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Taurus AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SaMx, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. SaMx

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    http://forums.gunsandammomag.com/forum/general-shooting-information/taurus-ar-15-pix-heavy

     
  2. kwelz

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    Forgive me if I am more than a bit skeptical on the quality of a Taurus AR. At least they are using some decent accessories out of the box though.
     
  3. Texpatriate

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    Interesting. Everybody seems to want to get into the AR business these days. I say the more the merrier, keep 'em in "common use". Doubt I'll be trading any of mine in for one made by Taurus though. Or Remington, or Ruger for that matter.
     
  4. C-grunt

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    I dont care how good it shoots, I bet they stamp a giant TAURUS on the side of it. Id probably buy their 1911 if it didnt have that huge ugly stamp.
     
  5. PandaBearBG

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    Agreed, I don't care how it shoots either, there are plenty of time tested AR manufacturer's out there already, one more player in the game should hopefully drive prices a bit lower so I can get some brothers and sisters to my lonely guy. :)
     
  6. Runningman

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    Whoever wrote this sounds like a used car salesman.
     
  7. Storm

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    MSRP of $1500?
     
  8. nulfisin

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    Price?

    Huh? The whole point of buying Taurus is to get a good (not great) gun at a great price. For example, my PT1911 is a fine gun. Shoots where I aim and goes bang every time. Not at the level of, Springfield or Wilson Combat, but one-third the price -- if that.

    They're "shooting themselves in the foot" here.
     
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    These days $1500 is the middle of the pack. Taurus is not selling to its particular strength: The Budget market. What America needs is a decent $500.00 AR! Just like at ar earlier time it needed a good 5 cent cigar! My guess is that there are all sorts of blue collar guys out there "settling" for WASR's when they really want an AR.
     
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    Agreed. But Olympic Arms tried this with the Plinker. I'm not sure of the $500 price point, but Olympic was definitely pursuing the budget-minded AR-15 market. For their trouble, their whole reputation has taken a hit. To this day, I still encounter people who believe that all Oly Arms receivers are cast. The problem is, with all the chart-wielding AR-15 info brokers out there, you'd need a reputable name to sell a budget AR-15, but no one wants to stake their reputation on a rifle that will necessarily have cost-cutting measures engineered into it to meet the price point.
     
  11. Storm

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    I agree, if that is indeed the pricing of the Taurus they will be in trouble right from the git-go.
     
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    I don't see anything appealing there. Maybe if one of those two variables change, I'll look again.
     
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    Frankly, I didn't get excited about the new Ruger piston AR-15 at its price point either. Even after I handled one and saw that it has nice Troy BUIS, I still wasn't interested in spending that kind of money on it. Makes me wonder how much of a market there is right now for $1,000-plus AR-15s. Someone must be advising these manufacturers that there's some money to be made this way.
     
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    unless a new manufacturer comes out with a SUB 1000 AR theres no room for the new guy at all

    EVERY company thinks that the M-4gery knockoffs they sell are going to be worth way more than what most of them acctualy are

    it would be a nice change of pace to see a company release an AR that the general public could afford forget all of the add on stuff thats what tacks up the price in the end anyway

    we need a DPMS in better quality well the old DPMS anyway the new ones are getting a bit too highly priced too
     
  15. Justin

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    MSRP's are always overstated by at least a couple of hundred dollars.
     
  16. EdLaver

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    I'll take an upper only and for the right price $499 max.
     
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    Is there anybody out there you guys think "should" make an AR ?
     
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    Now, that would be worth checking out!
     
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    Springfield Armory!!
     
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    And thus the cycle continues.

    The wunder9 fad begat the cult of the m1911 JMB which has now begat the EBR M4gery fashon. Once manufacturer offerings reach a critical mass and everyone has one a new "chosen one" will become elevated above the multitudes. Seems to take about a decade.
     
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    What I think is good about this, and the S&W, and the Ruger is that these major corporations are placing big bets in terms of development, manufacture, and marketing costs by bringing these AR's to the US market.

    I've got no doubt that they all have better and more accurate ways to place their corporate fingers on the pulse of our legislative bodies in order to determine the likelihood of any sort of assault weapon ban than do you, me, or the lamppost and they are putting their asses on the line in a belief that no such ban is forthcoming.
     
  23. mp5a3

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    What year was the grandaddy (Colt 6920) released ?
     
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    I admit my first reaction was "meh, another piston AR," but it is interesting, and actually pretty cheap when you consider the price is the MSRP, not the actual price, and how much other piston ARs are going for.
     
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    What makes you say that?
     
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