First AR15 build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Deerhuntbj, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Deerhuntbj

    Deerhuntbj New Member

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    I am going to build my first AR15 .223 and I need to know what parts I should get..... Please post links or pics.
     
  2. Deerhuntbj

    Deerhuntbj New Member

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    Mainly for competition.
     

  3. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I would do the research for myself instead of relying on others to provide links.
     
  4. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    What level of competition? Informal? Amateur? Professional? Three gun? Truthfully, if I were to want an AR for competition, and serious competition level, and wasn't extremely well versed in the AR platform, I'd contract a local gunsmith who is experienced in them to do it, rather than doing so myself.
    I can work on my car, but I'm not about to attempt to build a NASCAR and race it, either.
     
  5. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Your question is a bit broad. I suggest more research. Check out 3 gun nation.
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    This is such a common issue, too many new to the platform don't want to do the research, instead they expect someone else to tell them what to buy then six months later figure out they bought the wrong thing. What's right for one person isn't necessarily right for another.

    And the real kicker: research is a lot of the fun of building or buying an AR. Most people who do it end up building a custom rifle instead of just anything off the shelf or a cheap kit.
     
  7. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    I've done a ton of research, on this site and several others. The one thing I've learned? The more I read the dumber I feel. You answer one question and get five more.
     
  8. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I say purchase a DPMS buy a 13-15" UTG quad rail one of those CAA buttocks w/ storage for countless batteries and other essentials like toothpicks and candy.
     
  9. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    WELL off the top of my head.....

    I'd recommend a JP Enterprises SCR-11 with LMOS BCG & adjustible gas block, Ares Armor Effin-A compensator, Geiselle SD3G trigger, Schmit Bender 1-8x Zenith scope with LaRue mount, Trijcon RMR RM07 on a 45 degree offset mount, Magpul UBR, Vltor A5 with Endyne hydraulic buffer to prevent carrier tilt. This will be one sweet compretition rifle. Just don't pay retail, what ever you do, don't pay retail.


    We will be asking for the requisite gun porn. kkthxbibi.
     
  10. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    But the research is fun, right Ben? :p
     
  11. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Actually, yes. I think the research is crucial to anyone wanting to do a build. While it doesn't look too complicated, once you pay attention and do some research, this ain't a lego set where you can slap it together however you want and not have it either just go click or boom in your face, so the research assists you in learning about the firearm, and what it is actually capable of, as well as realizing that the limit is entirely dictated by one's wallet and how much bling they want.
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Years ago when the AWB sunset I began my research on getting a couple "evil" rifles. I pretty quickly settled on a WASR 10/63 but took many long months before buying a stripped lower receiver. I came close to grabbing a Bushmaster off the rack but as I got up to speed realized doing a build with quality parts made the most sense for me. The process took time but was enjoyable.