Thoughts on CMMG AR's?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by millerw289, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. millerw289

    millerw289 New Member

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    I have recently discovered the company. I am looking to purchase my first AR style rifle and want one suitable for varmint hunting as well as tactical "fun". CMMG seems good. Any ideas or suggestions?
     
  2. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Here's what you'll get asked.

    Budget you have for the firearm?

    You've covered the usage.

    Experience with them? (i.e. build/pre-built).
     

  3. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    I've only handled one at the LGS, but I'll give you my impressions based on that limited exposure...

    Aesthetically, it seemed ok. Not great, but ok. I performed a standard function test, and every moving part involved had a very "grainy" feel to it.

    I handed it back to the guy.

    Obviously, that's not an in-depth review, but it was enough for me. If others own and like them, I'm sure you'll hear their thoughts shortly.
     
  4. millerw289

    millerw289 New Member

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    I don't want to spend much more than $1200. I don't have any experience with them. I have an older, much older, AR style 22. But I have never owned or fired an AR in 5.56 nato or any other chambering. This is new territory and I am excited to get started.

    If I could build it cheaper, I would have no idea where to start. I love to "tinker" and am somewhat mechanically inclined, so building wouldn't be a problem. Just don't know where to start or what to buy. Buying parts over time would definitely take the "sting" out of the initial purchase and would always make the Mrs. happy.
     
  5. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    If you have 1,200, I wouldn't bother with the CMMG. For that, you can get a very nice set up from http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/
    I built my lower, as they are very simple to do, but you can order the upper from BCM, as well as a completed lower, snap them together and you're in business.
    Agent Tikki has a sticky at the top of this section of the forum, and is definitely a must read for anyone looking to build their first. He, mjkeat, Quentin and Dog will be along shortly to chime in, but I'd build my own lower, and order a completed upper from BCM, as well as a good BCG (Bolt Carrier Group) and charging handle.
    Finishing my first build, and those guys advice was crucial to me saving money and getting what I wanted.
    I did mine for about 900, including shipping and handling.
     
  6. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    Agreed; you can get a pretty nice setup for 1200 bucks, and a little ammo to boot depending on your dealer.
     
  7. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    If I'd had 1,200, I'd have a nice red dot on top of mine.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For $1200 you can get a Colt!:)
     
  9. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/ar15-primer-beginners-guide-59600/

    Take a few minutes and let me know if you have any questions!

    If you are not adverse to building (I highly recommend this option!) check out Quentin's sticky about AR roll marks,
    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/pictures-lower-receivers-38440/
    Most milspec forged lowers are all the same (so long as all the dimensions are in spec). So find and choose a roll mark that you like!
    You have a good budget and you don't have to scrimp or scrounge on the lowest priced parts! Half the fun in building is finding what you want! :D
     
  10. mjkeat

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    If I had $1200 to spend it would be on a Colt 6920 or BCM LW or standard w/ blem lower.

    The only experience I've had w/ CMMG was w/ their dedicated .22 which has a rail that doesn't seem quite right because of the way the optics mount sits on it.
     
  11. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    I figured since he said he wouldn't mind doing some of the assembly, a build would result in a better AR in the long run. Just need you guru's to guide him on the path to excellence.
     
  12. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I'm just not 100% behind doing a complete assembly at home. Lowers really aren't all that difficult but I prefer factory built uppers.
     
  13. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    That's why I recommended building the lower but buying an upper from BCM. I listen to you all. I ain't no Einstein, but I ain't no short busser either! Ya'll done learnt me!
     
  14. millerw289

    millerw289 New Member

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    I have decided to build my lower and purchase the upper. Where do you guys recommend I get the parts for my lower? Is it a kit? Do I buy each part separate? If so where can I find a parts list? This is going to be good!
     
  15. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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  16. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Here's where I got my lower:

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/receivers/psa-ar15-lower.html

    Here's one way to do the lower parts kit, but you'll need to order more parts:

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/AR15-Lower-Parts-and-Kits-s/46.htm

    Here's the one I ordered:

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/moe-lower-build-kit.html

    For the upper and other little bits? They are highly personal, so pick and choose what makes you feel all warm fuzzy, ask the guru's on here, and have fun!!
     
  17. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Yes those lower build kits from PSA are great deals!


    Time fer some shoppingm then for some Miller time! :D
     
  18. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    You do those separately?
     
  19. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    well, I went with DSG because I wanted a Magpul ACS.

    http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/MAG370BLKKIT.aspx


    its was cheaper than getting the PSA MOE lower build kit and adding an ACS. If you want the MOE stock, then the PSA is the best route to go. If you want to order off the PSA build kit menu, it was cheaper to go with DSG for the ACS or CTR and get a classic lpk from PSA.
     
  20. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    misread it.......

    >.<

    but yeah, drinking and ordering parts online is a recipe for disaster, please dont ask me how I know......