Wyn’s blog on building an AR-15

    Wyn Boniface who blogs at Boniface’s Treatise (previously called Kaiservontexas’ Musings) has been blogging his progress his first AR-15 build.


    Spike’s Tactical Stripped Lower
    MagPul CTR Stock *dark earth*
    MagPul Enhanced Trigger Guard *black*
    MagPul MIAD Grip *dark earth*
    LMT 6 Position Buffer Tube
    LMT Castle Nut
    Wolf Spring for buffer assembly
    H Buffer
    Brownells End Plate aka Backing Plate (I should have gotten one with a sling point, next time)
    Stag LPK (Lower Parts Kit)
    LaRue Tactical DMR-16 complete upper receiver assembly *I was not sure about time constraints and decided to skip building my own upper.*

    Brass Punch Set (something China made but in the MidWay Catalog I see DPMS sells it)
    Bushmaster Armorer’s Wrench for Carbine Stocks
    ProMag Vise Block
    Rubber Mallet/Brass Hammer
    Pivot Pin Installation Tool
    Carpet Cutter, razor blade to hold small things down to slide objects past
    A Long Screwdriver for the screwing in the grip

    Well worth checking out if you are considering building an AR from a stripped lower:

    Projekt AR part 1
    Projekt AR part 2
    Projekt AR part 3
    Projekt AR part 4
    Projekt AR part 5

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