My AR project is almost finished..

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by MaryB, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Almost done, barrel is supposed to be in next week. DPMS lower, no name slick side stripped upper, del ton upper internals, buffer parts. My gun dealer builds ARs and uses these really nice looking fluted barrels that are high quality so going that route. Hand guard is a Midwest Industries free float. Will be adding a bipod and a scope, this is going to be one of my coyote rifles.

  2. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Looks good Mary! (Needs a skull sticker though.)

  3. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    off to a good start i'd say. if the Midwest Industries parts are half as nice as the parts they make for AK's, you'll really like the final fit and feel. top notch company for sure.
  4. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Tell me how the warranty will work on a gun with multiple parts?
  5. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    What warranty? I am the builder and this is customized to my wants.

    It os getting the grim reaper laser engraved on the lower and a row of skull down both sides of the upper. Still working on the artwork for the laser though, row of skulls is tricky.

    GLUGLUG Supporting Member

    Show me a gun with only one part!;)
  7. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    I meant multiple mfg's parts, from different companies. How many times have we (HP) shooters called or sent our guns back to the factory if something is not working correctly? So if I build an AR, and it doesn't operate as it should, do I send each part back to the respective mfg for repair or replacement? I have noticed some AR parts have a lifetime warranty on their particular part. Will they say I installed the part incorrectly, or I screwed something up & renege on the warranty? I'm just asking how, why & when before I would start a build.
  8. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    from what little I've read, sounds like a lot of AR makers outsource a lot of their parts anyways, so it might not be too bad sending individual parts back for replacement..... I dunno...
  9. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    My gun dealer will stand behind the parts I bought from him, and in an AR the main problems areas are BCG and gas system. Beyond that not much to go wrong. I plan on picking up a spare BCG, lower parts kit, and I already have a spare buffer setup. Barrel he can send back to manufacturer he buys from(Wilson I think), BCG is del ton and they would stand behind any manufacturer defect. Pretty hard to screw up on assembling an AR. Lower is probably the hardest with lots small bits and springs.
  10. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    And finally finished, need to have my gun guy check head spacing before I fire it to make sure it is good to go. Won't be able to shoot for at least 10 more days anyway. Recovering from hand surgery.

  11. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Aw, come on, use the other hand, your gun has a shell deflector, you'll be fine.:p
  12. eet

    eet Member

    My son's birthday is today and for his birthday he got all of the parts to build his dream AR. Since I was so excited he got the box O' parts a little early and he just finished his build. I can relate to the fun of building one. I made him do all of the work though. I thought it would be good for him to understand and know the gun inside and out.

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  13. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Pretty cool eet!
  14. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Sweet gift! part of why I wanted to build this was the exact same reason. See how it all went together, and see how quality I could build on a budget