First AR help!?!

First AR help!?!

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    First AR help!?!

    S&W MP15 sport is my choice but I am considering some PSA or Colt rifles. Any info would be helpful, I plan on using it for general target practice and home defense


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    The decision is very budget driven, if I can ask what is your price range? Also, are you mechanically inclined? You can build one which allows you to pick what you want and saves some money.
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    If you can afford it, get the Colt. Walmart has started carrying them for around 1,100.

    If you're on a budget, get the PSA.

    The problem I had with building my first AR is that I didn't know what I liked or didn't like. I went with the PSA, and it turned out to fit my requirement for a rugged, reliable solution.

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    PSA is a best bang for the buck going in AR's right now.
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    I have had good luck with the DMPS Oracle rifles. Not a high-end rifle but for the money it is a good way to get wet with ARs. Most places sell the Oracle as a flat-top and with no optics for around $650.00 and i have seen them on sale at Dunhams for as low as $599.00 + tax.
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    Thanks for the replies! I set my budget fairly low(600-1500), Im not a gunsmith but my mechanical skills are very decent and common sense placed. building It to my liking is important as well so customization is key, as of now I'd only plan on owning 1 rifle. But basically I'm assuming that price isn't a indicator of how well a rifle performs, is this true? because obviously the cheaper I get the more funds I'll have for accessories..

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    I have been extremely impressed with my M&P Sport. It's seriously got to be the best deal going. The only other budget AR I would consider is a PSA. I'm actually planning on buying a complete upper from them sometime because I just picked up a complete AR lower for cheap. Don't worry about about the dust cover and the forward assist, you're not going to war with it. The M&P is built to mil-specs just like the rest of their ARs so anything can be swap and go for the most part. Best part is the price tag, I only paid a little more than $650 out the door.

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    Thanks for the info! Another question, .223/5.56 ammo. What's the difference? I saw a video on YouTube of the Sw sport exploding from a squib, according to the owner he was using 5.56 ammo56gr. And I came across another article stating that a 5.56 rifle should only use 5.56 ammo but. .223 rifle can use both? And again thanks for helping a newbie out from what I've seen on this website I'm very impressed with the knowledge posted here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ablation View Post
    Thanks for the info! Another question, .223/5.56 ammo. What's the difference? I saw a video on YouTube of the Sw sport exploding from a squib, according to the owner he was using 5.56 ammo56gr. And I came across another article stating that a 5.56 rifle should only use 5.56 ammo but. .223 rifle can use both? And again thanks for helping a newbie out from what I've seen on this website I'm very impressed with the knowledge posted here
    this might help you: 5.56 vs .223 – What You Know May Be Wrong - LuckyGunner.com Labs
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    My understanding is the opposite. The 5.56 can shoot either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ablation View Post
    Thanks for the info! Another question, .223/5.56 ammo. What's the difference? I saw a video on YouTube of the Sw sport exploding from a squib, according to the owner he was using 5.56 ammo56gr. And I came across another article stating that a 5.56 rifle should only use 5.56 ammo but. .223 rifle can use both? And again thanks for helping a newbie out from what I've seen on this website I'm very impressed with the knowledge posted here

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    Thanks, great information.

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    What attachments do you want on it? Which sights do you want? I wouldn't really look at the S&W if you have a price range up to $1500.
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    You seriously need to look at these:

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    That Rock and Glock guy is super smart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    That Rock and Glock guy is super smart!
    Ahhh.....He's not so smart but, he sure does know a nice battle rifle when he sees one.
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