help please
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > help please

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Default help please

Im looking to buy an ar15. but idk what brand i want. i want something durable and accurate. i will be using it for hunting defense and course running. also what twist is better 1in7 or 1in9? my choices are the following...

Bushmaster
Rock river
Stag arms
Colt
S&W
Sig sauer

__________________
DeCal29 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rhyno13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: A small town inTexas
Posts: 664
Liked 271 Times on 153 Posts
Likes Given: 193

Default

Any of those you listed will work for you.

__________________

”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
~James Earl Jones

rhyno13 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,548
Liked 1003 Times on 705 Posts
Likes Given: 1004

Default

Read the AR Primer, it will help you tailor the best answers (for you) to your questions. Colt is the best of the list you provided. Don't forget BCM, Daniel Defense and PSA.

__________________

______
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek

Quentin is offline  
locutus Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 100
Liked 33 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeCal29 View Post
Im looking to buy an ar15. but idk what brand i want. i want something durable and accurate. i will be using it for hunting defense and course running. also what twist is better 1in7 or 1in9? my choices are the following...

Bushmaster
Rock river
Stag arms
Colt
S&W
Sig sauer
Definitely read the AR primer. I have a RRA LAR-15 "Modern Sport Rifle" and love it. A big "THANKS" () to Joe "double barrel" Biden and Diane "grab your gun" Feinstein.

Watch the prices, they will go down in time.
__________________
To everything, there is a season...
johnr43 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 939
Liked 383 Times on 250 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I'd consider adding DPMS to your list. I've got an A2 Classic. It's on the heavy side, but is my go-to AR. I also have a Bushmaster Carbon 15. It's an excellent shooter and extremely light. Don't know how the carbon fiber upper and lower will hold up over time, but so far, so good.
__________________
Never argue with an idiot in public. People passing by won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Donn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #6
CAS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

In case you're having trouble finding the "AR Primer" thread:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/ar15-primer-beginners-guide-59600/

I learned a lot there.

__________________
CAS is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:57 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,317
Liked 5714 Times on 3230 Posts
Likes Given: 5140

Default

Get a Colt 6920 or 6940. I prefer the 6940, but both are great weapons.

__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
Quentin Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #8
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,683
Liked 1097 Times on 606 Posts
Likes Given: 455

Default

As a civilian, I have no need to mount a M203 grenade launcher on my home defense weapon, so I prefer the lightweight Colt 6520/6720 carbines and I swap the M4 handguards for the smaller diameter XM177E2 handguards. The aforementioned Colt carbines have lightweight barrels, sometimes referred to as "pencil" barrels. Internally, they have the same barrel rifling twist rate, same barrel material, bolt carrier, bolt, and other functional components as the Colt 6920/6940 series carbines.

The Colt 6921 is the closest thing a civilian can purchase to a real M4 carbine, but it has a 14.5" barrel and requires a tax stamp. The Colt 6920 is identical in every other way except it has a 16" barrel and does not require a special tax stamp from BATFE. The only difference between a 6921 and a M4 is the 3 round burst or auto sear components, which you can't legally purchase if you do not own a registered machine gun.

If you ever think you'll need to mount a M203 grenade launcher, get a 6920 or 6940 series carbine. If not, the lightweight carbines have thinner, lighter barrels. If you need a M203 for home defense, I'd hate to live in your neighborhood.

Colt produces their carbines and rifles to military specification. They are not the only game in town, the producers of the best AR money can buy, or the only quality product available at a reasonable price.

I personally own Colt carbines because the product receives the due diligence in testing and quality of workmanship suitable for a carbine you are staking your life on at a reasonable price. It's hard for me to justify the price of a carbine that costs twice what my Colt cost when both are accurate, durable carbines that go bang when you pull the trigger.

That said, Colt, Bravo Company Manufacturing, Daniel Defense, and Wilson Combat all make superb carbines that are suitable for home defense.

If you are overly concerned with durability, I would consider purchasing an AK pattern carbine from a reputable manufacturer, like Arsenal.

For me, the Colt 6520/6720 carbines have the right blend of accuracy, ergonomics, balance, weight, durability, configurability, and availability of ammunition/magazines/accessories that I consider best for my uses. YMMV.

If you absolutely must have a piston AR like so many others who think they're going to stop a tyrannical government or the Chinese from invading with their favorite pop gun, Uncle Sam has already done the T&E for you. Your choices are the HK416 or the SCAR 16S. Neither of those two carbines is lightweight or cheap, but both have more testing and engineering put into them than do other "solutions" by dint of the amount of our tax dollars spent on them.

Whichever flavAR (yes, I'm adding important new words to the English language) you purchase, do yourself a favor and purchase some PMAG's from MagPul.

__________________
kbd512 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 01:43 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigBizz87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Back Woods N.H.
Posts: 444
Liked 42 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeCal29 View Post
Im looking to buy an ar15. but idk what brand i want. i want something durable and accurate. i will be using it for hunting defense and course running. also what twist is better 1in7 or 1in9? my choices are the following...

Bushmaster
Rock river
Stag arms
Colt
S&W
Sig sauer
I would definitely look into BCM(Bravo Company) or DD(Daniel Defense) they may be hard to find but they r definitely top tier ARs
__________________

Work Hard Play Hard

BigBizz87 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes