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Looking to buy my 1st AR-15

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:14 AM   #11
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Thanks for the tips. Think I am gonna pass on the store brand and go with a known manufacturer. I didn't trust the polymer lower and my instinct was right.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:33 AM   #12
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I think it's wise to pass on that one. The polymer lower and commercial stock/buffer tube are indicators of corners cut to meet a certain price point. Besides, $800-1000 can get you a really good AR that you'll be proud of and can trust if that very bad day ever comes. You'll see the names PSA, BCM, Colt and S&W a lot when good ARs are discussed. There are others of course. PSA tends to be the bargain these days.

Now there's nothing wrong with a custom build but I'd say do it yourself after reading the above stickys. Many of us here have done that and I can't remember anyone who was sorry they did, providing "due diligence" was done research-wise. (Most builds actually are assembling a stripped lower then buying a good upper receiver group.)

Anyway, lots of stickys and other informative threads here, take your time and enjoy!
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #13
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Hi VegasGunGirl. I'm on Vegas too and i do love shopping at NFA. It's my fav local store. I'd suggest the same as others did about the polymer. How heavy alumunium lowers these days? Not much difference!
Also i remember you are the girl with Desert Eagle, so polymer won't be your cup of tea . Just saying..
As it will be your 1st AR, i'd suggest the

S&W M&P15

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