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The buffer thread got me thinking. Besides the government manuals what other books and videos
are worth buying?

Bill
 
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Army TMs and manufacturer's armorer manuals, ( when you want/need to get technical ) and on line sources such as Brownell's.

There are a bunch of other books and on line sights for this work, but you'll start to get more opinions, bubba's and You Tube 'certified gun smiths', so be wary.




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I don't know about worth buying, because I never read it. But I have a copy of Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee's The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide. These are the same two guys who wrote the same, well-respected, manual for the M-14. Send me a delivery address (email in my profile), and it is yours. It is even autographed by one of the authors, which one I cannot tell, because the signature is sort of like mine. Smile
 
 
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I don't know about worth buying, because I never read it. But I have a copy of Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee's The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide. These are the same two guys who wrote the same, well-respected, manual for the M-14. Send me a delivery address (email in my profile), and it is yours. It is even autographed by one of the authors, which one I cannot tell, because the signature is sort of like mine. Smile
 
Thank you For the kind offer. I will send you my address.
 
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The buffer thread got me thinking. Besides the government manuals what other books and videos
are worth buying?

Bill


If you are truly interested in the AR platform, suggest you attend an armorer course.

The Colt AR15/M16 Armorer course is a waste of time and money.

The Semper Paratus Arms AR15 Armorer course (William Larson) is worth the time and money.

http://www.colt.com/Catalog/Pi...Combat-Unit-Rail-Gun

The website sucks, but his course is excellent.

tp
 
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If you're wanting info beyond just the technical basics of assembling an AR, here are a few other AR books worth checking out:

First is the two volume "Black Rifle" series by Collector's Grade Publications, which is an excellent comprehensive historical overview of the design and development of the M16/AR-15 family.

The first volume is better than the second; I'd recommend starting with that one. Book 1 covers the predecessors and development of the AR up through the mid-1980s, and Book 2 covers updates and new designs from the mid-1980s through the early 2000s. (So don't expect the latest and greatest stuff to be in there; they're history books, after all.)

http://www.collectorgrade.com/bookshelf4.html




Next, Kyle Lamb's "Green Eyes & Black Rifles" is a good overview of fighting with a modern AR-15, including the basics of stuff like barrel length and twist rate, zeroing, reloading, malfunction clearance, stance, training drills, setting up a sling and other accessories, etc. (Though some of the info - especially on accessories - is slightly dated, having been written ~10 years ago.)

 
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I would also suggest the books by Glen Zediker. This is if you ever want to compete with or extend the capabilities of your AR-15.

http://zediker.com/
 
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Next, Kyle Lamb's "Green Eyes & Black Rifles" is a good overview of fighting with a modern AR-15, including the basics of stuff like barrel length and twist rate, zeroing, reloading, malfunction clearance, stance, training drills, setting up a sling and other accessories, etc. (Though some of the info - especially on accessories - is slightly dated, having been written ~10 years ago.)

Since my package to BillF had not yet left (carrier pickup tomorrow), I just opened it up and included a copy of Green Eyes & Black Rifles. Further cleaning of the antiquated bookshelf Smile Bill, same tracking number.
 
 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
Next, Kyle Lamb's "Green Eyes & Black Rifles" is a good overview of fighting with a modern AR-15, including the basics of stuff like barrel length and twist rate, zeroing, reloading, malfunction clearance, stance, training drills, setting up a sling and other accessories, etc. (Though some of the info - especially on accessories - is slightly dated, having been written ~10 years ago.)

Since my package to BillF had not yet left (carrier pickup tomorrow), I just opened it up and included a copy of Green Eyes & Black Rifles. Further cleaning of the antiquated bookshelf Smile Bill, same tracking number.
 


Thank you again, this is very generous of you.
 
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Originally posted by BillF:
The buffer thread got me thinking. Besides the government manuals what other books and videos
are worth buying?

Bill


If you are truly interested in the AR platform, suggest you attend an armorer course.

The Colt AR15/M16 Armorer course is a waste of time and money.

The Semper Paratus Arms AR15 Armorer course (William Larson) is worth the time and money.

http://www.colt.com/Catalog/Pi...Combat-Unit-Rail-Gun

The website sucks, but his course is excellent.

tp


A armorer's course sounds like it would be educational and a lot of fun. I will have to think about attending one.
 
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Originally posted by g4tx:
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Originally posted by BillF:
The buffer thread got me thinking. Besides the government manuals what other books and videos
are worth buying?

Bill


If you are truly interested in the AR platform, suggest you attend an armorer course.

The Colt AR15/M16 Armorer course is a waste of time and money.

The Semper Paratus Arms AR15 Armorer course (William Larson) is worth the time and money.

http://www.colt.com/Catalog/Pi...Combat-Unit-Rail-Gun

The website sucks, but his course is excellent.

tp


A armorer's course sounds like it would be educational and a lot of fun. I will have to think about attending one.


No idea how I included a link to the Colt Rail Gun rather than the SA website...

Correct link(s):

http://www.semperparatusarms.com/

A very accurate review of Larson's course:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/...-15-armorers-course/

Article by Larson:

https://primaryandsecondary.co...he-ar-15-gas-system/

Regards,
tp
 
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Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee's The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide.


THIS !!!!
 
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And of course U-Tube will have about anything you need too. One may have to sift through a few to find a good instructional video about the procedure in question.

U-Tube has saved my bacon a few times.
 
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Next, Kyle Lamb's "Green Eyes & Black Rifles" is a good overview of fighting with a modern AR-15, including the basics of stuff like barrel length and twist rate, zeroing, reloading, malfunction clearance, stance, training drills, setting up a sling and other accessories, etc. (Though some of the info - especially on accessories - is slightly dated, having been written ~10 years ago.)

Since my package to BillF had not yet left (carrier pickup tomorrow), I just opened it up and included a copy of Green Eyes & Black Rifles. Further cleaning of the antiquated bookshelf Smile Bill, same tracking number.
 


I received the package today. Thank you again.
I have a three day weekend coming up so these will give me something to new to study.

Bill
 
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