Buying an AR this weekend

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Zombiegirl, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    Buying an AR this weekend before this lovely country of ours says we can't have one. We're thinking of getting a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport. Anyone have one or have suggestions? The store we're looking to go to has them for $609.99. They also have a DPMS Oracle for $597.99.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    11,488
    0
    0
    The m&p is a good entry level AR without all the bells and whistles. Works for the Leo's.
     

  3. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    We almost bought it at a gun show this year but we left with a handgun and a shotgun. Any other entry levels that you recommend?
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

    3,935
    2
    38
    Palmetto State Armory has some really good prices on their website right now.
     
  5. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    We're looking to pick one up at a store so we can hold it and see how it feels. We're in NW Indiana and were looking to go to a store in Goshen because we bought a few things from them at a gun show and liked them a lot.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

    7
    2
    0
    ZombieGirl, way to go! but i caution you here on this. you need to plan on his and her's AR's, cause they are a lot of fun to shoot!

    i think that the S & W might be a little better quality rifle, but if just informal range shooting, the DPMS would be okay too.
     
  7. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    We're pretty good at sharing. Plus, I get what I want so I'll just take it from him. Haha :)
     
  8. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

    1,238
    0
    0
    I have (2) Armalite M15-A4s in .223, i think i paid about $900 each for them a few yrs ago. If you dont have your heart set on a S/W, give them a look. I have been very happy with mine.
     
  9. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    The one we're looking at will shoot 556 and 223. We liked the versatility.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  10. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

    6,165
    0
    0
    ...and remember, the AR15 is called "the Barbie dream house for guys" for good reason.

    Whatever you spend on the rifle, budget at least that much per year for accessories... ;)

    Personally, I don't go for the "hang 4 lbs of crap you'll never use" on your AR train of thought but 1 upgrade I would recommend 100% is to replace the trigger group with a drop in single stage unit.

    I've got over 10k rounds through my Chip McCormic trigger. It breaks like a glass rod at 3 lbs and just keeps on ticking!

    Congrats ZG, I'm sure you'll enjoy it

    Tack
     
  11. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

    2,058
    0
    0
    I have a S&W 15. Mine isn't the sport. I love it. After about 2,000 rounds still have not had a problem. Other than 1 but it's a long story. Let's just say I did have a need for a fwd assist. After that I will never buy one without it.
     
  12. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    Is it easy to do that upgrade on our own?
     
  13. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

    4,910
    2
    38
    You'd better hurry, they're going fast. Any of the S&Ws I wanted locally are now on back order (I was told 6 to 10 weeks). Same with the Stags, Colts, Bushmasters and a few others I was interested in. The expensive ones seem to be somewhat easier to find.
    I ended up buying a Rock River Arms Operator 2 today.

    Midway, CTD and others are out of the cheap ammo to feed them too. Thankfully they have bullets & Brass.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    20,110
    15
    38
    skip the dpms. my wife has one ive spent at least another 300$ to make it reliable. the SW M&P is a much better gun.

    i ended up getting my wife a second ar15

    [​IMG]

    she simply loves it. she shot her dpms a few times didnt care for it but she adores her new bcm. she wants an acog now after shooting mine *sigh*

    here is mine with surefire fa762k suppressor and acog

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

    6,165
    0
    0
    Yes...you can mail order the trigger group. The old unit removes pretty easily by removing the through pins and the Chip McCormic is a drop in 1 piece unit...no fuss, no muss, but instant trigger improvement that makes a huge difference for off hand shooting...

    There are several other makers and I've heard good reports about the Gisselle trigger but I don't know if it's a simple 1 piece install like the CM.

    Good Luck

    Tack
     
  16. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    Loving the info!!
     
  17. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

    2,922
    0
    0
    What about a scope for a AR? Any recommendations?
     
  18. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    Love the supppressor!
     
  19. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

    7,551
    1
    0
    DPMS Oracle and S&W M&P-15 Sport within $12? Don't even bother looking at the DPMS, S&W all the way! I don't know how S&W does it for that price. Now PSA does have some advantages but since you want to buy local I bet you'll be happy with the Sport.
     
  20. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

    4,126
    1
    0
    What advantages?