I don’t have much for you guys today since I spent last night sighting in an AR-15 I finished building:
It’s nothing too special. I wanted to build either an 18″ or 20″ rifle. Palmetto State Armory had an 18″ .223 Wylde barrel with a 1:7 twist on sale for $99 so I ended up building an 18″ rifle. As far as components I used the following:
- Alex Pro Firearms (a local receiver manufacturer) upper and lower receiver.
- Bravo Company lower parts kit (their trigger is basically a smooth milspec trigger).
- Magpul MOE rifle stock.
- Magpul MOE handguard.
- PRI railed gas block.
- WMD nickel boron bolt (it’s shiny and that’s what’s important).
- Magpul MBUS Pro flip up iron sights (I plan on mounting an optic at some point).
- Smith Enterprise Vortex flash hider.
- Bravo Company Mod 4 charging handle.
- Magpul Battery Assist Device.
As you can see, it’s nothing terribly fancy but it shot well. I put 100 rounds through it yesterday and experienced zero malfunctions. It’s more accurate than I am but that’s not saying a whole lot. I think I’ll end up replacing the trigger at some point. The Bravo Company trigger isn’t bad but I have a far better trigger in my AR-pattern .308 and I’m kind of missing it. On the other hand I really like the Magpul Battery Assist Device. I wish I could fit one on my .308 but the upper receiver isn’t cut out enough for one.