Originally Posted by Crispy129
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out. What do you think AR stands for? I call it an assault rifle because that's what it is. I don't call it a semi auto rifle because that could get confused with some normal semi auto hunting rifle. I want one with a pistol grip and 20-30 rnd mag capacity for three gun/tactical type shooting.
Not to derail any more but I always assumed AR stood for "Automatic Rifle"
Apparantly I was wrong also. AR stands for Armalite, 15 was the model number
ArmaLite licensed the
designs and trademarks of the AR-10 and AR- 15 to Colt’s in
Early Colt AR-15s, their magazines, and their operator’s manuals were marked with
ArmaLite’s name. Colt’s retained the AR-15 designation on commercial rifles. To this
day Colt’s has a model designation with the letters AR, which stands for “ArmaLite”.
An assault rifle is a select-fire weapon firing an intermediate powered cartridge, so by definition a semi-auto AR would not be considered an assault rifle. In function it is exactly the same as a "semi-auto hunting rifle"
The anti's like to use cosmetic features like collapsible/folding stocks, pistol grips, flash hiders etc, to define a semi-auto rifle as an Assault Rifle, so I don't like to help them out by mis-using the term as well.
To your original post, for 3gun gaming in close to your price range, you would probably be very happy with a DPMS, Spikes, or better yet if you want you can buy an upper from BravoCompany (as Quentin suggested) with pretty much any configuration of quality parts and handguards/rails you want and add to the lower of your choice.
Bravo Company USA, Inc. AR-15, M16, M4 Tactical Gear, Parts, Accessories.