- Orientation. For our purposes, "left" and "right" refer to sides of the rifle from the shooters perspective when the rifle is pointed forward.
- Work Surface. Make sure you have a clean well-lit area to work. Try our Yoga Mat trick. A drop cloth under your work area saves time hunting for dropped roll pins, too.
- Tools. It doesn't take tons of tools to build an AR, but these tools are worth the investment.
- Safety. Eye protection is highly recommended. Springs especially like to fly.