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Old 12-12-2011, 08:39 PM   #41
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I posted the question on another thread, so I will post it here as well. How does Stag Arms stack up?



When I do look, once the financial picture improves, I will likely use it for plinking, for range time, and for moderate distance shooting, no more than 150 meters or so. I suppose I would also like to attempt to keep some of my skills with it, to the extent that can be done in a civilian environment, but don't see it as a home defense weapon. Perhaps an SHTF weapon, but then, that describes ALL of my firearms, to the extent it is feasible to grab and go with them.
Seriously tho, I think an ar15 sbr with a silencer as one of the best choices for home defence.
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Seriously tho, I think an ar15 sbr with a silencer as one of the best choices for home defence.
Thanks, I appreciate your input in this and your previous post! I should clarify, though. I have absolutely no qualms about the AR15 as a home defense weapon. I meant I likely wouldn't use the one I buy as one, as I am partial to a shotgun or DA revolver for that purpose. Just personal preference. Of course, like most things, that is subject to change.

So, where did you begin your research?
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What are you looking for?

General knowledge? Anything specific? Ar15.com's ammo oracle is a great read to start off with. They have a very interesting section on ballistics.... For general info on various makes and models, talking to gun owners and getting a chance to handle and take a few shots is the best place to start! First hand experience is the best! I started my research with my friends KISS m4 home build. It was soo much fun. Then my cousin bought a Stag, and gdit I had to have one...spent a lot of time on, ar15.com m4carbine.net and lightfighter.net Ar15armory is a good source to start out, very friendly towards newcomers. Lightfighter and m4carbine can be a bit....opinonated. Ar15 is a free for all, but all in all just take everything with a grain a salt, even my advice. What's good for someone else isn't necessarily good for you!



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Some General Advice for the New AR Buyer - AR15 Armory.com
Helpful Links and Resources - AR15 Armory.com

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Thanks! I was thinking general knowledge, and I believe you have pointed me in the right direction.

Oh, and Happy Holidays to you as well.
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I forgot Spikes as well. I had a Spikes and was happy w/ it.
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I forgot Spikes as well. I had a Spikes and was happy w/ it.
But that spider logo is just kind of creepy.
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But that spider logo is just kind of creepy.
Roll marks don't mean much to me. It could be a silhouette of a big hairy pair for all I care, lol
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Doc, AgentTikki gave you good advice above and good sources of information. You'll find plenty of info here as well. I agree with the "opinionated" nature of the sites he listed but soak up what you can and after a while you'll form your own opinions and know which direction you should go. I highly recommend a lot of research, learning the AR components then doing a build. Our lower receiver sticky above will show you many lowers and I bet you find one you'd love to start with!
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I'm personally an Armalite fan.
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I'm personally an Armalite fan.
Same here, I paid about $20 extra for a stripped ArmaLite lower to have that rollmark for a build.

A fairly cheap guilty pleasure...
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