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Old 07-30-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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So instead of buying a built AR15, I am looking to build one for myself. Ive shot and disassembled one, but when it comes to the terminology and differences between brands I am lost.

First off, I have been reading everything I can on http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/

But when it comes to the different add-ons for the lowers and the add-ons for the uppers, I have no idea what to get extra or what to not worry about.

Any information you can throw at me I will greatly appreciate!

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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There's a couple of good threads in the AR Forums that you should read up first.

There is a How To: thread in the Knowledge Base on the assembly of the lower parts as well, along with pictures. Sign up to support the site, it's $12, and get full access to that handy piece of literature.

After that, you should have some ideas, and the guys here can help you get pointed in the right direction.

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I just recently bought my first AR and the gun dealer gave me the choice to build it or buy a pre-assembed one. The kit he had was beginner friendly, all you have to do was put the peices together like a Lego kit. He said it cost the same as the pre-assembled rifle and you can pick and choose what parts you wanted. What I mean is you could buy a collapsible stock and a 16" barrel and make a carbine or you could buy a 20" barrel and make a rifle. I opted to go with the ready built one cause it had everything I wanted already. I could call the gunstore owner and find out some info on the kit if you would like.

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I bought one of mine from RRA only because it came with stainless bull barrel, a bunch of National Match components, and a 3/4" moa accuracy guarantee. I also got it at $300 off retail...

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Thanks for the replies, just to clarify, I am looking for a 20" barrel to do some distance and varmint shooting. I have seen a couple pre-built ones that I like, but I am a fan of building my stuff. I guess its the sense of accomplishment for shooting what you built.

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Thanks for the replies, just to clarify, I am looking for a 20" barrel to do some distance and varmint shooting. I have seen a couple pre-built ones that I like, but I am a fan of building my stuff. I guess its the sense of accomplishment for shooting what you built.
Building your own is definitely pretty cool. Look around, get some ideas, and then come back, or shoot me a PM, and we will see if we can't steer you in the right direction for what you are looking at doing.

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