I decided my procrastination for my first AR-15 rifle isn’t a good thing considering this current climate so negative at these “evil black rifles” so I’ve decided to get to building my first one a little early just in case something stupid happens like a ban. My overall budget was about $700 so I got pretty close to it (and yes I we specifically wanted this lower). I’ll eventually give this to my wife when I build an AR-10 in .308–assuming those still exist in a couple years.
So far I have…
Spike’s Tactical stripped lower (Calico Jack):
Bear Creek Arsenal complete upper (.223 Wylde):
Stock & hardware kit:
CMMG lower parts kit:
Grip to replace the CMMG above:
Foregrip (still need M-LOK to Picatinny adapter):
I also ordered a 40rd Magpul mag and a 30rd Magpul mag. This adventure of finding quality parts and such was quite difficult because almost everything else was out of stock that I’ve been looking at except for these. I’m satisfied with what I have, but I wanted to actually get a complete Spike’s upper in 5.56. This way saved me ~$400 or so so I’m happy. Plus I’ve heard good things about .223 Wylde.