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Old December 18, 2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Starting an AR Build

For all you who built your own... where did you begin? How did you go about piecing it together?
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Old December 18, 2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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I looked at the info on the Build it Yourself sticky's at AR15.com.

Link

I also started with a good parts list. On a first build, it might be best to get:
Stripped Lower
Lower parts kit
Buttstock assy with buffer, tube & spring
Complete Upper Assy
Bolt Carrier Group
Charging Handle
Sights ... Some parts maybe in upper assy
Sling and sling mount
Optic and mount

PSA is a good place to look as well as BCM.

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Old December 18, 2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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That's the link I used. Printed it out and went slowly. It's a lot easier than it looks. I've done a second now and it was a breeze.
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Old December 18, 2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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So you started with your lower first, and so on?
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Old December 18, 2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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yeah research research research. If you are thorough you will have a successful build
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Old December 18, 2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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Yes, I like to build the lower. I used an Armalite LPK on my first.

My next one is a PSA lower completion kit with MOE buttstock.

I built my first Upper, but this time I'm using a complete PSA.
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