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Old January 16th, 2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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spent a pleasant morning "building" a couple AR lowers with my sons

17-year-old twins... one had been asking to build an AR with me so I got him a palmetto build kit and freedom lightweight upper for Christmas, and of course had to buy another for his brother. :D I wanted to get complete build kits but money is tight and from what I found it's actually less expensive to get completed uppers. Maybe next time.

Anderson lowers purchased locally. Went together without a hitch. Their first time driving pins or assembling guns and both enjoyed it.

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Old January 16th, 2017, 03:35 PM   #2
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Awesome. I did the same thing with my son. He has a 5.56 and a 300blk carbine.

Good time spent with them.

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Old January 16th, 2017, 09:34 PM   #3
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Very cool. I can't think of many better things to do Dad and Son than guns or hot rodding.
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 03:23 PM   #4
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Its possible that your son in the batman shirt might take over the world.....just sayin

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 03:56 PM   #5
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 04:10 PM   #6
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3 feet of snow, busy kids, busy family. I did get BUIS mounted on the freefloat one. and greased them up ready to go. I imagine it'll be a while before they care about shooting them.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 04:23 PM   #7
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Trigger discipline for the win! I am no AR fan by any means but they are nice.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 09:06 PM   #8
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I'm not either. I prefer M1 and M1A. But the AR platform is here to stay and they are easy and fun to piece together.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 09:09 PM   #9
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I imagine it'll be a while before they care about shooting them.
I think a nice Aimpoint on there would get 'em motivated!
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 09:10 PM   #10
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Yeh, gotta grow another kidney to sell first.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 09:14 PM   #11
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Yeh, gotta grow another kidney to sell first.
I figured as much, but no harm in advocating! Notice I don't have one on my 2nd AR yet!
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 09:30 PM   #12
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Dang, I bet those two are hell on the local girls hearts... LOL!
As long as they aren't calling ya Grandpa too soon.

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Oh yeah, great way to spend time with'em and nice fun firearms too.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 08:36 PM   #13
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I played with gun parts as daddy cleaned and showed me what they were, where they went and their purpose in a gun. Some were simple. Some where not. But he showed the way with respect of the gun and the ramifications. I never doubted him and never need to get to them without permission. Now having a little guy. Glad you all are having a good time together learning.

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Old February 18th, 2017, 02:40 AM   #14
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Well done and am sure with your guidance and training they will learn to appreciate the rifles and their capabilities. Would urge that you get them to a local(or distant) HP match for the sport is dying a slow death due to lack of younger shooters participating. It will teach them discipline and develop skill with the rifle in the various positions utilized in such matches. Believe you will find those attending such matches will bend over backwards to aid and assist young shooters anyway they can and welcome their attendance. Just a suggestion.

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Yeah, I build em for my kids too...wait ...I don't have any kids.

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