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building an ar ???

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Mike M., Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Mike M.

    Mike M.

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    hey guys, i am thinking about building an ar and i was wondering if there are any instructional dvds or books that show the process step by step... i dont mean just putting an upper and lower together, i mean the whole shabang...... anything u can recommend will be happily looked into
     

  2. kewa0501

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    As someone that just built an AR15 I can give you a few tips:
    1) buy the best AR15 wrench you can find. Mine is stainless steel and it was nice to have a little extra strength.
    2) Buy a Vice Block! This would have made my life much easier when I was putting the Barrel on.
    3) Use oil to assemble, don't skimp
    4) relax, its fun to build something yourself!
    I used the ARFCOM build instructions.
     
  3. ddbtoth

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    There's a bunch of pretty informative videos on YouTube.
     
  6. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

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    Often-overlooked issue: use molybdenum disulfide paste on the barrel nut threads. A little jar is under $10 and will last for dozens of builds.
     
  7. bmoore

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    Youtube, a mag well vice block, a set of small cheap punch's, a tiny brass mallet and you should be good to go. This is for a lower build, the other guys will have to help with building a complete upper.
     
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    Surf's Videos............Good.
     
  9. Darkker

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    www.akpartskits.com
    You can order everything completed except the fire control kit.
    I've built several this way.
     
  10. cfec2008

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    this^^^ dont buy a dpms tool. they suck. buy a good one.
     
  11. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    I did the easy build. Bought a cheap stripped lower, built it completely, and then bought a complete upper minus BCG. Add optic, BUIS, sling, mags, voila.