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Best AR for under a grand

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Skadoosh, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Skadoosh

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    Will be buying my first AR looking to spend under a grand, later on I'm sure I'll buy another, probably a good BCM or DD or LWRC. Opinions?
     
  2. MrMurphy

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    You should be able to buy a Colt, DD, BCM or other for under a grand if you shop right.
     


  3. Skadoosh

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    Well dang i better get looking lol all colts and DD i have seen are like 1200
     
  4. mdfd

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    Skadoosh - I feel exactly what you're sayin man...I started out thinking/asking the same question...

    Well, I don't have an AR yet, but now I think I have a greater appreciation of the different kinds out there vs. what I want...

    I want a HF barrel in 16", 1:7 twist, mid-length gas system, all mil-spec, and most of all a piston system. Anything else I can add/change later to suit my tastes...

    Unfortunately, I have found none that are at $1k or less. Therefore I have just resorted to waiting to save up and keep looking for the right deal instead of "settling" to buy an AR that doesn't have what I want and spending more in the long run by buying multiple AR's...
     
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  5. DD, BCM, Colt, LMT; they're worth saving up a little longer to get. you'll be happy you did. the plain jane vanilla flavored m4 types from these companies can be found for right around a grand...good luck!

    edit: in my very humble opinion, don't get caught up in the piston ar craze...flame suit on...
     
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  6. Skadoosh

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    Yea this AR will be my first but it will definately be a project so i can upgrade it and all that jazz it will definately be an expensive piece when i am finished.
     
  7. Skadoosh

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    I live in Indiana, so the 1500 is the best show around and the only "plain jane" Ar's i have seen are the RRA and Bushy for like 800-900 which was what i was planning on getting. But if i found a Colt 6920 or something alike for about a grand i'd go all in on that baby. And yea if i ever get a piston gun it will be way later when i have the money to play with something that will potentially make me pull my hair out. After an AR i would probably get an M1A or an AK in 5.45.
     
  8. Javelin

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    Colt 6920s are right at $950-$1000 and though I am not in love with a standard issue Colt M4 I do like them for what the are and at that price point almost impossible to beat.
     
  9. Skadoosh

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    When im finished with it, it wont be a "boring" M4. I just want a good base gun, something reliable, accurate, and durable. Sounds like a Colt, If i can find one.
     
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  12. Skadoosh

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  13. Javelin

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    They are ok. But seriously you will probably want to upgrade in a year or so if you buy one. If you get a Colt you will hold on to it for years and years. Or if you step it up a notch or two and get a Noveske.... Haha.

    I would just buy once and cry once.
     
  14. Skadoosh

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    Yea i feel ya..nice icon by the way. those bunkey busters really mess some ***** up.
     
  15. someone just had the Colt 6920 on sale for $999.
    can't remember who.

    I ended up buying a kit from PSA. Someone at work just gave me a free lower, so I'll probably hit up PSA again for something different.
     
  16. Skadoosh

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    Not sure if i'd like ordering a gun online, gotta pay transfer fees shipping...all that.
     
  17. GAFinch

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