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Old 03-15-2019, 11:17 AM   #1
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How difficult is it to build an AR? I see kits in barious catalogs, and it looks like i can build my own for about 400 dollars...is this the way to go? Is it safe? Can a hobbyist with reasonable skill build one safely?
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:23 AM   #2
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Yes they are not hard to build. Uppers can get tricky you'll need a vice and punches but a lower is very simple to put together
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:24 AM   #3
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I was recently in the same boat as I built my first last year. Don't be overwhelmed by the abundance of info. It's a lot more easier than it seems. With a little mechanical know-how and some research, you can do it. If I can do it, anyone can

PSA has some great build kits.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:30 AM   #4
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They're easy to make. I made mine in my living room apartment in college watching a YouTube video.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:32 AM   #5
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Very easy. Have fun
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:35 AM   #6
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Very easy. Let your best buddy fire the first few rounds
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:45 AM   #7
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How difficult is it to build an AR? I see kits in barious catalogs, and it looks like i can build my own for about 400 dollars...is this the way to go? Is it safe? Can a hobbyist with reasonable skill build one safely?
I can and have built many for less than 400.00 in the last twelve months. It can be done without any specialty tools but they make the job much easier!
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:46 AM   #8
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If you are anywhere near Franklin Texas or can get here. Buy a kit and come out we will throw it together! Takes less than two hours from start to finish. If you buy a built upper it's less than an hour.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:22 PM   #9
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It's easy and kind of fun. I've built several, but mine aren't that cheap, because I spend money on better components.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:25 PM   #10
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You can get a complete upper (223 Wylde) from Primary Arms for $149 and complete lower from PSA for $129. Then you only need magazines.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:46 PM   #11
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You can buy a whole ar for less than $400 nowadays.
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