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Name The AR – Finalists

I asked for help, and several followers responded! Here are the suggestions. I’ve left out the sources, as I don’t want to influence anyone.

  • Steve Nash – Short, not flashy and gets the job done.
  • Eugene
  • High-Speed Low-Drag Uber Delta
  • Tanto
  • Ol’ Painless – named in honor of Jessie Ventura’s mini-gun in Predator
  • Justice
  • ARTIE
  • Freedom – Only a free society, one which respects the Second Amendment, would uphold the right of a citizen to assemble a fully functional firearm with parts from vendors across this great nation. Your AR was completed because of interstate commerce, commerce initiated by the free speech to advertise those components on the Internet, and of course, the right to own the device itself.

Go give it a go.

Project Vera Update – At Last, All Together

SAMSUNG

With the arrival of the final piece, and some scrounging, I have arrived at the final configuration of my AR-15.

I mounted the Tasco Pro Point red dot sight on the riser mount I bought at the gun show. I also installed an 8 inch piece of Magpul rail to the front handgaurd, so I could install a foregrip.

With that, it is complete.

FINAL TALLY

At last.

For what it’s worth, the whole thing, with a fully loaded 30 round PMAG (yes, I am rich) weighs in at 9.4 pounds.

Late yesterday I used a laser bore sighter to sight the red dot at 36 yards, and then co-witnessed the iron sights to the red dot.

Now, for a cleaning and oiling, and a drive to the range. After all, I bought 4 PMAGs and ammo some time last fall.

Project Vera Update – Breaking News

SAMSUNGFinally.

The Fed Equis man dropped a small box on my front porch about a half hour ago, and the cam pin was among the pieces inside. Actually, since the shipping was the same, I ordered 2 cam pins, and a firing pin, and 2 firing pin retainer pins.

Now to put it all together, and hit the range later in the week.

As you might remember, Vera was a placeholder name for this project, so . . .

Coming Soon: Name The AR.

Project Vera Update 4

Update:

  • The UPS shipping report for the Upper from Palmetto State Armory shows it to be in a truck for delivery.
  • Thanks to a thread on AR15.com where members keep each other informed of available parts, I was able to find a bolt carrier, a bolt, and a charging handle. All from different suppliers. You gotta love the interwebz.
  • As far as I can tell, all the parts are on order and/or enroute.
  • Now all that is left is final assembly.
  • I still have to pick a name. Vera was a stand-in and is probably in consideration, but I am weighing others.
  • I added up the cost, and it’s an astounding number. I will discuss it in future post.

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