How To Build An AR-15: The Complete Guide

how to build an ar-15 the complete guide

Building an AR-15 from scratch gives you the perfect weapon for your needs, but it can be daunting the first time around. Here’s my complete guide, from choosing the parts, to selecting the right tools and putting it all together.

Lesson 1: The Basic Parts

The first step is knowing which parts you need and what they do. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

Lesson 2: Choose and Buy Your Parts

In this lesson, I’ll talk about how to effectively pick out the parts for your AR-15 build and where to shop for them.

Lesson 3: The Essential Tools You Need

Tools are obviously important and I’ll show what you need to get your AR-15 build underway. I’ll also give you a few recommendations.

Lesson 4: Building an AR-15 Upper Receiver

We’ll start our build with the upper receiver. There’s a lot to learn, but with the right tools and a little knowledge you’ll find out how simple building an AR-15 can be.

Lesson 5: Building an AR-15 Lower Receiver

We’re on the homestretch. We’ll finish our build with the lower receiver. This is the last little bit before you have a fully functional AR-15.

Lesson 6: Zeroing Your Weapon

Last but not least we’ll get our fresh AR-15 out to the range. But first things first, let’s zero our weapon and ensure everything is working right.

Final Thoughts

It might help to have a complete parts and tool list while you undertake your build. If you sign up for my email list, I’ll send you a convenient checklist that has everything you need. Feel free to send me an email or comment below if you have questions, and I’ll point you in the right direction.

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