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Good How to Build an AR15 video recommendations?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CountGlockula, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Member

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    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!
     
  2. rtn

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    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/
     
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    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

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    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
     
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    Seriously, the lower is so easy, when you're done you will feel stupid for waiting so long to do it. (I did.)
     
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    Brownells has a complete series of vids online also FYI.

    Go here and click on Instructional Videos at the bottom

    http://www.ar15builder.com/
     
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    +1 for the free Brownells
     
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    The tutorial on ar15.com is very clear. Putting the parts in a stripped lower is quite easy.
     
  9. KegCommando

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    If I can, so can you.

    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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