The original AR-15 rifle is part of American history. It was a unique design created here in the U.S.A. The AR-15 could be compared to the American Longrifles of the 1700’s and the lever action rifles of the 1800’s. Both of which were also unique American designs and the most popular rifles of the time. I feel sure that the AR-15 is the most popular rifle platform today with its many variations from the original Colt Model 601 military rifle.
I first became interested in these rifles when I shot a Colt AR-15 A1 Sporter Model R6000 SP1. That was the first civilian version of the rifle to be sold. These models were first released in January of 1964. AR-15 rifles are nothing new, they have been sold now for over fifty-seven years. That may surprise some of you that are not familiar with the history of this rifle. If you are one of those that think the "AR" stands for "assault rifle", please do some reading and educate yourself about this rifle. Like most firearms, the AR-15 has a very interesting history. I first bought a new Colt AR-15 A2 Sporter II Model R6500. Not long after that, I built my first AR-15. It was a carbine style rifle with a 16-inch barrel and collapsible stock. There were not many choices for parts and accessories back then but it turned out to be a good rifle which I still have today and I think it is pretty cool.
Today there is a huge assortment of parts and accessories available for the AR-15 rifle. That makes is easy to put together a combination sure to satisfy your desires. Anything from an early military style rifle to the ultimate defense rifle. Building a rifle is a good option when you can not find the particular style of rifle that you have in mind. Buying a new rifle and then modifying it will usually cost more than building one. My usual customers are people that want a specific style of AR-15 rifle but have no desire to build or modify one themselves. Watch this cool video to become familiar with all of the components that make up the AR-15 rifle. Assembling an AR-15 rifle from a pile of parts is not a difficult task for someone with good mechanical skills. There are a few specialized tools that are necessary to make the assembly process much easier and also prevent damage to the components. It is not economical to invest in the tools unless you plan to build many rifles. The key to building a good rifle is to use the proper techniques and quality parts that are compatible with each other. I use the correct tools and procedures and know which components to use for the desired results. Certain rifle combinations may need to be "tuned" in order to function properly and reliably. Things like buffers, buffer springs, and gas ports will need to be matched. An adjustable gas block may be necessary. Not all builders will take the time to perform this important procedure. I have been involved in this for many years and have watched and learned as the firearm industry evolved from hardly nothing to what it is today. I continue to learn as new components, tools, and procedures are constantly being developed.
It would be my pleasure to help you acquire your AR-15 dream rifle. Send me an email with any questions and describe what style of rifle that you have in mind. Use the website "build form" to let me know your particular preferences for each component. For those of you on a smaller budget, I can help you put together a basic AR-15 carbine style rifle for less than seven-hundred dollars. This would be a complete rifle ready to shoot, including the front and rear sights and a loaded 30-round magazine. That's about as economical as it gets for a new quality built rifle today. If you would rather talk on the phone call me at 770 312 5623. I am happy to discuss your rifle combination, give you a quote, answer any questions, or give advice. I also refurbish and build old military surplus firearms. Let me know if you have something that needs attention or you want to sell or trade.
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