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Is this a good 1st AR?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Quarter Tank, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Quarter Tank

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  2. Mayhem like Me

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    Not a chance
    AR and flashlight are OK it's about as High as it should go the sight is not a good one and will eventually break. UTG is airsoft crap that has now transitioned to Tactical accesories, I have not seen enough to see if the quality inproved over the airsoft crap... I would pass at the current price. and Buy a Colt or DD


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    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=273667308
     
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  3. LA_357SIG

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    I would pass. I think it is just a hobby gun put together by the seller. Note: "Rifle has 16" barrel that is not chromed lined with an A2 flash hider. Lower has mil-spec trigger. Spike's does not sell non chrome lined barrels other than the Melonited and stainless and the seller would have stated that in the description if it was. The Bolt Carrier doesn't appear to have the Spike's logo laser engraved to further suggest it is a parts gun and not a factory Spike's.
     
  4. svtpwnz

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    If you are just going to take it to the range a couple times a year, then that will be fine. IMHO, I wouldn't waste my money on that. I would recommend saving a few dollars and getting a DD, Colt, or BCM and pick up a good used Aimpoint T1/H1 or Eotech for $300-$500.
     
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  5. Quarter Tank

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  6. svtpwnz

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    You can pick up a DDM4 with Omega X rail for around $1200 new.
     
  7. LA_357SIG

    LA_357SIG Milspectacular

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    You are going to end up adding and swapping parts around anyway. My suggestion is to just buy a base rifle, shoot it and figure out what you want to change. I'll be the first to tell you that the rails and all the "tactical" accessories look cool, but once you get them and not need them, you will then regret all the time and money you wasted.
     
  8. Mayhem like Me

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    Not a chance
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  9. Quarter Tank

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    So basically buy a stock Colt 6920 and then I can add a rail or an upper or whatever later on down the road?
     
  10. Mayhem like Me

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    Yes sir, or get the colt with the rail it is a smoking deal with the rail and BUIS alreay...

    if you get the 6920 you will be amazed at the accuracy and reliability..

    the best part is do your research and buy quality once,,
    You can spec that colt out to be a real nice weapon with a few parts.
     
  11. DSG has 6920s for $960 +/- shipped. Buy this rifle and you'll have everything you could want. Of course, the my humble opinion.

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    I fixed the typos.
     
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  12. Quarter Tank

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    who is DSA?
     
  13. Mayhem like Me

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    Not a chance
  14. BBJones

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  15. I have no idea what I'm typing here. I meant to say $960 shipped. Mine was $945 + $12 for shipping = $957.

    I apologise for the screw-ups. :shocked:
     
  16. MrMurphy

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    The seller is on crack.

    You can buy a non-airsofted Colt or BCM for that much and add stuff that actually works.
     
  17. Mayhem like Me

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    Seller? what about the bidders???????
     
  18. Mayhem like Me

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    hmm look at the sellers auctions, he buys a low grade Ar15 then puts about 100-150.00 of airsoft crap on it and jacks the price up 400....gotta love the free enterprise system
     
  19. Yeah it's up to $1,200 now with 30 minutes left.

    I got nothing against a Spikes, if it is all Spikes parts, and at the price Spikes sells them ($850). But everything on that gun is UTG.