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Old October 31, 2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Need advice on an entry level AR15

So my brother-in-law is looking to buy an AR in the $600-$900 range. Any thoughts?
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Old October 31, 2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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A lot of folks seem happy with S&W M&Ps in the $600 range.
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Old October 31, 2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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That's what I suggested as well. He's up your way in Loganville
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Old October 31, 2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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A M&P Sport for $599 is hard to beat, there are plenty in the $600-900 range though. PSA, Windham Weaponry and Stag to name a few.
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Old October 31, 2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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If he is willing to drive a few miles and spend a little more, Clyde Armory in Bogart has Colt 6920s, 6720s and 6721s for $1100 or less.
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Old October 31, 2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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Psa if you can find a complete in stock you get a 1:7 twist fn barrel on an amazing rifle. PSA is awesome as long as you don't have to wait on it to ship.

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Old November 1, 2012, 06:54 AM   #7
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PSA has some good complete rfles right now . This one nice and come with a $170 red-dot and a $40 back up rear sight http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...m-carbine.html

They have others check home page
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Old November 1, 2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Build your own. You can do it for cleaper and will be closer to what you want in the end anyway. Plus you learn the bonus of being able to matain the rifle better after you build it. It is not at all hard to do, and you can get directions anywhere. The other reason is you can do it over time, the lower, then the upper next pay day, and so on. It makes it easier on your wallet, you learn, and you get the rifle you want in the end.
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Old November 1, 2012, 02:37 PM   #9
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For $879-1100, you can get a mid-length Spikes Tactical.


There are 10 dealers within 12 miles of you

http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/...n_page=dealers
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Old November 1, 2012, 03:02 PM   #10
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I'd have him check out PSA's site. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the Sport (lots right about it) but PSA has some of their 'premium' guns from $699-799 right now. I suggest the midlengh dissipator myself. PSA's premium barrels are as good as any AR under 2k and the guns they're offering a a little more customized than the Sport for only a little more. That's my 2 cents anyway....
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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Del-ton makes some good AR's I have an Echo 316/moe and its a very good carbine for the money. I paid $699+tax for my 316/moe. They make several different models. Some cheaper, some not.

http://www.del-ton.com/carbine_rifles_s/2.htm
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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If he is willing to drive a few miles and spend a little more, Clyde Armory in Bogart has Colt 6920s, 6720s and 6721s for $1100 or less.
Yes, I also highly recommend Clyde Armory. I purchased a Colt there back in the summer and have been very pleased, but I think they also have less expensive models. Either way he should drive over and check them out. If he’s in Loganville it’s only about a 30 minute drive.

http://clydearmory.com/
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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Believe it or not, WalMart sells the Colt 6920 for about $950. It's pretty much the benchmark of AR's.
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:40 PM   #14
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Don't overlook DPMS, here's one on gunbroker for $619 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=314560767
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Old November 1, 2012, 08:02 PM   #15
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Walmart also sells a Sig Sauer AR for cheaper than the Colt. If it were me I'd be buying the Colt though.
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Old November 1, 2012, 08:50 PM   #16
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Actually when I visited a few months back we went to Clyde Armory. They did have some smoking deals!
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Old November 2, 2012, 09:29 AM   #17
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My suggestion is a complete rifle from PSA, or build a rifle from PSA parts.
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Old November 2, 2012, 02:33 PM   #18
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All good advice thanks. He wants to buy a complete rifle, not a build
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Old November 2, 2012, 05:05 PM   #19
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M&P 15 Sport
PSA Complete or PSA Upper and PSA Lower.
Spike's is great if you can find one. FL company also.
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