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AR build kits have become more popular as they become more available. You can get the exact modifications that you want by purchasing a build-your-own AR build kit. However, building your own AR 15 may be a new process to many people. Let’s take a look at differences between building and buying a complete AR 15

Build or Buy an AR 15, Which is Better?

Which method is better? Do you want to build your own AR 15 or buy one that has already been made? 

To answer the big question of which is better, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each option.

Buying AR-15: The Pros

Let’s start with the biggest pro, you don’t need to build anything. A pre-built AR-15 comes pre assembled and ready-to-shoot.

There is also peace of mind that comes with buying an AR-15. If something is wrong with the gun, it’s not on you. Manufacturers may have a warranty to diagnose and fix the problem.

Buying AR-15: The Cons

Let’s go over cons. The gun will likely be basic, without  any special upgrades.You’ll end up spending more and more to upgrade each part of the gun, and those costs stack up.

Building Your Own Ar-15: The Pros 

Building your own AR 15 has plenty of pros. However, the biggest one is that you get to make your gun the exact way you want. Instead of replacing parts, start your gun with parts you want from the beginning. This costs you less money in the long run and gives you exactly what you want out of your AR 15.

Building Your Own Ar-15: The Cons

A big con to building your own AR 15 is that you have to know how to assemble a gun. This can be tricky to learn at first. 


How Long Does It take to build an AR 15?

The length of time it will take you to build an AR 15 will depend on your experience. We estimate that it will take you about 3 hours from start-to-finish.

Is it hard to build an AR 15?

It’s not too difficult to build one. There is plenty of documentation on the internet to help you step-by-step through the process.

Can you legally build an AR 15?

It is completely legal to build your own AR 15. However, certain modifications, such as a short barrel, may require a tax stamp.