I see a lot of people on this forum that say buy a Colt. Why a Colt? What makes them so much better than all the other AR manufacturers?
I own a Colt upper on a LRB lower and both are top notch pieces , I also own many other Black Rifles I can honestly say besides the 2 different styles of grips I use there is nothing odd about how they feel . Maybe you got ahold of a carbon 15 or something which do have a cheap feel but most of my stuff is within ounces of each other in weight unless they have optics on them .I can talk from experiance on this. I patroled and carried a Colt while in the service. Alway worked never failed. I got out and looked at the AR-15 market and did tons of research. Also went and tried many out. After all this I went back to Colt. The civillian model is the same as the one issued except a different sear and bolt carrier ( so it is only semi auto and not burst or full auto). With that said I put down the change and bought the Colt. Sure I could have saved money some place else. But whenever I shot them or handled them, the other brands felt odd. I have had my Colt now for a few years and still love it. It has yet to have any type of malfunction.
In other words if you want a Ferrari you do not buy a Pontiac fiaro. You want a true AR-15 you buy a Colt or a Armalite.
Hopefully, Obummer wont change that!In addition to what I said, that is just my opinion. There are many other fantastic AR's out there. Also there are many that are better. But fo one that is as close to what is carried and tested everyday everywhere then it is Colt. But you can always go custom ( Big money ) like a LaRue tactical or LesBaur or LMT. Just try them out and buy what you like. Thats what I did and I am happy. It makes me happy that we live in a country that allows such choices!
Actually, I had a Colt Commander and wanted to trade it for a Ed Brown @ the LGS and didnt even come close to the money I paid for it. I ended up selling it out right and got more money for it. Guns are like used cars. It doesnt matter what brand name it is. Its still a used gun no matter how you slice it.A Colt will carry a well recognized resale value - if a possible sale might be in your future.
The gun will be recognized as a quality piece - no questions asked. And that will boost it's value - to many many people.
A Colt is a known commodity, high quality, consistent and respected. Better than brand 'X', maybe, maybe not, there is the point of being a known commodity.I see a lot of people on this forum that say buy a Colt. Why a Colt? What makes them so much better than all the other AR manufacturers?
Roger on that!! I bought three Colts, one in each caliber back in 1992, and one lower. A2 HBARs and they still shoot like new. Of course I have always done the PMs as necessary. They are not even "Black", they are the grayish military powder color. Paid $677.00 for all three including the lower. If Colts quality is as good as it was in 1992, then I would go with Colt. Of course Wyndham would be my second pick.locutus said:Handle a few. Check out the fit and finish. And if you can, shoot several.
If you do this, you'll get a Colt.
I've never known anyone that bought any AR-15 for so-called "bragging rights."
I bought Colts for quality.
I love colt as much as the next guy, but if you want a quality mil-spec rifle and are on a budget, go with a BCM or Spikes Tactical. I've also heard LMT is better then colt but again it's a budget thing.Quentin said:Why do you say that?
You do know you can buy a Colt for about the same price as BCM? In fact many of us can walk in our local Walmart and get a 6920 for a little over a thousand. And that's not hype.I love colt as much as the next guy, but if you want a quality mil-spec rifle and are on a budget, go with a BCM or Spikes Tactical. I've also heard LMT is better then colt but again it's a budget thing.