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THR Newb: Getting my first AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bthest86, May 7, 2006.

  1. bthest86

    bthest86 Well-Known Member

    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

    - 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
  2. Will Learn

    Will Learn Well-Known Member

  3. lycanthrope

    lycanthrope Well-Known Member

    Please post a range report later. Sounds like you did well.
  4. MechAg94

    MechAg94 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Optical Serenity

    Optical Serenity Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Limeyfellow

    Limeyfellow Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. bthest86

    bthest86 Well-Known Member

    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

    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.

    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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