Originally Posted by sharpshtr
... A local trustworthy gun shop told me to look into the smith and Wesson sport 15 and the bushmaster sportical. He said they're the same gun but made by 2 different companies...
I'd quit trusting him!
Did he give you those names?
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.
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