What is a good AR for a smaller shooter

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by MikeBofAZ, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. MikeBofAZ

    MikeBofAZ New Member

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    So... as many of you have read in my earlier posts I am getting married in January and my groomsmen are buying me my LE6920 for my wedding gift. It will be my first AR and I am super excited but the fiance found out about this and now she wants one too lol. On a serious note I want to buy one for her. Im 6'3 and 320 and go shooting regularly but she is 5'3 and 110 and shoots maybe bi-monthly(mostly pistol and hates my 338 savage but loves my 22lr) what do you all recommend for a less experienced shooter thats smaller in size (I say that cause shes not a huge fan of recoil) but something she can enjoy taking out to the range with us. Or maybe a different platform all together? I dunno what do you think.
     
  2. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Well a .223 or 5.56 has little to no recoil. So that should be taken care of. (My wife is the same way she hates my 30-06 but I can't git any range time with my AR bc she won't put it down.) as far as her size go with a carbine length. My wife is also 5'3" she has no problem with it at all. It also is not bad for me. I am 6'2" I just have to extend the stock.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    The good news for you is that the 6920, like a lot of AR15s has a collapsible stock. So it will fit just about anyone, some more good news, the 5.56/223 round has VERY little recoil, it's almost non-existent.

    It's a fine rifle and should suit you both, congrats.
     
  4. MikeBofAZ

    MikeBofAZ New Member

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    That truly sounds like awful news haha neither one of us share well lol and after my furniture, optics and a few other things the weight will be a bit high for her I was thing a stock Windham
     
  5. sputnik1988

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    No experience with Windham, but I've heard good things, DPMS makes a decent rifle as well. I'd steer clear of Bushmaster though, they are an overpriced DPMS
     
  6. AgentTikki

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    My wife (5'1") likes the Magpul K grip. Its smaller diameter, and the grip angle is more suited to shooters with shorter arms. Other than that a smaller diameter handguard for the support hand is all you can really do. Of course lighter is better, but then there's more felt recoil, so get a nice brake.
     
  7. MikeBofAZ

    MikeBofAZ New Member

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    Firsr of thank you for spelling brake properly ive read many threads on here with break lol anyways magpul k grip check any thoughts on the Windham?
     
  8. Quentin

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    Yep, you want to brake the muzzle not break the muzzle!

    Since you haven't gotten a reply yet I'd say at the cost of a Windham you can get something much better. PSA immediately comes to mind.

    Windham may end up doing a better job down the road but today they cut corners by using a commercial receiver extension, and that brings up the question - what else do they do or not do? I'd let someone else deal with them. Any manufacturer that uses that extension (when the milspec version is almost the same price) is not one that's gonna get my money.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Collapsible stock. Lightweight 16" barrel. HEAVY BUFFER. This will tame the gun quite a bit.