Friday, November 22, 2013

AR Build


Just a few days ago I built another AR-15 rifle in 5.56. When I say "built" I mean I pinned a completed lower assembly to a completed upper assembly, which was the total amount of my effort involved in the project. Before the last presidential election when complete AR-15 lowers were both cheap and plentiful I purchased two from S&W to put away for a rainy day. I planned to build one last spring but after the feeding frenzy earlier this year I gave up and just stopped looking for a while. About a month ago I began my search for a complete upper again and finally found one at a price I could live with. Like my last one this carbine has a S&W lower and a Bushmaster upper. This time though I went with the A3 "Dissipator" model and I'm quite happy I did. I have decided to keep this project simple. I'm going to put a red dot sight on it (and maybe a flashlight) and that will be it. Updates to follow.

4 comments:

Daniel Jones said...

Hey, last friday (Black Friday) my dad bought a Colt Light Carbine which i believe is the 6900 version. He payed about 750 to 800 for it new. it is meant for 5.56 and .223 and does have an M16 bolt. I was wondering if you think the colt light carbine is good quality for 750? also i believe it was free-float.

Daniel Jones said...

Did you get my last comment? Where did it go?

Wilson said...

That's a great price for a new Colt. Your dad got a deal.

Daniel Jones said...

Ok thanks for the opinion. Just wasn't sure i guess. I like reading your stuff, its really interesting.