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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am currently looking for an AR

What i want:

Removable Carrying Handle, 6-Position Stock, Sweet Trigger, Short Barrel,

i will probbly end up doing upgrades such as different uppers in the future.

i would love not to break my checkbook

are 14 inch barrels legal?? ive seen them on gun broker and such, i thought that was gov. use only.........

what models do you guys recommend??
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I have a Bushmaster. I love my Bushmaster. But honestly, you may want to look at Rock River, they have really nice triggers.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
You have to go 16" to avoid the $200 tax stamp.

Best value right now is DPMS. Only $775 for the flat top version.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
EricCartmann said:
lower reciever is another $100, removable carry handle is another $85-100.
I went for the removeable carry handle when I bought my rifle, but I shouldn't have. I knew I was eventually going to mount an Aimpoint. In the end, I removed the carry handle, bought a back up rear sight, and now the carry handle sits in my closet. Carry handles are not easy to sell, b/c everyone has caught on to this.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Now that a renewed AWB is a possibility, I want to move the timetable up on an AR purchase. This looks good to me. Are lower receivers a PITA to source? Does this thing have to be assembled? I have quite a bit of experience as an auto mechanic, so I'm not afraid to do stuff, but this would be new to me.

Dammit...now I need to convince the wife of the urgency of this project...

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I like Colt's but they are very expensive and in some cases hard to get. The local gun store hasn't seen a Colt 6920 in 2 years. I'd go with Rock River.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Ed 2001 SS said:
Now that a renewed AWB is a possibility, I want to move the timetable up on an AR purchase. This looks good to me. Are lower receivers a PITA to source? Does this thing have to be assembled? I have quite a bit of experience as an auto mechanic, so I'm not afraid to do stuff, but this would be new to me.

Dammit...now I need to convince the wife of the urgency of this project...

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Lowers are not hard to put together IMO:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=226782

For Value, interchnagablity, and just good construction I go for Stag. I put every type of parts kit into a stag lower with no probleams ever.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
That RRA kit is an excellent price.. you could look at doing all the parts sourcing yourself and MAYBE save about $20 unless you know someone who knows someone.

If you're going for a complete weapon (not that AR's are hard to assemble) RRA, STAG, DPMS and Olympic Arms are all solid contenders and fall in the same price point. Don't forget to buy mags!!!!!!!!! Buy a lot of them!
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
rupert said:
This is the way to go. Get your self a lower and build it up. No only will you gain the knowledge of how it all works, there is just something cool about putting together a gun all by yourself and it working. It is really easy to do. Some common sense, a few punches, and a light mallet and you have a working AR15 terrorist rifle.:-?
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
GaryXD said:
You can get a 14.5" barrel with a pinned Phantom FH to bring the OAL to 16" without going through the extra paperwork and tax stamp.

http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/largerimage.php?prod_id=669
I dont under stand the reason anyone would want a 14.5" barrell with a 1 1/5 flash hider or whatever length shorter than 16" IT DONT MAKE SENSE (at least not to me someone care to explain)The only way I would do a shorter barrell was if I planned on putting a suppressor on it.

Gotta Love RRA
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
I would worry more about the "Assult Gun Ban" first....damn goverment. Where is the NRA when you need them........
 
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