View Full Version : Pondering an AR build
04-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Reviewing some of the posts on this and other AR forums, and have been pondering the idea of building an AR from a forging from Tactical Innovations (http://www.tacticalinc.com/ar15-lower-receiver-forging-p-1108.html). Any input would be greatly appreciated....
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04-28-2010, 09:37 PM
that is raw a solid forging. there would be some fun cutting out the mag well.
good price on it though. ASA has some 80% lowers but they ain't cheap i think they were like $120 the last time i looked. they have the difficult/special tools required jobs finished up though.
if you have the tools and jigs you can build one from a solid forging though, many have.
04-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Thanks for your reply. I have a machine shop in my garage (Bridgeport, Pratt & Whitney lathe, Victoria horizontal mill, grinders, etc), so it looks like a new challenge. Where would be the best place to purchase all the parts for the lower?
05-19-2010, 09:23 PM
you will just need a lower parts kit and a stock. most any ar-15 builder place has them.
most of the time i buy mine here JSE Surplus (http://www.jsesurplus.com/index.aspx)
CTD, brownwells,AIM, and many other places have the lower parts.
05-19-2010, 10:48 PM
Thanks for the info j427x. So far I have the raw forging from Tactical Innovations, the complete machining instructions from Ray-Vin, I have already machined the clamping pads, got the lower kit from Weaponparts.com, a couple of mags from surplus ammo, and of course the upper from CDNN, and now I'm waiting on some cutters from Wholesale tools. I know this will probably be more expensive to build than to buy, but it will be clean. I will take pics of the build when I think of it, but it has to go onto the back burner for a while, at least until I get the tile done in our foyer (honey-do list comes first, then I can play in my shop). I will keep you updated.....