I won’t post every item like last time but it has alot of the same guts as a previous build of mine. Some of the parts came from RedXArms.com. The more I do business with Neil, the more I like his website. The products are proving to be of outstanding quality. My only complaint is I dont like waiting for things to come in the mail. Cant have everything I guess.

PICS!!!

Free floated M4 profile barrel with a Troy Claymore muzzle brake

Free floated M4 profile barrel with a Troy Claymore muzzle brake

FailZero BCG, Magpul furniture, and ATI 15" Free Float Forend

FailZero BCG, Magpul furniture, and ATI 15" Free Float Forend

Magpul ACS stock, MOE grip and MBUS backup sights.

Magpul ACS stock, MOE grip and MBUS backup sights.

ATI Forend & FS8 nosecone. Next to the Claymore, its very badass..

ATI Forend & FS8 nosecone. Next to the Claymore, its very badass..

All in all it shoots like a dream ( 460 rounds and NO MALFUNCTIONS). Also I am really loving the FailZero bolt carrier group and trigger. I have yet to lubricate it and its still kickin.

Also I feel that I should tell you guys that I am employed for an online retailer of gun accessories and that I am in no way being compensated for this blog. I do this because I want to share with you guys the things that I think are worth sharing in the firearms industry. ( As an employee, I do get a pretty good discount on parts though :D)

With that in mind if you are interested in any of the parts you’ve seen in my posts you can probably find them at:

www.AR15Outfitters.com

or

www.OutdoorBunker.com

Also, if you call in and ask a gun related question, chances are I’m answering it. Did I tell you I love my job? Because I do. ūüėČ

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So after about 6 months of researching parts, placing online orders, waiting for them to come in, and partial assembly. It is finally over.

She is up and running and shooting like a dream.

Here is a rundown of everything that went into her with links to where I got them (when available) if you feel like building your own.

Ardel Engineering lower receiver

Purchased from the Moorhead, MN branch of OutdoorBunker

DPMS lower parts kit

Purchased from the Moorhead, MN branch of OutdoorBunker

RedXArms 20″ SS Bull Barrel 1/9″ twist .223/5.56

http://shop.redxarms.com/20-STAINLESS-STEEL-BULL-BARREL-3276.htm

RedXArms keyhole marked complete upper receiver.

http://shop.redxarms.com/AR15-COMPLETE-A3-UPPER-RECEIVER-AR15-COMPLETE-A3-UPPER-RECEIVER.htm

RedXArms rifle length gas tube

http://shop.redxarms.com/AR15-RIFLE-LENGTH-GAS-TUBE-AND-PIN-AR15-RIFLE-LENGTH-GAS-TUBE-PIN.htm

FailZero EXO coated bolt carrier group

http://www.outdoorbunker.com/Fail-Zero-AR-15-Bolt-Kit-and-Hammer-p/(rsr-fz009-fzar15-01-).htm

RedXArms charging handle

http://shop.redxarms.com/AR15-CHARGING-HANDLE-AR15-CHARGING-HANDLE.htm

AIM Sports tactical big latch

Purchased from the Moorhead, MN branch of OutdoorBunker

Brownells .936 low-profile gas block

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27015/Product/AR_15_M16_LOW_PROFILE_GAS_BLOCK

Brownells A2 rifle buffer, spring, and tube

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27315/Product/AR_15_M16_STOCK_COMPLETION_KITS

Magpul MIAD pistol grip

http://www.outdoorbunker.com/MAGPUL-MIAD-AR15-M16-Grip-Full-Kit-Black-p/(mgt-mag052).htm

Mako SSR25 adjustable sniper stock

http://www.outdoorbunker.com/Mako-Group-Sniper-Stock-for-M16-SR25-p/(mak-ssr25-).htm

ATI 15″ free float 8 sided handguard w/ barrel nut, 15″ modular rail, sling swivel kit, & FS8 nosecone

https://www.outdoorbunker.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=ATI-A.5.10.

NcStar full size precision grade bipod

http://www.outdoorbunker.com/NcStar-Precision-Grade-Full-Size-Bipod-p/(ncs-abpgf-).htm

AIM Sports one piece scope mount

Purchased from the Moorhead, MN branch of OutdoorBunker

NcStar Patriot Series 4-16×42 Mil-Dot rifle scope

http://www.outdoorbunker.com/NcStar-Patriot-Series-4-16X42-MilDot-Reticle-Scope-p/(ncs-spatbm41642g-).htm

As soon as the weather gets warm I will be posting a video review of each part as well as the rifle as a whole. I will do my best to be objective as possible.

Also I feel obligated to mention that RedXArms prices scared the crap out of me before I called them up and spoke with Neil (why so cheap?!).

He seems to know what hes doing and the parts I got are top notch. Shipping took longer than expected but after I got them they exceeded my expectations.

Feel free to sound off if you have a specific questions about any of the parts or assembly.

A friend of mine taught me this and I figured I would share it with you. I have done this to my 1911 grips and let me tell you it completely changes the feel of the grip in your hand.

The rest of the gun needs work still but all in good time.

A closer view.

The grips shown are from Mako and have an extended magwell.

Also it is a good way to turn cheap plastic grips into custom textured grips.

Here is a quick tutorial:

It isnt very hard to do but keep in mind that if you¬†aren’t¬†comfortable taking a soldering iron to your Glock, it might be best to take it to a professional. This is something that can’t be undone.

EDIT: For some reason, UMG will not allow this video to be played as an embedded video. It will play for you on YouTube¬†after the jump. (I think because it has a Guns ‘n Roses song in it.)

Here is the first part of repairing and customizing an old beat up Marlin/Glenfield 60 I bought from a guy on NodakOutdoors.

Here are the pics from when I got it:

It doesnt look too bad from the pictures that were posted in the ad…

This gun has seen better days. 

But once I got it in my hands, it looked terrible. The finish was chipped, scratched, and rusting. There was a large hole where the front sight screw used to be. and the stock was cracked. not to mention the 25+ years of carbon that had built up inside the receiver. Not being one to pass up on an opportunity for experience I paid the man and took it home.

Once I got it open I also found out that it was missing one of the trigger guard screws and the feedthroat was broken. Whew!

After doing a quick cleaning,¬†I ordered the parts I needed. In the mean time I filled the front sight hole with a ground down screw and cold blued it for the time being. I also started this blog. When the parts arrived, I made this video…

The fitting that I didn’t put into the video was mostly changing the angle of the top of the new part to match the existing cutout of the bolt. ¬†And as I mentioned, removing some of the lifter. I also had to remove some of the lifter spring because it had some slack that was in the way of the new feedthroat. The next step for this gun is going to be refinishing the metal.¬†¬†My dipping tank is empty right now but I just ordered some parkerizing solution…

…to be continued…

MSRP = $4800.00 but they are raffling them off at $25.00 a ticket.

You can’t see it in the picture bu the receiver is engraved with a beautiful South Dakota pheasant scene. The maker tells me that while it is functional, you wouldn’t want to shoot it as the plating covers everything. Inside and out. Any shot fired would blow out all of the gold from inside the barrel.

Beautiful craftmanship on this pistol. This picture does not do it justice.

This pistol is definitely unique. It has handcrafted grips so subtle you can hardly see them but holding it, it seems to melt into your grip. With a textured frame and slide serrations working the action is smooth as butter. I couldn’t try out the trigger but the owner tells me it breaks like glass. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it many times more but they just dont make them like they used to anymore. As before if you contact me I can put you in touch with the owner if your interested.

Custom engraved lever guns.

February 6, 2011

They dont make them like they used to.

This immaculate collection is owned by a man out of Mitchell, SD. They won Best in show at the 2009 Aberdeen gun show in the Long Rifle class. Each one is hand crafted  and 100% unique.

The picture says it all.

The dowel in the triggerguard is actually a dehydrated seal penis.

A closer view of the winning gun's reciever engraving.

THis is the 2011 Collectible long gun winner owned by a man from Park Rapids, MN. Aside from the immaculate bison engraving on this Winchesters receiver, also pay attention to the dowel holding it up. The owner of this gun informed me that it is actually a dehydrated seal penis otherwise known as an oo-sick. Kinda creepy, but original.