The buffer thread got me thinking. Besides the government manuals what other books and videos
are worth buying?
|Old Air Cavalryman|
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.
"Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying who shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I, send me."
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.
Thank you For the kind offer. I will send you my address.
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.
The website sucks, but his course is excellent.
|Fighting the good fight|
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.)
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.)
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.
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 Bill, same tracking number.
Thank you again, this is very generous of you.
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...
A very accurate review of Larson's course:
Article by Larson:
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.
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.
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