Was very excited to see the UPS man today. Got my RRA LPK and spent the next 2 1/2 hours installing (I'll pause for your laugh)...... For the rookies out there like me here's a few things I learned.
1. Brownells and Youtube are top notch resources to guide you.
2. EYE PROTECTION!!! I say this because I launched a detent across the room and it could have easily took an eye out were it facing me.
3. Have the Right Tools! - I tried to do this with Screwdrivers and a Butter Knife. While I succeeded in my task it would have been much easier with some punches, etc.
4. Be Patient - Remember you are doing this because you enjoy it. If you get aggravated take a break, say a prayer (my remedy), have a drink. Whatever helps you relax.
If this rookie can do it anyone can! I have zero experience with building guns so take on the challenge if it interests you.
Now I'm waiting for my Tactical Stock and Flat Top Upper. Will update accordingly.
Lastly, I ordered my LPK about a month ago from RRA so you're if you're patient you can still get stuff.