Some Installation Tips:
– Make sure to install all your Magpul MOE Rail Extensions BEFORE putting on the barrel. The ones that come with the hand guard screw in fine from the outside.
– Put the hand guard on AFTER you tighten the muzzle compensator. The handguard messes with the contour of your upper block.
– Remember to tighten the handguard, 6 bolts, very tight, otherwise there will be a lot of wiggle on the handguard.
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13″ Single Rail, Super Slim, Free-floating Handguard with Proprietary Attachment Design and Extremely Compact Profile
Continuous Picatinny Top plus 3 User Detachable 2-slot Rail Sections
Ergonomic Slim Tubular Profile for Most Positive Handling, Integral Anti-rotation Tab for Rock-solid Locking
Accommodates Low-profile Gas Block
Please note, that I think I put it on the wrong shoulder. Being right handed but shooting left handed becomes confusing for me. But I wouldn’t say there’s any “right” way to wear it. Whatever works for you.
Installed canted sights and replaced low profile gas block with a dual rail block. I’m left handed, BTW.
Switched out to the UTG Pro Slim Handguard.
Here’s a picture of it with all the attachments (minus the bipod which I’ll put on later)
At the bottom is the shopping list for the items I purchased to build my first AR-15. For the Upper and Lower Components, and for a 20″ Barreled AR-15, it cost about $700.00. Building your own, even if it’s just purchasing pre-assembled uppers and lowers, is the most cost effective method. I probably would had gone with the pre-assembled route, but Palmetto State Armory had Black Friday deals that were so good it was more cost effective for me to build it from scratch.