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AR-15 owners manual

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GlocksRock, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Well-Known Member

    Is there a downloadable ar-15 owners manual. I'm building an AR, and since it's my first, I have no idea how to break it down and clean it. Since I'm building it, and not buying it, I was hoping I could download a manual somehwere.
  2. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    www.ar15.com has assembly and disassembly instructions at http://www.ar15.com/content/
    AR-15 :: Assembly
    AR-15 :: Parts Diagrams
    AR-15 :: Maintain Your Rifle
    AR-15 :: Perform A Function Check
    AR-15 :: Functional Description


    Tons of information, I read just about everything before I built mine. Good luck, have fun!
  3. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll check it out when I get home. The firewall at work blocks a lot of gun related stuff unfortunately.
  4. BryanP

    BryanP Well-Known Member

    You can't download either of them, but if you're building an AR I can highly recommend two relatively inexpensive books.

    The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide by Walt Kuleck with Clint McKee.

    The AR-15 Complete Owner's Guide by Walt Kuleck and Scott A. Duff (scroll down from the above link.)

    The first one is the cheaper one and is well worth the money if you're building an AR.
  5. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Well-Known Member

    Actually, by building one, I mean I'm buying a complete lower, and a complete upper with the featuers I want, I'm not actually assembling the rifle myself.
  6. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Well-Known Member

    what you need are the TM & FM

    ARMY TM 9-1005-319-23&P

    TM 9-1005-319-10 (3MB PDF)
    Operator's Manual w/Components List M16A2, M4, M4A

    FM 3-22.9(FM23-9)
    html: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/3-22-9/
    pdf: http://pubs.armystudyguide.com/FM/FM_3-22_9.htm
    M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4,
    NOVEMBER 2002
    This manual provides guidance for planning and executing training on the 5.56-mm
    M16-series rifle (M16A1/A2/A3/A4) and M4 carbine. It is a guide for commanders,
    leaders, and instructors to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the
    objectives or intent of the United States Army rifle marksmanship program and
    FM 25-100 (Training the Force).
    This manual is organized to lead the trainer through the material needed to conduct
    training during initial entry training (IET) and unit sustainment training. Preliminary
    subjects include discussion on the weapons’ capabilities, mechanical training, and the
    fundamentals and principles of rifle marksmanship. Live-fire applications are scheduled
    after the soldier has demonstrated preliminary skills.
    The proponent of this publication is the U.S. Army Infantry School. Send comments
    and recommendations for improving this manual to doctrine@benning.army.mil or on
    DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Forms) to Commandant,
    U.S. Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-ATD, Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5000;
    DSN: 835-4704; commercial: (706) 545-5107.
    Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and
    women are included.

    good sources:
  7. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Well-Known Member

    That's some good reading, thanks!
  8. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    Buy the stripped lower, it is actually really easy to assemble to lower as long as you have a punch set, and that punch set comes in useful with other guns too.

    It might be hard to find a lower with all the right parts you want. I built a no frills lower, it cost a lot less than a pre-assembled no frills lower would have cost. If I had added a match trigger or something, the savings would have been even more.

    Good luck finding the lower setup like you want, trust me, it's fun to build!
  9. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Well-Known Member

    I already ordered a Stag Arms complete lower from Eaglefirearms.net It is identical to RRA, and it has all RRA parts, and a 6 position collapsible stock. I'm probably gonna get a RRA upper to go with it, most likely from eagefirearms, or adco, but I'm gonna go to the local gun show this weekend before I make any decisions. There are lots of AR uppers at the show, so I may just get one there if I see something I really like at a good price.

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