Price on Rock River AR


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Blueduck
March 6, 2009, 10:49 PM
Friend is looking to sell his Rock River Arms AR at a gunshow in next couple of weeks. I've shot it and it's very good condition, it's the "M4 Style" with collapsable six position stock and 16" bbl. Oh, it also has the removeable carry handle.

He asked me what he should be asking for it, but in todays climate I'm a bit lost.

Any idea?

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Bill2e
March 6, 2009, 10:50 PM
$1200 in my LGS

model of 1905
March 6, 2009, 11:06 PM
As an old car guy, when its a sellers market, price it high. You can always come down but its hard to go up on your asking price. You did not give a whole lot of info about the gun, so its really hard to guesstimate. I can tell you that there is a new player in the M4/AR-15 market and when word gets out, that Rock River will seem less attractive. I'd say $1000 seems like a sell quick price.

longdayjake
March 6, 2009, 11:09 PM
If I were him I would let people offer rather than ask for a price. If he gets an offer that tickles his fancy then take it. He will get a ton of low ball offers though.

Bill2e
March 6, 2009, 11:12 PM
I can tell you that there is a new player in the M4/AR-15 market and when word gets out, that Rock River will seem less attractive.


You can't leave us hanging like that, who is the new player???


BTW, my LGS had two pallets of brand new RRA carbines on the floor:what: are inventories catching up????

model of 1905
March 6, 2009, 11:31 PM
What, you want me to let the cat out of the bag? Mine hasn't even arrived yet (this Wednesday;)).

model of 1905
March 6, 2009, 11:35 PM
OK ,OK! Prepare to be impressed.

http://www.danieldefense.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=141

Kentucky
March 6, 2009, 11:50 PM
You can't leave us hanging like that, who is the new player???

He may be talking about Ruger, there are rumors that they will be coming out with an AR. I wouldnt touch one with a 10' pole though.

EDIT: Guess it wasnt Ruger and yeah, that looks GOOOD!

Bartkowski
March 7, 2009, 12:01 AM
I can tell you that there is a new player in the M4/AR-15 market and when word gets out, that Rock River will seem less attractive.

Doubt it. Just because DD is making a rifle now doesn't mean that RRA will lose much, if any business. There are so many makers of AR's that one more isn't going to change a thing.

model of 1905
March 7, 2009, 12:14 AM
Not saying its gonna affect RRA's business but when you see what DD's gun is going for new it may affect the price of new/used RRA's of less quality and is a much better buy right now compared to say a NIB Colt LE6920. Just saying...

bkb0000
March 7, 2009, 12:29 AM
the DD rifles are superior to RRA is every way- but so are about half the manufacturers out there.

not going to effect this guy's asking price.

Moose458
March 7, 2009, 09:21 AM
When I brought up the site, there was no picture, no info and no price, so what makes them so hot? Anybody have any info on the DD rifle they care to share. I'm diffinately in the market for an AR and would appreciate anything you can tell me.

model of 1905
March 7, 2009, 10:37 PM
Go to the site click on rifles, click on M4Carbine click on details. After you read the details, click on photos. Then when the photos come up click on each photo for a larger pic. I paid $1549. shipped for mine.

Polar Express
March 7, 2009, 11:24 PM
OK, I'll bite and display my ignorance, what is a 'properly staked gas key', and why is it so important that they advertise that detail?

The answer to the above may answer this, but is this a DI, or a piston design?

It sure looks cool, I'm guessing that Daniel Defense has a reputation for high quality?

$1550 seems like a pretty nice price for all the goodies already on it, but.... 1) will that price stay put, and 2) can they keep up with demand?

kwelz
March 7, 2009, 11:34 PM
The gas key is the extension on the bolt that the gas tube feeds into. If the two bolts are not staked properly they can come loose over time and bind up the rifle. The staking is done by using a spring loaded punch to drive some of the metal around the bolt into the bolt head and keeping them from backing out.

People who think that thier rifle is "good enough" for plinking tend to not care about such things. People who rely on thier rifle to stay alive tend to care about small details like this.

I fall into a 3rd catagory. I will probably never need my rifle to save my life, but i also don't believe in Good enough.

That being said with a bit of work a RRA rifle can be made as dependable as an LMT, DD, novesk, etc.

model of 1905
March 8, 2009, 12:00 AM
It sure looks cool, I'm guessing that Daniel Defense has a reputation for high quality?

$1550 seems like a pretty nice price for all the goodies already on it, but.... 1) will that price stay put, and 2) can they keep up with demand?


DD is well respected for quality products and took their time until they could produce a quality rifle in any kind of numbers. To answer your questions...
1) NO
2) NO, once word gets out. Hence the answer to question 1, among other factors currently affecting items like this.

Get it while you can.

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