close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Guess "Mil Spec" is a moot point now..

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by vettely, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. vettely

    vettely

    1,931
    86
    Nov 28, 2006
    TX
    I guess buying something without the prancing ponies does not really matter right about now. No?
     
  2. mjkeat

    mjkeat

    3,447
    3
    Jun 17, 2009
    Midwest
    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.
     

  3. XDRoX

    XDRoX

    6,577
    2,456
    Jan 24, 2009
    San Diego
    Today I saw a stripped lower for $90. It had one of the trigger guard ears broken off :rofl:

    How's that for non mil spec?
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    51,465
    3,826
    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Even if you were to buy a Prancing Pony, it still doesn't mean that you're getting "mil-spec".
     
  5. .45 Combat

    .45 Combat

    293
    0
    Oct 29, 2005
    Getting a Leo marked Colt is mil spec.
     
  6. Leper

    Leper

    61
    0
    Dec 16, 2012
    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.
     
  7. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    9,930
    1,438
    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY

    No its not. Auto sear?

    Its something other than Milspec. If it were Milspec it would be marked M4... Not LEO 6920 BS
     
  8. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

    3,010
    26
    Dec 21, 1998
    cogan station, pa, usa
    That is very correct. Colt uses plenty of commercial parts and some dumb unique ones.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  9. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    22,734
    4,794
    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    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.
     
  10. chief63

    chief63

    289
    0
    Dec 31, 2011
    It never mattered
     
  11. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    9,930
    1,438
    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    Oh Goody...so now we have "pretend" M4's. :rofl:
     
  12. Tango 1Zero

    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

    654
    2
    Nov 8, 1999
    OH
    Same crap as back in 94 ban. Hell Armalites and Bushmasters were the top of the pile.
    People werent paying the prices collectors wanted for colts. Especially with their off center pins some had.
     
  13. fuzzy03cls

    fuzzy03cls

    2,873
    23
    Jan 28, 2010
    Florida
    For 90% of real world civialian use....

    Funny how the POS bushmaster seemed to work just fine...:whistling:
     
  14. Leper

    Leper

    61
    0
    Dec 16, 2012
    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.
     
  15. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    9,930
    1,438
    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    Wrongo Leper

    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.
     
  16. Tango 1Zero

    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

    654
    2
    Nov 8, 1999
    OH
    Exactly! Friend of mine thats sniper qualified had a Bushmaster upper he took on deployments.
     
  17. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    9,930
    1,438
    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    Not only that... Bushmaster, DPMS and Remington are all the same company now--Freedom Group.

    Remington was recently awarded a contract for M4 rifles from the Army and provided they can overcome the appeal filed by Colt Defense they will be supplying MILSPEC rifles to our troops...
     
  18. Leper

    Leper

    61
    0
    Dec 16, 2012
    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.
     
  19. WinterWizard

    WinterWizard

    1,417
    5
    Jan 17, 2012
    Here we go. Only milspec gun is Colt. Bow down to the Colt gods.
     
  20. Leper

    Leper

    61
    0
    Dec 16, 2012
    Only an idiot thinks that Colt is the only milspec gun. Sarcasm vs. facts is what you rely on?:yawn: