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xdshooter
May 17, 2011, 08:15 AM
Ok I have been doing a lot of research over the past couple of days on a Galil .223 from Centerfire Systems. Since the rifle was most likely manufactured by Century and I have seen so much negative feedback on Century that now I am looking to get in on a lower end AR15.

That said, I was browsing my Centerfire Systems gunporno once again, and they have some Interarms AR-15s. I would like to get opinions on the Interarms ARs if thats possible.

Couple of questions about them first though. I see the cheaper ones are flat tops. Is it possible to mount an iron sight to a flat top? Im sure it is but I want to be absolutely certain before I go leaping headfirst into the jungle. I was Army for 8 years and I rather like the iron sights that were on my M16. With proper sighting in I could always knock down those dreaded 300m targets on test day.

Also there are some AR Star15s and Doublestars for around 100-150 more. Wonder what makes them more expensive?? Those are probably out of my price range anyways because I was looking for something in the 600s. Oh and what about Olympic Arms ARs? Those are pretty cheap usually.

Thanks for the advice in advance and happy shooting!

loose_holster_dan
May 17, 2011, 08:23 AM
what do you mean by "cheaper"? can you give us a price range? i don't know anything about that manufacturer. i personally own a pimped out rra that i love and a sig p556 pistol. the 556 isn't technically an ar, but it is very similar. you can get a rifle version for around $1k. the rra i bought was about $1k too.

xdshooter
May 17, 2011, 08:27 AM
1k hurts just looking at it, hehe. My price range is around 600-700 if it is at all possible. The rifles that I posted about are in that range, except for the AR STAR-15 and the DOUBLESTAR which are in the high 700s. I Might be able to sqeeze my wallet really really hard and harvest from the money tree out back enough to be able to afford the 700s ones but I would much rather spend down in the 600s so I could get some spare mags and iron sights to attach and whatnot.

colostomyclown
May 17, 2011, 10:23 AM
save and get the doublestar. I'm a big fan of it.

xdshooter
May 17, 2011, 03:39 PM
In my catalog I see Doublestars for $769.99. Why are you a fan of them? A particular reason or is it the whole package? What is it about them that warrants an extra $100 dollar investment? Thanks for the recommendation and I will look into it on my own as well.

publius
May 17, 2011, 08:59 PM
Yes, you can put irons on the flat top. i don't think you are going to like the price though. get one that has a static handle or one that comes with a detachable and sights.

HKFan9
May 17, 2011, 11:55 PM
Don't worry about the price of the gun so much.... you will easily spend more than the gun is worth in a few weeks or months on ammo than you did the gun.

R.Ph. 380
May 18, 2011, 12:38 AM
I just picked up a Bushmaster XM 15 E2S at a gunshow for 759.00. 16" Chrome lined barrel and telescoping butt stock. Good entry level and will double as home defense because of the size.

xdshooter
May 18, 2011, 06:51 AM
I used to own an XM 15 from Bushmaster. Think I traded a SIG .357 for it at my local gun shop. Nice looking weapon but it had no flash suppressor. I would have a 3-4 foot ball of fire come out the end of the thing when I was shooting it.

That was in my younger collecting days. Had to sell most of my collection when the economy went down the toilet and I didn't have a job. Mine had a solid stock though.

zombieslayer
May 18, 2011, 08:09 AM
Check CMMG. They usually have a basic model that goes for around $600.

xdshooter
May 18, 2011, 08:25 AM
http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/ Is this the right place? Everything I saw in there was either close to or over the 1k mark :( Maybe you can link me to what you were speaking of?

tirod
May 18, 2011, 09:05 AM
I believe they are sold out at this time, there is a retailer carrying the guns with a storefront and who exhibits at many gun shows in the midwest. He likely still has plenty in stock. And I forgot their name, still searching.

xdshooter
May 18, 2011, 09:11 AM
I assume this retailer has a FFL? My LGS has a rule about that. They won't accept anything unless it comes from another FFL. And also does he have an internet site or do I just need to call him? (if you remember who it was)

tirod
May 18, 2011, 09:13 AM
Found it: http://www.blackriflellc.com/pages/store.html

They ask that you call and talk. Best way to get all the right answers.

xdshooter
May 18, 2011, 09:16 AM
Thank you tirod I will check it out.

xdshooter
May 18, 2011, 09:18 AM
LOL free popsicles while you shop. Nothing goes better with guns than a free popsicle. Got to hand it to them for an original marketing plan!

zombieslayer
May 18, 2011, 12:08 PM
Well I guess CMMG is not currently selling the $599 special. That sucks. Keep searching, you'll find something. Doublestars are pretty good for the money. A guy I work with has one and its a good shooter.