Skip to comments.Advice Requested: AR-15 To Purchase
Posted on 07/31/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT by usconservative
Ok, gotta admit I've wanted an AR-15 for awhile, and now the State of Illinois is looking to ban "assault weapons" and trying to make political hay out of the Aurora, Colorado shootings last week. I'm opposed to government gun control, and I'd like to add a nice AR-15 to my collection. Problem is, I'm not well versed on them, and my budget is about $1200 for one.
I've looked at the Smith & Wesson AR-15 Sport and think it's "ok" but I'm interested in something a little more.
I also looked recently at the Windham's. Nice things coming from that shop.
Which Bushmaster and what options did you put on it? Anywhere I look up here in the People's Socialist RepuliK of Illinois the Bushmaster's are going at a premium, I can't even think about any decent optic's for it at $1200....
$1200 is a nice price for a middle of the road model that will last you a lifetime. I am actually considering building my own just because I am weird that way.
Of course, the obvious S&W, Colt, Rock River, etc are recommended, but you can also consider going through Model 1 and ‘build up’ your own gun to your own specifications. Because you are choosing individual pieces, you can often get great quality for less cost.
It would probably max out your budget, but to go up a notch, check out Stag Arms.
I probably will be laughed at, but they do make some good stuff. Check out Red Jacket.
Aren’t you scared to have the pitbull of weapons in your home? /s
the best all-round gun is the 22LR followed by the AR15. Not too many suburbanites are going to be taking out elk deer in a SHTF situation.
Consider small game and defensive. 22LR hands down.
I have both.
Get a Daewoo DR200 (.223) or DR300 (7.62X39).
Better design, combines best of the Matty Matel and the AK designs.
Also, once you have determined what you want, I would price it out at Guns America.
You can find dealer inventory from across the country and even have models shipped from one dealer to another.
When Springfield bought out Bushmaster, they gave the founder a 5 year noncompete contract and a five year promise not to move.
At the end of 60 months, they closed the factory and moved to New York. After all, the Boss was 77 years old, what was he going to do?
What he did was come out of retirement, re-open the former Bushmaster factory, hire back all the guys, and start making AR rifles.
Mine's on order. Check it out.
Don't piss her off, she's lethal with that thing.
A good holo sight is worth its weight in gold.
I will never be without one again.
Thanks for that link!
??? We’re talking AMERICAN here! Not Chinese or Korean.
Support the AMERICAN gun industry.
The AR platform is fantastic ergonomically speaking, but I would get a gas piston version of whatever AR I kind I chose.
Shot one years ago and was very impressed. Didn’t think you could still get one.
Good knockdown power on man and beast, but not the optimum weight for human comfort in hunting, post-Collapse society, runnin'-'n=gunnin', etc.
If You can get an AR-10, feel free to do so. But if You like the .308 bullet in a 5.5.6 commonality AR-type platform, then the .300 Blackout is where it's at.
Rock River. It’s made right here in Illinois.
SCAR-17 (Special Operations Forces [SOF] Combat Assault Rifle) A little pricey though.