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Red Dot Sight: Why should you want one?

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Red dot sight technology was developed by Swedish engineer John Arne Ingemund Ekstrand in 1975 working for Aimpoint AB, a Swedish optics company. But, the design and technology have come a long way in 45 years. Here’s what you should know about modern day red dot sight technology. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say… The […]

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Build Your Own AR Hunting Rifle

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As we start to ease towards fall and hunting season, you may be looking for an AR platform hunting rifle for those midwestern states that now allow straight walled rifle cartridges for deer hunting. These guns in the AR platform can be pricey to buy and building your own can save you hundreds of dollars. […]

AR Upgrade

5 simple upgrades for your AR

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So you bought that Smith & Wesson M&P Sport or the Ruger 556 and now you want to get an AR upgrade and improve your accuracy.  There are a few simple upgrades for your AR that aren’t difficult to install and won’t bust the bank (unless you get top of the line parts).  Quality optics […]

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Should you buy or build your AR-15?

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So… you want an AR-15 rifle. The question you ask yourself is: Should I build it or just buy one? At BYOAR we believe anyone can build their own AR. But that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice in every circumstance. Whether it comes down to money, experience, time, availability of parts, or just plain […]

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ATF Ruling on Pistol Braces

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Can You Shoulder Your AR-15 Pistol Brace? Short Answer: Yes. Longer Answer: Keep Reading. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has clarified their position about the use of pistol stabilizing braces (PSB).  Here’s a little history on where we’ve been and why this is good news for gun builders like you. Back […]

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Welcome to Our Blog

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At BYOAR, we have a saying: You don’t have to be an expert to build your own AR. We know the gun community can be intimidating for a newbie. That’s why we have dedicated ourselves to providing the guidance, demonstrations, and distilled information to help novice gun builders just like you. Whether you’re new to […]