Thursday, February 5, 2009

AR-15 Complete

Wow. It's been awhile, and yea, though you may have committed me to the scant memory of the internet's abyss, I am indeed still here. I would like to introduce to you, for the first time in a public forum, my Superior Arms S-15 rifle, built by yours truly over a period of many months. Thanks go out to my wife who let me do this:

Rundown of the nitty-gritty:
Superior Arms S-15 lower receiver
YHM A3 Upper w/ M4 ramps
CMMG Lower Parts Kit
DEZ Arms 16" Gov't. profile barrel (ramps hand finished by me to match upper)
YHM Rifle-length freefloat lightweight railed handguard
Promag Vertical Foregrip
Collapsable Stock
YHM solid Front Sight
UTG A2 Rear Sight (will be replaced with a YHM rear soon)
MagPul XTM Rail Panels
Model 1 Sales Charging Handle
Larue Tactical M-16 Bolt Carrier Group.
I'm also using a std. A2 flash hider, and a carbine length gas system (with a YHM low-profile gas block). Assembly of the lower took about 10 minutes on the first try, with no flubs or scratches anywhere, and the upper assembly was done properly with all the tees crossed and lower-case jays dotted (That means an action block and a torque wrench, with locktite where locktite was needed).

I took it out and got a 50/300 yard battle zero on it, and shot it in a Highpower match this past weekend. I generally speaking can't shoot for shit in a match, but I did manage a 96-2X sans sling in sitting rapid, so the gun is at least good enough to score well on the SR-21 target. I really intended this as a "every American should own one of these" type builds rather than a high-precision deal, as I've got my K-31 if I need to put holes in things at great distances, and I'm very happy with it. I will be adding an Aimpoint M3 or M4 in the very near future and I think it will make a great little rifle.