Build your own AR

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by mcg0958, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. mcg0958

    mcg0958 New Member

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    If I wanted to build my own, how many parts are there to put together? Upper, lower, what else? I own an AK but I know very little about the AR's and I though building my own could be kinda cool.
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can purchase a complete upper and a complete lower. Just two pins hold them together. Or you could build the entire rifle from parts. That is challenging but possible.
     

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  3. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    A pretty common way to do your own build is to buy a stripped lower receiver and then a complete parts kit (upper complete or otherwise and lower parts) Either way, I do recommend putting together your own lower receiver from a stripped receiver and a lower parts kit at least. This is where the parts most prone to issues reside and its a good idea to know how they work and how to replace them if necessary. Dozens of great walk-through videos on youtube. Its actually pretty fun too.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Typically in a standard lower build kit there is 34 parts counting the stock and grip . Its not hard to put together with basic tools, hammer, punches, screw driver . The upper is a bit different and uses some specialty tools and specific torque values , yet not that hard to build either just requires a few tools to do it properly
     
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  5. mcg0958

    mcg0958 New Member

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    What kind of cost would I be looking at? High end, low end, basic model.
     
  6. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    You could also build one from an 80% lower. It's a lower with everything but the trigger group milled out. It's unserialized, so I think you have to serialized it yourself to sell it.
    It's a lot of work, but you can build your own gun.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    If you diy an 80% lower it can never be sold traded or given away and has to be destroyed on event of your passing.

    Op,

    Costs vary according to quality of parts chosen
     
  8. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    I think the law is different in every state on that......