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Old 10-31-2011, 05:06 AM   #1
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Im new to the forums and also fairly new to shooting in general. Im looking to buy an AR-15 as my first rifle. I've done a lot of research online and have bounced back and forth between different ideas for what I should buy. I have decided that because I'm new to the shooting world I want to get a AR that shoots 22lr mainly because the ammo is cheaper and I'll be able to spend more time actually shooting. I planned on building my own gun with the help of my neighbor who has a pretty extensive knowledge about guns and the AR platform, and then adding a 22 conversion kit. However now Im looking at the M4LE22-A because it has a barrel designed for the 22lr as well as the Quebec-A. Both the cmmg 22s are about 650-700 bucks which seems to be cheaper than if I built the gun on my own. My question is if I get more into shooting and decide I want to swap out the upper to a 5.56 can I do this? What parts would I need? Just a new upper or would i need anything else? Also what exactly is the difference between the Quebec and the M4LE22? I know that the Quebec doesn't have a forward assist but it is an option so I could get that but what else is different?

here is a link to the gun I'm talking about: M4LE22-A 16 inch Rifle with Magpul Rear Sight, www.cmmginc.comCMMG Inc. AR15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories. .22 LR Dedicated AR-15 Rifles, Dedicated AR 15 9mm Rifles and Uppers, Tactical Bacon

also there is this one again not really sure of the difference:QUEBEC-A .22 Evolution 16 inch Rifle w/Low Profile FSB, www.cmmginc.comCMMG Inc. AR15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories. .22 LR Dedicated AR-15 Rifles, Dedicated AR 15 9mm Rifles and Uppers, Tactical Bacon

Also if this gun can be converted later with the 5.56 upper am I on the right track or should I be looking at something else? Another brand? Thanks in advance for your help/opinions!

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:16 AM   #2
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$700 for a .22lr chambered AR is kinda pricey. Here is the same M4LE upper for under $400. A lower build can be done for $150 if you find a good deal on a lower and a stock kit. Not only do you save some coin but you get the skills and knowledge to maintain the gun and keep it running.

CMMG M4 LE .22 LR Evolution Upper w/F Marked FSB

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I know that the Quebec doesn't have a forward assist but it is an option so I could get that but what else is different?
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Also if this gun can be converted later with the 5.56 upper am I on the right track or should I be looking at something else? Another brand? Thanks in advance for your help/opinions!
The Quebec does not come equipped with a front or rear sight. You will have to supply your own iron sights or optic sight. And yes, either rifle can be converted by simply swapping upper receiver assemblies. The benefit of buying the $700 rifle over building your own lower would be that you get a lifetime warranty on the entire gun instead of the upper only, if that is of any concern to you.

I am currently awaiting the delivery of a CMMG M4LE22 upper myself. But I machined my own lower receiver so any warranty issues are on me.
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My vote is for a conversion of some kind to a REAL, centerfire AR. In todays economy, used ARs can be found cheap. Advice; buy a real AR, then save up for the conversion of your choice - dedicated upper, CMMG bolt, whatever.

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I am currently awaiting the delivery of a CMMG M4LE22 upper myself.
Got it last night.

I can tell you this..... you won't be disappointed with one of these!

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