Milspec ar15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by wvhunter85, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. wvhunter85

    wvhunter85 New Member

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    Im new to the ARs an was wondering whats a good price for a milspec ar 5.56? I love s&w. But can deff get a colt or dpms just not sure which way to go please give me some hints n tips! I want to be able to attachet alot of stuff lazer, lights n so on.. Just like to stay under 1000. If pos.
     
  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Welcome to the forum Hunter. First of all, do you want to buy a complete AR or building it? They are 2 different budgets, of course building it is much cheaper.. sometimes. ;).
    Since i assume you are buying a complete rifle with $1000. Go to slickguns.com, i seen some deals from retailers about the Colt and Sig Sauer for almost $1000. I don't know much about DPMS so i don't have any opinions about it. I'm sure some users here will recommend you building it or buying a separate lower and upper.
    Please also check out BCM for the upper or PSA. PSA has deals on lower parts and Uppers almost once or twice a week.
    Sorry if this is kinda confusing you. ;)
    Also check out a complete Troy's from Dick's, if i'm not mistaken the price is $1100.
    Be prepared that you will maybe spend up to $1300-1500, for optic, light, laser and etc. Just saying.. ;)
     
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  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Walmart

    Walmarts have started selling AR's, including Colts.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Colt and bravo company are the two lowest priced quality milspec i would recomend. I think the bcm (bravo company) edges colt in quality for price. S&w and dpms neither are milspec.
     
  5. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    If your going into battle, milspec , if your not going to push your weapon to that extent and just plinking my DPMS and S&W have yet to fail me . I can put these two Ar up against my milspec colt and can tell no difference, but this is in my pasture and nobody shooting back at me . It all depends on what your going to do with the gun . As far as FPS it's going to depend on your barel length , ammo grain and twist rate of barel. Here's my M&P ,colt and DPMS in that order from t to b.

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  6. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    There are a LOT of much more knowledgeable people here than myself, you should heed their advice...but my 2 cents

    I bought a Colt LE6940 and I love it. No complaints AT ALL
     
  7. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Is the mono?
     
  8. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Sure is =)

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  9. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Beautiful sir.
     
  10. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    I wish I could afford a eotech!
     
  11. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    I saved every spare dollar for a LONG time

    And it still took an argument w/ the wife to get it :D
     
  12. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Blasphemy!

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  13. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    According to some trains of thought, a milspec AR by definition is a contradiction in terms, as milspec has select fire option. That being said, from my experience, milspec often means just barely meeting safety inspection standards. I would rather my rifle be of a higher quality, and it sounds like the OP is interested in the best he can get for his money, not what he has to settle with. Just my .02
     
  14. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    I might be wrong on this, but I don't think Mil-Spec refers to "safety"

    I'm pretty sure it's more another way of saying interoperability
     
  15. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    I thought it meant up to military specification and I was understood the only guns that are mil spe are those that are iinspectrd bu the military to military specifications? Maybe someone can help me on this technical stuff !?
     
  16. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Well the Colt LE6921 is as close to a milspec M4 as most civilians can legally buy. It's basically the 14.5" military Colt M4 or M4A1 except it is semiauto only, no full auto or burst fire.

    The more popular Colt LE6920 differs slightly with its 16” barrel. That length that makes it easy to change a screw-on muzzle device opposed to under 16" where federal law requires the MD permanently attached in order to reach 16".

    The DPMS is nowhere near milspec while the S&W is closer. BCM is very close or equal to the Colts except they also offer a midlength gas system (which many of us prefer).

    Anyway read Agent Tikki's AR Primer a couple times and you'll get up to speed.
     
  17. hindle1225

    hindle1225 New Member

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    Why has no one mentioned Palmetto State Arms, (PSA)? Especially when considering cost and milspec.

    I picked one new up for about $725 with collapsible rear sight, m4 feed ramps, chrome lined bolt/barrel, dust cover, assist, lifetime warranty, the list goes on... Its a fine rifle for the money and its loaded with milspec.
     
  18. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Welcome to FTF. I'm actually probably gonna pick up a global arms AR when I get the chance. They use PSA lowers and all mil-spec parts. Lifetime guarantee etc. and have a much cooler rollmark.
     
  19. broke-again124

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    there is commercial spec and mil-spec. Mil-spec refers to the parts in the set up being made to a certain specification that holds the parts to a much higher standard of tolerance. Therefore inherently improving reliability. these specific parts hold up better because they are made differently than commercial spec. Better metals, coatings, etc. because they are better made they cost more. But they also last way longer and handle much more abuse than the average hobby rifle.
     
  20. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I recently acquired another AR-15 to add to the collection. a Colt LE6940.

    IMHO, you can't get anythng better. It's not a match gun, it's a fighting/SHTF/self defense/home defense rifle. Every time I pull the trigger it goes "bang." EVERY TIME

    AQnd with the TA33R-h ACOG, head shots at 300 yards are readily doable.

    It does everytrhing I weant an AR to do, and does it well.

    (Thanks for the advice, Canebrake):)