Author Topic: Anyone build/buy anything new?  (Read 4300 times)

Offline KyleW

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:46:34 AM »
Just starting a new post to see what everyone's been up to. Since the stores are sold out I'm assuming a bunch of you got some new stuff. Well I did. I was actually already in the middle of building an ar-15 for my wife when all this happened. I also upgraded my rifle a lil bit. I also picked up a new...lets call it an investment from LAN world inc. I wasn't planning on it but when I walked in for some crush washers for my build I saw what seemed to be the last two ar's left on the shelves in Utah. So naturally I had to buy it. So what have all you picked up or built in the last few weeks?

Offline KyleW

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 10:49:23 AM »
This is the stag I picked up just in case they ban them. But in the post above the first ar is the one I built for my wife and the other is mine.

Offline cattail40k

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 23
    • View Profile
Re: Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 09:55:23 PM »
I sensed a disturbance in the Force during the summer and bought early. Got a S&W M&P15 sport, Ruger 10/22 w scope. Taurus 709 Slim. Figured worse case was nothing to worry about and I'd still have 3 cool new guns. Boy was I right to buy early. Managed to pick up 3 P-mags for the M&P before they all got bought up.
Merry Christmas!

Offline KyleW

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 12:42:10 AM »
Nice! That's the same thing I said about the new ar. I could just sell it, get my money back or have a cool new toy. Merry Christmas!

Offline sqlbullet

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 82
    • View Profile
Re: Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 08:09:10 AM »
I have two lowers from the WeTheArmed group buy that are on the way.  Should be here in January sometime.  Planning one as a 223 sniper/varmint gun, the other in 6.8 spc.

Offline KyleW

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 02:02:30 PM »
Sounds like its gonna be fun building those. Hope you've got all the hardware to put them together. Everything online and in the stores, are sold out as far as I know. I was thinking about doing one of mine in 300 AAC but figured it would be a bit more expensive to build and supply ammo for.

Offline OldSchool45B

  • Lurker
  • Posts: 6
    • View Profile
Re: Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 03:16:36 PM »
I have built a few AK's, ordered a few sets to build SBR AR's, just gotta get the receivers for AK's so I can build more.

Offline theonewon

  • Lurker
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 08:01:36 AM »
I am in the process of building a new AK. I have put it together with screws to verify function and fit. Once everything gets the OK, I am going to gunkote it and I also need to pull the screws and put the rivets in. Does anyone have an AK rivet jig that I could borrow/buy or I could buy a few drinks while we put them in? also, who has everyone used for doing the finish on their AK? I need the receiver and possibly the trunnions done and I would like to have it professionally done here locally if possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Offline OldSchool45B

  • Lurker
  • Posts: 6
    • View Profile
Re: Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 09:48:12 AM »
You can use the crush jaw rivet tools, or use the good stuff from AK builder (which is what I use). But unless you are building several of them it is not worth the cost outlay. You may try over at akforums.net and see of anyone has a set of jaws you can use.

As for finishing it, if I am doing black oxide I degrease it, use stripper on it and then wash it with brake cleaner. If I am doing a spray finish I blast it with fine media grit, then repeat the above process. I have also found that if you heat the gun up to hot to the touch then spray it, and let it cure for a week or so before you assemble it.

Offline KyleW

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2013, 11:25:39 AM »
I picked some new carry handguns for me and the wife. Got her the XDs and for me I picked up a sig p238 sport. Both awesome handguns. I needed something a bit more concealable for work. The wife has a purse so it suits her.


Offline KL1CK

  • Lurker
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 04:50:21 PM »
I have been working on this since June of last year. 

Remington 700 SPS-V .308 Shortened and recrowned
Bell and Carlson Medalist A2
PTG M5 Bottom Metal
Vortex Viper HS 4-16 x 50


Offline KyleW

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 10:38:13 PM »
That looks pretty sweet. Probably shoots the same. Thats the same style I almost got before all this ban stuff started happening. I figured it be a waste since it would too expensive to even have any fun with it. What have you got done to it other than shortening the barrel and the stock?

Offline KL1CK

  • Lurker
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 12:24:53 PM »
Precision Armament M41 Muzzle Brake
Harris Bi-pod
Blackhawk Stock Pack
The Scope Rail and Barrel have also been bedded.   
And it does shoot pretty well.

So far I have done all the work, except for shortening the barrel myself. In letting the stock for the detachable magazine system was the most difficult.

Offline KyleW

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 11:40:57 PM »
Here's a pic of my brother in law's AI rem 700. I've shot it a handful of times and I know they are great actions.

Offline StevenTing

  • Administrator
  • Participant
  • Posts: 388
    • View Profile
Anyone build/buy anything new?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 05:58:14 AM »
Yesterday I placed an order for a "custom" 22lr for Kidd Innovative Design.  Probably spent more than I should have but looking forward for it to arrive.   Not sure if it will be 1 week or 12 weeks till delivery.