Monday, July 20, 2009

Build party...

Having finally scored my citizenship, I decided to celebrate by making a new gun purchase. But... not just any gun, oh no...

I got me the beginnings of an EBR!

My friend came over tonight with his, and we set about assembling our AR15 lowers...


Voila!


Thirty minutes of grunting, cursing, hammering and chasing parts across the shop, we finally put together the finished product.

That unsightly lump above the magazine is a bullet button, a device that makes it impossible to remove the magazine without a tool - something you want to have in California to stay within the limits of our laws here.

For those who care, that is a LAR Grizzly-15 lower, with a CMMG parts kit and a Magpul p-mag configured to take 10 rounds only (another California requirement).

Although I'm heartily satisfied with tonight's work, obviously it is not yet complete without the upper assembly... well, that costs a wee bit more, and thanks to current "gun" market conditions, there's somewhat of a wait...

Soon, my precious, soon...

4 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Whoa Kewl!! Remember, you can have as many uppers as you like! :-)
A ninja Upper, a Match upper, and maybe 50 Beowulf-upper, that's like having a bit of Ancient Celtic Pre-History - if you can stand sharing lowers. :-)

Kevin said...

As many as I can afford, more like :) I'd like to thank you for the info and encouragement re ARs, DC, as well as introducing me to calguns! I go there daily now, and have even made a (ahem) purchase or two in the marketplace section...

Mushy said...

Now you are a "real" American!

DirtCrashr said...

I'm glad you did the research and could piece one together - given our finances that's how I managed to do it also, although I swear I always told my wife, she claims to dis-remember things I said I bought. ;-)