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AR-15 Pistol Parts

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by MetalCutter, May 22, 2019.

  1. TKS597

    TKS597 New Member

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    Honestly, I'd just build an M4 clone, but with a pistol brace: 14.5 in barrel. I would just go with whatever parts you're comfortable in building a rifle and build it as normal. Only difference being it would be a carbine length.
     


  2. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Just a caution. When I ordered my pistol spring and tube, I got one with rubber padding on it. Sounds good, right? Except that my brace won't slide over the tube due to the rubber coating on the tube.

    Live and learn.
     
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  3. MetalCutter

    MetalCutter Life is too short for cheap cigars! TGT Supporter

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    Well, this is what we ended up with. Lower is an F1 mated with a PSA upper. Next, off to the range and see how it shoots.
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  4. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    what brace is that?
     
  5. Bithabus

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    Looks like the new SBA4
     
  6. MetalCutter

    MetalCutter Life is too short for cheap cigars! TGT Supporter

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    Yep, SBA4 brace. Came with the upper and lower parts kit from PSA.

    ETA: Went to an indoor range due to all the rain, so limited to 25 yards. But all signs show this thing is a shooter.
     
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  7. Sublime

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    I like the mag cut out, it is kinda different. I got 2 pistols but they are a his/hers in 300blk. Times change, at first they were range toys but IMHO, the braces make them into serious gun fighting tools. The 5.56 was a bit obnoxious for me out of a short barrel.
     
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  8. MetalCutter

    MetalCutter Life is too short for cheap cigars! TGT Supporter

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    Understatement of the year! Definitely got your attention (and everyone else's) at the indoor range this afternoon.
     
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  9. 45tex

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    Something I learned while reading the Q&A at PSA. When you choose a lower get one that was manufactured as a pistol. Apparently in a serial # record check there is a difference. They say you can make a pistol lower into a rifle but not a rifle lower into a pistol. Just sayin I read this, not I can or will defend this.
     
  10. toddnjoyce

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    Oh dear god. Not this again.
     


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