Custom AR-15 Build

Updated (12-8-2010): My suppressor is now currently on order.  I’m waiting on the serial number so the Form 4 paperwork can be filled out and submitted to the ATF.

This is for my first custom built AR-15.  This shoots 5.56/.223 ammunition along with .22LR with the .22LR drop-in conversion kit.  This has been a very fun project, and wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would before I started.  This has been a long time coming, as I’ve had my lower receiver for the better part of 2yrs now, and am just now getting around to finally building the thing.  Of course prices are a little bit higher now, but they’re not too bad if you know where to look for good deals.

Most of my parts are from either DPMS or Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) with a couple of key parts from Spike’s Tactical.  The lower assembly has a DPMS lower parts kit and Pardus butt-stock assembly.  The upper receiver is made by Aero Precision and has a DPMS forward assist, charging handle and ejection port cover, while the bolt carrier group, barrel and rails are from YHM.  Also from YHM are their QDS flip up front and rear sights, phantom flash hider and ss phantom sound suppressor (on order).  I have my parts list below for those that are interested, and the gallery is after the jump.

Parts List
Spike’s Tactical Stripped Lower Receiver (with color-filled bullet markings and spider logo)
Aero Precision Stripped Upper Receiver (with T-Markings and American Flag on top of the rail)
DPMS Lower Parts Kit
DPMS Pardus 6-Position Butt-stock Assembly
DPMS Ejection Port Cover
DPMS Charging Handle
DPMS Forward Assist
DPMS Gas Tube and Roll Pin
YHM Complete Bolt Carrier Group
YHM 16″ Threaded, Fluted 1:9″ Twist Barrel (Chrome Lined)
YHM Diamond Series Specter Length Free Floating Forearm
YHM Forearm End Cap
YHM Low Profile Gas Block
YHM Q.D.S. Same Plane Sight System
YHM Phantom Flash Hider with QD Suppressor Threads
Spike’s Tactical .22LR Drop-in Conversion Kit
MagPul MagLevel PMAG 30rd Magazine (x3)
MagPul MOE Enhanced Trigger Guard
MagPul AFG2 (Angled Foregrip)

Black Dog Machine 27rd Magazines (Smoke Colored)
Primary Arms M4 Style Red Dot Sight
Primary Arms 5x Magnifier (with Quick Disconnect Mount)