View Full Version : AR-15 build.

Double R
08-28-2012, 01:29 PM
So, I'm done modding the car for a while and need some shit to do.

I said, "Why not build an AR?" I used to be able to break down my A2/A4/M4 with my eyes closed and reassemble it in less than 30 seconds back in the day, so it shouldn't be hard.

I priced out a kit on DSArms, who my friend recommended.


Don't care too much about dust cover/guide right now.

Forged stripped lower


1:7 14.5"


Lower parts set

Stock w/buffer spring


Hand guard

I will be around $700 after shipping. Haven't decided on a muzzle break just yet.

There is a gun show coming next weekend. Might purchase everything but the lower from DSA and try to avoid shipping/FFL fees by picking on up at the show.

Any thoughts?

08-28-2012, 01:55 PM
need an AR? why not zoidberg?

Double R
08-28-2012, 03:35 PM
I can't put one of those on a rifle.

08-30-2012, 12:42 AM
Order it from Palmetto State Armory, you will save money and get a higher quality product. Mine was 680$ shipped with a stag lower purchased locally. That was a 16in heavy barrel, magpul fore grip, fully assembled upper. Barrel is chrome lined and the BCG is T6 steel. Went together like butter.

I saw that they were having a sale on their stripped lowers a few weeks ago - 40$.

08-30-2012, 12:48 AM
Bah - They are out of their standard 14.5 uppers, and their lower receiver sale is over. They have a labor day upper sale going on that looks great. 279$ for the barreled upper, no BCG though.

Double R
10-07-2012, 07:55 PM
I love gun shows


PSA never has inventory, so I got sick of waiting. Went to a gun show and got a New Frontier lower receiver with a Stag upper.

Both are composite pieces. 1/9 twist, 16" barrel.

I was unsure about going with composite over aluminum/other metal materials, but since I'm not going to be dragging this thing through the mud in Afghanistan, I'm not worried about it.

One thing I don't like is the pins that connect the upper/lower. They have a little flex in them. I'm not worried about breaking them or anything, but I'm just used to steel ones. At this point it's nitpicking. I guess it's better to bend than break.

Still need a bolt, charging handle, and a rear sight, but not bad for less than $550.

10-08-2012, 11:07 AM

Double R
10-08-2012, 01:50 PM