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I plan on buying an AR-15 with NMC parts, etc. I was wondering what company was best to buy from, and what not to buy from and the reasons why.

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Build one yourself. You can buy a lower for $100 stripped. Then a parts kit for $425. It is very easy. Bushmaster, DPMS, RRA, Eagle arms are all good lowers or complete rifles.

Bob

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The problem with building one myself is that I don't know the interior design of the AR-15. Does it come with a manual on how to put it together? Also, If I put it together I would still probably need to take it to a gunsmith to have the barrel lapped, and free-floated. I dunno how to do that (good thing that I plan on being a gunsmith for a living).

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The problem with building one myself is that I don't know the interior design of the AR-15. Does it come with a manual on how to put it together? Also, If I put it together I would still probably need to take it to a gunsmith to have the barrel lapped, and free-floated. I dunno how to do that (good thing that I plan on being a gunsmith for a living).

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Just print yourself out one of these:

https://hosta.atsc.eustis.army.mil/cgi-bin/...ll/A/026397.pdf

This is the Army Technical Manual for an M16/M16A1. The AR-15 and the M-16 are very simular in comparison, and this should help you out.

Note: this manual will give you tips and advise on maintanance, sighting, and cleaning as well as disassembly.

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Do you have Adobe.pdf? And did you click "yes" about the security certificate validation?

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You can buy the barrel fre floated or any configuration, head spaced and all. Just put on the parts. You can also buy a completed lower, and save the other parts from the kit for spares.

Bob

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why go and have a smith float it ?

"16", 20" or 24" Varmit Kit Forged flattop, Aluminum free floating tube, Stainless steel 1 in 8 twist varmit barrel, Picatinny gas block, A2 trapdoor stock $525"

there are web sights that tell you how to assemble a kit. the hardest part i foung puting mine togethrt was the frount take down pin, every thing els went together easly.

same place also selle a manual for the AR15/M16

HERE

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The AR-15 series of rifles is one of the easiest rifle kits to build. You don't really need much in the way of special tools. There are instructions available online as well.

I am assuming here that you are building from a kit with a barreled upper with matching bolt.

There are often some minor hang-ups on the kit rifles. But with a little time a patience they can be overcome. I feel emclean's pain on the front take down pin. It happens.

You can get a quality rifle for under $600, and have the experience and knowledge from the assembly process. This helps in the years following of cleaning, maintaning, and possibly upgrading your rifle.

The M&A parts link is a good company.

-Thed

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also they are out of Il, and any gun dealer working out of that state needs all the support it can get (also with me in indiana, i got my order 2nd day)

i love my AR built fromthere kit

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Do they only have aluminum barrels? Cuz I would prefer stainless steel. Also, would they be able to send me a barrel thats already crowned and lapped? Or would I have to go to a smith on that? I see that the M&A page ships DPMS rifles, any particulars with that company?

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Model "1" Sales will upgrade any basic kit to a stainless barrel for an extra $35. Not sure on the M&A kits.

-Thed

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M-16/AR-15s are what you would call "army proof". ie: they're easy to fit together once you understand the concept of how the parts work. kinda like a pencil sharpener or a toaster

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and that is why we (army) thought that the AF could handle them (with adalt supervision)

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and that is why we (army) thought that the AF could handle them (with adalt supervision)

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That's funny in more ways than one...

:rofl:

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I plan on buying an AR-15 with NMC parts, etc. I was wondering what company was best to buy from, and what not to buy from and the reasons why.

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My vote is for DPMS for your parts or services needs. I have found their customer service to be excellent and their price to be in-line with the others.

So far... Every time I have dealt with them they allways gave me more than promised. (and No, I don't work there...)

Good luck with your project! ok>

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My vote is for DPMS for your parts or services needs.  I have found their customer service to be excellent and their price to be in-line with the others.

So far... Every time I have dealt with them they allways gave me more than promised.    (and No, I don't work there...)

Good luck with your project!  ok>

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