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Old 09-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #21
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The walmart here has colt le 6920's in stock for $1097, thats likely gonna be my next gun. My dad recenty bought a DoubleStar, dont know muchabout them but 400 rounds down range so far with no issues n holds zero well. $895 with no rear sight.

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I have been doing a lot of hands-on in the past few days. I do like the classic, carry handle with a 'regular' stock vs. the carbine length versions and the extendable stocks. This would not be the gun I grabbed in the middle of the night to patrol the house, and the extra barrel length is a plus for me

Gander Mountain has DPMS A3 classics for $1000. Anyone know anything about this gun?

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1) At $1000, your money will treat you best with a personal build. Folks lacking AR experience are often a bit intimidated by the prospects of building their own. They need not be. Doing it right requires only a bit of research (to sort out what specs you desire and the best place to get them), and the skill required to assemble a model airplane. And posters on this board are generally happy to point you in the right direction. There are also an abundance of YouTube videos that will walk you through the process.

2) You want it complete, period? In my opinion, nobody aptly competes with PSA quality for under $1000. They mostly sell build parts/kits, but also offer complete rifles. You can get a really good complete rifle there for $700-800 (that will measure up well to an $1100+ Colt), and $200-300 more can produce a really good mil-spec rifle with a $200-400 red dot sight. Whether you're building or buying complete, PSA offers the best bang for your buck in the industry in my opinion.

When you're talking general multi-purpose ARs, my preferences are PSA for anything $700-1100, BCM builds for $1100+, and Daniel Defense complete rifles for around $1400. Just my own personal preference, but that recipe is shared by many on this board.

I'd suggest you start watching PSA for an opportune setup. Their stuff is constantly going on sale for 25+% off. Once you figure out what exactly you want, you probably need only be patient for a matter days before it's offered at a killer price.

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chloeshooter,

As you stated you did not want a project at this time.

A suggestion! Of course I am partial to Rock River Arms, Stag and other good quality companies because I am aware of their quality and warranty.
Here is an idea. Find a RRA Dealer who will sell you a RRA Complete lower for around $400 and then later find a Rock River Complete Upper for around $500-$550 and put them together. And you will have a complete RRA AR Rifle for right at $900 or $950. Add a rear sight and still be around $1000 total. You will have no problems with them fitting or operating as well as a factory built rifle. The reason it is cheaper to do this is that when the factory puts a complete upper on a complete lower they owe the government 11% Federal Excise Tax as it becomes a rifle and a finished product. You just can not buy both units at the same time. You could buy one in the morning and one in the evening or next day and you are good to go. Just a thought to get you a good quality rifle without sacrificing for something less. You can also tell if the upper was made at the factory due to the RRA Logo Lasered on the top of the Picatinny rail on the receiver. If not it is a parts gun.

Retail on the rifle above would be Complete Upper M-4 Cut $570.00
Complete Lower w/ Standard Trigger $455.00
Rear Sight $100.00
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$1125.00
Retail Complete Tac CAR A-4 Rifle w/ Rear Sight from factory $1215.00

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http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/palmetto-state-armory/pa-15-moe-qms-carbine-package.html
Ready to run $799 . Just what your asking for , and leaves you $$$$ for spare mags and ammo
This guy has it right for an entry level AR. Already comes with magpul equipment and a good trigger for $800. Their might be better companies but this is a steal
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I picked up a stag arms in 6.8 spc before the crunch for $799 and have never had an issue with it it's a beast of a rifle with a .270 caliber bullet that weighs almost twice what a common 5.56 bullet does. If you are looking for fixed stock models instead of collapsible they have ny compliant models that have a pinned m4 stock that weighs less than an a2 style fixed. Stag also has 5.56 models if that's your fancy and they are quality rifles.

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I got my stag for around 900 bucks last October. It has been a great rifle and I have no regrets! Since I bought it I decked it out with magpul furniture and the MBUS

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This guy has it right for an entry level AR. Already comes with magpul equipment and a good trigger for $800. Their might be better companies but this is a steal
I bought my first AR complete from PSA a couple years ago , It has some where between 8000-9000 rds thru it all without a hiccup . PSA has their barrels made by FN Herstal which is superior quality mil-spec piece . If you look at the price and go hey thats too cheap its got to be a piece of crap . Think again . I own several ARs and my go to's are my PSAs . I have ran the crap outta them and have no regrets . I have one particular thats my favorite and it gets used alot . Shes not the prettiest thing in the world because she gets used alot . For $800 you are getting exactly what you are asking for and will leave you with extra money for mags and ammo . Yes there are cheaper ARs out there but I dont consider them all quality rifles .
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I have been doing a lot of hands-on in the past few days. I do like the classic, carry handle with a 'regular' stock vs. the carbine length versions and the extendable stocks. This would not be the gun I grabbed in the middle of the night to patrol the house, and the extra barrel length is a plus for me

Gander Mountain has DPMS A3 classics for $1000. Anyone know anything about this gun?
For $1000 you can do way better than a DPMS.
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