I put my order in today for a “Fill Your Hands You Son of a Bitch” York Arms stripped AR-15 lower, and I want to build a
.50 Beowulf .458 SOCOM on it.
I’ve never built an AR. I don’t have a bench vise, but I can pick one up from Harbor Freight fairly cheaply. I know Brownell’s or somebody had a series of videos on building your own AR, but I haven’t been able to find them. I’ve checked both Brownell’s and Midway and they are out of stock on AR-15 lower parts kits.
I don’t want to buy an Alexander Arms complete upper, I’d like to build an upper based on this 18″ AR-Stoner stainless barrel. I’m going to buy a Rock River complete upper.
I have a stock wrench and standard hand tools. So what other tools will I need?
UPDATED: I’ve decided to go .458 SOCOM instead. Thanks for all the suggestions and recommendations!