Author Topic: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area - MARCH 16th!  (Read 11209 times)

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AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area - MARCH 16th!
« on: November 17, 2013, 08:47:09 PM »
Some local folks have expressed an interest in a build party for some AR's.  I've got a local gunsmith (E.J. Wainwright) lined up to be there to lend expertise if needed.  Would love to get some of our experienced guys from THIS forum involved, as well as members that would like to build one for themselves.

If interested, post here please!  As we progress, we'll put some links in for "good deals" on parts kits, etc. - if you see one, put it in the "Commercial Deals" section as well.  We'll have the "specialty tools" needed already on hand for you. 

I'm shooting for February time frame, location TBA here in New Braunfels.  Anyone interested?

Date is now set - March 16th, 2014!
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 11:07:43 PM by TexasRedneck »
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 09:22:31 PM »
Sure, just let me know when
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 09:39:47 PM »
Was hopin' you'd hop in on it, LJ.....<G> 
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 09:44:51 PM »
Me miss an AR build party, that's just silly talk.
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 09:55:12 PM »
Me miss an AR build party, that's just silly talk.

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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 10:45:44 AM »
I'm interested!
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 02:24:16 PM »
So how detailed is this build party going to be?  Is this going to be an assembly only or should I bring some of the advanced tools?
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 02:48:32 PM »
We'll likely have folks up and down the spectrum - if ya don't mind, bring the advanced stuff, too - and if you have the time/inclination, maybe even start up a list of the tools you think are handy (and why), along with where folks can get 'em at a fair price.
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 10:25:08 PM »
If I still lived up in San Antonio I'd be in just for the camaraderie, I'll keep an eye on this thread and maybe I can make something happen once y'all decide a date.
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 10:35:17 PM »
Heck - it'll most likely be on a Saturday - drive up Friday evenin', crash here at the house!
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 10:47:50 PM »
Heck - it'll most likely be on a Saturday - drive up Friday evenin', crash here at the house!

Appreciate the offer but I've got family that live in SA so I could make it a multi-purpose trip. Not promising but would like to make it. Don't have anything to build but I do have all the basic tools (upper and lower receiver vise blocks, barrel wrench, castle nut wrench, various punches, etc.) and a pretty decent knowledge/experience putting them together.
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 11:11:42 PM »
    What would be nice is that someone Post up what exact kit or parts needed to do a complete build.
Maybe what NOT to get or at least to get spec wise. 
   Complete upper kit, then a lower.  Trigger parts?  Butt? 
« Last Edit: November 19, 2013, 11:14:43 PM by trol1374 »

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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 08:28:28 AM »
I don't have a build planned, but I'd love to attend if I can work it into my schedule just to soak up some knowledge.

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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 05:23:13 PM »
I will be bringing most of the tools needed for adjusting the slop out of a factory trigger.  This involves drills, taps, files, moto tool, set screws, and patience.  If you want to "tune" your trigger I will be happy to show you how to do this, and warn you if you are being "not so smart" with it. 
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Re: AR-15 BUILD PARTY - New Braunfels area
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 01:22:45 PM »
I sure would like to attend. I've put together one before but would love to just come and get new ideas and put another one together. I will monitor this thread for a date.