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Old 12-20-2012, 22:24   #1
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Guess "Mil Spec" is a moot point now..

I guess buying something without the prancing ponies does not really matter right about now. No?
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Old 12-20-2012, 23:33   #2
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Yep. Let's purchase any POS just because the world is coming to an end as we know it. No not really, quality is always a factor.
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Old 12-20-2012, 23:35   #3
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Today I saw a stripped lower for $90. It had one of the trigger guard ears broken off

How's that for non mil spec?
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Old 12-21-2012, 00:01   #4
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Even if you were to buy a Prancing Pony, it still doesn't mean that you're getting "mil-spec".
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:45   #5
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Even if you were to buy a Prancing Pony, it still doesn't mean that you're getting "mil-spec".
What prancing pony other than Colt is out there? A current Colt is mil-spec and a better deal (non panic buy priced) than most of these cheap AR's that I see being justified here.
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Old 12-21-2012, 19:04   #6
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What prancing pony other than Colt is out there? A current Colt is mil-spec and a better deal (non panic buy priced) than most of these cheap AR's that I see being justified here.
So your gun comes with automatic fire capability? Last thing I checked a full mil-spec Colt M4 does that.
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Old 12-21-2012, 19:56   #7
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So your gun comes with automatic fire capability? Last thing I checked a full mil-spec Colt M4 does that.
Did I say full mil-spec or did you for the sake of arguing like the little baby you are?

Buy a cheap gun so you will have more money to add useless crap.
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Old 12-21-2012, 20:18   #8
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Did I say full mil-spec or did you for the sake of arguing like the little baby you are?
"Full" mil-spec? What's that? Is there such an animal as "half" mil-spec?

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Talk about cheap guns, didn't you just buy a Colt? A real operator would have bought a Larue Tactical OBR.

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Still room to add one or two more pieces to your rifle Mr. Operator.
Was it you that posted your cheap gun with some laser and stuff on it? What's the matter? Can't shoot with iron sight?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:20   #9
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Even if you were to buy a Prancing Pony, it still doesn't mean that you're getting "mil-spec".
That is very correct. Colt uses plenty of commercial parts and some dumb unique ones.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:19   #10
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Even if you were to buy a Prancing Pony, it still doesn't mean that you're getting "mil-spec".
Seems like Colts, from a least a certain period, are most often the ones mentioned in the fine print, with "this part fits all mil spec - but not Colt...."

I haven't kept up on AR developments for some time, but I seem to recall special pins and parts made to adapt mil=spec to work with Colts.
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Old 12-21-2012, 00:29   #11
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Getting a Leo marked Colt is mil spec.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:54   #12
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Getting a Leo marked Colt is mil spec.

No its not. Auto sear?

Its something other than Milspec. If it were Milspec it would be marked M4... Not LEO 6920 BS
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:37   #13
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No its not. Auto sear?

Its something other than Milspec. If it were Milspec it would be marked M4... Not LEO 6920 BS
You do know that Colt is labeling their rifles "M4" now, don't you? LE6920 is long gone.

Still, dosen't mean anything.

Just to properly answer the OP's question, no "Mil Spec" doesn't mean anything to most panic buyers right at this very moment. It does to other folks, but those folks pretty much already have their ARs.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:13   #14
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You do know that Colt is labeling their rifles "M4" now, don't you? LE6920 is long gone.

Still, dosen't mean anything.

Just to properly answer the OP's question, no "Mil Spec" doesn't mean anything to most panic buyers right at this very moment. It does to other folks, but those folks pretty much already have their ARs.
Oh Goody...so now we have "pretend" M4's.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:38   #15
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:02   #16
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It never mattered
For 90% of real world civialian use....

Funny how the POS bushmaster seemed to work just fine...
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:03   #17
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For 90% of real world civialian use....

Funny how the POS bushmaster seemed to work just fine...
That is actually correct. For those that need range or safe queens it does not matter. For those of us that have these guns to possibly save our lives mil-spec or better matters.

Bushmaster is a low end company. Nothing wrong with owning one but lets not pretend they are anything other than what they are.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:22   #18
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That is actually correct. For those that need range or safe queens it does not matter. For those of us that have these guns to possibly save our lives mil-spec or better matters.

Bushmaster is a low end company. Nothing wrong with owning one but lets not pretend they are anything other than what they are.
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Bushmaster was top of the heap back in the good ole' days and they worked fine. Colt wasn't even in the civilian market at the time.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:27   #19
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Bushmaster was top of the heap back in the good ole' days and they worked fine. Colt wasn't even in the civilian market at the time.
Exactly! Friend of mine thats sniper qualified had a Bushmaster upper he took on deployments.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:07   #20
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Bushmaster was top of the heap back in the good ole' days and they worked fine. Colt wasn't even in the civilian market at the time.
When was that? When where these good ole' days? I bought a Colt back in the 80's and it wasn't exactly a rare gun. Bushmaster guns work but they are not of the same quality. I have nothing against cheap gun and own a few myself but the gun that stays with me when I'm on duty is NOT a low end gun like Bushmaster. If pretending they are as good as a Colt makes people feel better about owning a cheap gun then that is a big deal but at the same time they shouldn't present what they think as a fact when it is not.
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