1911 or AR style rifle

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1911
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AR
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby TXducksanddeer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:11 am

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Sorry if I missed this but what caliber did you go with?
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:25 am

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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:27 am

On this topic, what Calibers I have two lowers and have one built to 5.56/.223 with T rails all sides on the forearm for Varmits. I was thinking about using the same lower for Deer and looking for advice on calibers that fit the 15 lower and have nice deer loads.

Also, how about AR-10 builds? Anyone with a supplier of build parts and uppers?
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:23 am

Cupped-n-Committed wrote:On this topic, what Calibers I have two lowers and have one built to 5.56/.223 with T rails all sides on the forearm for Varmits. I was thinking about using the same lower for Deer and looking for advice on calibers that fit the 15 lower and have nice deer loads.

Also, how about AR-10 builds? Anyone with a supplier of build parts and uppers?


300BLK should take down any deer.
Barrel swap is all that is needed. I think.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby teddysberna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:02 am

What kind of rail is that? Looks like a Viking or Troy?
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:39 am

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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby OmegaRed » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:15 am

Not that hard to put together was it?
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:17 am

It was very easy. the hardest part was getting the roll pin through the gas block.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:58 pm

steve-o wrote:300BLK should take down any deer.
Barrel swap is all that is needed. I think.


I think i would do the entire upper, just two pins and change the rifle upper. The problem is with the cost of 300 blk or ACC I was thinking of just buying and AR-10 and shooting 7.62x39 since you can buy it almost .60 to .80 a round cheaper. Now if Russia locks up like a drum, that might change. :smile:
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby OGblackcloud » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Looks good steve-o
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby bighop » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:53 pm

Cupped-n-Committed wrote:
steve-o wrote:300BLK should take down any deer.
Barrel swap is all that is needed. I think.


I think i would do the entire upper, just two pins and change the rifle upper. The problem is with the cost of 300 blk or ACC I was thinking of just buying and AR-10 and shooting 7.62x39 since you can buy it almost .60 to .80 a round cheaper. Now if Russia locks up like a drum, that might change. :smile:

You're gonna shoot AK ammo through an AR-10?
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:54 pm

Sorry, I just figured it a 7.62 that it was 39mm not 51mm. I guess .308 would be a better caliber.

39mm is just so much cheaper. I guess I need an AK to use it. I just like the AR platform better.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:05 pm

Cupped-n-Committed wrote:Sorry, I just figured it a 7.62 that it was 39mm not 51mm. I guess .308 would be a better caliber.

39mm is just so much cheaper. I guess I need an AK to use it. I just like the AR platform better.


300 blk has a better ballistic coefficient than 7.62x39 and 5.56/.223, even in barrel lengths under 16".
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:12 pm

I finally got to shoot my rifle tonight. So much fun. Still need to do more work on sighting it in. I can tell it will have operator problems in the accuracy department.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:08 pm

Bump for waterdogds
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby waterdogds » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:01 am

steve-o wrote:Bump for waterdogds


Thanks, Steve-O!!! I initially wanted to build one, but I was talked into purchasing a complete rifle. It was suggested to me, that I learn the basics of an AR and how it functions. Then make changes to suit my needs. I've never shot or handled an AR. Grew up shooting a Rem 700 30-06 and that's a really simple weapon. Reading this thread, at some points, was almost like reading Spanish. The gun store owner, so far, hasn't steered me in the wrong direction.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:50 am

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steve-o wrote:Bump for waterdogds


Thanks, Steve-O!!! I initially wanted to build one, but I was talked into purchasing a complete rifle. It was suggested to me, that I learn the basics of an AR and how it functions. Then make changes to suit my needs. I've never shot or handled an AR. Grew up shooting a Rem 700 30-06 and that's a really simple weapon. Reading this thread, at some points, was almost like reading Spanish. The gun store owner, so far, hasn't steered me in the wrong direction.


Don't buy a complete gun just because you don't know the basic of the gun. What better way to learn the basics of how it functions than assembling it a piece at a time. I had never shot or handled an AR type rifle until I built mine. Larry Potterfield taught me all I needed to know. I had my laptop sitting on the table while I assembled. I would pause and rewind the videos as needed.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby OmegaRed » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:18 am

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steve-o wrote:Bump for waterdogds


Thanks, Steve-O!!! I initially wanted to build one, but I was talked into purchasing a complete rifle. It was suggested to me, that I learn the basics of an AR and how it functions. Then make changes to suit my needs. I've never shot or handled an AR. Grew up shooting a Rem 700 30-06 and that's a really simple weapon. Reading this thread, at some points, was almost like reading Spanish. The gun store owner, so far, hasn't steered me in the wrong direction.


Don't buy a complete gun just because you don't know the basic of the gun. What better way to learn the basics of how it functions than assembling it a piece at a time. I had never shot or handled an AR type rifle until I built mine. Larry Potterfield taught me all I needed to know. I had my laptop sitting on the table while I assembled. I would pause and rewind the videos as needed.


Just sayin, that was my suggestion :thumbsup: bahahahaha
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:48 am

OmegaRed wrote:
steve-o wrote:
waterdogds wrote:
steve-o wrote:Bump for waterdogds


Thanks, Steve-O!!! I initially wanted to build one, but I was talked into purchasing a complete rifle. It was suggested to me, that I learn the basics of an AR and how it functions. Then make changes to suit my needs. I've never shot or handled an AR. Grew up shooting a Rem 700 30-06 and that's a really simple weapon. Reading this thread, at some points, was almost like reading Spanish. The gun store owner, so far, hasn't steered me in the wrong direction.


Don't buy a complete gun just because you don't know the basic of the gun. What better way to learn the basics of how it functions than assembling it a piece at a time. I had never shot or handled an AR type rifle until I built mine. Larry Potterfield taught me all I needed to know. I had my laptop sitting on the table while I assembled. I would pause and rewind the videos as needed.


Just sayin, that was my suggestion :thumbsup: bahahahaha

and it was an excellent one.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby t_baker » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:56 am

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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby steve-o » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:12 am

t_baker wrote:Listen to steve-o

Easy now. you're gonna get omega's panties in a wad for giving me credit for his suggestion.

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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby WTN10 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:07 pm

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For our New York residents, I chatted with the guy at the store about 1911s for about half an hour, agonized over which to buy for five minutes, and purchased in 20 minutes. God bless Tennessee.
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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby waterdogds » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:57 pm

WTN10 wrote:
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Kimber Eclipse Custom II

For our New York residents, I chatted with the guy at the store about 1911s for about half an hour, agonized over which to buy for five minutes, and purchased in 20 minutes. God bless Tennessee.


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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:04 am

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Kimber Eclipse Custom II

For our New York residents, I chatted with the guy at the store about 1911s for about half an hour, agonized over which to buy for five minutes, and purchased in 20 minutes. God bless Tennessee.

Was the guy a little slow on the paperwork. @

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Re: 1911 or AR style rifle

Postby Gunnysway » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:08 am

Flitz is your friend with the polished sides of that pistol. Not the black finish on the top, but it will help with the tiny scratches from holster ware.

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