This AR-15 Dust Cover Install was not hard. While I have made a bunch of AR-15 lowers, I never attempted an upper build because I thought it was hard. Once I did it I found out it was pretty easy.
You don’t need much in the way of tools. All you really need is a pair of needle nose pliers.
This is pretty simple, but it took me a while to get it just right.
The video was only 3 minutes, it took me about 15 in real life.
Parts for a AR-15 Dust Cover Install:
- Stripper Upper Receiver
- Dust Cover
- Dust Cover Pin
- C-Clip (its tiny buy a couple)
- Dust Cover Spring
Make sure you line the spring up correctly as you put the pin in. I found this to be the hardest part. I used the needle nose pliers to hold the spring in the right orientation as I put the pin through.