AR15A1, or AR15A2?


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Eightball
February 16, 2009, 03:45 PM
Just for the heck of it, I think I'm going to turn my second AR lower into a fixed-carry handle, fixed-stock, FA-equipped 20" AR. No quad rails, no gimmicky stuff, just a KISS gov't profile 20" rifle, probably with a 1/9" (though open to arguments for other twists).

If you had to pick between an AR15A1 or AR15A2 to mimic, didn't shoot long-distance matches (not enough so that it's a consideration, anyhow), already had a 16" that you can make into a CQB rifle, had the .22 conversion angle covered, and just kind of wanted to have a fun/KISS 20" iron-sighted, fixed-carry handle AR15, which style would you pick, and why?

EDIT: Before anyone asks, 300 yard (sometimes) and less (more often) shooting=the norm.

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Hoppy590
February 16, 2009, 04:57 PM
A1 stock and sights are more KISS if you ask me, also a little better for general range blasting.

Zach S
February 16, 2009, 06:11 PM
I've got A1 carry handles for a couple of my flattops, and an A1 BUIS for my go to gun. All have A2 apertures though.

I like the simplicity. Chances are if I have to use an elevation drum, I'm not going to have time to and will just aim higher anyway. Same with windage. My sights are zeroed, and I dont plan on messing with them.

wcwhitey
February 16, 2009, 08:47 PM
My KISS is a Bushmaster A-1 Shorty. I use the A-2 aperture. The A-1 is as simple as it gets. Add some GI 20 round magazines, lightweight barrel with triangular handguards and you also have a great looking rifle. Bill

P.S. a 50 yard zero will put you on paper out to 250 without adjustments, more simplicity.

krs
February 16, 2009, 09:43 PM
My "Homesick" rifle.....http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/twagger/guns/VietnamM16samesameMY.jpg

just missing one thing....

45B@cav
February 16, 2009, 09:48 PM
I said A1 but it's just because I'm going through a retro phase and I don't have one. Do what your heart tells you.

Glock Holiday
February 16, 2009, 09:49 PM
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x42/Glockholiday/100_1314.jpg
My advice....Go retro.:cool:

RevolvingCylinder
February 16, 2009, 09:51 PM
I prefer the M16A2 style. I A2 stock fits me very well and I like the elevation knob.

As for you, it's all a matter of preference. Get the one that fits you better. Both styles will more than meet your needs. I'm also searching for a 20" government profile upper and I'd be happy with an A1, A2, or A4. Can't seem to find any though.:(

krs
February 16, 2009, 09:55 PM
Get 'em all.....http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/twagger/guns/AR15_FULTONCARBINE.jpg

10-Ring
February 16, 2009, 10:44 PM
What's wrong w/ one of each?

trigga
February 16, 2009, 11:19 PM
i'd go a2 just because. why look side to side when you can look around.

Dienekes
February 16, 2009, 11:36 PM
Never saw much point to the A2 setup unless you had high power competition in mind. Otherwise the A1 has everything you need and nothing you don't.

My M4gery wears a compact ACOG on top so it's no impediment to a good optic, either.

Eightball
February 17, 2009, 12:19 AM
What's wrong w/ one of each?Nothing; this is more of a "which build first?" type issue :D

theotherwaldo
February 17, 2009, 12:39 AM
What's the big decision? You can switch from one pattern to the other quicker than Barbie can change clothes.

expvideo
February 17, 2009, 02:55 AM
I like A1 sights because there is no accidentally adjusting them off of zero. And I like the retro looking ARs.

usmc1371
February 17, 2009, 07:53 AM
I would go A2 but thats just because I had one pretty much attached to me for a year and a half. I actuly kind of miss having it slung around my neck all the time.

madcratebuilder
February 17, 2009, 10:04 AM
A1 for me, a non-trap door stock, basic sights and a gi sling.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/retro02.jpg

Nugilum
February 17, 2009, 11:21 AM
From someone who owns both, but IS NOT a drinker of the famed "Kool-aid", I prefer an A1. Though I admit I'm a traditionalist.

My A1 seems to be the easier and funner choice to shoot.

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