THR Newb: Getting my first AR-15


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bthest86
May 7, 2006, 06:19 PM
I always wanted one of these but never had enough money to spare. But now that I'm making more money I figured I'd put one on lay-away.

Anyway I choose a brand new High Standard HSA-15 16" bbl Carbine. These HS ARs just came out this year so I can't find decent feedback on them yet. Anybody here have any experience with these?

Anyway, this AR really appealed to me. The thing that I liked about it was:

- Its a new brand AR so it has a very low serial #, 00773. (Strangely enough my SAR-1's is 50773.)
- Its magazine well markings are simple and more military-like. It doesn't have a huge (ugly in my opinion:barf:) colt, rock river, or bushy billboard on it.

High Standard
Mfg Co Inc
Model HSA-15
5.56 NATO
00773

- And for $799 it was among the cheapest ARs that wasn't used.

There was a $600 Rock River 16" but it had a M16 stock instead of the tele-stock and didn't look as nice.

Anyway I figured I'd broadcast my joy and happiness to this forum

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Will Learn
May 7, 2006, 07:20 PM
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lycanthrope
May 7, 2006, 09:12 PM
Please post a range report later. Sounds like you did well.

MechAg94
May 7, 2006, 11:41 PM
I saw HS AR's at a gun show a few months ago. That is much cheaper than the prices I saw. As above, please post a range report.

Optical Serenity
May 8, 2006, 12:08 AM
Not knocking anything, but it seems like you are very much concerned with looks, and no function.

Though I'm glad there are those like yourself that go on a limb and buy products not field tested for a while. I look forward for your range report.

Limeyfellow
May 8, 2006, 04:29 AM
Not knocking anything, but it seems like you are very much concerned with looks, and no function.

I think that must account for 75% of the Ar15 market. They want a tacticool looking weapon to impress the mates and such with about 10ibs of addons including a kitchen sink.

bthest86
May 8, 2006, 09:01 AM
Not knocking anything, but it seems like you are very much concerned with looks, and no function.

Well, there isn't much to go on in that regard being brand new AR clone. But yeah, being a nice looking gun is a real plus for me.:D

But I did read this solitary gunblast article while I had the rifle on hold http://www.gunblast.com/HighStandard-AR15.htm

I think that must account for 75% of the Ar15 market. They want a tacticool looking weapon to impress the mates and such with about 10ibs of addons including a kitchen sink.

Actually all Im going to put on it are some 4x30 optics. Rails and lasers on an AR are ugly and bulky in my opinion.

If I wanted a pimp job then Id've got a used AR for alot less.

Please post a range report later. Sounds like you did well.

Probably wont come home with me for about 2 more weeks. I can't afford to blow that much money in one week. But I'll sure to post one.

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