AR-15 research and purchase.....

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Re: AR-15 research and purchase.....

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Post by cyphertext » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:01 pm

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KC5AV wrote:I have no idea as to the quality of the rifle, but Primary Arms has a complete AR for $399.
And another one.
The first is sold out now and the second has 2 stars on the Primary Arms website but it's only one review. Does anybody have experience with the Radical brand? Any company can have a lemon but some have a bushel. Google search has some drama that isn't about the build quality.

Is the second rifle worth grabbing as a truck/trunk gun or should I save my money for a famous name brand?
If it were me, I would spend the extra for the the tried and true, well reviewed S&W M&P 15 Sport II. Has already been proven and is backed by a well known manufacturer.


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Post by JRG » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:41 pm

Thanks for all the replies guys!!

I do believe I will be going with the S&W AR-15 Sport II model. I will be getting it from Grab A Gun. They have these in stock and at a pretty good price of $525.

What else should I be getting along with the gun? What accessories would be good?

Thanks for the help.
Joe

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Post by Jusme » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:51 pm

JRG wrote:Thanks for all the replies guys!!

I do believe I will be going with the S&W AR-15 Sport II model. I will be getting it from Grab A Gun. They have these in stock and at a pretty good price of $525.

What else should I be getting along with the gun? What accessories would be good?

Thanks for the help.
Joe

See, now you have opened up a whole new can of worms!! :biggrinjester:

Accessories are also dependent on what your main use will be. If its for hunting, scopes, and optics are too numerous to count. If it's for home defense you may want to equip it with lights/lasers, and maybe a red-dot sight. Fore-grips, angled, or vertical, stocks, pistol grips..... The list is endless. That's why they are so popular, because they are so easy to modify, to suit your needs. There are several threads on the forum, as well as photos, of the various additions you can make. Welcome to the world of AR. It becomes very addictive. :mrgreen:
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Post by tomneal » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:39 pm

What Caliber?
Recently I've read about the .223 Wylde. It seems to be designed for the best of both .223 Rem and 5.56.

I have a 3-gun AR 15 and am currently working on a very light weight (and low cost) version, that will be my second AR. I have acquired a complete lower from https://www.palmettostatearmory.com/ They don't have a 16" complete upper that I like in .223 Wylde so I am still looking.
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Post by Ameer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:39 pm

JRG wrote:What else should I be getting along with the gun?
RDS, PMAGs, ammo and training.
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Post by TreyHouston » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:54 pm

JRG wrote:Thanks for all the replies guys!!

I do believe I will be going with the S&W AR-15 Sport II model. I will be getting it from Grab A Gun. They have these in stock and at a pretty good price of $525.

What else should I be getting along with the gun? What accessories would be good?

Thanks for the help.
Joe
Good choice! I love my Sport II! Works well, no complaints!
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Post by yodajim » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:16 am

I Agree with the Smith and Wesson M&P Sport also
mine has been a good Rifle . I bought one of the early ones with out forward assist or ejection port cover .
Now I think the M&P Sport ii comes with both .

iv'e since changed the upper out for the assist and door , this rifle has never had an issue

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What do you all think about ArmaLite Eagle-15 5.56 NATO 16" 30+1?


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Post by JRG » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:12 pm

Okay, I have done more research and perhaps have a new weapon to purchase. I know I was set on getting the M&P AR 15 Sport II, but now have seen the Springfield Armory Saint. I LIKE it. It is about $300 more than the Sport II, but that would not be a problem.

Anybody have the Saint? Shot one? Pros? Cons?

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Post by Beiruty » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:14 pm

If I need to buy another AR upper, most like it should be a sub MOA capable and I am wondering if RRA is the way to go.
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Post by apostate » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:52 pm

Beiruty wrote:If I need to buy another AR upper, most like it should be a sub MOA capable and I wondering if RRA is the way to go.
For someone like you, maybe Seekins is the way to go for an AR upper.

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Post by Pawpaw » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:02 pm

JRG wrote:Okay, I have done more research and perhaps have a new weapon to purchase. I know I was set on getting the M&P AR 15 Sport II, but now have seen the Springfield Armory Saint. I LIKE it. It is about $300 more than the Sport II, but that would not be a problem.

Anybody have the Saint? Shot one? Pros? Cons?

Joe :bigear:
The only issue I've heard of for the Saint is that the front handguard can melt if it gets too hot.

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/ ... ory-saint/

That was only one hit I got from this search: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... nt+melting
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Post by JRG » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:34 am

Now to the subject of magazines for AR's. Most of the AR's come with a version of Pmag. I have found Pmags for sale at various gun stores for less than $10 or so. These are marked version 2. Can someone tell me what mags to get for my new AR?

Pmags? which version?
Daniel Defense?
something else?
plastic?
steel?

Thanks for the help.
Joe

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Post by C-dub » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:41 am

JRG wrote:Now to the subject of magazines for AR's. Most of the AR's come with a version of Pmag. I have found Pmags for sale at various gun stores for less than $10 or so. These are marked version 2. Can someone tell me what mags to get for my new AR?

Pmags? which version?
Daniel Defense?
something else?
plastic?
steel?

Thanks for the help.
Joe
I've never seen a PMag that low, but don't think I've ever seen a Gen 2 or version 2 if they are the same thing. I've only known Gen 3 and 4 and have not had any problems with any of mine in 5.56 or 7.62. It's a tough mag to beat.
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Post by Wag2323 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:25 am

I have some gen 2 pmags they typically are 10 or 11 bucks for the 30 round. I am not sure they make any 10 or 20 gen 2 anymore.

The gen 3 seems to run 14 to 18 depending on the round count, windowed/nonwindowed, and seller. I have a 10 round gen 3.

I think the difference between gen 2 and gen 3 is mostly a change in looks and change in internal structure slightly. They come with a cap for the top the mag and can have a window to see the rounds in the bottom. They also just come in black or sand color. They say they provide the sand color so that you can dye it to any other color you might want.

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