My first AR15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by grammontS, Jul 23, 2022.

  1. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Oh man, thems fightin' words! I think I just heard an enbloc clip jump off the shelf in my safe and an op-rod slam home.....;)
     
  2. grammontS

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    Just a cheap ass red dot , nothing special at all , had it sitting in a cabinet and threw it on just to have something. I like to shoot for accuracy , so I'll end up putting a scope on it.
     
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    Will do , thx for the input.
     
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    The trigger is amazing , it comes from the factory with a match grade trigger , 3.5lb pull , and a VERY quick reset.
     
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    POFs drop-in triggers are the best Ive ever used. :thumbup:
     
  6. sarduy

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    Congratulations on your new addiction, I mean, Rifle.

    Here’s something economical with good quality
    https://palmettostatearmory.com/vortex-sonora-4-12x44-riflescope-w-dead-hold-bdc-reticle-vortex-cantilever-ring-mount-for-1-tube-with-2-offset.html
     
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    The Bushnell TRS25, Primary Arms brand and Swampfox Liberators are also good tube type red dots for the money. I have all three and they work well.
     
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    Check, check, check, check, check and check... I think
     
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    Buy the best magazines to feed it from.

    You will want a dozen PMAG M3 or Lancer magazines.

    Take a carbine course. Better than the typical waste of money on stuff to hang off the gun we all did starting out.
     
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    There's another post here about magazines, but USGI mags work just fine.
    My first AR, after the one the Gummint loaned me in 1970, was put together of NOS Colt parts and a NoDakSpud lower. This was after the ban sunsetted;had an M16A1 replica. I've since picked up a Brownells 16" Carbine upper with full length handguards.
    I never had to run thru' the jungle with mine, but I was still a much younger man, the last time handling an M16. It shook me up for a minutes; can't imagine how handling one now would affect a 'Nam vet.
    Yeah, it's a great rifle, with a long run as our era's Brown Bess musket.
    Moon
     
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    Congrats on buying "America's Rifle".
     
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    "Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter. "


    The thing with ARs is there's so many different flavors, it can be hard to pick which one to enter the game with. For me I only really preferred the old school military config, so thats still my favorite. Plus there's a caliber for basically anyone. Including a 30-06 one that some company makes believe it or not. You can really chamber an AR into anything.
    It's America's gift to the world
     
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    I beg to differ with that statement. I have a Colt 6920 and it is fun to shoot, reasonably accurate too.
    Shooting the US first full power (.30'06) semi-auto rifle just beats all.
     
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    War, war never changes. I used to patrol the Mojave, until i took an arrow to the knee! Now i just hang out in Primm at the Vickie and Vance drowning my sorrows with swill.

    The adaptability of the AR is its biggest positive feature. Imho
     
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    Yeah, a dedicated one is very nice . . .
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    S&W M&P 15-22
    RDS is from S&W and came with the rifle.
     
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    My friend has the same .22 Cap, he let my son shoot it. Of course, the old man's Ruger 10/22 isn't cool enough now! o_O
     
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    I built this one from parts leftover from other builds. Vintage Colt .22 conversion bolt and mags, AR 9 upper, Anderson lower, PSA stainless 18" barrel. Runs great and accuracy is surprisingly good given the 1:7 twist. Im adding pink furniture now since it is going to my Granddaughter soon.:)
     
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    Modifying the one you have is the gateway to the addiction. In my case it was try a couple different triggers, a couple different optics, change the BCG, the handguard, add a sling and a bi-pod. Before long you realize you can easily build one.

    I agree. I doubt if anyone keeps them the way they bought them. Even those who build one sometimes go back and change something. The huge aftermarket support allows you to customize to your heart's content.
     
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