New AR builds, "The Twins"

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    New AR builds, "The Twins"

    My two new AR builds.
    The lower one is 5.56 the upper one is 22LR. A few months ago I decided to build matching AR's
    a few of the big factors why I did this is that 22 ammo is cheap, the range I belong to only allows static shooting
    with rifle calibers, where as 22LR is fine in the pistol bays, there for I can move and shoot all I want. I am not as familiar
    with the AR platform as I am with AK's so this will allow me to develop the muscle memory needed for the operating of the AR.
    I also compete in USPSA with pistol, and wanted something to compete with in the rim-fire steel challenge matches, this will also give me
    good trigger time behind the AR. I will be shooting the 5.56 allot but will have to travel a bit further to a public range.

    The 5.56 I used a Sun Devil lower it has a PSA LPG I also went with PSA 16" upper
    it as a Magpull trigger guard and a Magpull BUIS, Troy Ind. quad rail, Sure fire light
    and Luccid red dot optics and a Badger Creek charging handle. I use MilSpec mags

    The 22LR I used a Sun Devil lower, it has a RRA LPG. The upper is a dedicated Tactical Solutions 22LR
    It also has a Troy Ind. quad rail and a Luccid red dot and Badger Creek charging handle extension.
    I am using BlackDog mags.

    They both have single point sling mounts, not shown are the slings.
    had to give my CCW some camera time as well, Glock 30

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    Man these are beautiful. I LOVE my ar15's. I can't believe I thought about abandoning these for AK platform. Congrats and great job on the builds. What was your grand total per rifle?

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    They seem nice. The only part I do not understand is why two? Couldn't you have just bought .22lr upper and swapped them out as needed.

    Aside from the confusion on my part I would say your good to go. Two is better than one.

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    2 is one and one is none! Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    Man these are beautiful. I LOVE my ar15's. I can't believe I thought about abandoning these for AK platform. Congrats and great job on the builds. What was your grand total per rifle?
    As they sit I am right in the 800.00 to 900.00 range on the 5.56
    the 22 is right in the 700.00 range, give or take a hundred bucks on them.
    I wanted to build good AR's yet wanted to keep the cost under control. I was able to get some good deals in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppelin03 View Post
    They seem nice. The only part I do not understand is why two? Couldn't you have just bought .22lr upper and swapped them out as needed.

    Aside from the confusion on my part I would say your good to go. Two is better than one.
    I was really thinking about doing it this way. But I liked that thought of being able to grab one and go. I was able to swing a good deal on the other Sun Devil lower so I went for it. now I have two complete guns. I think it worked out well.
    Thanks
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    I like the idea of putting together a .22LR AR as a way to practice and to familiarize yourself with the platform. I'm wondering how a .22LR AR build would compare to the .22 AR that S&W already has out? I'd like to see a comparison test if anyone ever does one.

    On another note; what color is the Glock in? Is it desert or coyote tan?

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