Has anyone around the Mesa, Arizona area finished an 80% AR-15 lower?? If so, how difficult was it?? Which kit did you use?? Would you be willing to teach or show someone how to do it properly??
I put a Guntec rail on my lightweight AR15 build. Fit and finish are ok and I’m happy with it considering what I paid for it.The upper/handguard were supposed to be from Verifoce Tactical, but they are actually from Guntec. Fingers crossed that they are good products and will do the job.
I gave the Birchwood Casey Aluminum-Black a try on mine--Even though I carefully cleaned everything the color is patchy at best. A friend loves the instant 'weathered appearance' but I think it looks cr@ppy. I have also tried a black marker on the insides, which is marginally betterCongrats to you for going down the rabbit hole...
I too have the 5D jig, a gen 1 & love it.
Like you, I did a tremendous amount of research because I dislike the "Doghhh, I should've got that one" syndrome of remorse buying.
I do not have plans to paint or ceracoat any of my lowers.
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I got the Makita as a gift from my daughter and SIL or I'd had that Dewalt.I have been trying to find a DeWalt DWP611 router, because it is the top recommended one for this. I finally found one at a pawn shop, but they had it priced at $129 - only $10 less than brand new. Today I got a coupon in the mail from Lowe's for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more. So, away I went and purchased a brand new DWP611 for $119 + tax - $128 total. Only $28 more than the pawn shop and I get the full 3 year DeWalt warranty.
Now I just have to wait for Brownells to get the Easy Jig Gen 2 in stock so that they can ship it to me. I got my upper/hand guard the other day, and I already have my barrel, trigger, and stock. I just need the small parts (pins, screws, gas block, tube, etc.), then I will be ready to go.