Best AR15 build guide/books

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  1. RB87

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    I've gotten the itch to learn how to build an AR15. Probably going to build a pistol as well. So, I'm looking for recomendations on a good book and/or guide for building an AR15.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Medic!

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    IronMonster. :D
     
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    If you are not building the upper (buying it complete) and just building the receiver I've learned everything from youtube and it is pretty easy. If you are assembling the upper then there is a little more to torquing the barrel but in general it is still not bad. Since the headspace is (usually) set by the barrel manufacturer already

    Brownells tends to have pretty good build videos to get you started
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=11004/guntechdetail/how_to_build_an_ar-15_video
     
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  4. Joe13

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    YouTube it
     
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  5. mjbskwim

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    AR 15.com forum has a ton of vids for building.
    Or you tube. But you don't need much cause they're pretty easy to figure out.
     
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  7. B5Ben

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    You don't need a book. There are literally thousands of quality resources online to get info. All the above mentioned ones will work just fine.
     
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  8. Brutus57

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    If you like a book in your hand I used this one: THE AR-15 COMPLETE ASSEMBLY GUIDE by Walt Kuleck with Clint McKee. AR-15 Guide Vol. 2 The B&W photos were helpful. Also has parts lists and helpful tips. I got mine on sale like 18 bucks...retails $21.95

    I also used youtube as well. I am pleased with the results.

    Brutus Out
     
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  9. jbett98

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    Having the right tools is a big help.
    Books and videos are great, but if you don't invest in a couple of specialized tools, a fun project can become less fun in a hurry.
     
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    And it ain't an investment that breaks the bank either
    Oh and good luck;)
     
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  11. RB87

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    Thanks all for the replies. Figured I'd start out with just a kit and go from there.
     
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  12. eldbillbo

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    uh you really need a book to build an ar15 when you got the whole peanut gallery here to tell you what you should get:cool:
     
  13. jbett98

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    If you're near the Portland area, I have all the right tools and more then a few successful AR builds under my belt.
    Let me know if you're interested in receiving some help.
    Cheers, Jeff
     
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