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Anyone can recommend a good AR book?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by cowboy1964, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. cowboy1964

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    Looking for a book that covers everything about the AR-15. All the parts, how it all works, tools and procedures needed to work on the thing, etc. Bonus would be a lot of presentation of different build options.
     
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  3. boomhower

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    In addition to books also take a look at youtube. There are a ton of build videos there. It's full of a lot of crap but is a good resource.
     
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    Green Eyes Black Rifles

    It is written by Kyle Lamb, president of Viking Tactics, and former Delta operator. It will lay out configuring your rifle, cleaning it, shooting positions and drills. Excellent book for any AR enthusiast from novice to experienced.
     
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    I'd recommend the Sweeney books. Keep in mind they're different volumes, not different editions of the same book, so there is not a whole lot of overlap. If you can't get them all right away, I recommend 1,3,2 as the order or priority. I've also ordered a book on gumsmithing the AR-15, but it hasn't arrived yet, so I can't comment yet on it.
     
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    + 1 Great book
     
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    +1 on Patrick Sweeney. He has some good stuff on the 1911 if your into that as well.
     
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    Plus 1 on Sweeney, i have all three, plus his Gunsmithing the AR-156 book

    all 4 are great reads
     
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    I just got the gunsmithing one in the mail yesterday. I agree, it's as good as thw others.
     
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    I agree with this recommendation too. Great read and very useful.
     
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    Plus 2. Sweeney is da man. At this point I'm all but ready to take anything he writes as a gospel.
     
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    he does seem well versed on the subject
     
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    As long as it's not about Glocks. He has a clear 1911 bias and doesn't hesitate to let you know it. But, the the 1911 and AR-15 literature, his knowlegdge and advice is stellar.