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.45 AR15

This projected was started on a whim based on a conversation with 98Z5V a fellow admin at our sister site 308AR.com. While I had pondered building a .45 or 10mm AR-15 for some time it was 98Z5v who actually pushed me over the edge and got me motivated to get this profect going.

I decided to go with .45acp over 10mm for a few reasons. The first reason is ammunition. I have many .45acp handguns and tend to stock a fair amount of ammunition. The second reason is the cost of 10mm ammunition is substantially more than .45acp.

This is a pretty simple project as there is not a lot of choices in .45acp AR-15 hardware.

OLYMPIC ARMS AR-15 UPPER RECEIVER – OLYMPIC ARMS is the only company I know of that sells .45acp AR-15’s as complete rifles or as uppers alone. OLYMPIC ARMS has a reputation for reliable and accurate firearms. There really was no other choices to choose from.

SPIKES TACTICAL STRIPPED LOWER RECEIVER РWhile there is an option on the web for dedicated .45acp LOWER RECEIVERS that feature high capacity magazines I chose a standard lower that will utilize  OLYMPIC ARMS proprietary magazines. This gives me a lower that can be used with any .223/5.56 NATO upper.  I went with the SPIKES TACTICAL because they have a good reputation, they are priced right and Brownells has them in stock. A few interesting features to note. The SPIKES TACTICAL LOWERS are matte black and the contrasting red and white safe/fire markings look nice. I can take or leave the spider logo.

DANIEL DEFENSE OMEGA RAIL FREE FLOAT HANDGUARD – ipsum

ROGERS SUPER STOC BUTTSTOCK – ipsum

MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP – ipsum

YANKEE HILL MACHINE WRAITH .45ACP SUPPRESSOR – ipsum

BATTLE ARMS AMBIDEXTROUS SAFETY SELECTOR BAD A.S.S – ipsum

CMC AR-15 TACTICAL TRIGGER GROUP – ipsum

OLYMPIC ARMS .45acp 32 ROUND MAGAZINES – ipsum

ARMALITE LOWER PARTS LIT LESS TRIGGER – IPSUM

ARMALITE CARBINE BUFFER – ipsum

ARMALITE CARBINE BUFFER SPRING – IPSUM

ARMALITE 6 POSITION MIL SPEC RECEIVER EXTENSION TUBE – ipsum

BROWNELLS CASTLE NUT/CARBINE STOCK LOCK RING – ipsum

BROWNELLS RECEIVER END PLATE – IPSUM