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So you want to buy an AR-15 - FAQs

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Packman73, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    Packman73

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    Or you could do it the easy way, lol.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:36 AM
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    thanks!
     
  3. Feb 10, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    Oskie_78 Everything's BIGGER in TX!

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    is that a trick question? j/k hehehe:D
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    lexmedic157 DNR's and Refusals!

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    If I could make a suggestion (not sure if it was referred to in the links) but if you're interested in buying one save $200 in excise taxes and buy the complete upper and complete lower separately. Buy them from the same dealer online if you choose. But for whatever reason the "man" charges extra for a completed rifle when you can buy them separately and just mate them together.

    If you ever clean your rifle you'll have to take it apart at some time so why not buy in two parts and save a buck. I recommend buying from BCM or Rainier Arms.

    If you're not looking for a particular brand, but want a tier 1 rifle I also recommend LMT (Lewis Machine and Tool). Those who know AR platforms know LMT. They're just as good as Colt and Noveske just not the price. I'm also hearing BCM rifles are hard to beat these days too.

    Having shot one and owned one for years you can hardly do better than LMT. Save a buck on the rifle which will leave you some money for a rail or optic!

    Just my thought.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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  6. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I've never used one. I've built 3 lowers and never saw the need.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    how do you tighten the nut?
     
  9. Mar 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Ancient Chinese secret.

    Probably NOT recommended by armorers;) but I take large adjustable pliers and wrap them in duct tape and tighten as much as I can without scratching anything and then I take a flat-head screwdriver and put it in the slots and give a whack with the hammer once in each slot. I've not ever had a problem and I've never scuffed anything up.:)
     
  10. Mar 5, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    thanks guys
    +rep to you both
     
  11. May 2, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Holy smokes that is a lot of info
     
  12. May 2, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    That's just a taste of what's out there, info-wise.:cool:
     
  13. May 7, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    If anyone is interested Tate defense has Pmags for $10, which is definitely motivation to stock up!
     
  14. May 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Where's the best sites or gun stores to buy an AR15? I live in loma linda california
     
  15. May 18, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    Great price thanks for the hot tip!!!!!
     
  16. May 18, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    Ask that over at Calguns.net(or com)
     
  17. May 18, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    thanks i jus bought a JD machine lower now looking for an upper
     
  18. May 20, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    And my Bravo Co. upper also showed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh yeah.
     
  19. May 21, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    Have fun with that bcm rifle! My lower is a jd machin with SOG markings and it fit really well with my bcm upper.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2011 at 2:10 AM
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    I know nothing about ARs, but plan on buying one after replacing my shotgun. In Cabela's yesterday, I saw a no-frills model (guessing a 16" barrel) for $499. Is it possible that's a decent rifle? I've had a couple of Mini-14s that I couldn't shoot for sh*t, even with my homebrew reloads, but my wife would like to own a decent black rifle, and I have no desire for an SKS (had one) or AK.
     
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