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Old 08-18-2013, 06:02 AM   #11
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By the way, would've help if I say I'm from CA? Considering our stupid gun laws here!!!

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By the way, would've help if I say I'm from CA? Considering our stupid gun laws here!!!
Make sure you get a CA compliant kit, with the bullet button and all that jazz.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:10 AM   #13
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I agree, way overpriced .. If you got 1500 to burn you can pick up a nice custom rig, you can go 5.56 of course but never hurts to look into .308 or 6.8spc if you like a heavier round.

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Your buddy is just trying to get back what he spent in the "craze". Everyone is right! Is that the. Is that the configuration you were looking for? If so $700- 900 is about what you would pay now, there are a lot of options out there, and for $1500 you can be driving a F250 instead of that Ford Fiesta your buddy is trying to unload. Ask him if even knows what that is currently worth, if it is a friend, you would like to to think he's not trying to bend you over on purpose. Low ball his ass to the actual price if you like it and want to save money. If not, 10 minutes on google and there are lots better rifles out there for that price.

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Now, is it typically better to buy an AR @ a gun show, or these guys are the same as if bought in a store??

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Now, is it typically better to buy an AR @ a gun show, or these guys are the same as if bought in a store??
pretty much the same guns as you will find in the stores.

these days, you would probably get a better deal in a store rather than the gun shows.
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It was my understanding that in CA cannot be more than a 10 round mag? And I bought a Spike's AR that is mil-spec and looks like that (basic) for about 1/2 that $$$ last Dec right after Newtown.

Be careful, buying that may not only be getting robbed, with a non-CA compliant mag, you may be in bigger trouble.

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Now, is it typically better to buy an AR @ a gun show, or these guys are the same as if bought in a store??
I don't know about the gun shows outside of California but the gun shows here in Cali suck, it's usually the Crossroads of the west show and it is pure garbage. Outside of mag and ammo, they suck. The prices are not any better at the show, just crappier quality. Do your research on what you like an what you intend to use if for and buy accordingly, you will get a better deal on the web.
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OP, definitely read the AR15 Primer sticky (above in this forum) that Agent Tikki wrote. He covers many, many questions for the new AR owner or purchaser. Right now is the time to soak up all the knowledge you can or you'll no doubt make countless mistakes in your first AR!

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You'll soon notice that we all have our opinions. Some of us like to build, some want a factory build. Some of us recommend low end, some go for the most bang for buck and some recommend the best. You have to figure out where you fit in before you buy.

Myself, I like to choose my own parts and build. That doesn't mean build everything but definitely choose every part. Once you figure it all out you'll discover the build is done in your head not on the workbench. Get it right in your head before buying!

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Actually I've heard from some of my ex-military buddies that buying kits gives you the same exact weapon @ a fraction of the cost, but I don't know if that sounds right tho!! Otherwise everybody would be going that route. But I'm sure the Good Samaritans here are gonna send me the right direction on getting my AR. I just can't wait to start firing one
While this is somewhat true, a crappy kit + a crappy build=a crappy AR.

You may want to lurk a bunch of threads, and check out a bunch of

other forums stickies, in order to find out what to avoid.

For instance: RGuns has earned the lousy rep they have the hard way-

by screwing over their customers. And they're not the only ones.
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