Originally Posted by dog2000tj
I haven't done an upper and I doubt i ever will. There's just too many options available from a plethora of manufacturers for me to have to. It's too easy to order one complete, slap it on, pop 2 pins and go off shooting.
That's exactly what I thought Dog, until that whole nightmare of an incident happened to me with that "gunsmith" POS. Now that it's looking like if nothing else, the barrel is going to have to be adjusted so that the fixed front sight post is perfectly perpendicular to the receiver. Also, if the barrel is ruined I may be replacing it too. Then,
if I go that far I'll go ahead and upgrade the barrel. That's a lot of upper work that I never
planned on doing.
I wish I had just self-performed the work I originally took it to the gunsmith for first
and learned The Upper
at my own pace and at my own will.
Oh well, my Mom always says everything happens for a reason and works itself out. She's pretty wise.
Back to the Books:
is my favorite modern firearms expert and writer. The AR-15 Volumes 1 & 2
are both very
informative in every aspect of the AR-15 platform, I mean EVERYTHING!!!
It also covers accessories, ammo, history and even the future of the AR. THESE BOOKS ARE GREAT FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERTS ALIKE!
Next is his Gunsmithing the AR - 15 ; HOW TO:
build book is Assembling/Disassembling the AR - 15
, don't remember the full name of author, but his first name is Walt. He also has a great owner's manuel
Between these books and JD's
help I have a pretty good understanding of the complete rifle. However, I still go to JD for advise. Experience counts.