Good How to Build an AR15 video recommendations?


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CountGlockula
September 1, 2009, 10:32 PM
I just finished watching Magpul Dynamics The Art of The Tactical Carbine and it's awesome. Good stuff on training, but need more detailed information on how to build one from the ground up.

I'm an AR15 newb and just picked up a stripped Rock River Arms lower...so now I need to build it.

I've previewed videos from Brownells and Midway, but looking to buy...any recommendations?

Thanks folks!

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rtn
September 1, 2009, 10:40 PM
Ar15.com has detailed instructions on how to build a stripped lower: parts, tools, assembly info. Are you building the upper as well? If so, my understanding is that building a reliable upper takes a bit more in terms of skill and tools, but is not terribly difficult. If you're not building the upper, then you should be good to go once the lower is done. White Oak Armament and Compass Lake make excellet uppers, and your rifle will be an outstanding shooter should you go that route.

http://www.whiteoakarmament.com/
http://www.compasslake.com/

iamkris
September 1, 2009, 10:42 PM
Frankly, it is dirt simple to assemble an AR. If you can use a wrench, punch and pliers, you have the skills to build it. I wouldn't waste my money on a video. I thought the video on Brownells was free? Use the tutorial on arfcom...it is plenty good.

I built this one from all parts using the ar15.com guide

http://i37.tinypic.com/2w6ap8w.jpg

6.8 SPC AR build

AeroPrecision Multi-caliber lower
Stag/CMT M4 upper
Badger Gen II TacLatch
RRA 2-stage NM trigger
VLTOR stock
WOA 18" SS SPR profile barrel and bolt
PWS FSC30 flash hider / comp
YHM front sight
Brownells HK-type rear sight
ERGO grip
Magpul triggerguard
MI low profile gas block
YHM FF rifle-length quad rail handguard
MI sling mounts
EoTech 511
PRI mags
Now it also wears a 4x magnifier and a CAA VFG and Surefire weapon light

mljdeckard
September 1, 2009, 10:53 PM
Seriously, the lower is so easy, when you're done you will feel stupid for waiting so long to do it. (I did.)

Big44mag
September 2, 2009, 01:22 PM
Check this link to build a lower http://www.lifelibertyetc.com/RangeBag.aspx

Go to the second vid down.

1KPerDay
September 2, 2009, 05:05 PM
Brownells has a complete series of vids online also FYI.

Go here and click on Instructional Videos at the bottom

http://www.ar15builder.com/

MJR007
September 2, 2009, 05:24 PM
+1 for the free Brownells

Z-Michigan
September 2, 2009, 08:59 PM
The tutorial on ar15.com is very clear. Putting the parts in a stripped lower is quite easy.

KegCommando
September 3, 2009, 12:14 AM
I just did my first one using the guide on ar15.com which also links to a video.

Guy at the store was telling me how hard it would be, and how guys come in all the time and drop all the parts on the counter and pay him to assemble them.

I got all freaked out and wondered if I made a mistake, but thanks to the encouragement of forum friends, I proceeded to continue.

It was stupidly easy. Just be patient. Re-read the guide and replay the video on anything not clear the first time, and you can do it too.

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