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Crawdaddy
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Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
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re: Official AR-15 thread
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I have one on the PSA AR that just came in. I'm a fan


May have to check it out one day if you are at the range or something. I need to take a break on buying things right now though. Buying all the parts seemed like a lot of mail deliveries to the house. Did not look good to the wife. I still need to order bulk ammo as well, so if I get the pissed off look, I rather it be for ammo.
Never ends


TigerTatorTots
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Jul 2009
72398 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Definitely, you on the Northshore right?


Chad504boy
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2005
107595 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
anyone need to buy some 556 ammo?


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Crawdaddy
USA Fan
Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
14598 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
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Definitely, you on the Northshore right?


Yup


TigerTatorTots
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Jul 2009
72398 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Will definitely let you know next time I make it to the range


Crawdaddy
USA Fan
Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
14598 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
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Will definitely let you know next time I make it to the range



wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
32748 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread


chickman1313
USA Fan
Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
4922 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
i know someone has posted some stuff on one of these pages, but can someone post what special tools are required or will make the assembly of a lower parts kit easier?


Soul Gleaux
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
2910 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Minimum requirement i would say would be channel locks, whatever fits your pistol grip screw (usually flathead screw driver but sometimes allen head), and the largest allen that will slide through the takedown pivot hole.

As far as least chance to scratch your receiver (all obtainable from Brownell's):
- roll pin holder set
- Grace roll pin punch set
- lower receiver vise block


brass2mouth
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Jul 2007
14881 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Theres a link a few pages back, I think Carson should edit the OP and include the link to the kit in it to make it easier to find.


If you just search for "AR assembly tool kit" you should find it though.


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Crawdaddy
USA Fan
Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
14598 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
I only used a hammer, flat screw driver (pistol grip screw), cheap castlenut wrench, and electrical tape to prevent scratches
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chickman1313
USA Fan
Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
4922 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
thanks fellas


Soul Gleaux
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
2910 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
LINK

Here's a good video along the lines of using channel locks. Just make sure you tape up everything well. I didn't use a vise at all for mine, but you could use a mag as he does to hold it. However you would still need the vise block to torque your castle nut on the buffer tube when you get to that part.
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chickman1313
USA Fan
Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
4922 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Found this on Brownell's, have everything I need? I have a vice so thats nice

Tool Kit


Soul Gleaux
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
2910 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Building a lower is one of those things that can be accomplished in a number of ways, you don't technically need any specific tools. That kit will certainly help, but I also really like the roll pin holders now that I've used them quite a bit. So i would maybe add those as well.


chickman1313
USA Fan
Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
4922 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
gotcha, yeah definitley getting roll pin holders

when I was reading about assembly I remember them mentioning something about one pin with a spring that is a pain in the arse and can shoot out across the room.

is there a tool that will make that pin easier to install?


Soul Gleaux
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
2910 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
That's the front takedown pivot spring and detent. Forward to 3:58 in that video for a pretty easy way to not frick it up. I use that method, but I just push the detent in with my finger nail and hold it while sliding the allen wrench over it. Have never had the need to use the needlenose and pick as he does. I recommend setting up a grocery bag, pillow, or something in front of it though to catch the detent in case it does fly out.


chickman1313
USA Fan
Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
4922 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
good deal man, thank ya


Judge Smails
LA-Monroe Fan
Native Son of NELA
Member since Mar 2008
4883 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Bump-looking for a stripped lower


Ice Cream Sammich
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
8721 posts

re: Official AR-15 thread
Huh? There are hundreds of millions of them on the interwebs now.


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