How easy is it to build an AR15?

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  1. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

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    I would HIGHLY recommend a QUALITY set of roll pin punches and small ball peen hammer. I would get a build guide with clearly explained steps there can be had on utube m1dwayusa and other sources. There are a few steps that for the new builder can be very frustrating until you learn how they are done. Those things done it is fairly easy to have a person with no experience build one. Do not rush take your time and go slow.
  2. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Active Member

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    So easy EVEN A CAVEMAN COULD DO IT!!!

    Or should that be, SO EASY EVEN A MARINE CAN DO IT!!?? ;)
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  3. ejkoechling

    ejkoechling Active Member

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    can't wait, I'll buy my first so I can shoot, then I'll build. Now ......when can I afford to buy my first????????????????
  4. JTofGPD

    JTofGPD New Member

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    I just finished my build for $575 completed. First 6 shots i took at 30 yards were covered by a dime. The 3 shot 100 yard group was just over 1.25" with iron sights. I used a New frontier lw-15 polymer lower, dpms 20" hbar barrel, psa blemished upper, and dpms bolt. Shoots awesome! I used Joe Bob Outfitters, Palmetto State Arms, JSE Surplus, and New Frontiers for all the parts. IMO- worth every penny i saved.
  5. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

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    I'm figuring on doing it the easy way - buy a complete lower, a complete upper and the bolt. That's all it takes. No extra tools or hassle.
  6. armenjs802

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    You may need special wise and torque ratchet. megwell block is nice and handy as well. ohh and a m16 armorer tool about $16, its like five tool in one.
    Nice going!
  7. A square 10

    A square 10 New Member

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    its fairly easy , finding all the parts at an affordable price will be the issue , as to the special tools - if you ask around you can most likely find a friendly person to help you out
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