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Old 06-15-2008, 10:09 PM
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I noticed on your website you guys offer classes to learn to build your own AR. Just curious how it works if its just a one day class, cost. Since I don't have enough experience to build one myself yet I figured I'd either buy a complete rifle, buy the uppers and lowers already completed and put them together with help, or buy part kits and basically need someone to build it for me. Thanks
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Old 06-16-2008, 8:08 AM
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The length of the class depends on the number of attendies and how mechanical they all happen to be.

If the class is one on one it should take about an hour. It covers the assembly of a lower receiver. Tools are provided and you are guided through step by step.

I want to say Rich charges 45 bucks for his class.
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The length of the class depends on the number of attendies and how mechanical they all happen to be.

If the class is one on one it should take about an hour. It covers the assembly of a lower receiver. Tools are provided and you are guided through step by step.

I want to say Rich charges 45 bucks for his class.
I believe $45 was what I heard also.

It's really not hard to DIY. You don't need many tools. The only specialty tool is the a DPMS Multi tool to install the carbine stock (also good for future if you want to change barrels, forearm, etc). Roll pin punches isn't really needed but I bought some @ harbor freight (Fremont,CA) since it was cheap (on sale last week for $1.65 and $3.00 sets). Regular hammer, masking tape, elec. tape and some vice grips. If you don't have vice grips, you can buy some @ harbor for $2-3.

Then print out the AR15.com Build It yourself guide, Calguns.net guide, and watch the AR15.com 10minute video on how to put it together. My first OLL took me about an hour. That video made it look so easy =p. My second OLL I built the next day was done in 20-30 mins. Much easier knowing what the hell your doing the 2nd time.

But if your mechanically inclined or don't have any tools at all then you should take the class.

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Old 06-16-2008, 2:05 PM
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I agree completely... If you have mechanical ability this is an easy job.

If your mechanically challenged, were here to help.
If you decide to do it yourself and lose that *&^%^$%$ detent we have them in stock
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I agree completely... If you have mechanical ability this is an easy job.

If your mechanically challenged, were here to help.
If you decide to do it yourself and lose that *&^%^$%$ detent we have them in stock
Doing my first OLL I lost my detent. I was scouring every damn corner of my house with a flashlight and took my 10 minutes to find it. Those suckers sure do fly far with that little spring!

how much do those little detents cost any way? I almost gave up looking for it and was about to drive down to pick one up.
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The detents probably don't cost more than a $1.

AR15s are like legos, don't bother with a class. A good guide is all you need.
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We typically get our prices from the RRA catalog. I believe detents and springs are 1.50 ea. If your close by its worth the trip to not pay 5 bucks shipping.
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I agree completely... If you have mechanical ability this is an easy job.

If your mechanically challenged, were here to help.
If you decide to do it yourself and lose that *&^%^$%$ detent we have them in stock
LOL!!!
I've always found those f'ing things everytime they're accidentally ejected.
Glad to know you carry them though just in case I go nuts loosing one
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