Buy or Build an AR15?

Buy or Build an AR15?  That is a question that has really been bothering me.  I bought the one I have, but it seems I should have done a little more research.  A the time, I simply wanted a rifle that I could take straight from the store to the gun range without having to learn the ins and outs of it.  In retrospect however, I now believe that was a mistake.  To be honest though, at the time I was a little intimidated by the thought of actually having to completely assemble one from scratch.  I now know that buying parts that are partially assembled is a good option and a good place to start.  The other advantage is that it would give me a chance to become intimately familiar with all of the parts that go into the construction of an AR.  Another big plus is the cost savings that I would get by building it myself.  In some cases that could 30% or more of the price  that it would cost if I buy it prebuilt.  Another advantage still is that because I currently live in the state of Louisiana, I would not be required to register it because I assembled it myself.  In my book that is a big plus not having the Government know exactly what I have in my personal arsenal.  In any case, I am no longer on the fence about which is best.  I can clearly see the advantages of building out ways the convenience of buying one prebuilt.  Something else to consider is that if you build your own AR, you can buy the parts over several months and spread out the cost rather than coming up with it all at one time.  Here is a great video that does a really good job of explaining the pros and cons of building your own AR.   Now if you are still thinking that you want to buy one preassembled, then watch this video first to know what to look for.  I Fully intend to build my next AR and will do another article with pictures on the entire process.

Another question I have is which size round is best?  There seems to be several schools of thought  on this subject, so my question is which is best for prepping when you will be hunting ALL KINDS of animals when SHTF hits?  I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject, so please let me know in the comments below.  Until next time, just remember that prepping is not a destination, but a journey.  Keep on Prepping!


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