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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
when putting everything together if you buy everything in parts do you have to fit any parts? this is my first AR build im doing, i have a lower parts on the way, if it dont take much work to put an upper together ill order an A4 upper, if its a little work or something that I could mess up ill just save my money and buy a complete upper.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Normally if you buy decent parts everything will go together.
You'll need some tools that will probably offset any savings of buying pieces vs. a complete upper assembly.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Well how mechanically inclined are you? Really you're not going to save a lot piecing it together. Now if there are specifics like barrel manufacturer or length, or if you're looking at putting a railed FF forend on, etc, etc. then there can be some value in just assembling the upper yourself as well. But if you're just wanting a typical M4gery upper, then just get one already put together and just slap the two pins in and get to the range.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I have dont have problems working on stuff Im purty well mechanically inclined I just didnt know if any parts needed fit together to work right on an AR like some hand guns need barrels fit and stuff like that, i have a stag lower coming should be here early next week, I got a trigger kit from del-ton, i need to get a buttstock yet to finish the lower, ill probably get a good trigger down the road but for 55 bucks for all the bottom parts to finish off a stripped lower ill spend that. Im probably going to get RRA or DPMS parts for the upper, I really like the RRA upper, and was thinking about ordering that, I just dont have 600 bucks to order a complete upper right now but id like to keep the build moving along.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I've heard that building uppers together requires quite a bit more skill, and a LOT more tools, which, like mvician said, will cancel out any savings you're hoping for. If you're wanting a RRA upper, go to www.ar15sales.com. I'm sure the rest of the guys here are getting sick of me always saying that, but I just built my first AR, which was a Stag kit from that site, and I had a great experience with that company (Legal Transfers)! It was a great price, and I'd definitely check him (Pete) out because he has some of, if not THE best prices around.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I dont mind spending money on tools, trust me I have a garage full of snap on tools, I could run a full blown automotive shop out of my own personal garage, just right now work is slow im not gettin OT like normal. I just want to buy it in pieces if its not bad to put together. I really like doing everything myself thats one of the reasons I just didnt go out and charge a new AR to my CC Im just taking my time and building as I get money, I just have a bad habbit of blowing money its hard for my to get more than 3-400 bucks together to buy something I normally buy little things all the time. Im really bad with money LOL I keep on finding my self buy ammo and other parts for my other guns all the time.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Check out DelTon's website under "barrel assemblies". You can get a complete flat-top upper for $395-$440 range. Parts & pieces will cost you pretty much the same.

They ship fast. Keep you advised with email updates on your order. Their DelTon branded items are high quality (Wilson barrels for instance).

I've gotten two M4gery kits from them and couldn't be happier.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I was looking at del-ton but they didnt say for sure if its chambered for 5.56 witch i have M855 ammo on the way so I need a 5.56 chamber. you are right about del-ton tho they are good, they called me monday to let me know that my trigger parts kit was shipped and tehy told me that the ergo grip that I wanted was out of stock right now and would take a week to get, they wanted to know if I wanted a ambi or just wait for the right handed to come in.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I'd be more inclined to buy a complete assmebled upper if you do not have the tools and fixtures to put it together.
plenty of retailers can sell you a customized upper built to your specs.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
The problem with putting your upper together is getting the head spacing correct. You will also need a vice block and a barrel wrench.

Im with the others.....save up your money and get one that is together. You can find pretty cheap used ones too.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
And I'll ask why not just get the Stag upper from Pete at AR15SALES.COM .. something like $480 shipped?

But if you want to put it together, AR15.COM should have an assembly instruction section on that too. I've never done it.. I'm just too lazy.
 
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