How easy is it to build an AR15?

Discussion in 'The Pre-Ban Forum' started by Albtraum, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
  2. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    nice^^

    as long as it's only 80% finished, it's not a gun! hahaa!

    legal and no serial number required.
     

  3. g2gunny

    g2gunny New Member

    9
    Sep 17, 2012
    Building one is pretty easy, but why not just buy a complete lower and complete upper then snap them together, you save the same amount of money pretty much and it takes 30 seconds to put together.
     
  4. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    on my minus site theres the full cad cam for AR 15 and AR 10 uppers and lowers

    or build the flat pack version of the lower
     

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  5. nynomad

    nynomad Member

    384
    Apr 8, 2010
    I used a big clear plastic bag to help keep the springs in a restricted air space. Basically just worked with the lower and my hands in the bag while putting some of the springs in. When the spring went flying it stayed in the bag.

    Putting the lower together was easy.
     
  6. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    327
    Sep 13, 2012
    Maine
    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.
     
  7. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    So easy EVEN A CAVEMAN COULD DO IT!!!

    Or should that be, SO EASY EVEN A MARINE CAN DO IT!!?? ;)
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  8. ejkoechling

    ejkoechling Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2012
    Imperial, MO
    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????????????????
     
  9. JTofGPD

    JTofGPD New Member

    72
    Dec 15, 2010
    Wyoming
    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.
     
  10. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    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.
     
  11. 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!
     
  12. A square 10

    A square 10 New Member

    52
    Aug 14, 2012
    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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