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Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by DP03, Feb 5, 2014.
The LGS has an AR15 in this brand. Can anyone comment on their product, good or bad? Thanks.
Have you heard of bushmaster
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I'd have no problem buying a Windham for the right price, if I were shopping today. When Bushmaster joined Remngton, its founder (AFAIR) and some employees stayed in Windham, Mass. with the "new" company.
They make a very good rifle IMO...produced in the old Bushmaster factory I believe....made in Windham Maine
Yes, Maine. My apologies for confusing it with Mass(hole)
Its a respectable brand.
when Bushmaster left thier state they left employees and machinery behind.
those guys then formed Windham Weaponry to keep making AR's
Solid mid range products.
Thanks for the responses. The store made reference to Bushmaster, but as this will be my first AR, I want to be cautious. I know nothing about AR's except that I want to add that platform to my collection. The price on the rifle is $950, and once I have the model # I'll be able to compare to see if that's reasonable. I'm sure they'll be cheaper online, but this is MD and they fly off the shelves here.
I know all about those M*******s
Factor in the legalities of having it shipped to MD; transfer fees on both sides; and sales tax. Never mind if you have done your math already. One more thing if I may, this is like buying a car from the lot. Cash rules. Unless the item is red hot, the dealer is always interested to have your business in the future. Lay down cash (physically) and negotiate a discount.
A friend has one (second from left) and it appears to be of pretty good quality.
He's enjoying the heck out of it and that's what counts.
Windham has a great story but only makes an average AR-15. As they say, buy the gun not the story. $950 can buy a much better AR. You should compare Windham to PSA and Spikes - or even S&W. They have better rifles and decent stories, too.
However, I'm not able to recommend for MD, so you'll have to be on top of what's legal there.
DON'T even compare Windham Weaponry to Bushmaster. Totally 2 different Plants and Product being produced. Just because of a past name, doesn't mean it still has quality.
Windham Weaponry in my opinion is WAY ABOVE the quality and "Standards" of the "New Bushmaster". Windham has a Transferable Lifetime Warranty, better QC, and Folks that care, and not worrying about whether the Freedom Group goes belly up and shutting down all that it owns just to satisify it's Investors. Just look at Marlin's Story about Freedom Group and what it did to them. At least the original CEO of Bushmaster did something good for his Employees.
WW makes great AR's. They have a solid 12 step QC program,4150 steel barrels, MilSpec BCG's. Fantastic rifles for the price they normally run.
I have owned one for over 2 years. It has been great. No malfunctions at all. they have great customer service. look at ar15.com in the industry section and you will see what I mean. I paid around 600. For mine.
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I really like Windham but $950 is insane. They frequently go for $700 here.
All depends on what model it is.
It's a Shrubmaster in disguise.
A Windham might be a perfectly good gun.
But we're probably talking about a gun that measures up pretty evenly with $700 rifles in this market. If you want a complete rifle you can find at your LGS for $900-1000, I'd suggest Spike's, S&W, and then maybe Stag. If you're open to building, PSA is the way to go...or maybe a build with a Spike's upper. You could actually plop a complete BCM middy on a complete PSA lower for that price, which results in approx $300 upgrade in terms of parts and materials vs a Windham in my opinion.
I'm not saying Windham is crap...I simply believe you can do way better for yourself at nearly $1000.
You don't need to build. You can probably buy a complete lower, and then the complete upper of your choice online...and come out a couple hundred buck$ ahead of this Windham rifle. And the skills needed to mate an upper to a lower are no greater than those required to minimally clean your rifle.
That's the best answer, at least for non-ban states. (When it comes to ban states you have to do more homework and go with your situation.)
For most of us, what sweeper said is spot on. The last three ARs I've put together, a basic rifle came in around $1000 even with Daniel Defense and BCM uppers (MOE handguards) and $750 with a PSA upper. I can't imagine spending $1000 on Windham.
$950? Does it come with a scope too? A little pricey. My lgs has them for around $750.
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