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Got My First Evil Black Rifle Today!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JPG19, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. JPG19

    JPG19 Well-Known Member

    I purchased my first AR-15 today after months of research and debate. I settled on a Spike's Tactical 16" M4 LE upper paired with a Spike's Tactical Standard lower w/ M4 stock. So far I've added/purchased two PMAGs, an MOE Handguard, and a Magpul MBUS rear sight. I also bought a Tapco front sight adjustment tool, Tapco cleaning kit, and a soft case. Plans for the future are simple; I'd like to add a single-point sling, possibly a vertical fore grip, and eventually some type of optic although I want to become proficient with the irons before going down that road. Thanks for checking it out guys, I'm excited and had to share!


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  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    Good job on doing your research first, and buying a quality rifle.

    My only advice on slings is to go with a 2 point / 1 point convertible, or get a 2 point & add the IWC 2 to 1 point triglide In my experience there are times when you want a single point for rapid transitions, and there are times when you need a 2 point sling for more secure carry. The MOE handguards give you plenty of mounting options to play with.
  3. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! I have a Spikes M4 LE upper (with Spikes BAR rail), and reliability has been 100%. You've got a quality AR that will last you many years. As far as slings go, after a LOT of research, I went with a VCAS 2-point sling, and have been very pleased. One point slings just seemed kind of pointless (really only good for retention - not much else).
  4. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

    I think the Magpul MS2 is the best sling out there right now. The MS3 should be coming out any year now. Gear Sector has a good sling as well. But I wish the HK adapter was shorter. I wouldn't use a Gear Sector sling with any rifle barrel longer than 16". 14.5 would be fine. 16" is pushing it unless you use the adjustable adapter and a web loop type mount.

    I use a MI ambi HK mount that slides over the buffer tube and clamps on and a Gear Sector sling with a HK adapter. I'm waiting for the MS3.
  5. sarduy

    sarduy Well-Known Member

    spike tactical is a good company. i have build a few for my friends and they love it. i even build my firt AR on a spike lower, you'll be good for a looong time
  6. 303tom

    303tom member

    :cool: Well done Jim ! :cool:
  7. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    ARs have become the Barbie Dolls of guns. Buy the gun and then go broke loading it up with accessories.
  8. nyctpt

    nyctpt Active Member

    Very nice!

  9. sirgilligan

    sirgilligan Well-Known Member

    It is always great to finally make that purchase.

    I was just with my family back in Kentucky. My cousin brought out a pre-ban Colt and a new Colt LE model.

    He had installed an ACOG on one and an Aimpoint Red Dot on the other. I helped him and his wife get them sighted in. Since I have a new black rifle and have no idea which optic to use I think he bought them more for me to see than really for him.

    Both were great and easy to sight in, once we stopped turning the wrong dial! :banghead:

    Since I had only used hunting scopes before this was all new to me.

    Both were great, but for the way I want to use my rifle, the red dot seems to be the right choice.

    Of course with quick release mounts and some extra savings one could have both!:)
  10. JPG19

    JPG19 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice on slings fellas!

    SaxonPig - what part of my post indicated to you that I would "go broke loading it up with accessories"? I feel like my plans are pretty minimalist with nothing being put on the rifle that doesn't have a specific, real-world purpose.

    sirgilligan - That's one heck of a friend, those sights aren't cheap!! Do you remember which Aimpoint he had? Those are both most likely more than I want to spend on an optic but I suppose I should't ever say never!
  11. fehhkk

    fehhkk Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Love the handguard :D
  12. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    Beware James, just seeing an Eeeevil Black Rifle, makes gun fearing wusses (GFWs) wet their pants)
  13. Moose458

    Moose458 Well-Known Member

    Nice rifle!!!
  14. Mar91

    Mar91 Member

    Nice looking AR and great pick! I recently bought my first AR about 5 months ago. It's a STAG Model 2L and I'm loving it so far. I still have yet to really see how it groups... i've just been having too much fun with it.
  15. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

    Have you looked at the Aimpoint PRO? They can be had for right at 400 bucks with a mount. By far the best deal in optics going on right now.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011
  16. bri

    bri Well-Known Member

    +1 on the Magpul MS2, I like it. Nice choice on the rifle, have fun!
  17. LegalAlien

    LegalAlien Well-Known Member

    Beware . . . . these evil black rifles have a habit of multiplying as well as growing myriad accessories.

    No cure has been found yet

    No 12-step program is available as of time of going to press.
  18. mortablunt

    mortablunt Well-Known Member

    That sure is a nice piece of hardware you have. Reminds me of how fun it was to OC around with an AK :devil:
  19. brotus2

    brotus2 Well-Known Member

    A couple of months ago I got my first black rifle. I saw a Mossberg 4X4 on gunbroker, it looked cool and it was black so I said about time. That coming from a guy with a safe full of Winchester Lever actions.

    My kids are proud of me.
  20. gotigers

    gotigers Well-Known Member

    very evil. now all of the sheeple will think you are in a militia.

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