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Old 05-12-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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I am new to AR-15's and am currently in the market to purchase one. I have been lurking around on some forums and trying to read up on as much information as possible. My only real preference is the rifle is a carbine with a collapsible stock seeing as it will be a home defense rifle.

My real question is, is this rifle overpriced? If so where can I get it cheaper?

I am not trying to pass the research buck onto any of you. I just figured you may know offhand. I have been searching, but I want to be sure of myself seeing as I am new.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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Yes. That is overpriced for what you get in my opinion. Our shop could build you the same thing for probably, what, about $700-$750? There isn't anything special about that weapon, but they want a premium price for a relatively basic rifle. I personally wouldn't pay it.

Since you don't want to pass the research buck, I suggest you take a look at several manufacturers, including Rock River, DPMS, etc.

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I bought a Match Grade stainless bull barreled AR-15 from RRA for $915. I bought a Match Grade DPMS AR in .308 for $950. Do some more homework before you regret spending a small fortune on something only marginally accurate. I concur with Dillinger, you aren't getting anything special with that rifle - half a dozen companies make a similar product for 300-$400 less. RRA will give you an accuracy "guarantee" which, from my experience, you can count on.
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that one is way over priced
I sell the bushmaster M4 and also the ORC carbine for 879 NIB
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+1 to what others have said: it's a overpriced by probably a couple hundred dollars.

Also, I personally don't care for the fixed handle and would suggest a flat-top with a removable handle instead. A flat-top might open up some options for you down the line. (The picture shows an A2, but the description says it's an A3 flat-top.)

You can save money by buying completed components and putting them together. Check the equipment exchange on for complete lowers and complete uppers. A complete lower should be under $200 and a complete upper should be around $500 or less. Add in a nice stock at $100 and you're at less than $800.

Here are some examples links:
Stag Arms 2HM4 upper (complete with bolt group): $489
Stag Arms Lower (complete, w/o stock): $186
Collapsible stock: $80

Cost before shipping: $755.

Look around for more than a minute like I just did, and you might be able to do better.

Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, Stag Arms, Colt and several other brands are good. You can mix and match uppers and lowers (though I'd stay away from Olympic Arms unless you buy a complete rifle).
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Buds Guns has this M4 A3 Doublestar Star 15 M4 A3 .223 w/out Carrying Handle $699.00 Delivered
If you want to check them out here is the link. &y=1
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Check Smith and Wesson too. they have basically the same rifle that can be had in the $800 range, and they had a $100 rebate for a while, but that maybe expired by now.
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