Building A Custom Firearm

To become fairly proficient with firearms, many people have taken the time to learn the ins and outs of how the guns that they like actually work. This means learning to disassemble and assemble them for cleaning purposes and to ensure that they are working as they should. A natural progression from this level of insight into firearms is the desire to construct a firearm yourself. This is not a task for the novice and can indeed be dangerous for those who are inexperienced with how guns work. For the experienced gun enthusiast, however, constructing your own firearm can be a thrilling tasks.

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Parts Needed To Begin

The parts that you require depend on the type of gun that you are trying to construct. For a Glock handgun, for example, you’ll need an 80% lowers polymer frame, frame kit, barrel, sight, slide, slide assembly, magwell, and trigger. Using a polymer frame negates the need for an expensive machining apparatus. Hand tools for drilling and milling are perfectly suitable.

Tools Required

Now that you have the parts, you’ll need to gather the necessary tools to bring your gun together. For milling, drilling and shaping the polymer frame, you will need a Dremel, metal files, and both coarse and fine sandpaper. Other things to include on your tools list are a flat screwdriver, hammer, bench vice, and drill. You will also require WD-40 and your choice of firearm lubricant.

Things To Consider

There are a number of detailed videos and instructions to take you step-by-step through the assembly process. Once completed, there are a few things to consider. Though the building of your own firearm isn’t illegal, once completed you have a fully operational gun. Some municipalities require that these “ghost guns” get registered so that they are a part of the national database. Not complying is a felony.