I'm in the market for my first AR-15.
Been thinking about it for over a year and instead ended up
with my first 1911
Now that I saved up some more shrapnel, I'm ready. My cop
friend has recommended I buy from the PD arms supplier who
doesn't sell to the general public but agreed to sell to me. (FFL = yes)
They only sell Spike's Tactical, I did a search on these forums
and haven't come up with a solid opinion on Spikes. At one
point someone had posted an awesome link to a spread sheet
that I can't find, now that I want to find it.
Here are some points:
- As close to mil spec as possible
- What do I need to know about bolts?
- 16, 18 or 20" barrel?
- Effective range 400+ M
- Twist: 1 in 7 or 1 in 9???
- Chrome or Chromoly Vanadium Alloy?
- Need a lot of bang for buck as I am poor.
- No, i'm not open to building my own.
They are receiving a new shipment from Spikes this week
and they'll reserve one for me. The quote should be in my
email in the next couple days, it's expected to be an out-the-door
cost of $1,000. Is this worth it?
- I live in CA
- Sales tax is TEN PERCENT!!! O M F G!
- FFL fees
- No shipping costs
I'm not sure if the shipment includes: ST-15 Mid-Length LE Carbine [STR5035-MLS] - $809.95 : Spikes Tactical
orST-15 M4 LE Carbine [STR5025-M4S] - $799.95 : Spikes Tactical
P.S. Before this I had been calling around to get pricing on used ARs.