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Just picked up a Rock River Arms Operator. Are these quality rifles.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by conpro, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. conpro

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    Hello, I wanted to get another AR while i could and i found a RRA operator series with all the upgrades brand new at my local gun shop and i know nothing about RRA are they quality rifles. The fit and finish on this is very impressive and tight.
     
  2. K.Kiser

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    I have never had one, but alot of buddies do and they seem to run pretty much without a hitch... They seem to be quite accurate scoped and on bags, and in 10 years of shooting often I don't think any of them have had any breakages or repairs... I just talked to my best friend who has had one for along time and shoots 3-gun with it, and he said he takes it down for a cleaning about every 1000+ rounds, and no malfunctions... I'd be very happy to have your rifle in my posession..
     


  3. *ASH*

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    i had one , sold it to finance my Daniel Defense m4

    its a good AR , its not in same class as my DD or the upper class but is a good rifle .
     
  4. SCSU74

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    they're ok, a buddy used one in class last week and was having all kinds of malfunctions. Double feeds, FTE etc. They are what our agency issues, but the majority of officers use personally purchased colts or noveskes
     
  5. GlockPride

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    I have a RRA CAR Elite A4. I've had it for about 5.5 years. Other than not liking steel cased ammo it's been fine.
    It was one of the first to run the mid length gas tube/handguard. The carbine is too short for my liking, but I didn't want a rifle length.
     
  6. MrMurphy

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    Fit, finish and 'tightness' have nothing to do with quality and everything to do with visual appeal. I've shot a parts-gun M16A2 whose lower was built in about 1962 (original overstamped AUTO, no mag button fence) which rattled, yet also shot expert with it.

    RRA can make a decent gun. Like Bushmaster, you have to be a bit more thorough in the inspection and probably replace some parts if you're going to run it hard.

    If your idea of running it hard is 200 rounds at the range over the course of a day you're fine. If you're going to run drills and classes, I'd check the gas key staking, castle nut staking, ensure everything is 'as it should be' internally (run a couple google searches) and possibly replace the original BCG or have a spare.

    It's better than a DPMS, Oly, Spikes, etc, they 'do' make guns for the FBI and DEA I believe, but I guarantee those guns aren't the same one you bought....
     
  7. conpro

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    I have been reading nothing but good about them, I had a Colt 6920 and this is alot nicer AR than the colt, I did just put 1000 rounds through this and had -0- malfunctions so i guess it should be a good shooter. The staking looks great.
     
  8. mjkeat

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    I recognize the username conpro. Wasn't there an issue w/ conpro and his credibility?

    I just can't get passed the rediculous names RRA has for their ARs, gay.
     
  9. conpro

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    why are you starting trouble. i DONT HAVE A CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT HERE. Move on to another topic and be on your way. its people like you that start ****.
     
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  10. conpro

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    The more i read about the RRA the more i find that it is a pretty reliable rifle, There must have been a reason there was a 3 and 4 month wait for them, and all the other reviews i have been reading people love them, So far i like it better than my Colt.
     
  11. mjkeat

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    Credit card!? Don't tell my wife.

    So b/w your 10:30 am post and now you've had the time to put 1k rounds through your operator and read all those reviews?
     
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  12. RyanNREMTP

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    Are you sure it's still there?

    Sent from my Federation issued communicator.
     
  13. *ASH*

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    this thread turned really weird




    plus i had operator tactical and bought 2 colts le 6920 , still have the colts. my personal take on it is my colts are better
     
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  14. conpro

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    Because there was a wierd reply on here by some unkown troublemaker.:dunno:
     
  15. MrMurphy

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    My RRA NM had the roll pin back out of the buffer during the 600yd part of my best score match, rendered the rifle T.U.
    Never got over it. Just sayin...and it was a new rifle, this was only the third match with it.

    Not a peep in response to emails and phone calls to "customer service". Nice warranty! Thanks for nuthin'.

    The local PD uses them I understand, hope they have better luck, mine only cost me a score.
     
  17. SCSU74

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    haha, seems legit :whistling:
     
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  18. conpro

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    Just walk out on my back porch and start firing away pretty simple and quick. It dont take long to get rid of 1000 rounds rapid fire.
     
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  19. mjkeat

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    I want to see the target and your beard. I do believe RRA requires proof of beard at time of purchase.
     
  20. conpro

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    lol....
     
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