Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by Beiruty » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:37 pm

A friend is looking to get his first AR.
I recommended

1) Free floated barrel AR with M-lok or similar hand guard.
2) Flat top with drop down down back up sight.
3) Decent tigger
4) Reputable manufacturer and good quality build

Price: $700 level

Suggest your favorite AR
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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by Liberty » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:51 pm

A Ruger MPR fits your requirements.
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Post by SQLGeek » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:52 pm

Ruger MPR or Colt 6920 Trooper.
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Post by cmgee67 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:53 pm

Tell him to build it....
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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by Acronym Esq » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:24 am

I keep seeing Radical Firearms from just southwest of Houston. Anyone have any experience? Price point and features are right.

When I was buying my first, several people suggested I build my own. That was outside the scope of what I wanted at the time. I would not recommend pushing that idea on a first time buyer. I didn't build my first car, computer, or house either.

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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by Abraham » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:36 pm

Acronym Esq,

I couldn't agree more.

Yes, some folks like to build their AR's and I admire them for doing so, but doing so isn't for me and plenty of others...

Some have aptitudes for building this or that. They actually like diddling with little pieces of this or that and puzzling them together.

Great!

Me, I'd rather buy something already built of good to perhaps even great quality.

Why?

I don't like messing with mechanical stuff of any kind. Yup, I'm a guy whose wife has better mechanical aptitude than me. She can fix anything. However, when it comes to garden variety common sense: She's adrift...I have common sense. Which is why I recognize my limitations...

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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by Liberty » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:30 pm

I am not mechanically inept, but one reason I haven't built one I don't find the choices that easy to make. One of the reasons I suggested a Ruger is not just because the price was in range, but because of the Reputation of the gun. Making choices of stocks and bolts, rifle barrel uppers and even sighting systems is a minefield of making expencive wrong decisions. If it's not right Ruger and other manufacturers will make it right.

I'm not saying that people shouldn't build their own guns. Just saying its not always the best way to get most value for your dollar when you're trying to buy into the lower end and doing it as your first AR.
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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by Jusme » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 pm

+1 on the Ruger MPR. Two stage trigger, free float rail, rifle length low profile gas block. Upgrades alone would almost be the price point Beruity's friend is looking for.
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Post by Beiruty » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:50 pm

Jusme wrote:+1 on the Ruger MPR. Two stage trigger, free float rail, rifle length low profile gas block. Upgrades alone would almost be the price point Beruity's friend is looking for.
He is shying away from 18". Colt, he likes more. It may cost more too.
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Post by tbrown » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:32 pm

If he wants the Colt name then he should buy the Colt.
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Post by 1911 Raptor » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:33 pm

Beiruty wrote:
Jusme wrote:+1 on the Ruger MPR. Two stage trigger, free float rail, rifle length low profile gas block. Upgrades alone would almost be the price point Beruity's friend is looking for.
He is shying away from 18". Colt, he likes more. It may cost more too.
I am betting a colt LE6920 is pretty close to his price range now. I thought I saw them for about 799.00 somewhere.

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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by comp73 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:37 am

Acronym Esq wrote:I keep seeing Radical Firearms from just southwest of Houston. Anyone have any experience? Price point and features are right.

When I was buying my first, several people suggested I build my own. That was outside the scope of what I wanted at the time. I would not recommend pushing that idea on a first time buyer. I didn't build my first car, computer, or house either.

Acronym 11/12/2017 09:20:29
I've read some not so good things about Radical Firearms. Thats a shame too, since I really like supporting Texas companies.

https://primaryandsecondary.com/candid-and-unbiased/

If building a rifle is out of the question, then for that price, I would probably go with Palmetto State Armory and buy a complete upper and complete lower seperately.

Complete lower with polished trigger - $190
http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar15 ... black.html

Complete upper 5.56 mid-length 13.5 KEYMOD w/BCG and CH - $300
http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-s ... 45152.html

That's $490 for a complete rifle.

Depending on shipping and FFL fees, you should still have around $200 to spend on sights and mags.
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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by jb2012 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:51 pm

I agree with comp73. Heard rough things about radical, and palmetto is about the best safe bet. Probably won’t be shooting better than 1.5 moa but that is plenty for a basic defense gun.

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Post by Lynyrd » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:35 pm

There are some good suggestion here, but nobody mentioned Stag Arms. Their prices are in your range and they have the M4 on sale right now for $649. I own a Stag. It's probably had 2,500 rounds through it, and yesterday I was shooting tight groups at 300 yds. Well, at least tight for my old eyes.

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Re: Recommend an AR at $700 max

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Post by RoyGBiv » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:51 pm

Academy has the Bushy 223 on sale this week for $599, before a $150 mail-in rebate. - Net $449.99+tax Rebate ends on the 18th (Saturday).
They also have the DPMS Sporticle for $479.99+tax, no rebate required.
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