Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Is It Here Yet?

Before moving on to the post de jour, I have the pleasure of welcoming another follower. Family Best of the self titled blog decided there was something worthwhile here. Family Best, I don't have much to offer in the way of regular, thought provoking and insightful content, but I do do my best to answer all comments as possible. Welcome. Make yourself at home. 

As mentioned in the previous post, I've been sitting on a Spike's Tactical AR-15 lower receiver hoping upon hope that it will hatch into a full blown AR-15. No such luck. However, I received a nice email from Rock River Arms this morning letting me know that the lower parts kit I ordered left their warehouse on the big, brown truck of happiness. It is scheduled for delivery on Monday.

That sound you's just my foot tapping.

I ordered the kit with the ERGO pistol grip and a single stage trigger. After talking with several people and reading a lot of information online (ad infinitum), I wanted the two stage trigger. Unfortunately, it's on indefinite back order. Bummer. Rather than put on my frowny face (sorry...I've been listening to Despicable Me a LOT lately as it's usually playing on the Navigator's DVD player while The Queen is in the backseat with M&M), I decided a single stage trigger was better than no trigger. Besides, I can always buy a stand alone two stage replacement trigger kit for it later if the single stage frustrates me.

Look for more gun related content next week.


  1. Glad you went with the ERGO grip. After a 9 hour carbine class and raw and sore fingers, I ordered one straight away. The grip is great, the gapper is worth the cost of the whole thing. Good luck with your build. I hope you don't need it. :)

    1. 45er, I know what you mean. The mil spec grip was never a consideration for me. It was the ERGO or the Hogue. After handling a few ARs recently, the ERGO just felt the most natural to me. As to luck, I'll be watching the Brownells AR assembly videos to make sure I don't miss anything important.

  2. Yay for gun-related posts! I'm living my AR fantasy vicariously through you right now.


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