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Its summer time, class is almost out, so i found a great job that pays really good. I'm picking up my xd in 3 weeks and already had that money set aside. Now that ive got this job i'm really considering getting an assault rifle. My buddy is picking up an AK47, and swears by them over the AR/M4 type weapon. I've always liked our american made stuff, and the type of assault rifle that always comes to mind is the M4A1.. Now is this the same as the AR type rifle? i'm basically clueless as to any type of weapon aside from hand guns. So if anyone would like to offer some educational information to me i would really appreciate it, thanks in advance guys, ill be back to check out the thread later!

also, if you could give me some information as to why the AR/M4 rifles are superior to the AK it would really help influence my decision. thanks so much.
 
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J,
cruise on over to Officer.com, scroll down to the "firearms" section and look for a thread titled "so you wanna buy an AR" by JWISE

There you'll find an excellent read, hope this helps
 
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I probably should add that I didn't mean to imply that people here are ignorant to AR style rifles. It's just that there is a very detailed "buying guide there.

If anyone has been insulted, forgive me,please
 
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thats a nice pic M9fan.

i really really really need to get my own AR....everytime i see a nice picture i get jealouse because i dont have one sitting in the corner of my room. :p
 
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An M4 is an enhanced version of an AR carbine. Typically, the M4 which is the military designation, is called the M4gery (M-forgery) in civilian guise. The difference between M4gery and a regular carbine is the M4gery uses a larger 6 position stock, larger hand guards, and a M4 profile notched barrel. Real M4 barrels are 14.5" with a flash hider. M4gery barrels are either a 14.5" bbl with a permanently affixed flash hider to make it 16" i.e., legal, or a 16" bbl. Also, M4s typically have an A3 (flat-top) upper receiver w/detachable handle so optics can be mounted. M4geries can either be flat tops or A2 uppers like the one pictured above.
 
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An M4 is an enhanced version of an AR carbine. Typically, the M4 which is the military designation, is called the M4gery (M-forgery) in civilian guise. The difference between M4gery and a regular carbine is the M4gery uses a larger 6 position stock, larger hand guards, and a M4 profile notched barrel. Real M4 barrels are 14.5" with a flash hider. M4gery barrels are either a 14.5" bbl with a permanently affixed flash hider to make it 16" i.e., legal, or a 16" bbl. Also, M4s typically have an A3 (flat-top) upper receiver w/detachable handle so optics can be mounted. M4geries can either be flat tops or A2 uppers like the one pictured above.
Thanks, zipgun! I'm glad there's folks like you around here to cover for us AR-15 newbies!
 
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thats a nice pic M9fan.

i really really really need to get my own AR....everytime i see a nice picture i get jealouse because i dont have one sitting in the corner of my room. :p
Thanks, Grip.

I've felt what you're feeling for the last 20 years... that is up until last weekend. And now that I have one I'm constantly pulling it out of the closet and it's case to check it out. Wife is jealous...

Can you believe that I've had it a week now and have yet to fire it?!
It's killing me!
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
If anyone is intent upon buying a new Bushmaster, I recommend that you get it from Grant at G&R Tactical. Really any AR I would recommend Grant; however he just got his Bushy dealership, and he is correcting many problems on every Bushy that he sells before they go out the door.

Bushmaster AR's - M4Carbine.net Forums

He also has good deals on other quality entry-level and higher ARs :)
 
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Thanks, Grip.

I've felt what you're feeling for the last 20 years... that is up until last weekend. And now that I have one I'm constantly pulling it out of the closet and it's case to check it out. Wife is jealous...

Can you believe that I've had it a week now and have yet to fire it?!
It's killing me!
Guess I'm lucky ... I put 200 rnds thru my AR the day the upper came in!
 
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If anyone is intent upon buying a new Bushmaster, I recommend that you get it from Grant at G&R Tactical. Really any AR I would recommend Grant; however he just got his Bushy dealership, and he is correcting many problems on every Bushy that he sells before they go out the door.

Bushmaster AR's - M4Carbine.net Forums

He also has good deals on other quality entry-level and higher ARs :)
Thats not saying much for Bushmaster's QC.
 
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