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Old 07-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Help with first AR purchase!

So I have been considering adding an AR to my collection and now feel that time is ticking away. I would like to keep it $900 and under and any and all suggestions are appreciated. It would be used primarily for HD and target shooting. Also what factors should I consider?


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Old 07-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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For under $900 you're either looking at used or an m&p. Depending on your state.

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I built mine for under $900. I have just under $800 in it.

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read the stickies, then the build threads, then define what you want to do with the rifle

From what you posted already it sounds like you are looking for a battle rifle/range gun. A 16" barrel length should cover that but bear in mind that an AR is not the most ideal HD weapon IMHO. Might you consider a pump shotgun or handgun?

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read the stickies, then the build threads, then define what you want to do with the rifle

From what you posted already it sounds like you are looking for a battle rifle/range gun. A 16" barrel length should cover that but bear in mind that an AR is not the most ideal HD weapon IMHO. Might you consider a pump shotgun or handgun?
Agreed. AR's are LOUD! You're talking permanent hearing damage for the entire family.
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Yeah mine is not HD it is a zombie stopper. I have enough hand guns for HD.

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read the stickies, then the build threads, then define what you want to do with the rifle

From what you posted already it sounds like you are looking for a battle rifle/range gun. A 16" barrel length should cover that but bear in mind that an AR is not the most ideal HD weapon IMHO. Might you consider a pump shotgun or handgun?
I have several HD pistols and shotguns so that's covered.....I geuss I really just want one for my collection

I'll take a look at some other threads but in the mean time any ready out of the box suggestons could get me rolling. Has anyone had experience with SW M&P ar? If so ehat are your thoughts
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the SW M&P has been getting very good reviews, a few folks here have it as well. BCM, DD, Spikes, STAG, RRA all make good rifles and they can be customized/optioned to suit your preferences

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The m&p is a great starter AR. It works for the cops. What more can I say?

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Under $900 I'd be looking at PSA and S&W.

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