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First AR - Know what I want...which make?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Blade37db, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. Blade37db

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    Decided I will be getting my first AR. I have about $1k to spend on a new (not used) rifle and don't want to build my own. I would like it to be a 16", 1/7 (or 1/8) with a mid-length gas system and iron sights. The only one I can find that meets those criteria are a Spikes Tactical Mid-Length. Are there any others in that price range to consider?
    Thanks.
     

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    #1 Blade37db, Jan 16, 2012
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  2. DieselNut

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    Spike's is good. BCM has some mid-lengths too. Have fun with your build.
     

  3. svtpwnz

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    Colt 6920 from G&R /END
     
  4. Blade37db

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    I thought the 6920 was a carbine length gas system? Looking for a mid-length
     
  5. mvician

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    It is but some just can't reply to a post with an answer to a question.
     
  6. plouffedaddy

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    I have a couple PSA middys. It's awesome and every bit as good as high end rifles in my opinion. If you build the lower, you can get the whole rifle for around $550 and have $400 for accessories/optics. That's the route I'd go. Here's a mid length PSA I just finished last week:
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  7. samuse

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    What kind of handguard do you want?
     
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    The Daniel Defense XVM if you can find one.
     
  9. TedG

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    To stay within your financial limits, Spikes and PSA are your best choices. And, they're reliable. Good luck with your choice.
     
  10. Blade37db

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    Doesn't really matter. Not looking for a rail to hang things off of. Basic setup. Basic handguard would be fine.
     
  11. Blade37db

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    Thanks for the input. I wasn't sure about the PSAs, but will look into them.
     
  12. samuse

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    Theres a guy on arfcom selling a new BCM 16" mid for $375 shipped.

    I'd get that and a lower and add your hand guards and whatever sights you like.
     
  13. atl3axj

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    Hey nice set up...can u give thebreakdown of parts and prices that way OP has balllpark what it would cost
     
  14. scromer

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    PSA or Spikes. Ive had good luck with both.

    Oops I almost forgot BCM!!! My go-to gun is a BCM middy!
     
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  15. RMTactical

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  16. plouffedaddy

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    Sure.

    PSA lower-50
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    PSA mid length heavy upper-$400
    YHM Diamond 12'' rail - $120
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    Sell the standard A2 sight and handguards (-35)

    I shop around online for these parts and it pays off. $10 here, $5 there, ect... it adds up.

    Total: $862
     
  17. samuse

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    Scratch that.

    I ended up buying it!:rofl: