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    JCcypress

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    Long-story-short...

    I'm looking for a reasonable, competent gunsmith in the Shreveport area to assemble an AR lower receiver for me. I can provide the mil-spec parts kit.

    1) Recommendations?

    2) About how much money am I looking at?

    Thanks!
    JC
     
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    whitsend

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    It is very east to do yourself. I built my first one this summer and have done 3 more since then.

    But I noticed that your location is BR and you are looking for someone in Shreveport so maybe this is for a friend or family member?

    There might be a member in the area who would help them/you if needed and save you the cost of a gunsmith.
    I would but I'm 2.5 hours from Shreveport.

    Just some other options.
     

    bsdubois00

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    There are some good youtube videos - WATCH THEM - plus it will help you get a better understanding of how the AR comes apart and what not - its VERY VERY VERY easy....
     

    LArhino

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    I agree with everyone else. It is not hard to do yourself. I am not a gunsmith but I would not mind helping. I am east of Shreveport about 45-60 minutes.
     

    JCcypress

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    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the heads up on the gunsmith. I'm aware of how easy they apparently are to assemble, though I've never done a full assembly myself. I've previously watched the all videos, I've read the second-amendment.com instructions, etc. I also understand the wisodm to be gained by doing it yourself.

    I'm asking for a S'port gunsmith because I live in BR and my FFL buddy has my lower receiver up there. I want to shoot it when I go visit him and his family in a few weeks, but don't want to take the time out of my weekend to build my first AR lower when I could be shooting guns, telling lies or drinking whiskey. I'm also not interested in "learning" on a Noveske. Apparently, it costs about $25 to have a professional, insured gunsmith do it for me and I'm cool with that.

    I'll lose my virginity on a PSA or a Plum Crazy and let everyone know how good it was.

    Thank you all for the input, links, advice, etc.

    JC
     

    MikeR

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    Name brand really means nothing unless it's billet. They are pretty much all the same except for the rollmarks.

    You are looking at about 30mins to assemble the lower (at a leisurely pace), 30secs to slap on the upper, then it's off to the range for function testing & zeroing the sights.

    But, it's your money...I hope you find someone that isn't too busy to do it & does it for you at a reasonable price.
     

    JCcypress

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    Name brand really means nothing unless it's billet. They are pretty much all the same except for the rollmarks.

    You are looking at about 30mins to assemble the lower (at a leisurely pace), 30secs to slap on the upper, then it's off to the range for function testing & zeroing the sights.

    But, it's your money...I hope you find someone that isn't too busy to do it & does it for you at a reasonable price.

    That's cool, guys. I get it. It's easy and I need to learn how to do it.

    The time that I spend with old friends is worth more to me than $50 per hour.

    Thanks again for answering my questions.
     

    Mneil

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    Go to Brownells and check out their how-to videos. Assembly of an AR is extreemly easy. The most complicated part of an AR build is setting the head space when assembling an upper and that is when you use a bolt that was procured seperate from the barrel. Save the money and have fun, build it your self. Good luck.
     

    LA_Huntsman

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    I wish I lived on that side of the state... I'd do it for a double cheese from Whataburger!! :D
     
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