need advice

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by yankeebasser, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. yankeebasser

    yankeebasser New Member

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    I'm getting ready to purchase a new rifle. I'm considering an ar-15 from Stag because they build them for us southpaws. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    from what i understand stag is one of the better ar15 makers. i dont personally own a stag. mine are Colt RRA Ruger and DPMS
     

  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I've got a couple of Stags and they are GTG. No lefties, though.
     
  4. rhevans

    rhevans New Member

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    Go with the Stag. Well made and very dependable.
     
  5. KartoffelSalat

    KartoffelSalat New Member

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    OK i shoot long guns southpawed....only cause im left eye dominant, but what I HAVE noticed....STAG's lefty carbines still have right handed controls, only difference being the ejection port (4 years using an M16 and never been hit in the face with brass yet)

    i could be wrong though
     
  6. blackburn2413

    blackburn2413 New Member

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    I built my AR a couple years ago and used a Stag flat-top upper. I could not be more pleased with my purchase. It all fits and performs perfectly. I'd support the choice of a Stag for what it's worth ;)
     
  7. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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    You are correct in that Stag does make some of their upper for Southpaws, and I believe they may come with an ambi safety on them allowing you to work the safety with your left hand, and the ping pong paddle is right there by your left fore finger, so you should be able to go.

    Just another option though, you can shoot any style upper from any maker if you put a brass catcher on your rifle. Then you won't have the brass flying across your field of vision, and you won't have to sweep it up at the range. Easier to collect your own brass if you reload too. That will give you some other options as far as rifles other than Stag. Brass catchers are cheap, like 15.00$.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    7.99 at midway till end of the month. i got one they have on sale now works well on my ruger 44 carbine too. works on a lot more than just AR's handy tool
     
  9. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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    You bet! I think they should be mandatory at ranges for all semi auto rifles so you are not throwing hot brass at the guy or gal sitting next to you. Bad range etiquete to toss brass down someone's shirt or hit them in the head!
     
  10. mach1337

    mach1337 New Member

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    all too true. everytime we have to requal with the m-16 i get someone thats throwin brass down my shirt or in my face especially when were shootin prone. never fails
     
  11. jamesb

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    Welcome! Can't go wrong with a Stag. I am a lefty as well and have a lefty Stag Arms AR-15. It has fed 1000 rounds without issue. Never a jam or a misfeed. I love mine greatly! You won't be disappointed.

    The selector switch on mine is on the right side of the lower. I also installed an ambi mag release that works wonderful!
     
  12. Squirrel_Slayer

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    Oh yeah, I didn't think about the mag release being on the wrong side of the lower for you south paws out there, and not everyone has to have a bullet button like we do here in Kommiefornia. Dangit!
     
  13. Fatso

    Fatso New Member

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    Pardon my ignorance....but what is "bullet button"? I'm sure it's slang for something no doubt but just never heard the term.
     
  14. Dillinger

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    Essentially? It's a two stage magazine release. You have to use a bullet, or other "pointy" device, to depress an inner second stage button to drop the magazine.

    Presumably, in the land of Kommiefornia thinking, if you stop to use a pointy device to drop a 10 round mag before loading another 10 round mag, it's going to make you a "safer" shooter where the public is concerned. :rolleyes:

    JD
     
  15. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Yankee,

    Stag builds a good AR Rifle. Only thing that bugs me about the lefty model I the ejection port flips up and not down like on most ARs. But other than the ejection port being on the left side it is the same as all others who can have ambi magazine releases and safety installed. Of course even being left haded the magazine release is no problem on any of them with the use of an index finger. And with the deflectors we no longer get hit with ejected rounds and those cute little round circle burns on our cheek!!!
    Good luck there are several top quality ARs out there.
     
  16. spraynpray

    spraynpray New Member

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    I have two right hand model stags and they are top notch.
     
  17. PTsouthpaw

    PTsouthpaw New Member

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    I have a Stag, and bought it for the same reason you are considering, because its a lefty. It is a great, reliable, and tightly fitting gun. As others have said, chances are you wouldn't have any problems shooting a right handed AR (my right handed shooting friends shoot my 2TL without issues), but it is pretty nice having a left handed one.

    Stag even produces a .22lr conversion for the lefty versions now.
     
  18. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    I assembled my AR15 from a STAG lower and complete upper, although it's not a lefty, and it is very nice rifle. I highly recommend them ;)