Bushmaster or Colt

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    Bushmaster or Colt

    A feller at work is leaving to go back to a drug squad. He wants to buy an AR-15 with his leave check. He was looking at Bushmasters online yesterday, but the local cop has Colts for about the same price I believe (in M4 configuration).

    Which brand would you rather have and why? We are probably going to the shop tomorrow or Friday.
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    i have a bushmaster and have no exp with a colt ar but my Bushy has been a great gun no problems at all and probley 8k rounds though it shoots excellent ... wouldnt mind to have a colt though either tough choice

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    Bushmaster...

    Colts have a reciever that is "blocked" whereas the Bushy has the standard non politically correct reciever...

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    I am no expert on either but a Bushy would be my choice, due to accrued info and comments over time.
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    Bushie, just because of the politics of colt. They don't seem to want civilian business.

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    Amen to that...

    they are overpriced anyway...

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    Put me down as another vote for Bushmaster.
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    HotGuns,

    What are you referring to when you say "blocked" receiver?

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    They don't seem to want civilian business...
    OK, why do you say this?
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    Bushmaster or Colt

    If I could only have one, it would be a Colt.
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    It means that if you ever wanted to put a drop in sear in there you couldnt do it with a Colt. With most other brands you can.

    All forum members should be reminded of the fact that there are some very specific and strict Federal Laws on the books governing the use and possession of "drop in" sears and the critical parts that could be used to convert any firearm from semi to select fire or fully automatic.
    Just being in possession of those uninstalled conversion sear/parts is considered by the A.T.F. to be the same as owning an illegal machine gun. The violation is serious and the penalties are confiscation of firearms, heavy fines, ~ or imprisonment...or all three.

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    I see, you're talkin Class III. Gotcha.
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    I have had both

    and while I am a Colt fan at heart my current rifle is a Bushmaster and I absolutely love it. Accurate, tight, handles well. For the money have him get a Bushy...my .02 worth. Hope it helps

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    With a Bushmaster you can use standard MILSPEC parts and they will fit. With COLT there are many parts that will not fit unless they are COLT. So, that's why I bulit mine on a Bushmaster lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm5874
    With a Bushmaster you can use standard MILSPEC parts and they will fit. With COLT there are many parts that will not fit unless they are COLT. So, that's why I bulit mine on a Bushmaster lower.
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    Colts are well made but as cjm said, bushmasters are more Milspec. For example....Some colt lower recievers won't accept milspec uppers because their takedown pins are sized different. Also some good aftermarket match trigger upgrade kits will not fit into a colt lower.
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    When I checked last Colt would not sell an AR with Bayo lug ,ect to civilians. Just check their website, it isn't really civilian buying friendly either, IMO. Nothing wrong with their functioning though. Just my personally ideals, but same reasoning why I won't buy Ruger anymore(will not sell hi cap. mini 14 mags). For more aR info try AR 15 .com

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