Originally Posted by bogcjg
i will read some i wonder if they have ar-15 for dummys
Bog, there's a lot you can read right here in the stickies and various build threads. And there are AR books that help but they're out of date fast. Heck just google and you'll be reading for months. Sure it takes time but is very interesting to see how someone else new started out and and learned the ropes and got help with their questions - then see them progress until they have the AR they really wanted but couldn't buy off the rack. It's a very rewarding experience plus the pride of knowing you chose the best for you. And bragging rights for your buds!
I look back at how little I knew when I decided to buy an AR in late 2008. But I learned and so can anyone else if they make the effort. I can guarantee it was frustrating to see my buddy just go out and buy his Bushmaster and not do the same. Instead I got a stripped lower and studied the parts and bought when I could find them in stock, not easy in 2009. But my AR turned out better than his and cost about $250 less. He saw the whole process and now wishes he'd built one too. Maybe he still will.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
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