Which AR????

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by MoAmmoPlease, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. MoAmmoPlease

    MoAmmoPlease New Member

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    As a noobie to this Forum (hey folks) I'm sure this question has been beaten to a pulp but what the heck..

    I'm interested in an AR style rifle but at stunned of the number of manufacturers. How does a guy know which way to lean? Colt, S&W, Armalite and so on and so on. Independent reviews seen nonexistant.

    I'm looking for a.223/5.56 with reliability, reasonable cost and accuracy and a good platform for adding accessories AND it can't break the bank. Base unit at $1000.00 would be A Good jumping off point.

    I live in MA so you gotta bear with me a bit.:eek: but any imput would be greatly appreciated. TY
     
  2. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Throw an intro in for us.


    Can you own ARs in Mass? Thought they were banned up there.

    If you can legally own one, for a grand I would go for a Colt. You could build one cheaper, but 6920s are running around 1000 if you look and you cant beat the reliability on the Pony guns. BCM is another good choice

    Depends on what you want though, and what is legal where you live.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    CMMG offers some bargin AR's for around $600. Colt, Armalite, RRA, DMPS, and many others are all good quality AR's. For $1000 I am sure you could build a very nice rifle and config it exactly how you want it to be from the get go.

    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?cart=2254590&cat=161&
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I am sure that JD and a few others will be along shortly to give you even more insight into building and/or buying.
     
  5. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Rock River Arms has a hell of a deal going on right now until April 15th. I would recommend any of their 3 Operator series, especially for a starter rifle. All of them are around or under 1G.

    Rock River Arms: NEW! RRA LAR-15 Operator Series

    Jack

    Now MO, where's our introduction?
     
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  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    If I didn't already have one, I'd be all over the Rock River deal. Great price and some cool little extras thrown in....things you'd probably end up buying anyway!
     
  7. MoAmmoPlease

    MoAmmoPlease New Member

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    Thanks for the imput guys!! Even here in Taxachusetts I can own an AR or similar rifle. The limits are on the size of the Mag with 10 rounds being the max not that I couldn't scrounge up any sort of mag if I was so inclined.

    Just a brief look into the AR world is a task!! At least with my hunting rifles the biggest worry is how much I want to spend on a piece of glass to top it.

    I don't think I want a carry handle but I do want a collapsable stock but it looks like thats only the beginning..Can you buy them stock with shoot thru iron sights topped with glass?

    Problem is there is just no place to pick them up to fondle before you buy and I want to try to buy online and have shipped to an FFL holder.

    I do have the money tucked away so it's a done deal. I just tell the wife I traded a couple of shotguns or something cause she thinks all firearms look alike God bless her.:rolleyes:
     
  8. canebrake

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    My latest CDNN Sports catalog [P-8 P93] has the S&W M&P flat-top [# 811 003] on (cash) sale for $799.99.

    CDNN Sports (800)588-9500
     

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  9. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Most ARs come with no rear sight, you'd have to pick the one you want and screw it on to the flattop, no big deal. Same for the scope, you'll need to buy it separately and get the correct mount/rings to accomodate it. Researching and choosing the glass is almost as much fun as picking the rifle!

    I would recommend SWFA, they'll get you what you want fast, and they're good people to deal with:

    Quality optics and accessories from Leupold, Bushnell, Burris, Nikon and more!

    or this for "pre-owned" or reconditioned optics:

    Quality optics and accessories from Leupold, Bushnell, Burris, Nikon and more!
     
  10. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    How far away from you is this guy:

    Legal Transfers LLC
    387 Lafayette Rd #203
    Hampton NH 03842


    I would highly recommend checking him out if you can, as he stocks RRA, STAG, LMT and has always had the best prices in the game on those.

    His web site is:
    AR15 Sales
     
  11. MoAmmoPlease

    MoAmmoPlease New Member

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    That just might work out Slow. Hampton is only an hour away and I "don't" think it will be a problem as long as I have the famous "Firearms Identification Card" in hand.

    It does look as though RR or Stag seem to be good jumping off points. I just never realized that pretty much an AR is an AR..The problem now is gonna be choosing even the basic accessories. It seems I can quickly move up from the $1000.00 bench mark without even blinking but I have a little wiggle room. The question becomes what upgrades if any.

    I think I have to touch and fondle a couple so some sort of road trip is in order.
    TY...
     
  12. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    You might give him a call to find out biz hours, etc. Sometimes Pete can be a little 'gruff', but don't let that disuade you. That comes from dealing with all the wanna-be-commandos that he has to deal with regularly. If you are up front with him, let him know that you are serious about buying, he will take the time. And you won't go wrong with a Rock River, Stag, and definitely not LMT, all of which he stocks. So you'll be in good hands.

    Good luck
    Slo
     
  13. lonyaeger

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    Another suggestion I might make is to be patient and wait to buy accessories until you understand the platform and know exactly what you want. Believe me when I say that I have a lot of door stops and paper weights around my place that came about by changing my mind after I already had something. :eek:

    Also, depending upon your needs, don't get too caught up in things like flashlights and the kind of crap you'll probably never need, but that have the coolness about them. That stuff you probably won't need unless you're going into a combat or close-quarters situation.

    I'm new to the platform, but I can say from experience what I think you should invest in: the best scope or optic (depending on your situation) that you can afford; a good sling; good quality (polymer) mags like the Magpul pmag; and a good (read Harris) bipod, which makes the sight-in and bench shooting process much easier.

    Just my two cents.
     
  14. MoAmmoPlease

    MoAmmoPlease New Member

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    The plot thickens a bit as I have found that anything I do get must be in compliance. No collapsable stock but I'm having trouble decyphering what else that entails. I HOPE it doesn't mean a fixed mag. I sure don't mind 10 rounds for general use but hey you never know. Do they even make them with a fixed 10 round mag or would they accept a larger capacity mag when the laws change?? Maybe I will just get the RR Predator. Not much room for doodads but a nice piece of glass and it might be an OK yote gun. What the heck!! We can't hunt anything with a rifle here except yotes anyway. This will be more like a fun at the range plinker rather than anything else. I would still pick up the 20g with 3" #4 buck for in house use anyway. Small light and will make most people RUN!!

    I tried reading the attorney general's rules but you have to be a lawyer to digest that crap..:confused:

    Pete's mailbox was full so I will try him again up in Hampton.

    Could anyone tell me the LOP of a average stocked AR???

    TY again gentleman!!!
     
  15. Dillinger

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    Average LOP is right around 13". Some have a spacer you can get to get to 13.5"

    I need 14.5" for my own shooting needs and have had to resort to full blown custom to get it done right.

    JD
     
  16. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Thats because you are part Yeti. Good gawd brother, 14.5? You need little sleds for your knuckles when you walk? ;):D:D
     
  17. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    LMFAO!! *choking on spit* Damn it man, you just can't surprise a guy with an insult that funny. :p

    *wiping tears away* God damn that was funny! :p:D
     
  18. TheOldMan

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    Y'all don't realize that you just helped me out deciding on my first AR purchase. My local shop did not stock the RRA so I was looking at either BM or DPMS. After seeing that sale that RRA is having and based on all of the positve feedback I've read on RRA, Looks like I'll have the shop order one for me. My piggy bank had a grand in it..

    Thanks guys. You also saved me from opening up ANOTHER thread on what AR to buy. I have to agree with the op, damn too many to choose from out there.
     
  19. TheOldMan

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    Just got off the phone with RRA. They are back ordered two months on the sale rifles. The sales rep told me they did not anticipate the kind of response they got to the sale.

    I'm not impulsive but I don't want to wait 2 months maybe more to get my new black rifle.
     
  20. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Confusing-us says...."good things come to those who wait" ;)