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My First Black Rifle Build

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I started my build in May, with the help of my youngest son, who is a gun enthusiast and collector in his own right.  I wanted to build a mid length rifle/carbine with decent components but did not want to break the bank in the process.  My intent was to keep the cost around $1200.  I got her built pretty quick, but it has taken some time going through the process of adding and/or changing components along the way.  I am  left handed and have xxl hands, so I have gone through several different pistol grips until I found one that fits.  I also had to track down a good set of ambidextrous offset iron sights.  Finally, I think I am finished, so here she is:






Here is a list of items in this build:

Lower - Stagg Arms stripped lower 
Buffer kit - Aero Precision Mil-spec buffer tube kit
Stock - Hera Arms CCS Collapsible Mil-Spec Buttstock
Pistol Grip - ERGO Grip AR-15/M-16 Ambidextrous Tactical Deluxe Pistol Grip
Lower parts kit - Rise Armament Lower Parts Kit AR-15 Minus Trigger
Trigger - CMC AR Duty Patrol Single Stage Flat Trigger, 4.5lb., drop in 
Fire Control/Safety - CMMG AR15 Ambidextrous Safety Selector Kit - Mil-Spec
Barrel - Ballistic Advantage Modern Series 16“ 5.56 NATO Government Contour 1:7 Nitride 
Flash Suppressor/Compensator - KAK Industry A2 Flash Hider
Upper - Aero Precision upper without forward assist
Gas tube - Brownells AR-15 Gas Tube Stainless Steel Mid-Length
Gas block - Brownells AR-15 Low Profile Gas Block
Handguard - Midwest Industries Combat Handguard M-LOK Aluminum 12.625"
BCG - Aero Precision 5.56 Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group
Charging Handle - Breek Arms Warhammer ambidextrous charging handle
BUIS - Midwest Industries Combat Rifle Offset Ambidextrous Front & Rear Sight Set
Handguard rail covers - Magpul M-LOK Type 2 Low Profile Rail Covers
Light - Inforce WMLx-White rifle light
Scope - Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8x24mm Gen 2 (gift from my youngest son)
Scope mount - Burris AR-PEPR Scope Mount
Foreward grip - Samson Vertical Grip, Medium, M-LOK
Strike Industries LINK Angled Sling Loop
Magpul QD Paraclip Adapter


She performed real well with the initial setup using a Sig MSR red dot, and I am planning on going to the outdoor range this weekend to zero in the new scope and buis.  Looking forward to a long happy relationship with this one!





Edited by GeeDub
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Hope all goes well for ou in the smoke test.

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Looks like a good rifle for a first build!
How is it shooting?

I sure hope you’re enjoying it!

~ Doc

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