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AR15A1, or AR15A2?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Eightball, Feb 16, 2009.

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Into what should I turn my stripped AR lower?

Poll closed Apr 17, 2009.
  1. Make it AR15A1-ish

    17 vote(s)
    36.2%
  2. Make it AR15A2-ish

    30 vote(s)
    63.8%
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  1. Eightball

    Eightball Member

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    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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  2. Hoppy590

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    A1 stock and sights are more KISS if you ask me, also a little better for general range blasting.
     
  3. Zach S

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    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.
     
  4. wcwhitey

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    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.
     
  5. krs

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    My "Homesick" rifle..... VietnamM16samesameMY.gif

    just missing one thing....
     
  6. 45B@cav

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    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.
     
  7. Glock Holiday

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    My advice....Go retro.:cool:
     
  8. RevolvingCylinder

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    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.:(
     
  9. krs

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    Get 'em all..... AR15_FULTONCARBINE.gif
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    What's wrong w/ one of each?
     
  11. trigga

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    i'd go a2 just because. why look side to side when you can look around.
     
  12. Dienekes

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    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.
     
  13. Eightball

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    Nothing; this is more of a "which build first?" type issue :D
     
  14. theotherwaldo

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    What's the big decision? You can switch from one pattern to the other quicker than Barbie can change clothes.
     
  15. expvideo

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    I like A1 sights because there is no accidentally adjusting them off of zero. And I like the retro looking ARs.
     
  16. usmc1371

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    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.
     
  17. madcratebuilder

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    A1 for me, a non-trap door stock, basic sights and a gi sling.
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  18. Nugilum

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    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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