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Although I'm still pretty new here and to ARs in general, what I see in this community gives me the confidence to begin my first build. This will be a low-budget build (which should limit costly mistakes) and I will probably get very little use out of it, but the learning experience is key. I found a local shop that specializes in ARs and I've chosen to work with Anderson because they are right here in town, maybe five miles from my house. I bought a mil spec parts kit (basically an optics-ready AM-15) and an Anderson lower. I'm sure that I will fall prey to good marketing and buy bells and whistles at some point, but for now I just want to concentrate on the basics and do the best I can with what is in the kit. A couple of questions... Not to open a can of worms, but what advice can you offer on lubrication during assembly? Where/when to oil where/when to grease, etc. as well as what to use. I know the trigger is going to be crappy (parts are visibly rough), so I will polish the sear connection and clean up the mating parts. However, I want to use the stock springs, so should I bob the hammer? I am going to take up the travel with a set screw (okay, so I did already fall for a marketing scheme, but I HATE excess travel in a trigger). I'll bench test it with the stock hammer, but I'll keep the die grinder handy. What about break in? Are there any parts, settings, etc. that need testing/adjustment after the first few dozen rounds of cheap ammo fly down range?
After months of buying parts, I finally assembled and fired my AR-15 Dream Build!! Comments/Suggestions Please! Not included in the list are: 1x Magpul 10 Round PMAG 3x Magpul 10/30 Round PMAG's Pelican 1700 Rifle Case Magpul MS4 Dual QD Sling Cerakote - Midnight Bronze DROS Fee & New Gun License Final Cost: $2967.98 - Worth It!!