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BYOAR Helps AR Owners Become AR Builders and...

We know you don’t become an expert AR builder overnight. Everyone is on their own journey as gun owners, which is why we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing the guidance, demonstrations, and distilled information to help everyone from novice builders to seasoned gunsmiths. 

Whether you’re new to the AR world in general, been around the gun building community for a while, or  you’ve completed more builds then you can count, this is the place for you! In our experience, building, modifying and taking care of your own AR builds confidence as a gun owner and is a fun way to connect with other gun enthusiasts. No matter where you are on your AR evolution, BYOAR is here to provide the expert guidance, quality parts, and AR Build Kits so you can become an AR*chitect. 

...AR Builders Become AR*Chitects!

Where Are You On Your

ARchitect Evolution

Welcome to the Group!

Check out how we teach the fundamentals and coach new gun builders through the learning curve to become an AR*chitect.
AR Basics

Gotta do it!

5 things every AR builder should know to make your rifle last and perform well.
AR Maintenance

No one likes clamshells.

Stuck with that stock look? Check out some easy upgrade options, including the popular A2 upgrade to get a free floating handguard.
AR Upgrade

Hey there, AR*chitect.

Built your first AR and ready for more? Don't waste your time & budget sourcing parts.
Build Kits

Ready for something different?

Don't just build another AR, design YOUR AR with our Elevation Series with over a million customization options.
Build More ARs

Become an AR*Chitect

AR*chitect /ˈärkəˌtekt/ noun

A person who designs, builds, and maintains their own rifle.

The first step on your AR*chitect Evolution is figuring out which stage you are in. Need some help? Fill out our online form and our AR experts will give you a customized AR Profile – full of info and recommendations made just for you. 

American-Made AR Parts for
Every American-Made AR Build

Cornerstone Series

Value Stock Handguards

Our AR*chitect AR15 Cornerstone Series handguards are designed to be slim and light. A low cost alternative to foreign-sourced handguards. American made quality at an import price.

foundation handguard

Foundation Series

Premium stock Handguards

The AR*chitect Foundation Series handguards are slim, lightweight, and provide the ultimate level of comfort. This is a step above your basic rail.

AirRail Handguard

Airrail Series

ultra Lightweight Handguards

Our newest entry in the AR*chitect handguard program, the AirRail Series combines extra lightweight with strength and durability. Made in the USA from aircraft-grade T6061 aluminum, choose from two off-the-shelf designs: STANDARD or MLok. Produced in both 13″ or 15″ lengths, AirRail is available in either Full Flat Top and Competition Top.

ARV Handguard

AR*V Series

mp5 clone Handguards

Our AR*chitect AR15 AR-V Handguards are designed to give you that MP5 look at a fraction of the cost of an MP5. While these will work on direct impingement gas systems, they are primarily designed for blow-back pistol caliber applications. A two inch long barrel nut ensures rigid mounting for rock solid accessory mounting.

Your Rifle. Your Way.

Whether you’re a gunsmith or first-time builder, everything you need to build your next AR is right here at your fingertips. Don’t lower your standards, don’t raise your budget. Get what you want for the price that makes sense. American-made and shipped right to your door with the parts and guidance you need to build your own AR15. 

BYOAR AR*chitect Gallery

Want to BYO (build your own) but not sure where to start? Our gallery is a great first step. Get inspired with starting concepts you can modify for your own custom build.

AR*chitect of the Week

AR Builder Resources

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How to Build an AR (Part 4)

Completing Your Custom AR Build: Fire Control Group and Butt Stock Assembly Welcome back to the final installment of our custom AR build series! Today,

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How to Build an AR (Part 3)

Building Your Custom AR: Completing the Lower Receiver Welcome back to our custom AR build series! Today, we’ll focus on the lower receiver assembly, where

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How to Build an AR (Part 2)

Building Your Custom AR: Completing the Upper Receiver Welcome back to our series on building a custom AR (ArmaLite Rifle) from scratch! Last week, we

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BYOAR Brings You:

Distilled Information

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert. Well, we did that and don’t worry. We took notes.

From Manufacturing Experts

Yeah, we’re humble. 

Judgement Free

You can go lots of places to get made fun of. This ain’t one of them.

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