GUN My first build: Eleanor

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  1. Paul Revere

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    Just completed my first build, seriously thinking about buying a couple more lowers so I can build some more. I named her Eleanor:

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    This is my first ever build, I bought the lower a year ago, it is a Superior S-15. The rest of the basic rifle I bought as a kit from Blackthorne (or akpartskits.com), their prices are great. The kit had everything except for the lower. I opted for an A3M4 style with A2 front sight, I bought a detachable carry handle (w/large aperture rear sight), front grip, weaver sight riser, and rail which mounted to the bottom of standard front guard. I found the red-dot on clearance and already had the tac light, it's a Surefire 9P.

    Finished it off with magazines from Bravocompanyusa.com, they have an awesome deal going right now. 30-round with green followers for $9 apiece. I ordered 10 and had them shipped for less than $100.

    The basic rifle took an afternoon as the upper & barrel were already assembled (no worry about headspacing). I've added the other parts slowly over the past few days. Really my decision making process was based on price although not for everything. The only thing I'm not sure about is the upper/barrel. I don't know the manufacturer yet, it is either DPMS or Olympic.

    I think that's about it, except that I learned this was about a million times easier than I expected and am ready to build some more. I've been a pistol shooter for a long time but this will change some things I think! :)
     
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    I've put a total of about 50 rounds through her and everything seems real tight, I think she is a real shooter. This is for CQB but I do want to try my hand at long distance rifle shooting. I've always liked 25yd+ pistol, I think this will be easier!
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
    user text is apropos.
     
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    cool rifle, memphis
     
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    Eleanor came from, yes, Gone in 60 seconds. It has an element of class.

    I've already sighted her in, 100% in the 10-ring at 100 yards with iron or the red dot. I obviously prefer the red-dot. I will be purchasing a couple more lowers, I think one in .308 and the other 5.56 I'll build with a 24" bull barrel for longer distance shooting.
     
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    at least the lower's not a DPMS, cause then it would be gay
     
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    i think my favorite post in that thread is the fucking mod dropping this bomb:

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    Man, blackthorne is the shit.

    What does WMD think about this LMG Upper?

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    other than the el cheapo dot and the horrible vfg/mag holder, what's the problem?
     
  14. See above.
     
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    Apparently I'm not familiar with them. :dunno:
     
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    That mag holder vfg thing is mad gay
     
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    oh i get it.
     
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    so who's Blackthorne?
     
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    blackthrone=hesse=vulcan arms=fail with aids sauce
     
  20. The bane of barfcom's existence. I'm sure there's someone here who can link to some threads over there, but Blackthorne is widely regarded as the worst AR manufacturer out there, producing a bunch of cheap crap. Apparently they used to be called Vulcan, then Hesse, then they changed their name to Blackthorne as they try to avoid their reputation.
     
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    ahhhh. Didn't know they were the new incarnation of Hesse/Vulcan. Makes cents.
     
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    They also have a shit load of ghost accounts/trolls on the internet making fake threads about how fucking awesome their products are.

    Gotta give the internet commando credit for saving many a dumb n00b from Vulcan/Hesse/Blackthorne
     
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    What the fuck :bowrofl:
     
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    This new, kinder, gentler M4C is gay. This culture of positivity is bullshit!

    I want to see someone rip this dumb noob to shreds. It's one thing to have a retarded first rifle... it's another to give it a name like it's some classic piece of machinery or something.

    Here's my first build. Yes, that is an airsoft sight, CAR stock, and GG&G BUIS. But even for my first build I knew to buy a LMT upper, hahaha

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    You looked a lot different when I met you.
     

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