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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

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  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

    Blade37db

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

    mvician Lifetime Member

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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?
     
  8. boomhower

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    The Daniel Defense XVM if you can find one.
     
  9. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    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

    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

    scromer Millennium Member

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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

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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  16. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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    Sure.

    PSA lower-50
    PSA MOE lower parts kit-55
    PSA Buffer Tube assembly-20
    Magpul stock--50
    Magpul Mag-12
    Vortex Sparc-140
    PSA mid length heavy upper-$400
    YHM Diamond 12'' rail - $120
    Magpul AFG-25
    YHM Low profile gas block--25

    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: