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Building an AR-15 Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)00:29 UTC+1 No.21914639 Report

I'm looking for an AR-15 to be my first scary black rifle. I have never held one, never fired one, only seen them on the internet. Only own bolt actions and revolvers currently, so I need some help. I know I'm just gonna get screamed at to build one but if you're just gonna tell me to build one you're literally no help so don't even bother posting unless you're gonna add some detail.

So assuming I build one, It's gotta be less than $600. Anything more than $600 and I'm just gonna buy this one -


So anyone got any advice on how to start building an AR-15 for someone who has never even held one?
Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)01:47 UTC+1 No.21915380 Report

Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)01:53 UTC+1 No.21915466 Report

It's easy.

If you want to shoot this month, buy the PSA rifle. They are great rifles for people new to ARs.
If time isn't an issue. Just cruise sales and what not to get low prices. Other than the lower receiver just buy everything online.
Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)03:49 UTC+1 No.21916895 Report


Melonite is equivalent to chrome on quality: it's often more accurate because painting a chrome lining addition on top of the cut barrel can add imperfections (raised and lowered sections). You can google melonite if interested.

(alternatively, you can get pictogram version same $50 instead of text)


That's $560. The last $40 gets a magpul front sight like

The metal free-float rail kit sells for $200 alone, so paying just $100 extra to get it instead of some $40 plastic shit that'll melt / deform is well worth it, especially since attaching a barrel and free-floated rail and lining them up with the upper is the part of building a rifle that takes specialized tools, and it's already done for you by buying the upper-assembly linked.
Youtube has 100 videos showing assembling a lower receiver, it's just inserting rods straight into holes, AR15s are so incredibly simple, it's nothing complex like working on an automobile.

Taking the gun shooting for one day may cost the difference between that plastic shit and the quality all-metal version, so anyone with a brain would just skip one shooting session and use the money to not buy trash
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