Build or Buy?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by thum1995, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. thum1995

    thum1995 New Member

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    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
     
  2. AndyRexia

    AndyRexia New Member

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

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Build it. You will have a gun that is built just for you when it's done. It easy to do, fun, and rewarding.
     
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  4. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    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.
     
  7. thum1995

    thum1995 New Member

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    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.