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Glock 1
03-09-2012, 19:16
Ok, I bought it all put together so maybe its not technically a "build" but I am adding to it. This thread just documents the journey. It and its sequentially numbered brother were bought as a pair back in 08. The brother got the use and this was the safe queen, never shot. I traded a NIB Glock 27 with a few extras for it straight up.

Stay tuned...

Brand New Colt LE6920:
http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/ar1.jpg

New Magpul Miad grip, CTR stock, Aluminum trigger guard, and pmag. Added today.
http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/armagpul.jpg

It is probably going to storm out my trip to the range this weekend but I plan on spending time with her this weekend doing a complete tear down, clean and lube. She has been in a safe for 4 years and she is very tight compared to the SP6920MP-B I have that is also new in the box.

WoodenPlank
03-09-2012, 19:18
It probably needs a lube after the time in the safe, but I wouldn't worry too much about the cleaning part. Keep it lubed, and shoot the crap out of it.

Two Guns
03-09-2012, 19:18
So what brand is it?

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 19:30
So what brand is it?

Great, now I feel stupid. :supergrin:. I added it to the original post.

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 19:35
It probably needs a lube after the time in the safe, but I wouldn't worry too much about the cleaning part. Keep it lubed, and shoot the crap out of it.

The cleaning will be mainly to get familiar with her and lube her up. Mainly just wiping off the old oil and replacing it.

I was going to use Mobil 1 for the oil. I got that from ARFCOM. That is ok; right?

I want to shoot her so bad. I have a thousand rounds here just waiting for decent weather.

jamesbern
03-09-2012, 19:47
I'm about to lube mine with Mobil 1 Synthetic as well. Hitting the range tomorrow morning so got to get her ready.

WoodenPlank
03-09-2012, 19:50
The cleaning will be mainly to get familiar with her and lube her up. Mainly just wiping off the old oil and replacing it.

I was going to use Mobil 1 for the oil. I got that from ARFCOM. That is ok; right?

I want to shoot her so bad. I have a thousand rounds here just waiting for decent weather.

Do yourself a favor, and order a bottle of SLIP 2000 (http://www.slip2000.com/) gun lube or EWL.

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 19:58
Do yourself a favor, and order a bottle of SLIP 2000 (http://www.slip2000.com/) gun lube or EWL.

Hmm.. Looks like a good thing. Any recommendation on a all inclusive cleaning kit? I have the one that came with it but that is it.

WoodenPlank
03-09-2012, 20:02
Hmm.. Looks like a good thing. Any recommendation on a all inclusive cleaning kit? I have the one that came with it but that is it.

All I use is a boresnake, some cotton patches/paper towels, q-tips, and maybe a dental pick if it's REALLY nasty. Keeping the BCG lubed goes a long way to making the gun easier to clean when it's needed.

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 20:03
All I use is a boresnake, some cotton patches/paper towels, q-tips, and maybe a dental pick if it's REALLY nasty. Keeping the BCG lubed goes a long way to making the gun easier to clean when it's needed.

The same response I got from ARFCOM. Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for. :cool:

WoodenPlank
03-09-2012, 20:09
The same response I got from ARFCOM. Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for. :cool:

Yep, it's easy. Look at the side of the bolt carrier (while it's in the upper) and you'll see 3 holes - one to the rear, and a pair of them closer to the bolt. If you ease the charging handle back, you'll be able to see the three steel gas rings through the two forward witness holes - one drop of SLIP through each hole goes a long way to keeping the gas rings lubed. With the upper stripped, I put 2 drops inside the charging handle channel in the upper, two more drops inside the concave side of the charging handle body, two drops in each groove on the under side of the carrier(spread with a q-tip), and the drops on the gas rings. I also wipe the bolt tail and firing pin down with a rag that has a few drops of oil on it. When shooting, if the gun starts to get dry, just a couple drops through those same witness holes on the carrier to hit the gas rings, and go back to shooting.

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 20:31
Excellent, how about an AR tool? any brand recommendations?

WoodenPlank
03-09-2012, 20:35
Excellent, how about an AR tool? any brand recommendations?

Cleaning tool or armorers tool?

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 20:37
Armorer. I need it to get the hand guard and gas block off don't I?

WoodenPlank
03-09-2012, 20:41
Armorer. I need it to get the hand guard and gas block off don't I?

You'll need a lot more than just an armorer's tool. I just have someone else do it for me. :whistling:

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 20:55
Really? I watched a couple of videos and it seems pretty easy actually.

WoodenPlank
03-09-2012, 20:58
Really? I watched a couple of videos and it seems pretty easy actually.

It's not hard, it just not worth investing in a vice, upper and lower blocks, armorers tool, punch set, etc. for me.

Glock 1
03-09-2012, 21:02
Except for the blocks and the tool I have it all already. I used to design and manufacture custom auto parts in my garage. I also powder coated for awhile.

I like doing the work myself, its a sense of accomplishment. I have broken my fair share of stuff too. lol

Glock 1
03-10-2012, 13:26
Handle gone, added MBUIS. My friend has a new SP6920MP-B and we swapped. He loves the handle, I don't. Works out.

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/mbus.jpg

JaPes
03-10-2012, 18:06
Dibs if you want to sell the carry handle you took off.

Glock 1
03-10-2012, 19:13
If my friend doesn't want to keep it I will be selling it. I will post it here if I do.

vram74
03-11-2012, 00:14
Nice Colt. I wouldn't be parting out stuff off it though, but that's just me. Why do you want to remove the FSB? Just lube it and shoot it!

Glock 1
03-11-2012, 09:10
The FSB and hand guard will be on for awhile. The parts aren't going anywhere. My friend has the handle but I could buy another one and swap it for my original from him. I kept all the other parts.

Why make the changes? well, I know I will not get rid of it and I want a specific style and functionality. But, I need to shoot it first, alot.

eracer
03-11-2012, 09:31
Do yourself a favor, and order a bottle of SLIP 2000 (http://www.slip2000.com/) gun lube or EWL.I keep a spray bottle of the EWL in my range bag.

Great stuff.

stryker1
03-11-2012, 09:33
i have a stag 8 didnt like the round handguard,so i changed it just for comfort really but also looks better,also added eotech,may change the pistolgrip as well,no rifle will fit everyone,so changes must be made to fit,just my 2 cents

Glock 1
03-12-2012, 17:08
I took my BCG apart today while I was lubing the AR for the coming weekend. I took it apart because it was sticky. I found lots of white grease and soaked it all in solvent.

Lubed her up and put her back together. Sorry, no before pics.
When I took the extractor spring out I was surprised to find a black rubber nub. Seems like I read somewhere it should be blue. Thoughts on this?


http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bcg1.jpg

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bcg2.jpg

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bcg3.jpg

Glock 1
03-16-2012, 16:22
Got me a donated red dot from faawrenchbndr. She goes to the range tomorrow! Range report to come soon. I am so ready to go shoot her! :supergrin:

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/aroptic.jpg

TSAX
03-16-2012, 18:22
Looking good, it can take a little time before you find all the right stuff for your AR setup and just when you think its perfect, something new comes along.






:50cal:

WoodenPlank
03-16-2012, 18:23
Looking good, it can take a little time before you find all the right stuff for your AR setup and just when you think its perfect, something new comes along.






:50cal:

No kidding.

Meanwhile, don't cheap out and get something less than what you wanted. Buy once, cry once.

sr975j
03-16-2012, 21:32
Got me a donated red dot from faawrenchbndr. She goes to the range tomorrow! Range report to come soon. I am so ready to go shoot her! :supergrin:

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/aroptic.jpg

where do i get a donated red dot lol? i want one.

and not to hijack the thread, but i dont want to start a thread for such a simple question. what do you guys think the highest quality red dot is for under $100?

Sam

WoodenPlank
03-16-2012, 21:38
where do i get a donated red dot lol? i want one.

and not to hijack the thread, but i dont want to start a thread for such a simple question. what do you guys think the highest quality red dot is for under $100?

Sam

Depends on what you want it to do. Range toy? Check out Primary Arms.

HD/SD/Work gun? Save up for an Aimpoint PRO.

Glock 1
03-16-2012, 21:44
I have already decided my next step once this one is done is to build a more powerful AR. Not sure what caliber yet. 308 maybe?

WoodenPlank
03-16-2012, 21:47
I have already decided my next step once this one is done is to build a more powerful AR. Not sure what caliber yet. 308 maybe?

As always, depends on what you want to do. For social and range purposes, 5.56 is more than adequate for anything inside 4-500 yards. Hell, with the right dope, ammo, and shooter, you can reach well past 700 with 5.56.

Glock 1
03-17-2012, 06:32
Actually, I think I will build another 5.56. Atleast that way I have the need of only one common caliber that will surely be easily found in the even of an emergency.

G19freak
03-17-2012, 07:32
I took my BCG apart today while I was lubing the AR for the coming weekend. I took it apart because it was sticky. I found lots of white grease and soaked it all in solvent.

Lubed her up and put her back together. Sorry, no before pics.
When I took the extractor spring out I was surprised to find a black rubber nub. Seems like I read somewhere it should be blue. Thoughts on this?


http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bcg1.jpg

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bcg2.jpg

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bcg3.jpg

Surprised to see you don't have the full auto bolt carrier.

Does it have the sear block in the receiver? Did you buy the rifle new?

Glock 1
03-17-2012, 08:44
No it has been sitting in a safe for 4 years. New in box though. Headed to the range now.

Glock 1
03-17-2012, 19:26
Got it to the range and put a couple hundred rounds through it. I love this gun! :supergrin:

No issues whatsoever. The barrel under the hand guard smoked but I was not rapid firing. Oil maybe?

I fired Tul Ammo in my pmags and the colt mags and had no feeding issues.

One thing that did happen is the buffer seems to be taking a beating. Is it supposed to have its anodized coating removed by the bolt? I fired about 200 rounds and there is a silver 2/3 moon silver mark on the buffer from the carrier. This is normal?

I will get a pic and post it if needed.

WoodenPlank
03-17-2012, 20:08
Got it to the range and put a couple hundred rounds through it. I love this gun! :supergrin:

No issues whatsoever. The barrel under the hand guard smoked but I was not rapid firing. Oil maybe?

I fired Tul Ammo in my pmags and the colt mags and had no feeding issues.

One thing that did happen is the buffer seems to be taking a beating. Is it supposed to have its anodized coating removed by the bolt? I fired about 200 rounds and there is a silver 2/3 moon silver mark on the buffer from the carrier. This is normal?

I will get a pic and post it if needed.

It's not that unusual to see a little "cooking" on a new barrel like that. It's probably preservative rubbed into the barrel at the factory, or just the finish itself.

The wear on the buffer isn't that unusual, either.

Just note that Tula is under-powered, and very dirty ammo. I'm not surprised your Colt runs it well, but I'd suggest avoiding it if you can.

Glock 1
03-17-2012, 20:11
Its the last of the Tula. Next in line is Federal XM193. Here is the buffer. Is this normal?


http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/arbuffer2.jpg

WoodenPlank
03-17-2012, 20:16
Its the last of the Tula. Next in line is Federal XM193. Here is the buffer. Is this normal?


http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/arbuffer2.jpg

Looks like pretty much every carbine buffer I have ever had in a gun. Some start getting marks faster than others. I wouldn't sweat it much.

Glock 1
03-18-2012, 09:58
Cool. Here is a pic of the bolt carrier, just in case it matters.

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bc.jpg

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bc2.jpg

WoodenPlank
03-18-2012, 14:52
Cool. Here is a pic of the bolt carrier, just in case it matters.

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bc.jpg

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/bc2.jpg

It's the older style C-carrier. Another one of Colt's PC moves with their older ARs. C carriers sear blocks, funky trigger and takedown pins....

Glock 1
03-18-2012, 17:52
It is funny you mention that. I got into a conversation at ar15.com which prompted me to dig my box out. It was made in 04, not 08.

My trigger pull is staggered like its sticking or rough if that makes sense. My takedown pins are very snug. Is this part of the 04 models? If it is, what do I need to fix it? I love this gun but the trigger does leave alot to be desired since it is not smooth.

mvician
03-18-2012, 19:02
Shoot it, everything will loosen up :cool:

WoodenPlank
03-19-2012, 03:33
Shoot it, everything will loosen up :cool:

Yep. Clear your AR, clear it AGAIN, and spend some time dry firing it in your living room. This can help the rough trigger a bit. If you're still unhappy, there are lots of options. Anything from a polish job to a replacement trigger.

Glock 1
03-19-2012, 06:31
Clear it?

I will continue to dry fire. I have tried to limit the dry firing for fear of doing damage but if its ok I will let her rip! :supergrin:

LibertyPatriot
03-19-2012, 09:20
Get some snap caps if you're worried. Helps to simulate charging a round too.

WoodenPlank
03-19-2012, 13:14
Clear it?

I will continue to dry fire. I have tried to limit the dry firing for fear of doing damage but if its ok I will let her rip! :supergrin:

Remove magazine, ensure chamber is clear of any ammunition - then do it again and make damn sure there's nothing hiding in there. A negligent discharge of an AR in your living room is not going to be a fun experience.

Glock 1
03-19-2012, 16:11
Ah, yes. I thought that was what to meant. Didn't want to make any assumptions.

Safety is my middle name, atleast since I shot a 45 black talon a half inch from my left foot playing around with a combat commander I thought was unloaded. That was about 20 yrs ago. Stupid is as stupid does for sure. That was a major wake up call for me

Glock 1
03-29-2012, 05:57
Just adding progress pics tot he thread.

Nikon P-223 3x9x40 BDC 600
Burris PEPR QD mount

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/arwithoptic.jpg

faawrenchbndr
03-29-2012, 07:37
I have already decided my next step once this one is done is to build a more powerful AR. Not sure what caliber yet. 308 maybe?



:cool:

My Armalite AR10.........308 Win is outstanding!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/ArmaliteAR10withNoveskepic1.jpg

Glock 1
03-29-2012, 08:08
Damn! That is nice! Love the flash suppressor. that looks wicked!

Glock 1
04-13-2012, 17:13
Update. Added Magpul MOE handguard for Carbine. Love this thing.

http://www.thepistoldepot.com/mypics/arwithmphandguard.jpg

Quarter Tank
04-15-2012, 07:26
love the updates and pictures from where it came from to where it is now.

Glock 1
04-15-2012, 09:59
Thanks. I do the same for the cars I customize and I find it really puts it in perspective. I have images of my range trips (targets) that I will add in later to show the progression as I became more in tune with the rifles and it with me. It has been quite fun.