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  1. This is the support topic for the tutorial How To Install Sling Attachment Plate. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  2. This is the support topic for the tutorial How-To: Mag Refinishing. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  3. This is the support topic for the tutorial How-To: Make Mag Pull Loops. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  4. This is the support topic for the tutorial How-To: Install Sling Attachment Plate. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  5. This is the support topic for the tutorial Magpul Gen III Self Leveling Follower. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  6. makdaddy386

    Lightweight SBR Input

    Alright so I just wanted to take some suggestions on what your grocery lists would look like. I'm building a SBR and the goal is to build the rifle from the ground up. Budget is NOT unlimited so lets be somewhat conservative and the main idea is lightweight. This is a work rifle that will be used and carried daily so I want to take as much weight off my rig as possible. All input welcome... So far the list is looking like: -Undecided on exact stripped lower -Palmetto State Arms LPK w/ Magpul furniture -10.5" Noveske Barrel / 10.3" Daniel Defense Lightweight Barrel There is a lot of stuff missing from this list so far so I'm calling for help. Thanks....
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    Lightweight SBR Input

    And I would prefer to do the Noveske 10.5" Barrel w/ Switchblock but I can't figure out where to find the quad rail with the gap on top for Switchblock adjustment. Any suggestions? I'm calling Noveske tommorow...
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    Lightweight SBR Input

    Okay so the list is looking like this so far: -Noveske Upper/Lower -Complete Parts Kit from Palmetto State Armory w/ MOE furniture -10.5" Noveske Barrel w/ Low-Pro Gas -10" Midwest Industries Handguard -Magpul Front MBUS -Magpul Rear MBUS -Noveske BCG -PSA Charging Handle -AAC 51T Blackout Flash Suppressor Can anyone think of a single part that I'm forgetting about? I want to make sure I have everything
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    Lightweight SBR Input

    Steelborn1, these are the kind of parts I'm trying to track down. Thanks. Keep the suggestions coming guys...
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    Lightweight SBR Input

    Trust me I didn't mean it to shoot your reply down. I really appreciate all the input. I was just clarifying my purpose for the build. This rifle will have the capacity to reach out a couple hundred yards. It will just never make that shot outside of a range. Most people get lost in the reality of how far a 100 yard shot is. More particularly in reference to a live target. Having all the time in the world to aim at a piece of paper is one thing, but a moving target at that distance will not be engaged with this rifle period.
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    SBR engraving

    gotcha thanks for the help. Where are most people engraving if the manufacturers info is already in the obvious spot?
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    Lightweight SBR Input

    The work capacity for this rifle is pretty much CQB only. I think way too many people get caught up in the distance or range argument. No offense but so many people make these ridiculous decisions based on being able to reach out with their AR-15 to 100 yards +. If you want your rifle to perform like this at the range for fun thats awesome. If you want this for work purposes, there is something wrong if you are taking a 200 yard shot with your SBR AR-15. Can it happen? Of course. Is it great for peace of mind? Of course. But the reality is a sniper or somebody on perimeter will be taking a shot at 50 yards and out. Its just not what this rifle is intended for. Having that said I wont be purchasing a barrel under 10.5" unless it's the DD 10.3" so range wont be an issue. Please don't take offense to this I'm just clarifying the purpose of the build.
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    SBR engraving

    So if I currently have a rifle, and I want to purchase a SBR upper for it...do I need to engrave my lower or just submit the manufacturer's info since I didn't technically make the rifle?
  14. This is a detailed write-up on how to install/change out the end plate on your collapsible stock AR-15 for a sling attachment end plate. Tools needed: -Castle Nut Wrench / AR-15 Multi Tool (pictured below) -Small Tool to depress Buffer Retainer (anything will work, I used a small hex tool) Here is an example of an AR-15 Multi Tool below. I am not advocating one brand over another, just make sure the tool you do purchase has some strength to it. Please DO NOT make the mistake of buying one of the "disposable" tools which will very likely break and injure you in the process. The tool on the left is a solid tool which has the castle nut wrench built in. The tool on the right is the "disposable" tool. Step 1: The first thing you will want to do is separate your upper from your lower. Remove the front and rear takedown pin, seperate upper from lower and set upper aside. The only part of the rifle needed for this is the lower. Step 2: Take the collapsible stock off of the buffer tube. To do this pull down, away from the buffer tube, and slide the stock off the end of the tube. Step 3: Now you can take the castle nut wrench and remove the CAR Stock Lock Ring. To remove the Lock Ring, turn it counter-clockwise. The Lock Ring is on tight and some come staked from the factory so take it slow make sure you don't slip. If your Lock Ring is staked there is a couple different ways of approaching this. Some prefer to take a small punch and push the metal burr back out of the way. If you have a good wrench you can pull right through the staking without problem, just make sure you do not slip. This is where having a bench vise comes in handy to hold the lower while you turn the wrench. Staked Lock Ring (courtesy - gotm4): Not Staked: Remove by turning counter-clockwise: Step 4: Now you can pull the end plate away from the main body of the lower. BE CAREFUL HERE! There is a small spring located behind the end plate which will go flying if you do not pay attention. The spring presses the Detent Pin against the channel carved in the Rear Takedown Pin which is why the pin will not fall out of the lower. Here is a picture of the small spring: Step 5: Once you have loosened the Lock Ring and End Plate, remove the Buffer Tube Spring and the gold colored piece inside it (Buffer Body Assembly) by depressing the Buffer Retainer Pin with a small tool (I used a small hex key). Any smaller diameter tool will work. Then just pull out the Assembly along with the Spring. Set these parts aside. Step 6: Now depress the Buffer Retainer Pin again to allow you to turn the entire Buffer Tube counter-clockwise. Once the notch in the Buffer Tube clears the Retainer Pin you will be able to completely remove the Buffer Tube. Step 7: Remove the stock End Plate and replace with your choice Sling Attachment Plate. Pictured here is an Ambidextrous Double Loop Sling Attachment End Plate. Step 8: Reverse steps 1-7 for re-assembly and pat yourself on the back. Now you can attach a single point sling to your weapon. Pictured is a modular system by Urban E.R.T. Slings. Before & After: Feel free to add something if I forgot about anything. Open to advice if these How-To's are helpful and you guys would like to see more or if you don't really care for them. Please give feedback....Thanks. -Kevin ***Disclaimer: These are guidelines and to be treated as such. Modifications to your rifle may void your warranty if you have one. I do not assume responsibility for any damages incurred as a result of modifying your rifle.***
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    Battery Assist

    I've been trying to research the battery assist mod for the AR and can't come up with anything. I can't even find the part through anyone on google. Hoping you guys could help....please. The part I'm looking for is a forward battery assist. It's an aftermarket part designed to allow the operator to manipulate the "ping pong" paddle from their trigger finger. It has a piece that comes down and through the trigger guard allowing you to press up to lock the bolt to the rear and press it down towards the bottom of the rifle to bring the gun back into battery. Any hints???
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    Mag Pouch

    Sorry if this has already been posted but it's definitely worth sharing. I just got an AR pouch for my duty belt and one of my buddies comes up to me and he's like hey did you see this. So anyways, looks pretty nice and doesn't take up additional space on your belt. Enjoy...
  17. What's wrong with granola bars on the vest?! No seriously, what's wrong with granola bars on the vest? Nature's Valley FTW.....okay I guess I'm on my own here. P.S. The multi-camo works great
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    Anyone else hear the newest supreme court ruling?

    Luckily for me, and it sounds you as well, I am thankful to work in a judicial circuit where this is the case. But there are plenty of neighboring circuits that this might not fly in every case. Being able to check someone on the spot based on prima facie evidence is like gold compared to applying for a warrant if you aren't a 100% on the person you've got. Hopefully you can decifer quickly if you've got your guy this way. Could be put any better. It all comes down to articulation.
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    Mag Pouch

    Yea I have a very minimal setup perspective myself. I refuse to wear anything at all on my back for safety reasons and I don't carry a baton, spray or a few other common things on other peoples belts. It's basically a sidearm, ammo, and taser.
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    Anyone else hear the newest supreme court ruling?

    Actually the ruling is still under interpretation the way I was explained it. The general rule for the new ruling is as stated above...however, with anything you will have plenty of case law to prompt different circumstances. The way that I was explained by our legal adviser: Search Incident to Arrest is no more....unless you are searching for an item which was used in the crime. i.e. you conduct a stop on a armed robbery subject, call him out of the car on a felony stop, etc. and don't find a weapon on him then you are still entiled to search for the weapon as incident to arrest. This will probably fly with burglary tools and other obvious scenarios. Another scenario is officer safety, which we all use. Officer Safety searches are out now too as long as the subject cannot reasonably get access to the weapon or item. Now having that said, I was initially pretty bothered because this seemed that it would significantly hurt dope searching. In fact, this has almost had no affect on looking for dope. If your dept. has an inventory policy, this is much more powerful. In an inventory you have to document contents of the entire vehicle. This includes areas which are not covered by an incident to arrest search like the glove box and trunk. So in reality this has almost guaranteed the evidence being admissible. And here we are all good finding dope post 10-15. Until this is ruled on otherwise, I would think we are all good. And inventory search might even be able to be stretched as far as pockets of clothing and the sort. But I am not condoning this, you're on your own when you step into the grey.
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    AR Pics for a T-shirt Design

    I'm holding one in my signature....
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    What buttstock & grip should I get?

    I don't know where I saw it, but I found a site selling the CTR Mil-Spec Stock with a complete Mil-Spec Buffer Tube Assy. for around $160. I almost bit on it just to change my Commercial over to a mil-spec. I love my MIAD. Going this route you could be out the door for around $200 with a full Magpul setup. Or you could do MOE grip and stock and spend under $100 for both!
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    Troy vs GG&G BUIS

    Just to fog up your decision a bit more and a little food for thought: I know the spring actuated is awesome and all and it feels so good and it gets a 10 on the cool scale.....but.....I personally went with the Troy's front and back for practicality reasons. In a gun fight when your main optic goes down, you just threw another wrench into an already crazy stressful situation. For me the reality of trying to find a button to actuate a spring loaded mechanism is just too much fine motor skills for me. I want the confidence of knowing i can grab a handful of my BUIS and just rip it open and it will lock into place solid. This might not be an issue, and anything can be overcome through training with your tools, but I am just for the KISS method when it could be my ace. I am in love with my Troy's and +1 for target acquisition with the HK front sights. On the other hand...during a fire fight, you need the coordination to operate a mag-release button, bolt lock mechanism, etc. Bottom line...I think you are splitting hairs, just make sure to train with what you purchase. -Kevin
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    [UPDATE]Leupold Scopes 50% Off MSRP

    I dont know, I would lean towards my skeptic side as well.....however.....I used to manage the Roadshop at a Circuit City in my college days and we had a very similar program. You take a quick online training for something like Onkyo or Kicker Car Audio and then you take a test. If you passed (it was pretty easy) then you qualified for a discount on their entire product line. Most of the stuff was 50% off with plenty of products being even more due to the huge markup on car audio products. I could see this being legitimate, just be careful. Could be a sweet find.
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    Rail Systems

    The DD Lite Rails extend to the flat top to produce a continous rail on the top of your upper. I'm not sure if this is what you are talking about but I've got the DD Lite 12.0 and it eliminates the gap around the Delta ring which some of the other models have. I purchased from Addax, between the discount and the customer service he's hard to beat.