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It has begun.
« on: October 19, 2012, 10:22:27 PM »


That is all.   ;)


This thing is actually built, except for the part where I don't have a castle nut wrench to torque on the receiver extension (and to stake the endplate).  Other than that, the lower is done.

*I still need to get a CA neutering device, which I really don't want to but I have to get if I want to actually go out and shoot it legally.
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Re: It has begun.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 10:53:52 PM »
 :clap  :thumbup1  :D

I guess the AR won out over the AK?



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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 11:02:20 PM »
It's hard to find quality AKs at good prices.  Because I specifically wanted an SGL-21 (still do), but the prices/availability locally are a crap-shoot.

I can find quality AR parts all over the place with minimal effort.  In the battle of logistics, Stoner's rifle won.


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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 12:38:26 AM »
Oooh! Oooh! The AR-10???!!!
Oh...the little gun...ok.

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 12:39:04 AM »
Oooh! Oooh! The AR-10???!!!
Oh...the little gun...ok.

 :whistle


I laughed.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 12:39:54 AM »
 :P
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 11:26:08 PM »


Notice the absence of the mag catch. LOL
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2012, 11:30:35 PM »
Noted.  Looks nice.  :thumbup1

Does the stock have to be fixed in one position, or does the 'bullet button' remove that requirement?



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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 11:34:08 PM »
BB removes that.  Also, this STR stock is giving me a better LOP than an A2 stock.  And the cheekweld is more comfy; almost feels like a pillow top mattress on the cheek.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 11:49:52 PM »
Awesome start! Keep at it!
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 07:26:54 AM »
I'm jealous.

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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 01:50:56 PM »
Hey FMJ, I am building an AR in California as well.  What BB are you going with?  I've heard of one that can be converted to normal use with an allen wrench or small flathead.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 02:27:10 PM »
Hey FMJ, I am building an AR in California as well.  What BB are you going with?  I've heard of one that can be converted to normal use with an allen wrench or small flathead.  Thoughts?

That would be the Radlock with is like 35-40 bucks.  People like them.


I don't care that much, so I ordered the most standard one.  Besides, I have the normal mag catch button so it's just a matter of switching out when going to Free America.
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012, 03:08:59 PM »
BB removes that. 
Does it also allow you to use flash hiders, bayonet lug, etc., or just the stock?



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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2012, 04:04:39 PM »
Does it also allow you to use flash hiders, bayonet lug, etc., or just the stock?



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Yes, all that stuff.


Unless someone runs a featureless rifles (as in lacking of evil features) so they can drop their legally owned 30 round mags freely, BB'd rifles in CA look just like AR-15 rifles anywhere else in the country.
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2012, 04:18:15 PM »
Unless someone runs a featureless rifles (as in lacking of evil features) so they can drop their legally owned 30 round mags freely, BB'd rifles in CA look just like AR-15 rifles anywhere else in the country.
That's good.  Then, when you finally do bail, all it takes is one part to convert it to 'normal.' (which you already have)



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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2012, 04:41:32 PM »
I also have a couple of disassembled 30P-mags ready to go.  They're legal to keep in that state in CA.

You cannot put a 30 rounder (legally grandfathered or otherwise) in any BB AR rifle.   That means you're creating an assault weapon (whatever the hell that means).
:rolleyes:



IMO, if you have an FAL/AK, go featureless.  A muzzle brake/comp is kosher, only flash hiders are haram.
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2012, 09:24:01 PM »
   Daaamn FMJ, well at least it's something.  Even if you did go AR on us ya traitor  :neener
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2012, 10:28:29 PM »
Great going so far FMJ.

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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2012, 11:16:58 PM »
Thanks  guys.
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2012, 01:57:22 PM »
I have an ACS stock and I know what you mean about the pillow type cheek weld.

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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2012, 04:06:48 PM »
I have an ACS stock and I know what you mean about the pillow type cheek weld.

I'm convinced that this STR/ACS/etc style "comb" and stock could be better than A-2 stocks.  After getting a feel for this, I don't want to deal with standard crappy carbine stocks again.
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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 08:24:21 PM »
Be very careful with that adjustable stock. It's more dangerous in CA.

Joking aside, welcome to the club! Remember, better to cry once and get quality. You seem to be on the right track so far.

Are you building your upper or buying a complete one?
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 10:28:39 PM »
Be very careful with that adjustable stock. It's more dangerous in CA.

Joking aside, welcome to the club! Remember, better to cry once and get quality. You seem to be on the right track so far.

Are you building your upper or buying a complete one?

Buying a complete Bravo Co.  Can't decide whether I want 16" mid-length (original plan) or a 20" rifle to run it C7A2 style.

I've actually got a 20" BCM upper here next to me that I'm holding for a friend, so I'll check it out and hopefully try it out.

The 16" and the 20" cost the same, but the plan is 16" middy...
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2012, 11:39:03 PM »
Here are the materials I have been borrowing in order to better learn the AR system(s).  The one on the top is the 20" Bravo that belongs to a friend.  Note the lack of any mag release on my lower.  M&P sport upper belongs to same friend and will be sold off to help ease the cost of the brand new BCM.




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*The "C7A2" clone seen here will soon have an A2 stock and a KAC RAS M5, a-la M-16A4.
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