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Old 10-07-2008, 06:02 PM   #11
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My last AR was an A3 with a 20 inch fluted barrel and standard fixed stock with round handguards. Chrome bolt and carrier, storage compartment handgrip, bayonet and bayonet lug on front sight. It was brand new on an Olympic Arms upper and lower. It came with the cleaning kit in the buttstock, 1 30-round mag and sling. It also had a cheap plastic shippng case and manual reprint.

Total price, with taxes, etc was $960.

Nothing fancy; just a stock, issue type gun that would be handed to any grunt. I'm sure this could improved on and tightened / smoothed up but this is a baseline to start with that is under the magic $1000.

Also, just my personal experience and preference, I like to use standard issue type guns. Improvements are fine, but I worry about guns that are so "fine-tuned" that in field conditions they jam. In wars, the side with the simplest and cheapest weapons usually wins. Operators (people - pilots, grunts, tankers, etc) are what is hard to replace.

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The beauty of a modular rifle. Everything is replaceable. As long as you have a lower, you can change any part and it will fit. You will need to know if it's mil-spec or commerical. You can put either part on either lower, but you cannot put mil-spec stock on a commercial buffer tube, or vice versa. They measure differently. Threads on lower are the same, but size of tube is different. I changed springs in my lower. Went from 6.5 lb pull on trigger to 3.5 lbs....sweet! If you buy stripped lower and build it yourself, you can do it for about $500 and get a great rifle built for you and by you and can change it back and forth from pistol to rifle. Anyway..just my 2 cents worth.

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Another option on that AR - check out J & T Distributing...they have kits that start like at $459, plus another $100 for a lower receiver, and you can put it together and learn alot more about your AR.

http://jtdistributing.net/store/kits_car.html

And yes, the Glock would be a decent CCW. Not my particular choice, but to each his own.

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I have put together a few of J&T's Doublestar kits, and have no complaints about the quality. Quality stripped lowers are hovering in the $50 range around this area. Depending on where you are $100 sounds fair.
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A six year old thread and a recent off topic reply, Texas?

Nice to see some once familiar names from members past, though.

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A six year old thread and a recent off topic reply, Texas?

Nice to see some once familiar names from members past, though.
Oh crap. I didn't even look at the dates.
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Yeah, I got sucked into the black hole, too!

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Zombie thread....

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I need to change my name. Don't live in Texas anymore. North frozen tundra now.

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Just get a Smith & Wesson M&P-15 Sport or a Bushmaster XM-15. Both can usually be found for around $650, or so. Either is a great rifle and a nice platform for add-ons.

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