Rifles: To Build or Buy

Rifles are one of the most common types of weapons to build yourself. With the right parts, you can completely customize your rifle and be proud that you built it yourself. However, not everyone wants to build their own rifle; buying a rifle is a better option for them. Either choice is great, and at That Gun Shop, you can get the rifle you want or the parts you need to build your own.

How to Build Rifles

First off, you have to decide which type of rifle you want to build. A lot depends on the type of shooting you do. Will you be hunting, competing or plinking? Once you make that decision, you will know what type of upper receiver and barrel you will use. This determines the remaining needed parts.

In the case of an AR-15 for varmint shooting, you will need a forward assist assembly and ejection port cover assembly. You will probably want a scope, so you would probably prefer a free-float hand guard without sights. You would also need a gas block.

Things to Remember Before Building a Rifle

Safety is just as important when building rifles as it is when shooting firearms. Be sure to always wear safety glasses and a shop apron to protect your eyes from flying pins and springs and your clothes from sharp objects and chemicals. Making sure the floor is clean will help when looking for the flying pins and springs.

You also want to be sure you work in a well-lit area with plenty of space. You may even want to place an anti-slip mat on your workbench to keep parts from rolling around and getting lost.

There are several tools needed to do a great job at building your rifle. Make sure you use the right tools for the job. Most of all, remember to have fun while building your rifle, and to enjoy the fruits of your labor when you are done.

Buying a Rifle

Maybe you prefer to buy a rifle instead of building one. You will want to be sure you buy your firearm from a reputable Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. This ensures the safety of all parties involved, and that you are getting a quality rifle for the price you pay. It also helps to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.

That Gun Shop is not an auction or classified site. We are an FFL holder and are happy to assist you in the purchase of your firearm, and shipping it to another FFL holder as required by law. Purchasing firearms online does not avoid the mandatory background checks, but makes shopping for firearms more convenient for you. Consider That Gun Shop when you want to purchase rifles.