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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Yep you gussed it I am a southpaw. I have a right handed colt ar-15 and it is a great rifle however I am tired of the brass hitting my arm and the gas and powder in my face. I am seriously thinking of getting the left handed ar. Does anyone own one or shot one. What is the quality acuracy and reliability like. Any information will be greatly welcomed.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I too am a southpaw...I haven't got one of those LH ARs but I have heard good things about Stag's products from others on this forum...My plan is to get a LH Stag upper and a separate complete lower and put em together. Two of the sites I have looked at to this end are: www.eaglefirearms.net (for the upper) and www.ameetecarms.com (for the lower).
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Which Colt model do you own? A1? The brass deflector which is intergrated into the AR's/M16's after the A1 model should have taken care of this issue for lefties.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
While the Stage LH upper is designed for a LH shooter...just keep in mind that the lower has RH controls.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
aubie515 said:
While the Stage LH upper is designed for a LH shooter...just keep in mind that the lower has RH controls.
I think they (or another company) make an ambidextrous selector switch. I wonder if there's a way to specify an ambi or LH lower if your ffl dealer is ordering from stag?
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I have a Stag Model 2L that I purchased a few months ago and I love it. Very well built, with an excellent fit and finish. At this point, the rifle is far more accurate than I am. ;)

One thing to keep in mind about Stag - If you get a complete rifle, there is a lifetime warranty on it. If you piece it together, the warranty is only one year on the parts.

I got mine NIB via an Internet transaction through gunsamerica.com for $825 + shipping and FFL fee. That was still less than the retail price from Stag and way below what any of my local dealers could get it for. The extra cost of getting the whole rifle was worth it to me for the lifetime warranty.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
aubie515 said:
While the Stage LH upper is designed for a LH shooter...just keep in mind that the lower has RH controls.
Another advantage of getting the whole lefty rifle....

Stag lefty lowers all come with the ambi-fire selector standard. The Nogon ambi-catch is available as an option.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I do have the A-1 but still catch brass once in a while and it is alittle warm, the main issue I have is the gas and powder residue. I am going to sell the colt to fund the Stag. I hate to get rid of it but it is the only I can afford the Stag.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
The only thing I see wrong with buying a lefty is it might be hard to sell when you want to get rid of it. A lefty is going to eliminate 90% of your potential buyers.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Stay away from www.eaglefirearms.net .... too many issues to list right now, but lets just say that they are local to Denver and are a complete joke. Pricing is out of wack, service is horrible and none of the AR guys I know will even talk to the guy that runs the site/shop.

Anyway, the best hands down is Pete at ar15sales.com. He's a big STAG and RRA dealer. Give him a call and he'll smoke anyone elses prices.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
GaryXD said:
The only thing I see wrong with buying a lefty is it might be hard to sell when you want to get rid of it. A lefty is going to eliminate 90% of your potential buyers.
That is a concern, but having the brass and gas come out the other side and having the ambi controls solves 100% of the problems a lefty has with a righty AR. Take your AR and shoot it left handed and you'll see what we mean.

You are correct that you limit your potential buyer's pool if you try to resale a lefty. I think that is more than off-set by the lefty's willingness to pay a premium for a rifle that fits them.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
When I get the Stag I will NEVER sell it. I love the AR-15. You get a reasonably powerful rifle that is accurate and has little recoil. It's great for target shooting and real effective self-defense rifle with the right ammo, I am a fan of TAP in the 62 grain load. I will have to test some SD loads in the new rifle to see which one it likes best. I want the flat top upper so I can put some sort of optic sight on it, EOtech or Aim point with the iron sights as back up..
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Badshot said:
Stay away from www.eaglefirearms.net .... too many issues to list right now, but lets just say that they are local to Denver and are a complete joke. Pricing is out of wack, service is horrible and none of the AR guys I know will even talk to the guy that runs the site/shop.

Anyway, the best hands down is Pete at ar15sales.com. He's a big STAG and RRA dealer. Give him a call and he'll smoke anyone elses prices.
Thanks for the heads-up about Eaglefirearms! I will check out ar-15sales...
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Well I ordered the Stag. The gentleman at the gun shop told me that it is a 1 in 9 twist and I could only shoot 50 to 62 grain loads that anything heaver would not be accurate, example the 75 grain TAP round. Is this true. What weight bullet is best for this twist rate?
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I'm also a Stag lefty owner, and I love mine. As far as twist rate goes, the dealer is right. From what I've heard, anything above 62gr and you need a slower (IE 1:7) twist to stabilize it. The 1:9 twist is basically a compromise rate, my understanding is that the ideal twist for a 55gr is 1:12, like the original M-16A1. At the other end of the spectrum, the 62gr and higher are best with a different twist rate. I may be totally wrong here, this is just what I have been able to find for myself. As such, I use 55gr, but have not actually gotten a chance to do any serious paper shooting to see how accurate it really is.
 
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