This page is set up as place to collect everything I've written while building my AR-15 from an 80% lower from Colfax tactical.
Part 1. A New Project Underway
Part 2. The New Project Continues
Part 2. Ready for Assembly
Part 3. BATFE is at it again (a minor explanation - not very important)
Part 4. Project Complete
Part 5. Some Final Notes on the Colfax Tactical AR Project
Here's a view of the finished AR - (well, without the new Nikon Monarch)
(just a note - while I've allowed comments to this post, comments to posts over 2 weeks old require moderation. I don't see those unless I go looking, so it may be a while before you get an answer. You can email me at SiGraybeard at gmail dot com for a quicker answer)
I like AR-15 because AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon that uses gas from a fired round of ammunition to cause the bolt and carrier assembly to extract and eject the casing of the fired round. I was looking for ar lower manufacturers. Please suggest me the best ar lower manufacturers.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid I can't do that - I simply don't know. This series of articles was how I built my own lower receiver, and complete AR.ReplyDelete
After 40+ years of AR-15 (Colt sp-1, Homebuilds) ownership and many homemade expediant fixtures, its time to buy a decent rifle vise/fixture. I see one in your photo......what make is it, and would you buy the same one again?ReplyDelete
I am not sure how I ended up at this blog, maybe from Western Rifle Shooters. As a fellow Floridian, Its nice to see Gun blogs from the homestate.
Regards from a 3 percent'r
Jaque - I assume you mean the gray thing visible in the top photo?Delete
That's the Tipton Gun Vise. Very handy for working on rifles, especially. Also handy with pistols. Shop around - that price (today - 3/2/12) is full list.
Thanks for stopping by. I have a separate list of Florida Gun Blogs, so if you have one, drop the title.
Nice gun. Makes me think about building my own. I wonder if I could if I live in "Ban This Ban That California".ReplyDelete
Hmmm. I know there are California legal AR-15s, so I don't see why not. Colfax Tactical, where I bought my lower, included info on those things, but since I don't need to know it, I didn't read it.Delete
IS THERE A COMPANY THAT CAN COMPLETE MY 80% LOWER FOR ME OR DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE IT MY SELFReplyDelete
I believe only a licensed firearm manufacturer could do that. You might try asking one of the companies that makes 80% lowers, but since their emphasis is on "do it yourself", I would guess the answer is "no".Delete
You must do it yourself, as it is unlawful to transfer a complete lower receiver that is not made by a licensed maker. If you ever wish to sell your DIY weapon with an 80% receiver, you should sell it sans receiver as a "part kit" to fully-comply with Federal statutes. Keep or destroy your DIY receiver, but don't ever transfer it.Delete
If you have a licensed firearms manufacturer (Type 7 FFL), they would be required to add a SN.Delete
Great looking piece of hardware, Bought a couple of 80% lowers and a jig from Gunpartsplus.com and an in the course of finishing them now, great articles, thanks.ReplyDelete
Awesome looking AR-15 project!ReplyDelete