Here’s the story of this AR-15. When I went down to my local gun shop I noticed they had a whole wall of AR’s. I never really knew anything about them except they shot .223, atleast the ones that had .223 uppers on them, and that would be nice for woodchucks. I looked at the price of them and started to think. I really wanted to save up for one that was chambered in .223. They had ones with .22 uppers on them but I really didn’t want to get one. The next day I think it was, I told my cousin about them at work. So during lunch we drove down there with our paychecks and checked them out. We both had enough cash to buy the ones that were in .22. I really didn’t want one in .22 but it was too tempting. So we walked up to the counter and said we’d each like to buy one of those AR-15’s with the .22 uppers on them. I think the owner was kind of surprised. So there, I’ve got an AR-15.
We went home and got our ammo and gassed em up and went out around the farm and shot them. We instantly fell in love. My cousin loved how little recoil there was. He shot his 10 round magazine dry in about 2 seconds I think.
So I really wanted something an upper in .223. So I looked up how much an upper would be and soon realized I couldn’t afford one anytime soon. My brother wanted me to put together an AR parts list for him so I could build it for him and he could buy the parts. He realized he didn’t really want to build one just yet because he wanted to work on his bikes. So I looked into how much all the parts would be. I ordered a buttstock and a pistol grip for my AR and then the build started. If Simon hadn’t asked me to look into parts for him I don’t think I would have this rifle done now. About two months later and this AR is done.
American Tactical Lower Receiver
Armalite buffer tube
Magpul CTR OD green buttstock
Hogue OD green pistol grip
DSA upper receiver
Daniel Defense bolt and carrier assembly
BCM gunfighter charging handle with
Colt Ejection Port assembly
DPMS Forward Assist Assembly
YHM Low Profile Gas Block
Daniel Defense 16″ M4 Barrel w/cut rifling
YHM Phantom Flash Suppressor/Comp
High Standard 16″ Gas Tube
Gas Tube Roll Pin
YHM Forearm End Cap
Finished product. Just recently, not in picture, I installed a Rock River 2 stage trigger.