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  1. Mar 24, 2012 #1
    CanyonXDSC

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    I'm just about to order the first parts for my build. Everything so far is from PSA, although I'll be looking around for Olive Drab furniture and a stripped lower. I've never built an AR before, but my buddy who's was an armorer when he was in the army is gonna go through it with me.

    From what I've gathered all I'll need is what's below, plus a stripped lower, and furniture. Am I missing anything?

    (UPDTAED SHOPPING LIST ADDED BELOW)

    I just want to make sure i'm not missing anything. I'm sure people have been over this many times, I'm just excited and want to make sure I'm not missing anything.


    Thanks in advance.

     
  2. Mar 25, 2012 #2
    CanyonXDSC

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    Here's the updated shopping list. I think I've got everything on here, although the stripped lower will be ordered later to avoid the 11% tax.

    Palmetto State Armory Classic LPK
    $49.95

    PSA M4 Furniture kit - OD
    $59.95

    PSA 16'' M4A1 Upper
    Stripped Upper
    1 x Palmetto State Armory 16" 5.56 M4A1 Upper $349.99
    BCG Option:
    1 x Bolt Carrier Group $80.00
    Select charging handle
    1 x Add AR15/M16 Charging Handle $17.95
    Handguard Option:
    1 x Carb handguards Black $0.00
    Flash Hider Option:
    1 x A2 Flash Hider $0.00
    Sight Option:
    1 x Rear MBUS ODG $50.00
    Total: $497.94

    Magpul Polymer Rail
    Choose Size:
    2 x Magpul Polymer Rail - L5 (5'')
    $17.00

    PSA AR15 Lower
    Select Marking Option:
    1 x PSA Lower Safe/Fire $79.95

    Complete 6 Position Mil-Spec Buffer Tube Assembly
    $39.95

    Midwest Industries AR Stock Wrench
    $6.99


    Anyone see anything I'm missing?
     
  3. Mar 25, 2012 #3
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    Welcome to the fun, expensive but fun :)
     
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    CanyonXDSC

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    Tweaked the list a little bit, decided I'd rather spend $ on optics than on ODG furniture. Got it ordered, will order a case, sling, and the stripped lower in just a bit.

    MIDWEST INDUSTRIES AR STOCK WRENCH
    PALMETTO STATE ARMORY CLASSIC LOWER BUILD KIT
    AR OPTICS PACKAGE
    Please Choose Optic Package
    1 x Vortex Strikefire Red/Green Dot & Black Rear MBUS*
    MAGPUL PMAG 20 ROUND POLYMER MAGAZINE
    Choose Color
    1 x Magpul PMAG 20rd Black*
    MAGPUL POLYMER RAIL
    Choose Size:
    2 x Magpul Polymer Rail - L5 (5'')*
    PSA 16'' M4A1 UPPER
    Stripped Upper
    1 x Palmetto State Armory 16" 5.56 M4A1 Upper*
    BCG Option:
    1 x Bolt Carrier Group*
    Select charging handle
    1 x Add AR15/M16 Charging Handle*
    Handguard Option:
    1 x MOE Carb HG Black
    Flash Hider Option:
    1 x A2 Flash Hider*
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 #5
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    I think you are making a great choice on the optics package. I ordered my MBUS on a Monday and got the email from Palmetto about the optics package on a Friday. I missed out on that deal. At that price ($179.) it is like you are getting the MBUS for $10. Awesome deal.
     
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    That was my thought too. It seemed to good of a deal to pass up, even with the small complaints people have about the Vortex.

    I've never mounted optics on an AR before, Do you know if there is there anything special that I'll need to do to get the MBUS/Red Dot/Front Sight in a perfectly straight line?
     
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    CanyonXDSC

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    I shot PSA an email, I'll post here when I hear back to let others know.
     
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    Not trying to be to technical... But you may want to read up on paralaxing lenses. Corrective / non corrective... etc.

    Also your red dot is technically never going to shoot a perfectly straight line since it is not looking down the barrel.

    From my general knowledge... Zero your sight @ 25 yards and it will be zeroed for 300 yards as well. Many of the optics have quick adjustments for range after your initial zero.

    Hope this was helpful! I also just got my first AR recently! Blast to shoot... bloody expensive though.
     
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    Sorry about that, I should clarify.

    I've read a bit about the lenses and know about the differences in POA with the red dot vs irons, I was asking about physically getting them in a straight line on top of the rifle.
     

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