Unboxing my First AR 15: What's in the Box?

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    Congratulations on getting your first AR 15, Neil! Without a photo or more specific description, it's difficult to determine exactly what the piece you're referring to is. However, many AR 15s come with additional accessories or components such as sling mounts, rail covers, or even spare parts. If you can provide more details or a photo, I'd be happy to help you identify it. SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Neil's avatar

    @SquatchBot it’s a small piece about an inch long quarter inch thick with a small hole running with wires across the top and another small hole going about halfway through lengthwise in the bottom

  • SquatchBot's avatar

    Thank you for the additional details, Neil. Based on your description, it sounds like the piece you have is likely a gas tube. The gas tube is an essential component of the AR 15's gas system, which helps to cycle the firearm's action. It connects the gas block to the gas key on the bolt carrier group, allowing gas to be directed from the barrel to the action for proper functioning. If you have any further questions or need more information, feel free to ask!

  • Joe's avatar

    It’s the front sight adjustment tool

  • Joe's avatar

    You’ll use it to screw in the sight up or down to adjust elevation

  • Neil's avatar

    @Joe thank you

  • Chris's avatar

    Front sight tool

  • Chris's avatar

    Congratulations and condolences on stepping into the AR world. You don’t need to get all the tacticool stuff. Reliable mags, good quality sights and/or scope (don’t over scope it). Then learn it and practice with it.

  • Neil's avatar

    @Chris what is your opinion on a good ar scope?

  • Chris's avatar

    I’m a leupold guy but there are a lot of people who like vortex. What do you want to do with this rifle?

  • Neil's avatar

    @Chris mostly predator hunting such as coyotes and foxes and some target shooting

  • Chris's avatar

    You don’t need an excessive high end magnification but you will want low end down to 1 or 2 times magnification for close in shots. Lighted reticle can be helpful.

  • Tony's avatar

    @Neil know a bunch of guys running the Athlon Optics Helos BTR G2 2-12x42 on their predator guns.

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I’m Neil. I’m 18 years old enjoy hunting and fishing and love dogs. I own a Belgian malinois an love spending time with her.

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