When it comes to guy time – it’s hard to beat putting a rifle together from scratch! Recently, my good friend and neighbor Dale Miller and I started to put together an AR-15 (his first AR-15) for him from individual parts. I already had the tools and supplies from the AR-MPR build, so putting together additional rifles was a natural extension of what’s been going on at http://ultimatereloader.com – and a lot of fun!
Needless to say, Dale is very excited about the outcome, and very much looking forward to the function check range session! Each time you put together an AR-15 you learn something. This time, I learned to have an AR-15 lost parts kit on hand. You never know when that detent or spring will go flying across the room. If you have a lost parts kit, you can just grab an extra and keep building/smithing. If you don’t – you may be begging from friends or driving to the store (if you have a store near you with AR-15 individual parts).
If you guys are interested, I’ll post more details about the components that Dale selected for this rifle.
**Update: I just completed a post on NWGUN.com that includes a complete bill of materials. Check it out!