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Old 03-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Hello ftf friends I've been looking into getting onto the ar platform for about a month now and I think I'm just about to make the jump now. I've been an ak owner for the last two years of my life and I absolutely love the platform but I want to try something different. Is the ar worth getting into? Basically I'm just afraid I will regret it. Ive done lots of research and am stumped. HELP!

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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Personally i like the AK platform but love the AR platform. I say go for the AR.

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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Hop on in the water is fine. Nothing to regret about an AR, lots of good info here to help you through the options and variations.

Help us out a bit, what do you plan to do, what's your budget, given any thought to building one versus buying off the shelf.

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Don't do it......it so hard to stop.....someone get me off this crazy ride......

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I wouldn't do it if you hate light, fast, smooth, accurate, and beautiful rifles. And don't forget comfortable, rugged, and reliable.

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No arsenal is complete without an AR or two or three.

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Hop on in the water is fine. Nothing to regret about an AR, lots of good info here to help you through the options and variations.

Help us out a bit, what do you plan to do, what's your budget, given any thought to building one versus buying off the shelf.
I'm looking to spend about 1200 to start off with and I think I'm leaning over to the di gas system vs piston. And I've been old if I build my own I can end up with a good quality ar for a few hundred less. What route would be better to buy, or build? And as far a brand how is rockriver?
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Build would get you more bang for your buck.

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Build it!!! They are a rediculously simple rifle to build. I built mine when the only real knowledge i had about ar's, was what they looked like . Here's a video i found the other night that might help with your selection process

http://youtu.be/hgcpR2QYBSY
Good luck and have fun, i know i did

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A build on an AR is nothing like the build on an AK, the build on an AR is more like an assembly type process.
If you are willing to build to save money you can just buy a lower & upper then put them together.
Here is a inexpensive complete lower to put your upper on.
http://www.usagunoutlet.com/Plum_Crazy_Firearms_C15_Complete_Lower_p/pcf-c15.htm
Here is a nice upper to put on this lower.
http://www.jsesurplus.com/custom16hbarmidlength1x9flattopuppercompletestanda rd-2-1.aspx
After buying these two parts, front and rear sights, or scope & rings, plus shipping & transfer fee, it should only set you back $550 to$600. I would call that a good entry level AR.
You may save a little more $$ by doing a complete build from parts but not much, and you won't have any warranty.

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