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charles daly m4

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by jono446, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. jono446

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    Hey guys i'm in the market for an AR and it will be my first, I do not have alot of experience with them but my gun shop has a charles daly for about $850 and an M&P 15 for about 950 but the smith had no iron sights. I didn't know since charles daly is defunct now if I had a problem with the rifle if I'd just be out of luck or if i'd be covered. I plan on putting an optic on it but would like the iron sights also, which strays me away from the smith. Sorry if this is long winded but it's a big chunk of change for me and want to get my money worth, so is the charles daly a good rifle or should I pop another $100 and get the smith. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  2. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Depends. Daly made some good ones and they made some not as high quality AR15's. I think I would go with the Smith.
     

  3. mixflip

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    Whoa, I didnt even know Charles Daly even made M4's? With the plethora of quality AR's out there at our disposal...its tough to justify a gamble on the lesser known makers just to save a few bucks? I'd personally get the S&W. Thats my vote.
     
  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Where you been? CD even made "the chart" until they closed shop... :supergrin:
     
  5. mixflip

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    I dont remember seeing CD on the infamous chart? Man I need glasses lol.

    How did CD make it on the chart and Spikes didnt?
     
  6. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    CD was making at one point something that was very close to a Colt quality AR15, as well as something that was closer to a Stag. I don't recall exactly what the designations were, but they made a distinction between their higher quality AR and their lower quality AR. I think the higher quality one was the "LE" version or something, IIRC...
     
  7. 12131

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    Because you spent too much time reading on piston ARs. That's why.:supergrin:
    Seriously, what RMT said.
     
  8. mixflip

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    ^ lol, good one. Yeah I can admit it. I like piston AR's.:supergrin:
     
  9. K. Foster

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    Between those two, I recommend the Smith, hands down. But I suggest you do more research before you buy.
     
  10. K. Foster

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    At the time, CD was a sponsor of M4C.
     
  11. boomhower

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    I would go with the Smith. I wouldn't buy a new rifle from a company that was no longer in business.
     
  12. This.
     
  13. mvician

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    If it was the CD M4LE model I would take that one over the M&P.
     
  14. ghostman1960

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    Its on there, or was anyway. I know because I got into an argument with the author when I asked him why CD was on it as they were defunct and Spikes was not. That turned out to be a pretty colorful thread.
     
  15. youngAR

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    Yep. Or look at Spikes Tactical.
     
  16. mjkeat

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  17. jono446

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    Ok so the general idea is to stay away from the CD I think i'll get the m&p and call it good I guess, thanks for the help guys.
     
  18. mjkeat

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    You can do much better than the S&W for less money.
     
  19. mvician

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    nobody listens, they just want to go to the store and pick what's on the shelf.
     
  20. zhix

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    $950 is high for an "optics ready" model with no iron sights. For about $100-$150 more you could get a Colt, or for under $800 you could get a Stag. (those prices don't include tax)