Well, the AR is “finished”. I say that with quotes because, like any project of mine, it’s never really finished. I just have to stop working on it....for now. You can bet that, as time goes by, I’m going to have a nice collection of different uppers for this gun. That's much later though. Right now I'm getting everything together that I need to take this to the range. I can't begin to describe the feeling of accomplishment when I snapped the front hand guard into the delta ring assembly. Actually, it didn't happen immediately. Once it was firmly in place, I said to myself "ok, what next?"
That's when it hit me: there wasn't anything. That was the last piece. I was recording it and I was at a complete loss for words. I just quickly signed off and stopped the camera then just sat there for a while holding my newly finished AR. I carried it out of the studio to show Mrs. Noob. I didn't even have to say anything. She could tell from the grin on my face. I still can't help but stare at it and say "I can't believe I built it".
Now that it is "done", I think a retrospective on the project is in order.
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