First AR. Quality options for $1000 or less

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by okieboy, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Ive been doing research and I see I have plenty of options. What I want is opinions, reviews, why you like it etc. Also feel free to tell me what to avoid. For instance I've heard DPMS tends to have problems. Also mil-spec lower is a necessity as I want to buy other fun uppers like the 50 beowulf
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    read all the stickies in the beginning of this section. lots of useful information there to be had.

    there are some pretty knowledgeable people here on AR's.
     

  3. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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  5. purehavoc

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    Im not a big fan of the Eotech , Any optics company that charges that kind of money and only provides a 2 yr warranty is not someone I want to work with . My buddy said they were the worst when he was in the army, replaced several and finally went to a Acog
     
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  6. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ugh, didn't even realize they only have a two year warranty!!! :eek:

    Glad I only bought one of them so far! The problem is, I really like the more open field of view of the Eotech design.
     
  7. okieboy

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    I love the deals and I have the money! But I just moved to OK a couple months ago, I'm still in temporary housing so I can't get OK licensing. We were actually supposed to close on our dream house today but the appraiser wayyyyuy undervalued the house so we have to start the process over! Ugh. So until I have a permanent address I can't buy guns. It's also screwing with my school stuff because I can't use a P.O box as an address. That appraiser screwed us over!
     
  8. bluez

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    @ Zeus and pure: In this price class there are 2 good systems Eotech 512 and Aimpoint PRO.
    Both have thier pros and cons vs one another.

    I find the targeting performance of the Eotech superior but of course the Aimpoint has much longer battery life and a repuation for greater robustness.
    As a result I have an Aimpoint PRO on my CQB set up rifle and an EoTech on my Designated marksman rifle.
     
  9. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Are you military?

    Your CAC in combination with your orders is consdiered sufficient to buy a gun even an "asault rifle" anywhere I know of.

    I suppsoe it could be different in OK but....

    before I got my local drivers license I just showd my CAC and my orders assigning me to the state (that counted as local residency) and they could legally sell me what I craved.

    Not all gun shops know this though....
     
  10. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    I am not military
     
  11. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Got it. When you said "temporary housing" I thought you were military,thats a phrase commonly used in the Army and i imagine other servies as well.:)
     
  12. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    I would look at Argyle Armoring, LLC.
     
  13. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    My father was navy so thats the term I grew up with
     
  14. samnev

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    I'd check out the Rock River line in your price range. Solid Ar's with great triggers and excellent accuracy. Both mine shoot 5 shot 100 yard groups well under 1 moa.
     
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