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Old May 31st, 2020, 01:28 PM #61
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OP - DO NOT USE a Hammer and PUNCH to seat that pin on the trigger guard.
You need black tape to avoid scratching, and VICE GRIPS to install that pin. - OR NOT!!
If you break off that ear of the trigger guard- well that would suck. Vice grips snug it down.
You will lose at least one spring so you should have some extras. I have extras somewhere....
ANeasier option is one of the "enhanced" triggerguards that just has threaded holes an a long set screw.
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ANeasier option is one of the "enhanced" triggerguards that just has threaded holes an a long set screw.
I bought the aero m4 lower, which apparently has a trigger guard as a part of it.
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Old June 9th, 2020, 10:47 AM #63
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Build it yourself you will learn a lot in the process so when it malfunctions you can figure out what's wrong with it. You pay someone to build it if it malfunctions you have to take it to a gunsmith for something simple. Also if you decide to upgrade it in the future with better components you will have the knowledge to do so. After building my first AR I was hooked. For the price you will pay to have someone build your AR you can purchase a Wheeler AR-15 armorer tool kit, it has all the tools you will ever need to build an AR with. Never mind the small hands around you first build want take more then 2 to 3 hours start to completion that includes watching a utube build following it step by step.
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I'd highly recommend building it yourself. There are enough youtube instructional videos out there that you can pause as you go for your first one and you won't have any issues. It is actually fun to do. I have had several friends ask me to put theirs together for them and have never said no. We have a few beers and hang out and it's together in no time flat. I like seeing new people get into it and I always give safety classes after and take them to the range. Right now I have my mother and a friend of hers who are going to be getting armed. The current events have made a ton of new owners. I asked my mom at the beginning of this thing if she wanted to get some range time with me and have one of my guns (at the beginning of lockdown when schools first closed). She declined. About a week ago, her and her good friend came to me and asked. Win for 2a!
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I'll assemble an AR for a case of beer.
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Old June 12th, 2020, 09:19 AM #66
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3paul10 will pay YOU just to let him build it.

Why go anyplace else?

Oh - I didn't know AAMCO built AR's! How cool is that?
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Oh - I didn't know AAMCO built AR's! How cool is that?
They're branching out.
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I'll just throw out this list of useful tools/supplies for AR builds and Maintenance. These are from Brownells but you can shop around

1. Armorers Wrench https://www.joeboboutfitters.com/DPM...dpms-60733.htm

2. Vice (probably have on-hand)

3. Block to hold lower in vice https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod25011.aspx or even better https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod72951.aspx

4. Set of punches, that includes a flat side punch, and hammer https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...22-229765.aspx

5. Table top block for receiver https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...19-229842.aspx

6. AR Pivot Pin Installation Tool https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...rod126521.aspx

7. Torque wrench 1/2 inch drive to fit to armorers wrench (probably already have on hand)

8. Terra Gun grease for fire control group, etc. https://www.brownells.com/gun-cleani...prod80631.aspx

9. Cleaning kit with oil, patches, bore snake. https://www.brownells.com/gun-cleani...prod54955.aspx

10. Quart of synthetic motor oil and a small brush to apply your bolt carrier group.
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And here's a single kit from Wheeler that has several of the items in the above list: https://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Whe.../we-156111.htm. So actually this kit plus the punch set (item 4 above) is a great start.
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And here's a single kit from Wheeler that has several of the items in the above list: https://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Whe.../we-156111.htm. So actually this kit plus the punch set (item 4 above) is a great start.
I am putting a Wheeler Pro Kit in the Classifieds.
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