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Brownells AR-15 Builder
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Posted on 01/18/2009 2:35:36 PM PST by wastedyears

Came across this while Stumbling on Firefox. Looks pretty neat


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ar15; banglist; blackrifle; m16; rkba

1 posted on 01/18/2009 2:35:37 PM PST by wastedyears
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To: wastedyears; Joe Brower; Squantos; humblegunner

http://www.brownells.com/ar15builder/ar15builder.htm


2 posted on 01/18/2009 2:35:53 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: wastedyears

Cool.


3 posted on 01/18/2009 2:40:50 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: wastedyears

Very nice.


4 posted on 01/18/2009 2:44:01 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: wastedyears
We're sorry, Internet Explorer 6 is not currently supported by the ar15Builder.
Please check back in a few days or visit us with a newer browser.

I use IE 7 up to date!

5 posted on 01/18/2009 2:48:45 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: wastedyears; MileHi; hiredhand; Travis McGee

I just built a 3323.04 $ AR-15 !........:o)


6 posted on 01/18/2009 3:00:13 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: wastedyears

I’ve used Brownell’s extensively in past years, when I was in the gunsmithing bidness. They’re about the best outfit to work with on a dealer basis, although not the least expensive by any stretch.

This is a neat tool, but I’ll hang on to my Bushmasters; I’m real comfortable clinging to them...


7 posted on 01/18/2009 3:02:28 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion)
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To: wastedyears

That was talked about on Gun Talk today. I went there and saw that they are OUT of most everything .... including AR15/M-16 magazines ... fortunately I have so many 20 round .223/5.56 magazines I can sell 10 if I need to ..... :)


8 posted on 01/18/2009 3:08:44 PM PST by Neil E. Wright ( An OATH is forever (NRA member))
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To: Squantos

Crap, can’t open it. What is it, a parts kit or a how-to site?


9 posted on 01/18/2009 3:16:28 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: wastedyears

oh cool i gotta check that out later


10 posted on 01/18/2009 3:18:18 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: MileHi

Pretty cool build page, drag and drop the parts from the top, it adds up parts and prices automatically etc and gives ya a perfect list and lets ya see the end product etc ......very cool !


11 posted on 01/18/2009 3:18:34 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: wastedyears

Awesome!

It simplifies the Christmas list!


12 posted on 01/18/2009 3:30:19 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: wastedyears

The biggest challenge facing “Black Rifle” owners?

RESTRAINT.

The frankenguns I’ve seen lately would make your head spin.

Just because CAA/Tapco makes an accessory for your rifle, doesn’t mean you HAVE to install it.


13 posted on 01/18/2009 3:41:36 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: wastedyears

The biggest challenge facing “Black Rifle” owners?

RESTRAINT.

The frankenguns I’ve seen lately would make your head spin.

Just because CAA/Tapco makes an accessory for your rifle, doesn’t mean you HAVE to install it.


14 posted on 01/18/2009 3:41:37 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Squantos
plcemarker, as im sure we all will need this link after 'losin' everything on that last FReeper fishin trip...

;^O

15 posted on 01/18/2009 3:54:20 PM PST by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: SJSAMPLE

lol rails to load more rails


16 posted on 01/18/2009 3:57:15 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Gilbo_3

Backup armory is just a SWAT cops punched trunk away....


17 posted on 01/18/2009 4:06:07 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: wastedyears

Thanks. Perfect post since I am looking to get something that fires the .556 round.

JoMa


18 posted on 01/18/2009 4:10:08 PM PST by joma89
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To: wastedyears

Ok. I’ve been dying to ask this question, and it’s not entirely off-topic so here goes. What is the attraction for folks buying out shelf loads of AR-15 since the election?

No, really. I’ve stocked up on ammo and added a few shotguns to my repertoire but why the AR-15?

It’s either gotta be as an investment or a SHTF type purchase. If the latter, I can think of much cheaper rifles that would fit the bill. If the former, well, I don’t know if I’d be buying investment grade pieces right now. But that’s just me :-)


19 posted on 01/18/2009 4:19:09 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Dumbo's coronation is at 9am Tuesday. I'm watching Gilligan's Island.)
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To: Gilbo_3; MileHi; hiredhand; NFHale

Another contribution to this year’s PRICELESS category:
A craigslist posting someone found and linked.

To the Guy Who Mugged Me Downtown, Savannah

I was the white guy with the black Burrberry jacket that you demanded I hand over shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend. You also asked for my girlfriend’s purse and earrings. I hope you somehow come across this message.

I’d like to apologize. I didn’t expect you to crap your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket. Truth is, I was wearing the jacket for a reason that evening, and it wasn’t that cold outside. You see, my girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber 1911 .45 ACP pistol for Christmas, and we had just picked up a shoulder holster for it that evening. Beautiful pistol, eh? It’s a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head, isn’t it?

I know it probably wasn’t a great deal of fun walking back to wherever you’d come from with that brown sludge flopping about in your pants. I’m sure it was even worse since you also ended up leaving your shoes, cellphone, and wallet with me. I couldn’t have you calling up any of your buddies to come help you try to mug us again. I took the liberty of calling your mother, or “Momma” as you had her listed in your cell, and explaining to her your situation.

I also bought myself some gas on your card. I gave your shoes to one of the homeless guys over by Vinnie Van Go Go’s, along with all of the cash in your wallet, then I threw the wallet itself in a dumpster. I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell. They’ll be on your bill in case you’d like to know which ones.

Alltel recently shut down the line, and I’ve only had the phone for a little over a day now, so I don’t know what’s going on with that. I hope they haven’t permanently cut off your service. I was about to make some threatening phone calls to the DA’s office with it.

Oh well.

So, about your pants. I know that I was a little rough on you when you did this whole attempted mugging thing, so I’d like to make it up to you. I’m sure you’ve already washed your pants, so I’d like to help you out. I’d like to reimburse you for the detergent you used on the pants. What brand did you use, and was it liquid or powder? I’d also like to apologize for not killing you and instead making you walk back home humiliated.

I’m hoping that you’ll reconsider your choice of path in life. Next time you might not be so lucky.
If you read this message, email me and we’ll do lunch and laundry.

Peace!

- Alex


20 posted on 01/18/2009 4:39:17 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I keep my Bushmaster AR-15 carbine simple. Redi-mag, Trijicon optical sight, cheekpiece.


21 posted on 01/18/2009 4:45:07 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I believe the reason is to get one before zero declares all scary black rifles illegal.

...is my guess. Personally I’m a cheap commie rifle fan.


22 posted on 01/18/2009 4:47:10 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (There's no such thing as "some" freedom of speech)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I believe the reason is to get one before zero declares all scary black rifles illegal.

...is my guess. Personally I’m a cheap commie rifle fan.


23 posted on 01/18/2009 4:47:14 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (There's no such thing as "some" freedom of speech)
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To: Shyla

Read later


24 posted on 01/18/2009 4:49:45 PM PST by Shyla
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To: wastedyears

I built a 105 Howitzer but it was too expensive. Shipping alone was 6k.


25 posted on 01/18/2009 5:19:40 PM PST by yazoo
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To: wastedyears

That 224 is great if one wants to hunt Dachsunds.


26 posted on 01/18/2009 6:44:43 PM PST by omega4179 ("I HOPE HE FAILS" Rush Limbaugh 1-16-09)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I don’t know why, I live in NYC and don’t own anything.

I would imagine there are better rifles with greater range. The AR-15 is a great investment right now though, what with FReepers reporting that they’re selling pretty high after the election.


27 posted on 01/18/2009 6:55:24 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Squantos

Awesome


28 posted on 01/18/2009 6:57:05 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: VeniVidiVici
The way I understand it is that the AR-type rifle has got to be the most common/ubiquitous long arm being sold nowadays. I don't have numbers on that to back me up, but it's gotta be a fact.

There is that other fact that you can build up an AR15 clone from parts ordered over the web or bought at a show just like a PC enthusiast would make a new Intel-based home computer for themselves.

The actual Federally-serialized component that requires a gun dealer's license to sell is the lower receiver that only cost about $90-$120 a few months ago. The prices have gone up a little bit because of the panic shortage from Obama hysteria, but I think that you can start finding AR lowers again for about $150 or so. Either way, it's a relatively inexpensive entry price for the AR rifle that's affordable to most people. We can regard the AR lower receiver as the motherboard that we'd build up a home-made desktop computer from.

That's a novelty and a cheap buy-in price. The first things to get swept from the dealer's shelves were all of the lower receivers in the country. Naturally, once everyone had two or three of those, the need for all of the rest of the parts to make the rifle functionally shootable were the next things to get swooped up.

Only question I have for you is this: Don't you already have at least one stripped AR15-type lower receiver tucked away somewhere? Even if you have no real interest in one at the moment, I should warn you that you may or may not be able to get one this time next year, and if you do it could cost five or ten times the price. Only time and Sen. Chuck Schumer will tell...

29 posted on 01/18/2009 7:38:45 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Squantos
not even swat anymore...most low level beat off-icers have plenty of toys...

pay for the first & the rest are freebies...

30 posted on 01/18/2009 7:47:46 PM PST by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: Squantos

BBBBWWWhahahahahahah...that is a kodak moment...shoulda been a camera phone...


31 posted on 01/18/2009 7:52:01 PM PST by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: Squantos

No kiddin’!

My scope was 1200 bucks!


32 posted on 01/18/2009 7:59:29 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: The KG9 Kid
Don't you already have at least one stripped AR15-type lower receiver tucked away somewhere?

yeah, buying a lower sounds like a good idea. My thought was to buy along the lines of how common the ammo is. Never been a fan of the AR-15 but I did break down and buy a Remington 7615 pump for several hundred bucks; something that can use .223.

33 posted on 01/18/2009 9:39:59 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Dumbo's coronation is at 9am Tuesday. I'm watching Gilligan's Island.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Ok. I’ve been dying to ask this question, and it’s not entirely off-topic so here goes. What is the attraction for folks buying out shelf loads of AR-15 since the election?
No, really. I’ve stocked up on ammo and added a few shotguns to my repertoire but why the AR-15?

1. You want to use the right tool for the job. The saying is to never bring a knife to a gun fight, it could also be said “Never bring a pistol or a shotgun to a Rifle fight”.

2. The AR-15 is the musket of yesteryear – the basic weapon of the Rifleman.

3. As a FREE Citizen (for now anyways)you should own and know how to use the weapon that is common to a number of armies around the world.

4. You want to buy what is likely to be banned first. Shotguns will be the last weapons to be banned – but make no mistake, the Social-fascist Dhimmicrats will try to ban them as well – but for now they are 'PC' since they go along with the idiotic 'second amendment just for hunting theme'.

OTOH, apparently AR's look “Scary” to some – when in reality, it's simply a Rifle, a piece of hardware – but guess what Social-fascist Dhimmicrats will come after first?

34 posted on 01/19/2009 6:28:35 AM PST by Girdyourloins (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. [Stonewall] Jackson)
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To: 2111USMC
"...My scope was 1200 bucks!

My scope was $49.95, and from 30 or more feet away, you cannot tell it is utter cr@p!

AR15 cat AR-15

Actually, I went to the gun show in Houston yesterday and bought some really cool aftermarket components for the smaller AR in the picture. whereas before it looked very "1970s" and irrelevant it now looks more lethal and cool. Of course, actual lethality remains unchanged, but with the laser I can now make my cat freak out completely.

35 posted on 01/19/2009 7:55:07 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (It's made in Germany, and you know they make good stuff. - Vince from ShamWow)
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To: wastedyears

They have a nice video series on assembling the ar15 from parts kits. Very well done.


36 posted on 01/19/2009 4:27:38 PM PST by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ..
Hide your wallets before clicking on the link. $;-)

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

37 posted on 01/20/2009 7:11:50 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

too late.


38 posted on 01/20/2009 7:15:25 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

no, the biggest challenge facing EBR owners is the wallet.
second is the wife.
third is restraint.

don’t have to worry about restraint if you can’t afford to add on or buy another one.
or if the wife says “tell me again why you need the swiss army bayonette with side of the mag well mount?” :)


39 posted on 01/20/2009 7:32:10 AM PST by absolootezer0 (thank God for Chicago: makes Detroit look wholesome by comparison.)
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To: Squantos; Gilbo_3
Backup armory is just a SWAT cops punched trunk away....

Moisan Nagant ... the ultimate butter knife gun.

40 posted on 01/20/2009 7:54:38 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Joe Brower
Hide your wallets before clicking on the link. $;-)

No kidding. The price on their Comp M2 was way more than I paid for the Comp M3. Their other stuff was wayyyy high too.

Also, I can't even build my rifle. They don't have any optics ready barrels and many of the other parts I'd want.

All that said, if you like GI type non-polymer mags, Brownells makes pretty good ones.

41 posted on 01/20/2009 7:57:46 AM PST by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: Joe Brower

Neat!


42 posted on 01/20/2009 8:04:00 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: wastedyears
AR15.com


All you ever wanted to know about the AR15 and AK47's.

43 posted on 01/20/2009 8:58:44 AM PST by G.Mason (If you surrender your right to own a gun, you surrender your right to your life)
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To: VeniVidiVici
What is the attraction for folks buying out shelf loads of AR-15 since the election? As I've read the other replies to your question, here are 2 more: Nostalgia for what I had in the military, and easy to field-strip/clean.

Even knowing how sensitive the M16A2 was to dirt, I loved the rifle. Up till the USMC, I'd never fired a weapon. And durned if a brand new AR-15, based on the current military's M4, doesn't feel lighter and shorter than I remember.

The first rifle Obama (Firearm Salesman of the Year, Class of 2008) sold me was a second-hand Mini-14, chosen over an AR because it was $200 dollars cheaper, and I knew the gun's reputation for reliability. Soon as I slept on it, I had buyer's regret.

That was quite a few paydays ago. One of my gun dealers had 3 different ARs this past weekend. One was a brand I'd never heard of, one was a scope-ready Bushmaster, and the one I bought is a Bushmaster with carry handle, iron sights & no picatinnies. (Admittedly, the collapseable stock with upper sling loop is a nice touch.) I may or may not turn it into a frankengun, but right now it settles just right into my grip as soon as I pick it up. All I want at the mo' is a tactical sling.

It was a matter of getting it while the getting was good, ya know?

I b'lieve I'll carry the Mini-14 to the next gun show with a for-sale sign on it, see what kind of offers I get...
44 posted on 01/20/2009 9:01:07 AM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: G.Mason
AR15.com


There ... that's better.

45 posted on 01/20/2009 9:02:58 AM PST by G.Mason (If you surrender your right to own a gun, you surrender your right to your life)
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To: SJSAMPLE
I agree. There is often no point in putting some geegaw on every single accessory rail. Light and simple is best.

My accessory list: Zeiss Z-Point sight, tactical sling, Chip McCormick flat trigger pack, Enidine AR-restor hydraulic buffer. That's it.

46 posted on 01/20/2009 11:22:39 AM PST by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: Sender

I would only add a light.
I’ve used mine to shoot rabbits and it’s helpful for people as well.


47 posted on 01/20/2009 11:43:17 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: wastedyears

ping for later when not on my sucky work computer.


48 posted on 01/20/2009 11:45:54 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: wastedyears

I never have put the figures down on paper but it has always struck me that it is more expensive to put together a parts gun that just buying a complete rifle.

I did once make a Frankenstein .45 auto only because I got a nice series 70 Colt frame in a trade. After I got through it turned out to be one of the better 1911s I have owned which surprised me a bit.

They really are one of the easiest pistols to detail strip. Fortunately mine already had the ejector and the safety/slide stop plunger staked in.


49 posted on 01/20/2009 4:31:14 PM PST by yarddog
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