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AR-15 books

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bender, Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. bender

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    I want one AR-15 book, with a lot of general info on the rifle, as well as complete assembly/breakdown instructions.

    Not interested in information on the selective fire military version, just civilian versions I can own.

    If I don't buy a complete rifle, I may buy the separate components over time... that way it would be a learning experience, and also easier to afford...

    Duncan Long, Kuleck and others have books on the AR-15, what's one book that covers everything pretty well?

    btw: I notice that alot of these books have lots of wasted space regarding "pre-ban" "post-ban" info. I don't want to wade through that junk.

    thanks!
     
  2. Spencer

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    yeah, I know there's quite a few books out there, I was just looking for some THR member's opinions of them...
     
  4. Spencer

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    You mean a recommendation?

    Okay.
    Well I am a member of THR, but I havent read much of anything on the AR, so I wouldnt be the guy.
     
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    I can suggest two books

    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.
     
  6. bender

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  11. Harry Tuttle

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    its a prudent plan to buy AR #1 from Bushmaster and build numbers 2-7

    ;)

    shop the ar15.com forums and plan
     
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    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.

    - Chris
     
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