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Old 08-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Buying an AR this weekend before this lovely country of ours says we can't have one. We're thinking of getting a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport. Anyone have one or have suggestions? The store we're looking to go to has them for $609.99. They also have a DPMS Oracle for $597.99.

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The m&p is a good entry level AR without all the bells and whistles. Works for the Leo's.

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The m&p is a good entry level AR without all the bells and whistles. Works for the Leo's.
We almost bought it at a gun show this year but we left with a handgun and a shotgun. Any other entry levels that you recommend?
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Palmetto State Armory has some really good prices on their website right now.

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Palmetto State Armory has some really good prices on their website right now.
We're looking to pick one up at a store so we can hold it and see how it feels. We're in NW Indiana and were looking to go to a store in Goshen because we bought a few things from them at a gun show and liked them a lot.
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Buying an AR this weekend before this lovely country of ours says we can't have one. We're thinking of getting a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport. Anyone have one or have suggestions? The store we're looking to go to has them for $609.99. They also have a DPMS Oracle for $597.99.
ZombieGirl, way to go! but i caution you here on this. you need to plan on his and her's AR's, cause they are a lot of fun to shoot!

i think that the S & W might be a little better quality rifle, but if just informal range shooting, the DPMS would be okay too.
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ZombieGirl, way to go! but i caution you here on this. you need to plan on his and her's AR's, cause they are a lot of fun to shoot!

i think that the S & W might be a little better quality rifle, but if just informal range shooting, the DPMS would be okay too.
We're pretty good at sharing. Plus, I get what I want so I'll just take it from him. Haha
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I have (2) Armalite M15-A4s in .223, i think i paid about $900 each for them a few yrs ago. If you dont have your heart set on a S/W, give them a look. I have been very happy with mine.

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I have (2) Armalite M15-A4s in .223, i think i paid about $900 each for them a few yrs ago. If you dont have your heart set on a S/W, give them a look. I have been very happy with mine.
The one we're looking at will shoot 556 and 223. We liked the versatility.
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...and remember, the AR15 is called "the Barbie dream house for guys" for good reason.

Whatever you spend on the rifle, budget at least that much per year for accessories...

Personally, I don't go for the "hang 4 lbs of crap you'll never use" on your AR train of thought but 1 upgrade I would recommend 100% is to replace the trigger group with a drop in single stage unit.

I've got over 10k rounds through my Chip McCormic trigger. It breaks like a glass rod at 3 lbs and just keeps on ticking!

Congrats ZG, I'm sure you'll enjoy it

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