AR-9 Build

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Tully Mars, Aug 3, 2017.


  1. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Just finished this one this afternoon.
    20170803_184948. 20170803_185122. 20170803_185229. 20170803_185328.
    Target was the sight in @ 25yrds. That is a 10 shot group.
    Total build is right at $1,100.00
     
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Mon, Nom,Nom [drooling][drooling][drooling] That is pretty and a sweet shooter to boot!! Pew and No Pew!! [roflmao]
     
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  3. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Tully, La longue carabine of J. F. Cooper & the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, what is impressive about things surpassed prior to the American War of Independence?
    Just asking, not judging.
     
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Very Nice TM!!! [chopper]
     
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  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    NICE! Who makes that sexy lower? Can it be had in rifle cal? Thinking I needs a 5.7X28 suppressed with out that stupid top mount 50 round F/N mag! Me thinks a simple insert for a full size P-Mag using pistol springs and followers should make it feed from the bottom like a real rifle, not that Buck Rogers PS-90 ( which I love to hate on)
     
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  6. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Beautiful piece of art and mighty impressive build. My bias is towards cheaper and deeper, but that is mostly a function of disposable income. Would rather have 2 of the $450 ones and $200 worth of reloading supplies as at 80 years old I am more likely to be arming my kids and neighbors than sniping.
     
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  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I understand your thinking, I truly do, and that was the main reason I posted how much I have into this one. You are not going to build an AR in 9mm much cheaper than this one. I did all the machine work on the 80% lower, reworked a stock AR trigger group so it has a respectable 4lb trigger with no creep or gritty feel. Breaks very clean using mil spec springs.. Bead blasted and DuraKoated the entire carbine.
     
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  8. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    80% AR15 Lower receiver Mill Finish 80 percent Raw AR-15 Lower | Daytona Tactical

    Not to my knowledge Bro:(
    It is a nice looking receiver, and I want to combine it with this upper:
    80% Arms:Raw Billet AR-15 Upper Receiver

    I haven't sat down with the calipers and mikes yet, but was thinking about doing so to see if the lower could be used for a rifle cal. Main concern is mag and bolt release as the mag release is not the same as on a 5.56. Bolt catch/release should be GTG but I wanna double check. This receiver uses a allen head threaded pin to hold in the bolt release-WAY better than trying to drive in that old roll pin!
    In addition to milling out the fire control area a person would have to mill out the mag well area to accept a full size mag, but with a mill it's no biggie.
     
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  9. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Tully Mars, I have assembled a couple of Daytona Tactical rifles in 556 and 300 Blackout and while their lower end offerings , I was very impressed with both the workmanship and functioning of the completed weapons.
     
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  10. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I have done over a dozen so far and have had zero issues with their parts other than their anodizing seems to be on the thin side.
     
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  11. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017
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  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    They make it in 5.56 and 7.62 now!
    80% AR-15 Billet Lower - 7075 T6 Aluminum - Multi Caliber

    I will say this:
    While the receiver is excellent their completion jigs suck. No matter what they say you can NOT get a decent job out of them using a drill press.Their instructions say to "clean up the fire control pocket with a dremel tool and or file". LOL,You better be ready to go through a few files and bits.. To get a quality job a milling machine MUST be used. These receivers will NOT fit any other brand of AR jigs that I am aware of. I have not tried their 5.56 receiver in my 80% jig, but the above 9mm would not fit. That being said, if you want a really sharp looking receiver and have a mill these are an excellent choice.
     
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