I mentioned a while back that I bought an AR lower kinda by accident. I decided to make it a Magpul Fanboi Rifle after input from folks at the gunblogger_conspiracy.
Also, in case you’re wondering, subsonic 300blk out of a 20″ barrel has a 44 foot drop at 400 yards. Not recommended.
I bought the AR lower locally. The lower parts kit I got from Palmetto State Armory because they have one that includes some Magpul stuff. They were out of the lower build kit I wanted, which included a stock and buffer tube and all that goes with that, so I had to go elsewhere for those parts.
Because I’m impatient.
I’ll be building the lower over the next couple of weeks (or months depending on how the kids act) using various guides floating around. I’m starting here, and seeing where it takes me.
I’ll be building the lower first, then figuring out what I want to do about an upper. The bad thing about being a Dave Ramsey guy is that you can’t buy something until you have the money for it*. CURSE YOU DAVE RAMSEY!
So here is what I have so far:
ATI Mil-spec buffer tube kit, which I may or may not have overpaid for.
Magpul STR Mil-Spec in Flat Dark Earth because, you know, OH LOOK A SQUIRREL!
Magpul ASAP Sling Plate for when I operate in operations.
I also took the opportunity to buy some tools that I didn’t already have, but need. If this goes well, I’m afraid I’ll constantly have one or two of these in various states of build.
Lower Receiver Magazine Vise Block because, hey, if you’re building one, you might as well build several.
Wheeler 711016 Nylon/Brass Hammer. Coulda used one of these when I was installing my Apex parts in the M&P9.
I already had an Ar15 Stock Combo Wrench that I picked up a few years ago. I don’t actually remember buying it, but I’ve had it for years.
Again, build time is going to be dependent on me actually getting some time when 1)the baby is asleep, 2)the dog is asleep, 3)I’m not worn out from dealing with both of them and 4)all the other stuff I have to do is done.
As far as the upper….what do you think? Buy, or build?
*See, the rule in my house is that I can spend whatever I want on guns, but mrs wizardpc gets the same amount for jewelry, unless I come up with the money myself via selling old guns or saving up my allowance or from revenue from this site. So it takes a while.