And I assume breakdown and assembly of the rifle would be in a manual.
September 29, 2006, 06:29 PM
yeah, I know there's quite a few books out there, I was just looking for some THR member's opinions of them...
September 29, 2006, 06:32 PM
You mean a recommendation?
Well I am a member of THR, but I havent read much of anything on the AR, so I wouldnt be the guy.
September 29, 2006, 06:45 PM
The AR-15 Complete Owner's Guide ISBN 1-888722-10-X
Excellent overview of the rifle in all it's forms. It's actually structured so that it describes various configurations of the AR-15 and what they're best at... IPSC style competition, varmint hunting, NRA Highpower, personal defense, etc.
The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide ISBN 1-888722-12-6
The best guide to assembly I've ever seen.
I'm not connected to either book or their authors in any way but I do own about a dozen books on the AR-15 rifle and these are the two I find myself going back to the most often.
September 29, 2006, 07:49 PM
ok, the second one is the book by Kuleck. Does it have anything about using & shooting the gun, or is it just an assembly guide?
September 30, 2006, 12:31 AM
get the TM9-1005-319-10 & TM 9-1005-249-23&P & FM23-9 & FM 3-22.9
Desert publications puts out good material, they are bright yellow manuals. Sorry I cant remember the exact titles.
But....I found I cant get pretty much the exact same info, and even better stuff by going online.
September 30, 2006, 01:01 AM
ok, now getting off on a slight tangent:
I've been reading articles & stuff (mostly written in the 1990s) about how its WAY cheaper to get the components for an AR-15 and put 'em together yourself. According to the articles I've read, it is something like over $300 cheaper than buying an complete rifle.
Well, now I don't see that at all. The complete components seem to be as much or more than buying a complete rifle. Or am I wrong?
September 30, 2006, 01:07 AM
Bender it seems that if you shop around, and are frugal you can save quite a bit...but if you just purchase parts without shopping around the savings are not so big.
September 30, 2006, 11:25 AM
its a prudent plan to buy AR #1 from Bushmaster and build numbers 2-7
shop the ar15.com forums and plan
September 30, 2006, 11:41 AM
A couple that I've found useful:
Glen Zediker's The Competitive AR-15. Mostly about NRA Highpower Rifle competition.
Matt Burkett's video The AR-15. Two discs, the first covers gear, the second covers shooting.
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