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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I went on a shopping spree yesterday.:D Got myself a DPMS A2 Carbine. I was planning on getting a Bushmaster but the DPMS was a little cheaper and apeared to be the same quality. I also got one 30 round pre-ban mag (it came also came with two 10 rounders) I will go back and buy a bunch more as soon as I replenish my banking account. My Buddy got the bug, came with me and bought one too.

I only shot two 10 round mags when I got home but it shoots freakin sweet!!!!:D

All in all it was a great day. My buddy's wife is REALLY pissed and he is in the doghouse but she will get over it.:lol:

You should have seen the clerks face when we asked if he had two in stock. Suddenly the level of service went from friendly to very friendly.

I do not have a digital camera so I will have to just post a generic photo for now for you pic junkies. May be I can borrow one and try that later.

 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Sweet, it should serve you fine for your intended purpose now save up and deck that thing out the way that you want it.

the A2 Config is a pretty decent set. up on mine have my Red dot sight mounted on a Goose neck mount in the scout position since my rails are not free floating you can also mount it on top of the carry handle but you will not get a good cheek weld but then again thats really the point of Red Dots where ever the site is, is where the round hits you will just not be able to co witness with your backup iron sights which is really no big deal just zero them separately
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Just how do you know what his intended purposes are ? :?::?::?:
he lives in NY and if he were a LEO he would not have been limited to the 10 rd mags or forced to buy Preban ones, its a 16" carbine so it wouldn't be a very good hunting rifle,

so reason of deduction would be he purchased a fine weapon for punching holes in paper or knocking down steet plates, and in the unlikely even that someone should break in to his home well i doubt the BG will care if the round is coming out of a DPMS or a Colt Dead is Dead, its kinda like Pistol Caliber wars i promise you if i shoot you 15 times with my 9mm you will be just as dead as if i shot you 13 times with my .40, 8 times with my .45
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Are you a LEO, if not while this FAQ offers a lot of good things to look for but is more so written for the guys that are going to carry their rifle daily, which would only be logical that they should put higher end parts on their rifle to increase its life, a reliable rifle is one that shoots when you pull the trigger. not one that has and extra 1500 worth of parts in it. if you have 2500 rifle and it is riddled with FTF, FTE Stove pipes, double feeds, short stroking, ect ect ect, i do not care how much you spent on it DO NOT TRUST YOUR LIFE WITH IT,

If you have a cheaper STAG, RRA, DPMS, BUSHMASTER, or OLY that fires every time you pull the trigger and hits the mark then well that is pretty much so the all important. especially if your really only interest in range shooting and light home defense,

all this Talk About SHTF situation is bunk none of our rifles will compare to sustained Automatic should any of us try and over throw the government or the government deciding that we are just not responsible for to own guns and they decided to come take them from our cold dead hands if they must.

the most any of us will likely every use our ARs for is moderate to light Home defense. and heck I don't tie my shoes with out a backup plan.



I'm really tempted to get one too. In my search, I ran into this ultimate AR Buyer's Guide.
So you want to buy an AR-15, huh? - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com


LOL! It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission!
O yeah and that same thread was also repeated here and is sticked.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Wait a minute. I'm from western NY. How did you get a pre-ban 30rd mag??
Any mag that was made before 9/1994 is completely legal here. Lots of places stock older mil surplus 20 and 30 round mags.

They run about $20 each at the gun shows. I never priced them in the shops.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Congrats man. DPMS are good rifles, shoot it, enjoy it, and if parts break, replace the broken parts, repeat.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
he lives in NY and if he were a LEO he would not have been limited to the 10 rd mags or forced to buy Preban ones, its a 16" carbine so it wouldn't be a very good hunting rifle,

so reason of deduction would be he purchased a fine weapon for punching holes in paper or knocking down steet plates, and in the unlikely even that someone should break in to his home well i doubt the BG will care if the round is coming out of a DPMS or a Colt Dead is Dead, its kinda like Pistol Caliber wars i promise you if i shoot you 15 times with my 9mm you will be just as dead as if i shot you 13 times with my .40, 8 times with my .45

Thats pretty much it. I just want it for target practice with iron sights, home defense and SHTF scenario.

The only acessories I want is 10 30-round mags and 3,000 rounds of ammo.:)

For the person who asked how much for 30 round pre ban mags in NY, they were $30 a piece, not bad from what I have seen.

Anybody know what they are charging for .223 at walmart or Dicks? I am only going to shoot brass. I bought Fiochi (not sure about spelling) for 42.00 for 100 rounds and would like to get cheaper but I am not sure about ordering online (they always say if you are in NY check your local laws, not sure I can order, I do live in the country but I wouldnt even know where to look)
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Last I checked Remington UNC .223 was $7.57 per 20 rounds at walmart. That was at least 2-3 months ago though. I know pistol ammo has gone up again since then. Dicks charges a LOT more than walmart for the same stuff.

Where in WNY are you? If you're near rochester the Greece walmart usually has ammo in stock. Henrietta is usually low or out and Irondequoit doesn't sell it.

Edit: and you can order .223 ammo online and get it shipped to NY just fine. No laws against it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Are you a LEO, if not while this FAQ offers a lot of good things to look for but is more so written for the guys that are going to carry their rifle daily, which would only be logical that they should put higher end parts on their rifle to increase its life, a reliable rifle is one that shoots when you pull the trigger. not one that has and extra 1500 worth of parts in it. if you have 2500 rifle and it is riddled with FTF, FTE Stove pipes, double feeds, short stroking, ect ect ect, i do not care how much you spent on it DO NOT TRUST YOUR LIFE WITH IT,

If you have a cheaper STAG, RRA, DPMS, BUSHMASTER, or OLY that fires every time you pull the trigger and hits the mark then well that is pretty much so the all important. especially if your really only interest in range shooting and light home defense,

all this Talk About SHTF situation is bunk none of our rifles will compare to sustained Automatic should any of us try and over throw the government or the government deciding that we are just not responsible for to own guns and they decided to come take them from our cold dead hands if they must.

the most any of us will likely every use our ARs for is moderate to light Home defense. and heck I don't tie my shoes with out a backup plan.





O yeah and that same thread was also repeated here and is sticked.
So, so true.
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Congrats man. DPMS are good rifles, shoot it, enjoy it, and if parts break, replace the broken parts, repeat.
thats what i keep saying but somehow i can't seem to handle some sort of truth.


Never said a DPMS was CRAP, I do own one.
All I have said is that for just a little bit more you can have something better.

If you can't handle that, then that is your problem.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
you know dude I can handle the truth, your the one that fails to realize the truth and that is that the odds of you ever being in a SHTF situation and having your AR readily available is about 1 in a billion, the odds of any of our (well maintained) rifles failing during the first 30 rounds that we would fire is about about 1 in 1000 or more regardless of what brand of AR we have

by your own admission you have a DPMS lower upgraded to the 9s with high end parts,

it gets really annoying you telling people that thier AR is sub par and would not hold up or should not be trusted for ANY time of Defense.

the real truth that you can not get your head around is that a reliable rifle does not have Sh1t to do with how much you spent on it. it has every thing to do with it going bang when you pull the trigger.

not so long ago you post several must have upgrades including upgraded buffers and springs, staked castle nuts and yadda yadda yadda you constantly preach about mil spec parts, MP testing and your own AR expert came on here and basically said that its all a big marketing ploy and that none of them are or should be a concern.

obviouly you like to drink the latest and greatest Kool Aid and obviously you can afford it and thats great nearly all of these major brand AR are fine for 99% of the general civillian population that wants to feel comfortable knowing that they have an EBR at the ready.

I live in 2300 sq ft home in a gated community with armed security patrolling (actual off duty LEOS not wackenhut rent-a-cops) and a security shack at all three entrances the odds of me ever needing to defend my home with any of my ARs is likely is highly unlikely. when i am out working i have a CCL and i Carry one of my GLOCKS

if you ever make it to Oklahoma bring your AR i would be willing to put my DPMS-Del Ton Build upagainst any of rifle you have. and im am confident round for round it will hold up.

Never said a DPMS was CRAP, I do own one.
All I have said is that for just a little bit more you can have something better.

nearly all myself included are willing to concede that LEOs that carry and depend on thier weapon daily should have every possible advantage available at thier aid and why not they can actually write it off thier taxes as a business expense so when and if they sell it they should actually come out on top.



If you can't handle that, then that is your problem.
 
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