Which Ar?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by clr8ter, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    The LGS had a whole bunch of Ar's today. They ranged in price from right around $1000 to $1600 for a Daniels Defense. There was a used Colt LE6940, that is actually the shop owner's. Looks pretty lightly used, w/at least one 30 rd P-mag, $1325. Also some Bushmasters for just above $1000, new, or some base-model Colts, new, for about $1250. Any opinions on which one you'd take?
     
  2. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Some decent options, id be happy with any of them. I was a a local shop with my nephew who's looking for an AR. all they had was a Stag Model 2 ($1,600) and a Rock River carbine length with plastic hand guards ($2,200). I was in shock over the prices they were asking for such basic ARs.
     

  3. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    Colts and DD are some good options. Base models or not you can always build them up to what you need, you know the foundation is solid.
     
  4. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, but the base model ones were plain looking, and they still cost slightly over a grand. So, not too many parts and you're up to the cost of one of the others......To be honest, I think I'd like a Colt LE6920. If available.....they didn't have one.
     
  5. bluez

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    Almost any new DD for 1600 is a steal in todays market
     
  6. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    The DD may have been used. I didn't look too close because it was $1600..
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you can get a Colt 6940 for less than $1500 grab it.

    The LE6920 and LE 6940 from Colt is as good as it goods.
     
  8. NativH

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    I just purchased a DD V7 for $1800 from a "local" store which was at least $600 less than the local gun show prices, which are typically lower than the retail stores in my neck of the woods. And "local" in Texas is anything within 150 miles.:) That was close enough to MSRP to get my money. Strange what constitutes a good deal these days.
     
  9. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Even used?

    Here are my 2 concerns;

    1. I read on another thread I am not a member of where most of the posts about the 6940 were negative. People were complaining about the rail being too short???? And, a special barrel wrench was needed to get the barrel off. So, what if you ever desired to change parts? How much of a hassle would it be?

    2. More importantly, IF ammo availability returns, but at higher prices, I probably couldn't afford to shoot this gun. I see that currently, AR ammo, if you can find it, runs $1+ a round. Way too much. Waiting for availability to return isn't an issue, just the potential new price......
     
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  10. jrl78

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    How does base model bushmaster compare to a base model colt or dd?
     
  11. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I think both of those brands are more highly thought of than Bushmaster.
     
  12. Quentin

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    Hard to go wrong with Colt or DD. Like you I'd rather get the 6920 instead of the 6940 though a few people here have the 6940 and say good things. I wouldn't be interested in any Hamster.
     
  13. eric1229

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    I just bought a colt 6920...great gun. I was at the store and they had one for a little under 1200 and while I was looking at it I received a call from an acquaintance the wanted to buy mg used 6920 for 1600 so I bought the new one. Wut a day! Lol all in all the colt 6920 is a damn good rifle. And around here 223 ammo is running bout 9.99 per box of 20 for pmc and 12.99 per 20 of the American eagle ar223 Carnot tipped ammo
     
  14. MCarter788

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    If you can get an LE6940 for under $1500 in today's market I would grab it up... If all else fails you can guaranteed sell it for more than you bought it for. I own a LE6940 and it has been an excellent gun for me, the only issue I had was that colts have a sear block in them so most drop in trigger mechanisms won't fit. But I'm upgrading to a LaRue OBR now so it's all good. Good luck on picking.
     
  15. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Just for curiosity's sake.....what were the Colt AR's going for say, last October, before all this craziness? Specifically the 6920 & 6940's?
     
  16. MCarter788

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    The LE 6940 was going for $1400-$1500 I believe, and I'm not sure on the LE 6920, but I know that it was a few hundred dollars less than the LE 6940. Anyone correct me if I am wrong.
     
  17. lilnoug

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    You are correct. Bought my LE 6940 for $1395 and my LE 6920 for $1095 in 2012.
     
  18. KansasAR

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    I bought my Rock River Arms off of Gunbroker.com. Paid 1620.00 including shipping and transfer fee. Super nice gun. It's the ATH Carbine with stainless steel 1:8 match barrel. Here's a few pics. Also found 4 30rd Troy Battlemags for 84.00.
     

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  19. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    The used 6940 I was looking at Sunday is gone. I like the 6920 better anyway, and the LGS said I could order one, but no guarantees on when it will come in. I don't mind waiting. He quoted me a price of $1200-ish.
     
  20. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've had my 6940 ($1450) for over a year, and ~2000 rounds now. Not a single complaint. :cool:

    Might like a 6920 as well, but don't have one.:confused:

    My 6940, with TA31H (red) ACOG is as near to my perfect rifle as the law allows me to own.:):)