Posted on 14 May 2013 by David Allred
Are you in the market for a shiny new AR-15? Well, if you’ve found your way here, chances are you are indeed looking for one and you want to build it yourself. Well, congratulations, you’ve made the first step to owning one of the finest firearms currently in use!
After recent shootings and attacks, the market for AR-15s and AR 15 parts has been quite busy. Both customers and dealers alike are having trouble getting their hands on these popular guns as people scoop them up left and right. Pretty much the only people who are able to get their hands on them are the ones willing to pay top dollar for them.
But you’re not looking for an AR-15, you’re looking for the parts to build your own! Well, I’ll give you some tips on finding those AR 15 parts you need.
The easiest and cheapest way for you to get the parts you need is to buy them online. You can find most of the parts easily enough for reasonable prices though any number of different online gun shops. Most of these parts aren’t regulated by the ATF and don’t have serial numbers. What’s that mean? It means you can have them shipped right to your home without any hassle!
However, the AR-15 lower is regulated by the ATF and is required by law to have a serial number stamped onto it. This is one of the only AR 15 parts that will need to be shipped to a licensed dealer for you to pick up. When you pick up this part, you’ll have to fill out paperwork and undergo a background check, just like if you were buying a fully assembled gun.
Your other option is heading down to the closest brick and mortar gun shop. Some of these places will have a few of the parts in stock, but very few will have everything you need in stock. But don’t worry! Pretty much any gun shop will be more than happy to custom order whatever gun parts you currently need. A lot of times they can even assemble it for you or help you assemble it.
So if you’re in the market for AR 15 parts, your best bet is going to be to buy them online. Not only are they usually cheaper, it’s usually a lot faster since you won’t have to wait for a gun shop to order them for you!
Posted on 09 December 2011 by David Allred
As I was browsing through pictures of the DeWalt AR-15 and the Milwakee AR-15, I stumbled across this bad boy. The AR-15 with chainsaw attachment. I’ve seen various pictures of this AR-15 and thought the soldier picture would be the best one to display. I can see it now…the soldier is heavy in combat and the enemy is getting near. He hears his captain or sergeant give the order to fix bayonets! Instead, he just fires up the ole chainsaw attachment and starts hacking heads and limbs off!
I know…I’m demented.
From the looks of it, the chainsaw can probably move, but only with a small electric motor. I highly doubt it has any horsepower behind the blade, unless there’s something in that little box I don’t understand, but cool nonetheless.
Posted on 28 November 2011 by David Allred
If you’ve already seen the DeWalt AR-15 and weren’t all that impressed… maybe you’re a Milwakee kind of guy! No worries, someone has fabricated one of those too. With a mounted scope, a folding bi-pod, a chrome finish and the Milwakee red stock, you’re ready to take out some gophers, prairie dogs or your target choice. I don’t see a battery pack soldered onto the bottom of the magazine like the DeWalt, but still a nice touch. I’ve always been a DeWalt guy when it comes to drills, but you can’t beat Milwakee when it comes to the quality of their sawzalls! I know that doesn’t have anything to do with the Milwakee AR-15, but if you’re anything like me, you have an appreciation for quality rifles and good quality tools!
I don’t see a price tag below this one, but I’m sure it’s priceless.
Posted on 14 November 2011 by David Allred
Having spent some time in the construction field while in college and after building my first two homes as owner builder, this DeWalt AR-15 wasn’t something I could overlook. I’m not quite sure what prompted someone to deck out their AR-15 in the DeWalt yellow, but I like the look.
There are others on the web who actually believe that this is a nail gun that only looks like as AR-15. However, if you take a look at the magazine, it’s an actual AR-15 magazine with a DeWalt battery mounted to the end of the magazine. Not sure how they mounted it, but it looks like a classic case of JB Weld and some black paint!
Also, check out the selector. Instead of it being blank, I assume they’ve converted it to a fully automatic weapon, or maybe a three round burst. But instead of reading “AUTO”, it now reads “Rock N Roll.”Nice touch!
In this photo, the DeWalt AR-15 looks more like a DeWalt M4, with the shorter barrel, Red Dot scope and the extendable shoulder rest. Some of the parts on this AR-15 look new and some don’t. With a brand new AR-15, a little better battery mounting job and the DeWalt yellow, this would be a sharp looking AR-15. I’ve even seen DeWalt tool cases being used as cases for weapons. Although using a tool case is a creative idea, tools tend to disappear and a tool thief would get a nice surprise when he opened that case.
Posted on 07 November 2011 by David Allred
The Barrett M107, .50 Caliber, Semi Automatic sniper rifle gets my vote on the list of sniper rifles. You’ve seen it in several movies and if you’re into video games, you’ve probably fired it online. This military grade weapon has enough punch to put a hole through the metal back stop at your local shooting range.
The M107 fires a .50BMG round at about $10 each. It’s magazine is capable of holding ten rounds, so at $10 bucks a pop, blowing a hundred at the shooting range won’t be a problem.
The M107 has a range of nearly 1.5 miles yet due to it’s advanced recoil system, flash suppressor and larger barrel, it shoot like a true semi-automatic should.
The newest version of the Barrett M107 is the M107A1. It’s nearly four pounds lighter than the original M107 making it just over 30 lbs. It’s a heavy rifle if you compare it to the average semi-automatic rifle, such as an AR-15 which weighs in at around 7 or 8 lbs.
You can view the M107A1 at the official Barrett website.
The price for civilians runs around $10,000 -$11,000 per rifle.
Posted on 24 October 2011 by David Allred
Marlin Firearms has a great selection of .22 caliber rifles ranging from lever action to semi-automatic. I was impressed with the diversity of their .22 caliber rifles and have provided this list for easy reference.
Marlin Firearms .22 Caliber Rifles
Lever Action Rifles
Model Golden 39A
Auto Loading or Semi-automatic Rifles
Bolt Action Rimfire
Model XT-22Y Youth Series
The XT-22 and XT-22Y Series, much like the Model 60, come in many different finishes and styles. You can get it in brushed nickel, black, synthetic stock or camo. It’s available in .22 short, long or Long rifle as well as 17 HMR.
Marlin Firearms has a great history and is probably number one in the world for .22 rifle sales. I’ve spoken to several people who absolutely love their Marlin rifles and wouldn’t consider buying any other brand. You can pick up a Model 60 at your local Walmart for around $160. Not a bad price for a great .22 rifle.
Posted on 08 September 2011 by David Allred
As I was researching .22 caliber rifles today I found myself looking at the U.S. Survival AR-7, made by Henry Repeating Arms. Continue Reading