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My AR Build (Pic Intense!)

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by jamesbern, Dec 3, 2011.


  1. jamesbern

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    So I decided to build an AR after randomly picking up a Troy rail on a forum. Once I had that I figured it was only right to build an AR around it. After a bit of research and envisioning what I wanted to build I started to figure out what I was going to order.

    I knew my first requirement was to build it with quality parts as a SHTF battle rifle. Not that it will probably ever be used as such, but I wanted to know it would stand up! I put it together last night and finished it up today. Hope to get out and shoot it a bit tomorrow to check it's function.

    The only other thing I wanted was to be able to have a sliding stock. Being in CT I needed the lower to be a pre-ban. The good thing with this is I also got a threaded barrel, flash hider and a bayonet lug if I wanted one.

    I found a pre-ban Olympic SGW forged lower and traded a S&W revolver for it. Everything else came together and I have what you see now! I absolutely love it. The only changes I plan to eventually make are a real Aimpoint Micro T-1 and then a Surefire light.

    The parts:

    Upper: BCM demo
    Lower: Olympic Arms SGW forged pre-ban
    Barrel: Daniel Defense 16" CHF 1/7 twist Mid-length gas system chrome lined
    Rail: Troy 15" TRX Extreme battle rail
    Gas Block: Troy Low Profile
    Flash Hider: Yankee Hill Machine Phantom 5C2
    Stock:VLTOR Emod Mil-spec (holds 8 Surefire CR123A batteries)
    Grip: Tangodown Battlegrip
    Foregrip: Magpul AFG
    Light Mount: Viking Tactical
    Sights: Troy Battlesights
    Optic:primary Arms Micro dot w/ America Defense quick-release mount
    Sling Mount: Ambidextrous one-point mount

    Yep.....I love it! I really hope it shoots as good as it looks!

    Enjoy the photos!

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  2. jamesbern

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    Couple fun shots of some ammo too:

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  3. glock031

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    Looks nice. Are you planning your second build yet?
     
  4. jamesbern

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    That was it :)

    I put together a Stag 20" which I sold a while back. Now i'm planning on selling my other 16" Stag upper and possibly building another 20".
     
  5. Clint-M

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    How do you like the Troy rail? I've seen a few of those long rails lately and considered picking one up for a lightweight build.

    Looks great, building AR's is half of the addiction for me.

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  6. jamesbern

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    I really like it. It is actually very light without the lower and side rails mounted.
     
  7. WoodenPlank

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    Who?

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    OP, are you a leftie? If not, you might want to consider repositioning your light to the opposite side of the tube, so the tailcap is easier to reach.
     
  8. Cole125

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    Congrats, looks great! :thumbsup:

    I'll be starting a similar thread once I get my first build finished...
     
  9. Glocker1984

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    I'm voting two thumbs up on this build. Very nice rifle! :thumbsup:
     
  10. deserttactical45

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    Very nice good job man
     
  11. pag23

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    Very nice and looks good! The one thing preventing me from relocating to CT for work is the issue on pre-ban vs post ban lowers. I have M4 style BCM & Bushmaster and I was worried about being out of compliance.

    I really like the Troy rail and how does your PA microdot work for you

    I didnt know you could have sliding stocks in CT either.
     
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  12. boomhower

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    Looks good!
     
  13. ColdBlooded

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    Shibby. My next upper will have the new 13" Troy Alpha Rail (no sight).
     
  14. liberty911

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    That's slick!!! What kind of knife is that?
     
  15. jamesbern

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    I am lefty. :whistling: Shoot rifles like that, but I taught myself to shoot pistols right handed as i'm right eye dominant.

    I haven't shot it yet. Going to an indoor 75' range just to get some rounds through it and test it out.

    Only sliding stocks are allowed on Pre-ban lowers otherwise it has to be pinned in place.

    It is a custom fighting knife made by Koyote Knives.

    This is what the maker says about the knife:

    http://koyoteknives.com/node/83 - A bit more info about why he makes them.

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    It wasn't cheap at almost $300, but for a handmade custom knife that is cheap! I haven't used it of course but i'm really glad I picked it up.
     
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  16. liberty911

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    I think I need one. Damn, I guess I should wait until after the holidays though....
     
  17. Reswob

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    Isn't that new PMag a no-no in CT?
     
  18. dc2integra

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    Nice set up .
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

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    Looks great,.........I just finished my 14th build.
    It's addictive!
     
  20. jamesbern

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