When did you get your 1st EBR?


October 21, 2008, 08:51 PM
1973, Colt AR-15, Mod. SP1, ser. SP30XXX. I saw my first AR in the late 60's at Serviceman's Gun Shop on Duval Street in Key West. It was love at first sight. I bought mine right after I turned 18, cost me $198.00 :what: plus tax, around 3% back then, got it for cost from a friend who worked at Woolco. I built a few since but SP1 is a "till death do us part":evil:
What's your EBR/AR story?

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October 21, 2008, 08:54 PM
just about two months ago, a POF USA AR-15. $2,000. It is totally AWESOME!!! lost my camera, so i can't post pics yet.:(

October 21, 2008, 09:07 PM
Mine was in 1986. It was an Olympic CAR-15 clone. Despite what everyone knows about Olympic, it ran like a charm.

I was 14.5 years old. My father let me put it on lay-away at a local shop and I saved up for it until I bought it. It was also the first gun I bought with my own money. Dad bought me firearms on occasion, but I was always responsible for my own EBRs.

I sold it the next year in order to fund the HK-91 I got when I was 15.

My love affair with EBRs is long indeed. I'm 37 now.

-- John

October 21, 2008, 09:16 PM
I'm getting old... and here I just thought it was Mas :evil: getting older!

October 21, 2008, 09:19 PM
EBR = Enhanced Battle Rifle and it came into being in the year 2000.

My Scout Squad was installed into a SAGE stock and became an EBR in 2004.


October 21, 2008, 09:24 PM
Got my first AR when I turned 18, it was a Colt Lightweight Sporter in 7.62x39. It was my birthday present to myself and the first rifle that I actually bought myself at a gun shop. I had been a gun owner since I was ten but the guns were all bought by my dad for me. I think I paid around $850 for it and that was back in the late 90's.

Since my first AR over a decade ago I've probably owned well over twenty EBR's since then, currently I have seven in my collection.

October 21, 2008, 09:29 PM
In the process of building my first. It's a 653 clone. M16A1 CH-forge code upper, DPMS A1 lower, 16" Bushmaster super lightweight barrel, Colt bolt carrier + chrome Colt bolt. The only thing holding me back from completion is getting the darned upper refinished.

October 21, 2008, 09:36 PM
Picked up a WASR-10 just after Christmas ('05) in 2006. Was the typical WASR, all wood up front and a synthetic side folder. That summer for my birthday I got all synthetic furniture for it but this time a full stock, as well as an Ultimak rail...thus transforming into an EBR.
It now has an Aimpoint mounted.

October 21, 2008, 11:13 PM
I'm still waiting for the EBR Fairy to show up and put one under my pillow because I can't bring myself to spend money that would be better spent on old junky Colts and Winchesters.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 21, 2008, 11:30 PM
Depends. Is a wooden AK (or a wooden SKS) an "EBR"? Is a camo furniture AR15 an "EBR"? If no and no, then last week at age 39, with the Robinson XCR.

October 22, 2008, 10:26 AM
My rich uncle handed me one and told me to carry it around for a while. That was 1983.

October 22, 2008, 10:45 AM
I purchased my very first Evil Mouse Rifle back in the late 70's :evil:

October 22, 2008, 12:17 PM
If by EBR you mean Evil Brown Rifle that would be my WASR-10 January of '07.

October 22, 2008, 12:35 PM
My first EBR was a WASR. Bought it from a gunshow about 5 years ago. Then sold it to upgrade to an AR about 2 years ago.

October 22, 2008, 12:43 PM
I bought my first AR/EBR last year at a gun show, its M4LE by CMMG. I love it! I can't believe I didn't buy one sooner. I've owned AKs and SKSs before but never an AR. I've had very few problems with it.

October 22, 2008, 01:01 PM
2004, when on a whim I bought an Imbel FAL parts kit for $125, figuring they probably wouldn't get any cheaper. Over the next year I accumulated compliance parts as funds permitted, then in 2005 my wife said 'you can have that $179 Imbel receiver.'


I even lucked out - when I headspaced the rifle, the shoulder size I needed happened to be the one that came in the parts kit. :neener: The only thing it fails to feed are round-nose soft points, everything else feeds slicker than owl snot on ice.


October 22, 2008, 01:05 PM
I'm looking. With a BAMA win we're all in DS! He'll have all guns with a Dem. landslide!!!

October 22, 2008, 01:25 PM
ADKWOODSMAN With a BAMA win we're all in DS!
He'll have all guns with a Dem. landslide!!!

History is not yet written - Fight for what is right until the very end!

October 22, 2008, 01:25 PM
I built mine two years ago before the last congressional election.

It has been nearly flawless.

October 22, 2008, 01:27 PM
I purchased my Smith & Wesson M&P15 over a month ago, and my Romanian GP WASR10 two years ago. :)

October 22, 2008, 01:35 PM
first was a Saiga 7.62x39 AK in August.

my first REAL EBR was/is a del-ton midlength that I got three weeks ago from today

October 22, 2008, 07:47 PM
after basic training in 2003.

October 24, 2008, 02:18 AM
Bought my SAR-48 in the mid-late 80s.

Marcus L.
October 24, 2008, 06:48 AM
My first?....when I was 10 years old my Dad gave me a M1 Carbine for my birthday. Since then I've probably owned a little over a dozen various battle type rifles.

October 24, 2008, 06:57 AM
Two days ago.

Cap'n Jack Burntbeard
March 14, 2009, 03:43 PM
Last month
Krebs Custom KTR-08S Saiga:D
If thats not evil, I dont know what is.

Joe Demko
March 14, 2009, 03:46 PM
1980. Colt SP1.

March 14, 2009, 06:06 PM
When CMMG was having it on their Bargain Bin last Spring.

March 14, 2009, 06:24 PM
Right after I finally got a well paying job.... which was just was month before the election.

Basically, my first real (non-academic) pay check.

March 14, 2009, 06:32 PM
I got mine 2 weeks after the AWB expired. I NEEDED that bayonet lug.

March 14, 2009, 06:47 PM
Picked up my Sig 556 last year.


March 14, 2009, 07:38 PM
got a norinco M-14S/A when i was 15(1990) got my first AR five years later

March 14, 2009, 08:46 PM
I got my EBR Olympic Arms AR-15A1 NM 1 in 9 twist 20" barrel in April of 1994. I love it.


March 14, 2009, 08:51 PM
About a month before the election. :D

Zach S
March 14, 2009, 08:57 PM
09/17/2004. First payday and night off after the AWB was no more.

Had the upper, stock, mags an ammo some time before. Got the lower that friday.

March 14, 2009, 09:02 PM
Reckon it was 1994 or 1995 ( a year or so). The rifle was a MAK-90 which I still own.
It's got the thumbhole stock, so it was a post-ban.

March 14, 2009, 09:36 PM
1982 or so. :)

March 14, 2009, 10:46 PM
I got a SIG 556 last October. I love that gun, and she loves the EOTECH I put on last week.

March 14, 2009, 11:09 PM
I got my very own February 2008 S&W MP15. Guvmint' loaned me a couple from 1978-2008

March 14, 2009, 11:16 PM
Saiga .223, September '08. I'm in the process of doing some mods, including a paint job, so it won't be all black for much longer.

March 14, 2009, 11:44 PM
My Uncle Sugar loaned me one from '78 to '82. In 1983 I bought an HK 91 as my first personally owned EBR. There have been quite a few that have come and gone since then. I still have a few around here somewhere...

March 14, 2009, 11:51 PM
2 or 3 years ago. DPMS M4gery.

March 15, 2009, 12:05 AM
Well my Dad & Brother were military men as I am now so I was always exposed to whatever the US military had in the arsenal. My brother had a AR bought in 1977 and I have pics from 1977 with me as a 3 year old holding it. When i joined the army I figured I would do something with weapons repair. So I enlisted as a 45B. Since then I have built so many AR's/M16's that I honestly can not count. Ofcourse all of mineare Frankenguns to include my AK's.

March 15, 2009, 01:42 AM
My first one was free and I got it in 1965, an M-14. I got several rifles for free between 1965 and 1970 come to think about it, mostly M-14's and M-16's.

March 15, 2009, 07:48 AM
This past august for me...after I took the AR-15/M-16 armorers course for work I had to have one

March 15, 2009, 08:35 AM
Uncle gave me one in 1967.
One firefight and I traded it to an Aussie for a FAL.


March 15, 2009, 02:42 PM
When I turned 18 and could legally buy rifles my first purchase was a preban Colt Lightweight Sporter chambered in 7.62x39. That was back in 1997 and I paid $900 for it.

March 15, 2009, 03:17 PM
I always wanted one, but there were always other things higher on the priority list.
When Obamalama won the election, It moved to the top of the list.
I turned to Wifey while watching the news the morning after Election Day, and told her I'd have an AR in the vault before the end of the month.

Nov 8, 2008, there's a MP15T sitting there.

March 15, 2009, 03:20 PM
1985. It was an M-16 and I didn't technically own it.

March 15, 2009, 06:13 PM
EBR = Enhanced Battle Rifle right? Well, they still look pretty much the same but they are enhanced and they are battle rifles so here they are:



March 15, 2009, 07:41 PM
Battle Rifles, yeah, ...was issued an M14 then an M16 in '66-'69, now own an M1 and an 03A3... but not one of them was ever Enhanced.:)

March 16, 2009, 12:32 AM
Last April I bought an M&P15A and I swore that after I bought this, I wouldnt want any more ARs...and I was wrong. Buying guns is like doing crack, you cant stop unless you run out of money to fund your addiction...and I ran out of money:(

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