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 like the S&W AR-15 Sport, but I'm an HnK guy, and I really like the HnK 417, but think that's out of my price range.
While my personal loyalties are with Armalite, there are a myriad of manufacturers out there right now making equal quality rifles. With the availability of components nowadays, probably the best rifle for the $$ would be one you assemble for yourself if you're willing to invest the time to do so.
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I think the others are OK but I would get a Colt. I once had 4 of them and thought the workmanship was superb.
Colt has also gotten much more civilian customer friendly in the last few months.
Good work getting advice. Bad idea buying the same week you make a decision. Once you set your sites on a particular AR wait ten days, see how you feel then. JMO.
Look at DPSM, Rock River.
Help us help you. What is your price range? What is your primary purpose for this weapon? How long of distance are you shooting for? pardon the pun. Any relevant info would be appreciated.
I have a Bushmaster and it works just fine.
Research it online and see it's benefits over 5.56/.223 in urban parameters.
For battle-grade toughness, go with:
Noveske (pricey but afghanistan-grade ironclad)
Palmetto State Armory
What do you want it for and in what caliber and configurations>
Defense, target, hunting, SHTF, or just to say you have one?
“Sun Devil” Lower with a “DPMS” upper.
Go to a Gun Show this weekend in your area. Look’em all over.
I agree. I have a Colt target model, iron sights, that I bought in 1995 and a Bushmaster m-4 flat top that I bought 3 years ago. Both are excellent weapons and the Bushmaster is suprisingly accurate for a carbine. You can’t go wrong with Bush or DPMS or Colt and you’ll still have money left over for some decent optics.
I would also advise people to get the .22 cienor kit for the AR. Saves tons of $$$$$$$
I went with the (affordable) Bushmaster and bought a very nice EOTECH holographic sight. All within your budget.
You put the red dot on the target and the rifle puts the round RIGHT THERE.
Non vehere est inermus.
Someone above asked what my budget was, in my post I said $1,200. Can go up a bit if I need to.
I also like the Bushmaster AR-15, but honestly can't tell the difference between it and other AR-15's out there to justify the upcharge for the Bushmaster.
I have abused the HELL out of my S&W M&P15 but I have yet to have a malfunction of any kind.
I would def buy it again and again.
I just put my 3rd RRA AR together last week. This one for a son in law. They are top notch and very good to deal with. Also, I live very near them. I built one for a stepson who is a dwarf and they went overboard helping me fit it to his special needs.
Not to hijack a thread but I have been thinking about getting a AR-10 .308 type for hunting and also just to have one. Do all the same recommendations also fit? I was looking at the Remington R-25.