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Old 10-29-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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Alright guys, I am interested in purchasing my first AR-15 over the next couple of months. Since I enjoy military firearms, I am looking for something that closely resembles what the military might use. I am keeping my options open but would like something to just play with in my free time but have the capability to shoot small local competitions. Thanks for any and all help, and I look forward to hearing your suggestions.


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Old 10-29-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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First let me say welcome, 2nd let me say you have come to the right place

As close to military style/spec will be a M4 clone - not possible for you to own a fully 100% Mil-Spec rifle, but close

Now, have you given any thought on "building" your own? After all it is just a bunch of parts, with the ability to be stripped and assembled by HS graduates with minimal training. My suggestion would be to read the stickies, then read the build threads, then come back with the boat load of questions you will have


... then we can begin your training


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So, if I was going to start off with the lower unit, which brands should I stick with that will comply with Mil-spec rifle? Thanks
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So, if I was going to start off with the lower unit, which brands should I stick with that will comply with Mil-spec rifle? Thanks
Most any of the 300+ different brands of lowers will fit that bill . I prefer forged for a battle rifle but the Billet ones are very exquisite and the price shows that . Just pick out the Roll mark on the side that you like best and go with it . Here is the specs I look for in a stripped lower
Material is 7075-T6 aluminum . Black Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-8625 Type 3 class 2. Beyond that I look for the best deal out there
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Welcome, and why not carefully read our AR Primer. It and other stickys will help you much.
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Thanks purehavoc for the info!

Quentin, I have been reading a couple of the stickies however I haven't gotten through all of them. I plan on spending some time going through them this weekend.

Thanks for all the suggestions


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