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I want to buy an AR before a weapons ban goes into effect but I really don't know much about rifles and I fear I may not have enough time to learn. I would like to get one in the $700-$1000 range, I know that's a big range but if you were buying your first AR15 and looking to spend about $850ish plus an optic or decent flip sights, what would you get? I don't want a 22, although someone told me I should get a 22 model and then just buy a different lower and have two rifles basically??

I am a pistol guy but with certain things happening in our government lately and in the very near future a rifle like an AR15 is a good idea with lots of ammo.

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I'd say read the AR-15 Primer sticky first then start forming in your mind the configuration you want. There are so many ways to roll an AR you have to give thought to what YOU want and what is important to you.

Considering your budget, look at PSA's website for configurations. They offer a fine rifle at a great cost.

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I would suggest getting a Colt lower that way if/when (more likely when) the ban hits you can put any upper you want on whether you want a Shrike, 5.7, .22, .300 blackout, .50 beowulf, .458 socom, etc... You have the lower that will fit anything so you don't have to deal with the ban restrictions if you ever wanted anything else. May I also suggest getting lots of pmags, a betamag, and if you want to do the .22 get some m16 to .22 conversion magazines. Also I would suggest an ak.

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... I don't want a 22, although someone told me I should get a 22 model and then just buy a different lower and have two rifles basically?? ...
Actually it's the other way around, one lower and two uppers. I'd forget the .22lr for now, you can buy a .22lr upper later if you want. Or you can buy a dedicated .22lr AR style rifle for about what the .22lr upper costs (and then have two rifles).
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Actually it's the other way around, one lower and two uppers. I'd forget the .22lr for now, you can buy a .22lr upper later if you want. Or you can buy a dedicated .22lr AR style rifle for about what the .22lr upper costs (and then have two rifles).
So the MP15-22 is a dedicated .22lr AR, so it would not accept the m16 to .22 conversion magazines correct?
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If you are unsure and want to take your time to research everything before buying.

Run out and buy a couple stripped lower recievers. Get the aluminum forged type. You can usually find them for $100 or less.

Then take your time figuring out what you need.


BTW I started out as a pistol guy, after shooting a carbine for the first time, I totally changed my mind. There's a good reason why handguns are considered secondaries.

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So the MP15-22 is a dedicated .22lr AR, so it would not accept the m16 to .22 conversion magazines correct?
IIRC the mp15-22 will not accept a standard 5.56 nato/.223 remington upper.

It is a dedicated 22lr.
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IIRC the mp15-22 will not accept a standard 5.56 nato/.223 remington upper.

It is a dedicated 22lr.
Why is that is it smaller or just different?
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do you know what's better then a Colt?


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