This is a discussion on First AR purchase within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Might have to make this my sig. line. Whenever you set a low budget dollar amount for a rifle, double it. Accessories will kill ya. ...
Might have to make this my sig. line.
Whenever you set a low budget dollar amount for a rifle, double it. Accessories will kill ya.
RDS, Mags, Ammo, Light, Sling. Never, ever think that you can go spend $1k and be ready to go shooting. You get 1-3 mags, no ammo, maybe iron sights, no sling, no light, no optic.
Of all that were listed for an entry level rifle, the PSA Patrol is your best bang for the buck. Quality rifle + $400 optic. Another $300 for mags, sling and ammo to get you by for a range trip or two. Then save up your money for a few months and take a class or two (Appleseed and/or entry carbine course) and learn how to operate your rifle efficiently.
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CORE15. Made in Ocala, FL. They start with MIL-SPEC. Their basic M4 in .223 is about $899. Chrome lined chamber, forward assist, dust cover, flat top receiver. Not bad. Check them out. The company was started by the same guy that started Bushmaster.
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Just a thought, but if you plan on using this rifle for your Reserve LEO application, ensure that the department allows the use of the rifle you are planning on purchasing. A lot of departments have a basic must-meet requirement as far as what company makes the rifle to what you can and cannot have on it (accessories). Good Luck!
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Colt LE6920 or BCM; can't go wrong with either one of them. If you don't want a carbine and have to have a mid-length then get the BCM.
BCM , LMT, YNH, Rock River, Palemento .... would be my initial thoughts.
Good feedback by everyone above. Give yourself some $$$$ for accessories you may want to add, and will.
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Thanks for all the information and advice. I know accessories will be a killer and the wife is already trying to figure out what to get me for christmas, I told her when I get my rifle that I would give her a list of goodies I would like.
Ask her for a nice tactical case for it. Nice little under the tree gift.
Like some of the others have stated go with a Colt, Bravo Company (BCM) or DD. They are not much more than the hobby grade rifles like Bushmaster, Windham, etc. If you want a good site to research ARs go to M4Carbine.net, stay away from arfcom.
DUde if you got a $1000 and want a carbine.... No other option there is...go Colt.
I like mid length carbine, I like the way middy's shoot, sight's so.....Colt wasnt for me.
Daniel Defense all the way. $1199 and you get low rise gas block, free floated barrel and great craftsmanship!!!
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