Justin sent us a pic of his first AR-15. He wrote …

This is my first AR. I have been buying parts here and there for a while and it is finally ready to shoot. The lower is obviously a Spikes Tactical and the upper is from Adams Arms, minus the rail. The trigger is a QMS from ALG Defense. I just happened to find the Pearce 1911 style grip at a local gun n’ pawn and thought it added a little something different. Pretty much everything else was bought from a gun show parts table along the way. I’ll be upgrading parts in the future, but for now I’m just excited to get it to the range and put some rounds through it.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Sweet. Looks nice.
    This is my first, a Frankford Arsenal XM177 that I recently updated with Magpul furniture.

    • kipy

      The optic mounted on the carry handle actually looks kinda badass

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Thanks, its an old Colt 3 x 20.

        • Lance

          Looks awesome. love the Colt 4x.

        • iksnilol

          It looks cool but I am always worried about the height over bore with mounting the scope on the carry handle.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I am still trying to get it dialed in but its more of a quick acquisition scope at 3 power than a marksman optic. I think it will work good out to 50 yds or so.

          • iksnilol

            3 power out to 50 yards? How bad are your eyes?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            My eyes are excellent.
            Im saying its a 40 year old scope that is not incredibly powerful mounted on the carry handle of a rifle with a 10″ barrel.

          • iksnilol

            Yeah, but still, 50 yards is a bit on the short side for a 3 power scope. You could at least get out to 200 meters with a 3 power scope.

            Also, barrel length doesn’t have much to do with it if you have a scope. Only need to dial more.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Fair enough, I hope so. I like the scope because it doesn’t require batteries.

          • 6.5x55Swedish

            x3 at 50 meters is quite normal for hunting at least.

        • Kivaari

          I never could get the Colt scope to settle down. Parallax was bad on both the Colt and the Armalite AR180 scopes.

    • RICH

      GOOD LOOKING WEAPON! IS THAT AN ORIGINAL COLT SCOPE? I HAD AN EARLY SP-1 WITH THE COLT SCOPE.

      • Curious_G

        LOUD NOISES!!!!!

    • RICH

      …. MY BAD…. I SHOULD HAVE READ A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN AND ANSWERED MY OWN QUESTION ! DUH ! I KNEW IT LOOKED FAMILIAR, THOUGH…..

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Yeah, its a Colt original.
        Thanks!

  • Riot

    I do like the grip – googled it and it turns out the screws are genuine and the sides replaceable if you are wondering like I was.

    • Grindstone50k

      That’s actually really cool.

  • Jsim

    What’s the rail it looks nice

  • JQPub

    Man, you did good for your first AR!
    I’d eventually lose that cheap Sightmark red dot and swap out the stock with a Magpul or something… Go Max B Dot or Primary Arms on the Red dot. Best bang for the buck.

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Should probably add some BUIS soon, especially if you plan on keeping that dot.

  • RICH

    GREAT JOB, ENJOY IT AND TREAT IT WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT ! !

  • DAN V.

    Nice one. Nice rail.

  • ghost

    You hardly ever see those things anymore.