First AR purchase
I'm looking at buying my first AR platform. I primarily want it for target shooting, varmints and as a possible duty gun when I get on as a Reserve LEO. I want to stay away from DPMS and Bushmaster as some of the reviews I read haven't been too favorable. My price point is $1,000. I've read some good things about Stag and Rock River or would I be better off doing a build? Any advice would be helpful as this would be my only AR purchase.
In that price range I'd stick with Stag or S&W. If you could save a few hundred more you could get a Colt and with $500-700 hundred more, you could get a REALLY nice Daniel Defense or Bravo Company. I would stay away from Bushmaster.
S&W Model M&P15 Sport
The price is $739.00 (Suggested Retail, Dealer Sets Actual Pricing)
Product: Model M&P15 Sport™
Take a look at Palmetto State Armory AR-15
For $1000, a Colt 6920. Night and day better than S&W, Stag, and Rock River.
If there is a Dick's Sporting Goods in your area, they carry the Smith and Wesson M&PT for $1099 and seem to be the only folks that actually have it in stock.
S&W, Stag, Palmetto, Colt, Windham Weaponry... All make very nice rifles and all have offerings under $1K
Be sure to post so pics of your eventual choice :)
Just be aware that the base model doesn't have a dust cover or forward assist. I personally like the OR model, as it has both, plus it has a chromed barrel!
Originally Posted by Crowman
Re: First AR purchase
The Colt 6920 can be had right around $1K. For that price, there's no reason to give DPMS/Bushmaster et al, the time of day.
I have a BCM middy that has about $1100 invested, minus an optic.
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I didn't realize you could get a colt for $1000. Around here they're more like $1200-1300. However, if you can find one for a grand, go for it!
Our Wal*Mart has Colt LE6920's at $1,097. :yup:
Colt or BCM are in your budget. For a possible duty gun, I would not skimp.
Thanks for all the information. I think this is the setup I might go with from PSA for $799.99. Now I just need to find an FFL that will do a transfer.
PSA PA-15 QMS Tac Pack,
16" barrel length
5.56 Nato Chamber
1 in 7" twist
Chrome Moly Vanadium barrel
Chrome lined barrel
Forged upper and lower
ALG QMS Trigger
Magpul rear BUS
PSA Tactical Case