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Bought Your First Rifle?

Ready To LEarn The Basics of AR Ownership?

AR Basics

Welcome to a judgement-free zone to learn and grow as a brand new AR owner! 

We’ve distilled the information you need so you can get answers and follow step-by-step instructions for improving your accuracy, staying safe at the range, troubleshooting when problems arise, and making sure your rifle lasts through proper maintenance. 

We used to have to scour the internet for forums to find the answers to our gun-building questions. With BYOAR on your side, you can get the answers you need and the expert guidance to help get you to the next level. 

The Answers You need, without the judgement.


three things you will learn in level 1

#1 Gun Safety

As an AR*chitect, it all starts with Gun Safety. Check out this video from Jim for some quick Gun Safety tips you can share with that friend who thinks he’s your life coach. While you’re at it, take a Gun Safety class at your local range and join the AR*chitect Facebook Group!

#2 Personal Protection Equipment

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is essential for any AR*chitect. As they say- it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt… or loses an eye or goes deaf or gets shot. It happens and it can happen to you. 

Check out this video from Jim for the PPE that’ll keep you and those around you safe!

#3 Range Protocol

If you’re gonna play the game, you ‘gotta know the rules. We are talking range protocol. If you want to be the most unpopular person at the range and get humiliated by the range officer, or even asked to leave, stop reading now. 

Check out this video from Jim to prepare for a humiliation-free day at the range.

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Join us every week for live demos, installs, and expert guidance for AR owners. Each Tuesday at 3:50pm(EST) we host an hour Facebook Live show where we answer your question in real-time and give you actionable advice for how to (eventually) be an expert AR owner yourself! Add the T350 Show to your calendar and check out our entire inventory of shows to find the answers you need.

Want to get to level 2?

Learned what you need on Level 1? Let’s move on to Level 2. 

Level 1 assessment coming soon!

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. 

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

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Built your first AR and ready for more? Don't waste your time & budget sourcing parts. Get everything you need in our AR Build Kits!
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