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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by China boy, Feb 10, 2013.
Exactly. Look at DPMS, they've been assembling ARs for a long time and still screw it up.
Theres so much sarcasm here, its hard to know what to take seriously.
Rallying cry, Toilet, Legos.........Really?
It doesnt take an engineering degree to properly assemble an upper. But it does take some knowledge. Not just in the assembly itself but in being able to diagnose any problems that may occur, then or later. If its short stroking, what parts do you look at?
Ive seen a few home built uppers that were well done but Ive also seen a bunch that were not accurate and reliable. Ask any big name instructor what brand they least like to see come to class and they will all say franken guns (home builds).
My advice to newbies is if you want to build something yourself, do the lower. As long as all the springs and pins are in the right holes, its pretty straight forward. For the first one, buy a complete upper from a quality manufacturer.
These are things I build for kicks that I consider mildly challenging to get "right"...
AR's... Not so much...
Very true. For a noob like me, building out the lower then buying a complete upper was perfect. I now have a great rifle to shoot and as a reference platform for future builds.
The lower is incredibly easy to put together- I was quite surprised on my first build. My second build I will build the upper as well.
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