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Old 02-05-2014, 07:16 PM   #11
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Windham has a great story but only makes an average AR-15. As they say, buy the gun not the story. $950 can buy a much better AR. You should compare Windham to PSA and Spikes - or even S&W. They have better rifles and decent stories, too.

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However, I'm not able to recommend for MD, so you'll have to be on top of what's legal there.
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DON'T even compare Windham Weaponry to Bushmaster. Totally 2 different Plants and Product being produced. Just because of a past name, doesn't mean it still has quality.
Windham Weaponry in my opinion is WAY ABOVE the quality and "Standards" of the "New Bushmaster". Windham has a Transferable Lifetime Warranty, better QC, and Folks that care, and not worrying about whether the Freedom Group goes belly up and shutting down all that it owns just to satisify it's Investors. Just look at Marlin's Story about Freedom Group and what it did to them. At least the original CEO of Bushmaster did something good for his Employees.
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WW makes great AR's. They have a solid 12 step QC program,4150 steel barrels, MilSpec BCG's. Fantastic rifles for the price they normally run.
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I have owned one for over 2 years. It has been great. No malfunctions at all. they have great customer service. look at ar15.com in the industry section and you will see what I mean. I paid around 600. For mine.


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I really like Windham but $950 is insane. They frequently go for $700 here.
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I really like Windham but $950 is insane. They frequently go for $700 here.

All depends on what model it is.
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A Windham might be a perfectly good gun.

But we're probably talking about a gun that measures up pretty evenly with $700 rifles in this market. If you want a complete rifle you can find at your LGS for $900-1000, I'd suggest Spike's, S&W, and then maybe Stag. If you're open to building, PSA is the way to go...or maybe a build with a Spike's upper. You could actually plop a complete BCM middy on a complete PSA lower for that price, which results in approx $300 upgrade in terms of parts and materials vs a Windham in my opinion.

I'm not saying Windham is crap...I simply believe you can do way better for yourself at nearly $1000.

You don't need to build. You can probably buy a complete lower, and then the complete upper of your choice online...and come out a couple hundred buck$ ahead of this Windham rifle. And the skills needed to mate an upper to a lower are no greater than those required to minimally clean your rifle.
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A Windham might be a perfectly good gun.

But we're probably talking about a gun that measures up pretty evenly with $700 rifles in this market. If you want a complete rifle you can find at your LGS for $900-1000, I'd suggest Spike's, S&W, and then maybe Stag. If you're open to building, PSA is the way to go...or maybe a build with a Spike's upper. You could actually plop a complete BCM middy on a complete PSA lower for that price, which results in approx $300 upgrade in terms of parts and materials vs a Windham in my opinion.

I'm not saying Windham is crap...I simply believe you can do way better for yourself at nearly $1000.

You don't need to build. You can probably buy a complete lower, and then the complete upper of your choice online...and come out a couple hundred buck$ ahead of this Windham rifle. And the skills needed to mate an upper to a lower are no greater than those required to minimally clean your rifle.
That's the best answer, at least for non-ban states. (When it comes to ban states you have to do more homework and go with your situation.)

For most of us, what sweeper said is spot on. The last three ARs I've put together, a basic rifle came in around $1000 even with Daniel Defense and BCM uppers (MOE handguards) and $750 with a PSA upper. I can't imagine spending $1000 on Windham.
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$950? Does it come with a scope too? A little pricey. My lgs has them for around $750.

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I saw at Walmart(in Florida) today Colt 6920's for $1000 and 6940's for $1400. I'm not familiar with 6940 pricing, but the price on the 6920 was really good. My main LGS sells 6920's for $1100. You've pretty much got the money for a tier 1 rifle, I'd get the Colt or save a few more bucks and get a BCM or Daniel Defense.

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