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thum1995 01-06-2013 09:40 PM

Build or Buy?
I considering getting an AR and I'm wondering if there is any benefit to building an AR vs buying one? I'm in no hurry to buy so the time to get each part wouldn't bother me but I have the experience building an AR. Any thoughts are welcome, thanks

AndyRexia 01-06-2013 10:19 PM

I say build it. Simply because I think building is fun and very satisfying.

texaswoodworker 01-06-2013 10:24 PM

Build it. You will have a gun that is built just for you when it's done. It easy to do, fun, and rewarding.

Renegade44 01-06-2013 10:39 PM

Build it. Just built my first one this week. Second on its way. Only modification I had to do today was dremeling the ramp. Had an issue loading first round from magazines. Honed the ramps and fixed it. No special tools needed for the assembly.

Wiseman3 01-06-2013 10:40 PM

I'm glad I went down the build route the anticipation and constant searching for the parts I wanted were far more fun then going down and flopping down cash for one already done. Plus you'll have a Frankenstein gun.

Quentin 01-06-2013 10:40 PM

Read through the build threads here, I think you'll be convinced to build. Only problem is so much is backordered but if you have time to wait and assuming no ban you'll be rewarded in the end.

thum1995 01-06-2013 10:51 PM

Again im in no hurry and probably won't start until February at the earliest. But it seems the build route is preferred. Any issues you've run into, or skills/tools needed, again this will be my first attempt.

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