Spring is awesome, so is the beginning of summer, but during the middle of summer and certainly the end, even just sitting outside is too hot. Here in Central Texas in August, sometimes even the pool is no relief. Going to the movies is expensive, and watching reruns of “Breaking Bad” is entertaining only for a while. Building an AR-15 yourself could help wile away the hours. And if you start shopping now, by July or August, you should have all the parts you need to build your own AR-15.
Most of us started slowly—buying one piece at a time when we could catch specials or sales. Watch your local gun store; periodically check your favorite manufacturers’ websites for rebates and incentives, and sign up for our email specials to get the best deals.
You will need:
- A stripped lower receiver
- Lower parts kit (this blog post should help: “What Your AR-15 Lower Build Needs“)
- Stock kit (buffer tube, stock, buffer spring, castle nut and receiver extension)
- Complete upper assembly
Have you built your own AR-15? Which parts did you use? Share your build story with us in the comments section.
Suzanne joined the content team with over eight years experience at Cheaperthandirt.com. Starting out as a product description writer, Suzanne has extensive knowledge of the Cheaper Than Dirt! product base and is a good resource for suggestions on which products you need. Suzanne specializes in writing for the female shooter, beginner shooter, and the modern-day prepper. Though she prefers plinking with her S&W M&P 15-22, Suzanne also loves revolvers, the 1911, short-barreled AR-15s, and shooting full auto when she gets the chance. Suzanne is a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!
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