Is it really worth buying a colt ar15?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by hq357, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I really want an ar15 for my birthday i have enough money to buy a colt if i wanted but ive seen other really nice ar15 rifles for 850$ or less like the palmettos state armory ar15s or the s&w mp 15 i want a rifle that i can take to the range or dessert and run it hard or go varmit hunting with or if shtf i want a rifle that will be reliable and i can really depend on it to protect my family, and my life ,a rifle that will last. people are saying to get a colt beacuse its particle tested used by military mil- spec quality f marked front sight m4 feed ramps blah blah blah, but is is it really worth buying a colt? Or will a rifle that cost less do the same thing? Why do so many people love colts? This will be my first ar so please tell me what you think.
     
  2. ctshooter

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    I think people are going to tell you get the colt, others will say get a this or that. Bottom line do you need a mil spec rifle? Probably not. If you want it and have the cash get one. Me I bought a used m&p and it shoots fine, over 1000 rounds down range and not a single hiccup.
     

  3. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Im guessing the like the pretty pony.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Lots of other choices out there with those Colt specs. Your money not theirs spend it how u want.
     
  5. canebrake

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  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    read some of the stickies in the AR section and decide what's important to you and your needs. there is a ton of information there that will get you pointed in the right direction.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Nope, just the big pins! [​IMG]
     
  8. birddog114

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    I bought a Troy on sale and am very happy with it. I had a Rock River Arms that had over 1500 rounds through it and not one problem. I like Colt but feel that there are better deals out there. I personally like the mid length to full rail on my carbines and Colt doesn't offer that.
     
  9. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    How about the psa palmetto state armory AR 15s? Everything is mil-spec like colt but its cheaper! I just dont want to waste my money. if i can get a rifle that does the same thing as a colt why pay more?
     
  10. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    As they used to say..."nobody ever got fired for buying IBM."
     
  11. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    My LGS has the Colt LE6920 model for $999. It is actually one of the cheaper AR rifles he sells.
     
  12. Scorpion

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    Considering it's so close in price (currently) with other brands, why not get the Colt? You won't be disappointed.
     
  13. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Palmetto state armory ar15s are only 700 to 850$ all mill spec good quality alot cheaper than a colt
     
  14. Quentin

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    Yes, of course...

    PSA is a bargain and seems to deliver the goods. You can't go wrong with the Colt though PSA does give you a lot of bang for the buck. Study the specs of Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense and PSA and make the best decision for you.
     
  15. canebrake

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    And you need what, our approval? AR buyer..PLEASE.......
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    And yet it's a PSA. GO BIG PIN!
     
  16. MoreAltitude

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  17. purehavoc

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    I have several PSA s. No problems with any of them . Also have a spikes , no problems. I have a build with a colt 20" target upper that I have not fired yet but I'm sure it won't have any issues. Again buy what u like that meets your needs not what everyone else says is best. If u truely want a colt, PSA or what ever else buy it . Don't second guess yourself and have no regrets. They both have a lifetime warranty
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012
  18. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Listen to Canebrake and Quentin. They speaks wisdom.:eek:

    i have three Colts. Two old SP1 types. (rifle and carbine)

    My latest is a LE6940. It's worth every penny I paid for it and more. I put an ACOG TA31F on it, and it's a perfect fit for my needs.
     
  19. PlasticGunner

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    I have a colt 6920 and love it, out of the box I am hitting water jugs out to 200yd open sights. I am glad I bought it and know I can recoup most of my money if I want to sell it. With that said I also owned a rra and love that also. Like said before there are many good cheaper brands out there, look around and buy what appeals to you the most.
     
  20. rhyno13

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    You can get a better AR for less money if you will shop around. In my opinion your just paying for the name anyway.