kit. I got a couple sitting around begging for parts
     
  10. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    I did research on LPK's and never found a bad word about Spikes. My lower and Enhanced Lower Parts Kit is Spikes.
     
  11. txgunguy

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    Just finished my first build. Used a PSA lower built kit. All parts were separated nicely and they are good quality.

    I used the vice grips and pliers taped with electrical tape. Didn't break the ears while putting in the trigger guard roll pin. I accidently put the hammer spring in backwards. I was watching a walkthrough and did it the way he did. The hammer immediately felt too light. Fixed that quick.

    I only put one scratch on it on the bolt catch. Took about an hour and a half. I'm pretty thrilled!
     
  12. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Yeah. Heck, I hand washed my new truck twice a week when I first got it. Not it's lucky if I wash this year's two-inch layer of love bug slaughter off before the end of summer.
     
  13. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    I just put a Spike's kit in mine newest build. No problems at all (although I never keep the OEM trigger.)
     
  14. G23Adam

    G23Adam .- -.. .- --

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    BRD is a rough sickness. I built one and now have a dozen.. :p