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lonhorn5558 02-15-2009 01:50 AM

spend my money...
 
I just got my first AR-15, and I don't know what to put on it, I have $200. Any suggestions?

Dillinger 02-15-2009 01:52 AM

That depends on what you currently have. We can't recommend something, if we don't know what you have already.

JD

lonhorn5558 02-15-2009 01:53 AM

It is a double star, and it is has nothing on it yet.

lonhorn5558 02-15-2009 02:05 AM

Here's a picture.
http://www.star15.com/images/star15carbine.jpg

Dillinger 02-15-2009 02:53 AM

Well bro - you need a rear sight to complete your basic sight sytem - and with your budget, I am afraid you are going to be a bit limited.

Here are some choices.

I prefer folding sights, but you have that fixed front ramp sight, so you are going to have to go for Co-Witness with your optics to make it work.

After that, there are several options I would suggest. But after a rear sight, you need AMMO & MAGS bro.... AMMO & MAGS! Lots of them! Lots & Lots of both....

JD

canebrake 02-15-2009 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 71423)
Well bro - you need a rear sight to complete your basic sight sytem - and with your budget, I am afraid you are going to be a bit limited. After that, there are several options I would suggest. But after a rear sight, you need AMMO & MAGS bro.... AMMO & MAGS! Lots of them! Lots & Lots of both....JD

You gotta buy sights?? http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...tumbleweed.gif

Dillinger 02-15-2009 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 71426)


Did you take a look at his picture?

JD

junho806 02-15-2009 03:39 AM

strange how it didn't come with rear flip up sights...

Bighead 02-15-2009 07:23 AM

After buying a rear iron sight, I would shoot the gun some and figure out what problems you need solved. You don't want to hang a bunch of gadgets that you don't need (not to mention spending the money).

I would recommend you consider the following:

1. A rear sight, folding or fixed.

2. A sling. My choice would be the VCAS from Blue Force Gear - Savannah, GA, but there are alot of good options out there.

3. Some kind of flashlight mounted for low-light shooting. There are all kinds of mounting options, you don't need a quad-rail to mount a light.

I think these suggestions are going to cover about 99% of the issues you are likely to encounter. Before I spent to much money on other cool mods I would probably buy magazines and ammunition.

After that you can start adding trick-ninja mods that you like, as long as they don't take away from your rifles effectiveness. Some of those "neat to have, but not necessary" type modifications might include the following:

1. Hogue or ERGO replacement pistol grip.
2. Railed hand guard.
3. Vertical foregrip. I like the Grip-Pod, but it's expensive.
4. Replacement stock, such as Magpul CTR.
5. Ambidextrous controls like the safety selector and the AMBI-Catch magazine release.

There are also hundreds (if not thousands) of upgrades for the internals, from buffers, to bolts, to triggers, etc etc etc.

Here is a link to another good thread about extras & such. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/rookie-looking-some-advice-10735/

Enjoy and have fun.

canebrake 02-15-2009 07:50 AM

Here ya go! A mall ninja setup! http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ons/sniper.gif

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v.../mallninja.jpg

Gotta be $200 in there somewhere! http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ns/rofloor.gif


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