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My first AR 15!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by smartshooter.45, Jan 6, 2010.

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  1. smartshooter.45

    smartshooter.45 Member

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    Well my christmas present to myself came in today. a beautifully finished Double Star flattop M4. i field stripped it, gave it a good cleaning and lubed her up good :cool:

    ill probably eventually mount a nice scope on it, but id like to get good with the peep/post sight first. attached a daniel defense adjustable rear sight. the rifle has a great clean look to it. great feel. trigger is very nice compared to a few other rifles i have. absolutely 0 take up and a very crisp break.

    going to take it to the range tomorrow. CANT WAIT! ill post some pics of the range trip along with some paper.

    her rugged good looks:

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  2. C-grunt

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    Nice lookin carbine. Welcome to the darkside.
     
  3. cbrgator

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    Nice rifle. Just fyi, the rear aperture on your irons is for beyond 200 yards. Flip it to the big hole for distances out to 200.
     
  4. smartshooter.45

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    that may be true but i like the precision of the smaller peep. ill try both tomorrow and see what i like most.
     
  5. skidooman603

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    Very nice Congrats. Yes Smaller Peep=Smaller groups
     
  6. possum

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    very nice, and congrats.
     
  7. ultradoc

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    congrats on a nice rifle!
     
  8. JoshX3

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    Nice rifle!

    reminds me of my first AR when I first got it. I was so excited!

    So do you plan to keep it more or less like it is, or are you going to start down the dark path of hanging a bunch of stuff off your "black rafle" like so many of us have?

    Josh
     
  9. smartshooter.45

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    Finally got some range time

    Finally got some range time with this little gem. went to a local outdoor range that is a bit more unrestricted than most. a good thing in my opinion. anyways i braught 200 rounds and some Shoot N See paper.

    First let me say that this AR is FUN! i fired the full 200 without any problems. It felt solid/great the whole time. it was my first time with the rifle and my first time using AR type peep sights. once i got accustomed to the package i really started doing well.

    It is a single stage trigger with 0 play and breaks cleanly. i dont have a trigger guage but i would guess its around 5 lbs.

    i fired the rifle as fast as i could with a clip or two and it cycled great. the rest of the time i really focused on accuracy. Below is my best 5 shot group. considering im a bit nearsighted im happy with it.

    Edit: in response to post #8. I have ordered a nice front quad rail along with a vertical grip. I also picked up 3 magpul pmags. they seem pretty darn solid. This is all i plan to do at the moment but in the future i will definitely find a nice scope for it. i want to test its accuracy limits. also ill probably get a streamlight TLR-1 for some light.

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    Nice Morgan. I'd give it a VF35-EF40. :D
     
  11. DougW

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    That will work! Nice rifle!
     
  12. mig7410

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    very well made in Kentucky, a buddy a work has a Double Star and and loves it.
    enjoy
     
  13. otcconan

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    Use in good health. Nice carbine.
     
  14. smartshooter.45

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    ??? can u explain

    Edit: Ahah! you were talking about the coin haha. its one given to me by my dad. have carried it on my person every day for many years.
     
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  15. RockyMtnTactical

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    Very nice. Congrats!
     
  16. OhioChief

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    It's so much fun getting your first one...and second, ....and third...4 5... damn this obsession.
     
  17. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Umm, yeah, what he said. :p
     
  18. shocktokyo

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    Can you please divulge where you bought this great looking gun?
     
  19. smartshooter.45

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    yea i picked it up NIB from budsgunshop.com. good company. ive purchased quite a few firearms from them. this one was a great deal. had excellent reviews.
     
  20. shocktokyo

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    Thanks. Been to Buds before and pretty much all their prices are great and reviews say the service is great. Is that rear site removable?
     
  21. Birddog1911

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    I know you'll like it; I know I love my Double Star!
     
  22. smartshooter.45

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    yea its a daniel defense adjustable rear sight. (easily removable) I should have gotten a flip-down rear sight, but this one still works great.
     
  23. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    That rear site really adds a lot to the looks of that rifle.

    It really looks unique!
     
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