Good first brand

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by WarrenPTstud, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. WarrenPTstud

    WarrenPTstud New Member

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    Pretty much as the title states ladies and gents. What brands are good for a first ar that is decently priced (under $1000 preferably)
     
  2. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Hard to go wrong with a S&W m&p sport. About $650
     

  3. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    +1 on that

    If you don't mind spending a little more look at the other M&P rifles and Windham Weaponry. $750-$950
     
  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Can be a pretty extensive list, stick to the known makers if you're looking for a complete rifle, there are more quality manufacturers than there are shady ones...

    Of course you can take on a build, learn a TON about your gun in the process and easily come in under $800...

    But if you're looking for something in the 'shoot out of the box' category, that may not work for ya...

    Check out some of the AR threads here on site, we have several very knowledgeable members here...
     
  5. noveskenuck

    noveskenuck New Member

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    Depending on where you live but here in North Carolina you can get a colt at Walmart for under a grand.
     
  6. WarrenPTstud

    WarrenPTstud New Member

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    Ive read agenttikki's thread and am really thinking about building. IMO it seems I should buy a complete one before building one that way if I mess up I still have a back up lol.
     
  7. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    I can do all of these for well under $1,000:

    Armalite
    Stag
    Rock River
    Bushmaster
    Yankee Hill Machine
    Windham Weaponry
     
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  8. WarrenPTstud

    WarrenPTstud New Member

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    Where can I find all of those at? By your name im guessing it would be on a website of yours
     
  9. samnev

    samnev New Member

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    I have Colt, RRA, S&W, Noveske, LMT and Ruger AR 15's. My choice for an under 1K AR would be the RRA line in your price range. Great triggers and all are very accurate.
     
  10. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    If I was going to buy one built in that range, I'd try to get an Rock River Arms.
     
  11. thisbrucelee

    thisbrucelee New Member

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    I love my Smith & Wesson sport it has never fail me and it shoot great! Takes all kind of ammo and for $650 you can't beat it!!
     
  12. therewolf

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    My first was Colt.

    I recommend it. I have S&W pistols, judging by

    their stout builds, and quality, I can also recommend

    S&W.

    DNK about the rest.
     
  13. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Can't believe no one has mentioned palmetto state armory! Probably the best bang for your buck AR's on the market right now
     
  14. CrunchyFrog

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    Another vote for Palmetto State Armory, whether you want a complete rifle, a "mix and match" complete upper and complete upper, or whether you want to build an AR.

    Of course I may be a bit biased, being from the Palmetto State.
     
  15. CrunchyFrog

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    Another vote for Palmetto State Armory, whether you want a complete rifle, a "mix and match" complete upper and complete upper, or whether you want to build an AR.

    Of course I may be a bit biased, being from the Palmetto State.
     
  16. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    If you're looking at $1000 go fondle a Colt LE6920. In the $800 range I'd go with PSA (in fact I did and it compares well with my BCM and Daniel Defense).
     
  17. DropZone889

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    I would go with a BCM complete upper and go with a PSA lower ( they have some great prices and great quality too) Orrrr save even more and just by both from PSA especial the uppers under the blemished list ( I nothing but minor scratch to nothing you can see or find blemished!)

    Both BCM and PSA can't go wrong!!!
     
  18. Squawk

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    Palmetto State Armory
     
  19. sweeper22

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    S&W would probably be my choice for an entry level complete rifle, and you should come in a few hundred below budget. A good option if you want to walk out with a basic complete rifle. Also nice if you're not sure exactly what you want...because you can play with it for a while and begin planning out your ideal rifle, which you may build.

    PSA is probably where you'll get the most for your money (especially if you want milspec) in the $600-1000 range. Most of their stuff involves building, but they do occasionally sell complete rifles. They also sell complete upper and lower halves, with no actual assembly required. Any lower that is ordered online will need to be transferred, which should add $20-40 to the final cost.

    BCM is probably my favorite. Mostly build stuff, but they'd likely take you a couple hundred over budget. At least that's where I seem to land, with Magpul furniture, BCM bcg & ch, flip MBUS, etc.
     
  20. WarrenPTstud

    WarrenPTstud New Member

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    I go through basic this upcoming summer so it would be nice to have an ar that would give me the feel of an m16a2 or m4 and get me comfortable with the platform