View Full Version : AR-15 information

May 24, 2007, 03:01 AM
Hey guys, was looking into a AR-15 for myself and have noticed there are ALOT of different style, types, looks, and everything else for this weapon. Truly I'm at a loss and was wondering if you could point me in a direction for information. This will be my first rifle, so I want to get it right. This forum has been a great help, but wondered if there was any books/websites etc that you would recommend. Thanks in advance.

May 24, 2007, 03:02 AM

May 24, 2007, 07:40 AM
What are you planning on doing with it; plink? 3gun? XTC? SR comp?

john in jax
May 24, 2007, 08:01 AM
People here are real knowledgable, helpful and friendly:

Some good information here:

And TFL isn't so bad either.

As Scott pointed out, once we know what you plan on using the rifle for, we can offer more advice. For instance a longer, 20" or 24" bbl makes a great bench rifle and would be better for shooting little varmits at long ranges. A 16" bbl makes a great plinker, home defense, and hunting rifle.

May 24, 2007, 08:03 AM
This is a good site to check out as well:http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite

May 24, 2007, 11:11 AM
AR15.com is probably the best site for knowledge... just so many people. It's hard to beat.

May 24, 2007, 12:17 PM
For info from professional type shooters, look at www.M4Carbine.net and www.10-8forums.com

Couple things to think about when buying an AR:

1. Intended purpose (plinking, home/personal defense, 3-Gun, etc)
2. Accuracy level your interested in from the AR
3. Price Range

Most folks want an AR that will do a little of everything (Varmint hunting, plinking, defense). Generally in this case, a quality 16" SS barrel with a mid-length gas system is the best choice as it will give you accuracy and reliability.


May 25, 2007, 10:55 AM
Wikipedia has a rather large collection on the AR and its MANY offspring. Easy to read IMO. If forum threads arent your favorite learning style that is.........:p