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pecospuppy

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Summer sale results in 4 AR builds - Journal
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:04:13 PM »
So I decided to build my own AR.  Well, I decided to build 4 of them.  I have had my DB15 for a year or so and with the summer sale on uppers and lower kits, I talked to my family about them.  Two boys and two girls wanted one.  That was just the excuse I needed to buy them.  Here they are.
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I'll have to pick up a few specialty tools to get the job done.  I'll show them as I build them.  Should be fun.
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Re: Summer sale results in 4 AR builds - Journal
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 08:41:38 AM »
Wow! Does it get any better? I don't think so. Congratulations.  :main_thumbs_2up:

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Re: Summer sale results in 4 AR builds - Journal
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 07:40:50 PM »
So the first one is done.  I haven't fired it yet.  I need on optic of some kind.  Thinking a red dot but the 1x4x20 Leopold I got for my first DB15 is pretty nice too.  Can't decide.  Any way, I'll build the other 3 while I decide and order them.

Here it is:
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Re: Summer sale results in 4 AR builds - Journal
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 06:33:08 PM »
So I have completed all 4 builds and test fired the last one I built.  It ran great.  Here's the 5 rounds I put through it at 25 yards.  The red dot was just placed on it with no sighting it in, so it's a little to the right.  I moved it way down the rail just to see what it looked like without wearing reading glasses.  Getting it further down the rail I could see ok without the glasses, but it looks funny.
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I'll run all 4 of them against the one I bought a year ago and see how they compare after the optics for them come in.  So far I'm happy with them.
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Re: Summer sale results in 4 AR builds - Journal
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 11:14:02 PM »
Thanks, I agree they are very good rifles.  My first DB15 has run flawlessly and that is why I bought the 4 kits.  Each of my kids wants one so I thought it would be fun to build them.  I actually have to get two more.  One for the youngest girl - when she turns 18 next year, and one for my wife.  They have been updated since the one I originally found.  It's probably 4 or so years old.  The BCG is much nicer on the new ones and the new M-lok rail seems pretty cool.  I don't have any fancy gadgets for it yet but I probably will over time.

As for pistols, I have one DB9.  The smallest 9mm on the market I believe.  I have to agree with the perception that they are not the best, but they aren't the worst either.  It's kind of a hit and miss thing.  The one I have now is a replacement one, and it's very good.  The first one was iffy.


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Re: Summer sale results in 4 AR builds - Journal
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 11:25:01 PM »
So I have the red dots on them now.  I chose Holosun.  They have a decent reputation and 50,000 battery life.  Here they are completed.

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I changed up my gun a little.  I wanted to longer rail and all the Magpul stuff so I put one of the new uppers on my old lower and switched the Leupold onto the new upper.  It's the one on the left.
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Now I just need to sight them all in.

 

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