Originally Posted by AgentTikki
Go with a 16" ur first time out.
That way you can swap out muzzle device if you want to.
A 14.5" is a little lighter but not a lot. It will handle a little better to but I really think a nice 16"er will be a lot more versatile.
I agree. 16 inch is about as low as you can go without any real substantial impact on performance past 250yards. Its a pretty good length and if you just gotta have shorter put in the paperwork and 200$ tax for the sbr stamp. Welding up a 14 or shorter barrel to hit legal length has never made sense to me.
My lgs stocks colt bushmaster on occasion and sw bcm sell for the price of colts and the quality is a bit better on most accesory choices especially if you get a bcm tricked out with the midwest industries rails or something. The colts that come with magpul are equal to the bcm but no contest when colt packages their ar15 with other addons
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Last edited by JonM; 10-11-2012 at 11:54 AM.