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Old 04-13-2013, 02:13 AM   #21
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Cir8er, if you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for it. Thanks for the info btw.

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I paid $1295. No problem. Why are you wanting so many lowers? Saving them for what? Just curious.

The reason that you stated is why I bought this gun at a slightly inflated price. I'd hate for something to happen, and not have one. This is actually my 1st rifle-caliber centerfire rifle. It's rounding out my collection nicely.

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LOL Cir8er about all the lowers!!! I figure they might be worth a lot in the future. Also, if some BS ban comes and I haven't built all the ones I want I'll have two as spares.

I want to build a 5.56 first. Then a 6.8, then a .300blk, then a 9mm, then a 6.5 SPR, then I want to build some SBRs, etc. This dang list just keeps getting bigger and I don't want to run out of lowers.

What would be the best IYO to start my 5.56 build? I'm concerned with quality and reliability first, then collectibility. I know my first choice would be a Colt stripped lower, but I can't find them. What would be your second choice?

One last thing, are you keeping your new 6920 NIB or are you going to shoot her? Thanks.

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It's NIB Quentin. I've heard Colt may stop civilian AR sales so I'm scared. Maybe I should just get it and then save again for a build. I'm sitting on two M&P stripped lowers, but I want to save them. If I get the Colt, any suggestions on getting another stripped lower?
My first stripped lower was an M&P-15 and it's the best of four - ArmaLite, Charles Daly, Valkyrie. You really can't beat the S&W. I also have a billet Quentin Defense US Army edition lower that's great but hard to compare to forged lowers.
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Quentin, what do you mean hard to compare to forged lowers? I know the diff between forged and billet and that forged is mil spec, are you saying you like the billet better? Thanks again for the help, you got lots of good karma coming your way. Also, IYO should I move on this weapon?

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Billet isn't better, 1911, just different. I liked the US Army model lower so bought it. It's beautiful, so nicely finished. But more a show piece honestly. If I were buying another lower for a work gun I'd go back to forged.

Can't say if you should get the 6920, it's a great AR so I doubt that you'll be unhappy with it. It's hard to recommend in today's prices. Things should get back close to normal but none of us has a crystal ball.

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1911.....yeah, it didn't cross my mind when I wrote that that they may be handy to have for various reasons if things like this disappear from the market. Personally, I couldn't afford to be building so many AR's. Mine will be kept NIB for now, considering the ammo shortage. If that changes, I'll shoot it.
I heavily considered building one. For now, I thought better to buy a complete one, so I don't get caught not being able to find the parts I need. If I were to build one, though, I have a lower picked out. It's from Stag Arms. Their lower has 5.56 and actual words on the safety switch. I don't like the ones that have those stupid pictograms, and Caliber: MULTI on them. Also not into zombie or spider roll marks. Or color filled roll marks. Actually, any lower that is known for quality, with these 2 specs, would be fine.

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Basically, I wanted to come as close to the military version as possible. It's my understanding that the LE6920 does this.

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Thanks Quentin and Cir8er! Because of you guys my savings is now considered low-cap. I guess in this day and age it makes sense to pay a premium for Colt. Now I gotta find more M&P lowers. I really learned a lot in this thread. You guys rock.

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No problem. Anything else?

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