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Mike M.
10-18-2011, 03:44
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

humanguerrilla
10-18-2011, 04:23
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_282/186316_New_and_Improved_Guide_to_Building_a_Lower.html

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_4/226782_Assemble_your_own_LOWER__UPPER__FREE_FLOAT__TRIGGER__GAS_BLOCK___Step_by_step_instructions_.h tml


Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=building+ar+upper&aq=f
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=building+ar+lower&aq=f

kewa0501
10-18-2011, 05:04
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.

ddbtoth
10-18-2011, 20:27
Here's another good video

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=11004/GunTechdetail/How_to_Build_An_AR_15_Video

but go over to ARFCOM and read up in the AR 15 "Build it youself" section-everything is there.

surf
10-19-2011, 01:11
If you can't do it from these series of video's you should look for another hobby.

AR/M4/M16 Complete Rifle Build Part 1
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAQKaDb80H4)

Medic3166
10-19-2011, 04:52
There's a bunch of pretty informative videos on YouTube.

crazymoose
10-19-2011, 11:50
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.

bmoore
10-19-2011, 12:20
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.

bullittmcqueen
10-19-2011, 12:42
Surf's Videos............Good.

Darkker
10-19-2011, 15:42
www.akpartskits.com
You can order everything completed except the fire control kit.
I've built several this way.

cfec2008
10-19-2011, 19:59
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.

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

nastytrigger
10-19-2011, 20:12
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.