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Old 04-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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I just bought one and looking to upgrade on a budget. Anyone have advise?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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Advice? Buy lots of ammo and magazines then go out and shoot it. Don't put a lot of junk on it. Don't do labor intensive upgrades, just what you need like irons and an RDS. Keep a cheap gun cheap, don't double the price with upgrades, you'll never get that money back if you try to sell it later.
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I've read reviews on the gun an they are a bit mixed views on it. I haven't had a chance to take it out does it not handle well?
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I've read reviews on the gun an they are a bit mixed views on it. I haven't had a chance to take it out does it not handle well?
I have a DPMS Panther carbine, it handles fine for what I use it for. I take it to the range on occasion and put holes in the splattering targets.

Your DPMS will work fine for plinking, range, coyotes, even hog hunting.
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Thanks for the info.
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When I get home from work, I'll post you links to some fun upgrades. Quad rail, flip up sights, vertical front grip, etc. All of them at budget prices. And all products that I've personally used so I can attest to their quality
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I just bought one and looking to upgrade on a budget. Anyone have advise?
What I did to my DPMS was install a Vltor E-Mod Stock and a Ergo Grip from Falcon Industries. It already had a free float forend from the factory, so I left it because there was nothing to "improve". On my other AR-15's I did much the same but included a Midwest Industries 2 piece, 4 rail forend. I generally buy everything from Man Venture Outpost because they have the best prices on everything except the Ergo Grips. Those I get from Midway.

http://www.manventureoutpost.com/

As far as anything internal I wouldn't bother making any changes. I always keep a spare bolt carrier group, firing pin, extractor, etc., in my range bag when I shoot any AR-15 at the range. I've yet to have to go into it and replace anything.
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Id advise you to make sure you have sights, plenty of ammo and go shoot it. A lot. Have fun with it.
Shoot it prone, benched, kneeling, freehand, with then without a sling, make like your wedding night.


After shooting think about your likes and dislikes. Then see if you can make some upgrades.

I'm mean seriously how are you gonna upgrade it without having a baseline for improvment. Don't dump ur money into so early. Most upgrades are just minor changes, not many are gamechanger.
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Id advise you to make sure you have sights, plenty of ammo and go shoot it. A lot. Have fun with it.
Shoot it prone, benched, kneeling, freehand, with then without a sling, make like your wedding night.


After shooting think about your likes and dislikes. Then see if you can make some upgrades.

I'm mean seriously how are you gonna upgrade it without having a baseline for improvment. Don't dump ur money into so early. Most upgrades are just minor changes, not many are gamechangers. Since this is first and you've already bought it, break her in first.
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Yes! Someone else knows the difference between advice and advise. That's worth saying twice, Tikki!
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