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Old July 14, 2023, 03:09 PM   #26
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Had to think on this one for a while. I'm not a lover of the AR platform. I must say, though, I'm slowly building my own. I figured it would be in my best interest to at least become familiar with them for reasons which we do not speak on TFL. My very limited knowledge base along with nary a mention of the brand here has me thinking I better be careful and say it is my favorite and not necessarily the best (I know, you didn't ask what we thought the best one, is.).

Mine is an LMT. They started with gov contracts making AR parts and eventually started selling to the public. At one time, I lived a stone's throw from their manufacturing facility and lean towards buying local. Their fit/finish seems to rival Rock River, Bravo, POF, etc. I could be dead wrong. Again, I'm no expert on the platform. But I buy what's my favorite and that's one of them in the stable.
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Old July 14, 2023, 03:19 PM   #27
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My Ruger MPR. It came out of the box with a pretty fair trigger and will almost match my bolt action 223 in accuracy. I currently have a 3-9X40 scope on it for more precision shooting, but with a lower magnification scope, a dot sight, or irons it would be a formidable personal protection rifle.

The 18" barrel is a little longer than a lot of guys like, but I have other, shorter barreled AR's set up for that.
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Old July 14, 2023, 05:04 PM   #28
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Mine is an LMT.
LMT is very widely respected in the industry as producing excellent AR's--I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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Old July 14, 2023, 06:00 PM   #29
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I couldn't afford an actual Colt SP1 but did find an upper with the "pencil" barrel for sale minus hand-guards. Some old style M16 triangular guards and I have a fair imitation of the early rifle.
One of things I like most is how many people think it is automatic which the other rifles with optics and different furniture don't seem to bring to mind.
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Old July 14, 2023, 06:42 PM   #30
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I may do an M16ish clone, I’ve always wanted to ever since they handed me that rattley weird gun in basic training, that looked old and futuristic at the same time.
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Old July 15, 2023, 10:25 AM   #31
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Daewoo ARs

My all time favorite ARs were made in South Korea
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They shoot great, and their value continues to rise.
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