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Old 01-22-2019, 09:25 PM   #1
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Never been an AR guy but decided to get one a couple of weeks ago. After some research and talking to a few guys a decided to go with a pistol build. Palmetto State Armory had a kit on sale with a 10.5 barrel and I went to Primary Arms and got an Anderson lower for 40 bucks. While waiting for the kit to ship I ordered a low profile gas block, a 10 free floating hand guard, and a Bushnell Red Dot to put on top. I built this for less than 400 and will give a report on how it shoots on Friday.





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Old 01-22-2019, 09:46 PM   #2
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That's gonna be a blast! I'd be curious to see what kind of accuracy you get with it. I've got an 8.5" .300 blackout in SBR jail right now due to the shutdown and I'd like to compare.
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Old 01-25-2019, 02:14 PM   #3
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Took it out to shoot today and definitely impressed. Might be getting a little better red dot, wish I would of got a 2 moa



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Old 01-25-2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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That's a nice gun.. I was the same way about ARs.. bought one several years ago because I was afraid they would ban them.. right after one of the school shootings.. stuck it in my safe and never fooled with it until about 3 months ago.. now after changing the upper and putting in a different trigger and a few other small things I'm addicted to it..
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:43 PM   #5
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Looks good. What pistol brace is that?
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:04 PM   #6
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Well I decided to put a 3-9x40 Sig Sauer Whiskey 3 Scope on the Pistol just to see how it would shoot and definitely pleased, these are 100 yd groups with 55gr monarch ammo. Next time I will shoot some 70+ grain bullets to see what it will do.




Last was a 3 shot group and got nervous so decided to screw up group with another shot. Lol


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Old 02-11-2019, 12:23 PM   #7
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Nice. I'm building a .45 Raptor as we speak.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:26 PM   #8
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Heck yea ! I'm building another 6.5 Grendel right now.
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