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Best AR15 build guide/books

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by RB87, May 16, 2016.

  1. RB87

    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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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!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    IronMonster. :D
     
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  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    YouTube it
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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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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  6. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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  7. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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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

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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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

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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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  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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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

    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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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

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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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

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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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  14. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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