Penhall's first AR-15 build

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    Penhall's first AR-15 build

    So, I got this from my FFL today: BCM 16 Mid-Length Rifle w/ Magpul MOE ( OD Green) and Geissele SSA Trigger
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    However, I've already run into my first big snag. I ordered/received a Daniel Defense Lite Rail 9.5" FSP, Carbine. Comparing the rifle to the rail, my mistake was obvious. I have a mid-length gas system and a carbine length rail. Fortunately, I can return the rail, but I'm a little gun shy now and would like someone to confirm that the Daniel Defense Lite Rail 12.0 FSPM, Mid-Length will fit my rifle. Thanks in advance.

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    It looks OK to me.
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    That one will fit. Let me tell you that I'm to a big fan of that particular rail though. I prefer a standard 9" LITE rail or best of all, the Centurion mid length cutout rail, which is similar to the one you linked, just more profiled at the front. Just my opinion, I'm sure you'll love the me you linked. I run RIS II's, but those can't be used with the front sight post. Not trying to talk you out of the one you linked, just mentioning some other options. I guess I don't like how much side rail extends past the front sight post on that particular model. That's all.
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    Thanks, Timmy.

    Thanks, Jon. That's a great suggestion. I looked at the C4 Mid-length cutout and agree with you as far as the looks. I also like that's it's a little cheaper and appears to be much easier to install, which is important for an AR-15 newbie. I think I'll go that route. I'll post some pictures as soon as I get it all put together.

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    The C4 rail is quick and easy to install. No removing the FSB, and it has fore and aft QD swivel points.

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    Thats the deal with builds, you must make sure you got parts that will match up. Assembly is the easy part. You will LOVE that trigger!

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    Well, I got the Centurion C4 rail in, and I got the FSB pins out, but I wasn't able to get the barrel nut off. I took it to a local gun store, and their gunsmith wasn't able to dislodge it either. They didn't have a heat torch on hand, but they're going to get one and I'll take it back in on Saturday. Once the barrel nut is off, I can get the delta ring off, reattach the barrel nut, and install the rail. Then I can post some pics.

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    Thank you to atctimmy, jonconsiglio, and all of the others who provided feedback to my many questions and assisted me with purchasing my first AR. I ended up with the following:

    A BCM 16" mid-length rifle with a Geissele SSA trigger, Centurion C4 mid-length cutout rail, Aimpoint PRO, and Magpul ACS-L stock, grip, and angled fore grip in OD green. I'm looking forward to putting a lot of rounds down range as I learn this new platform.

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    Looks good , enjoy your AR.
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