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Prices??

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by apehngrs, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. apehngrs

    apehngrs

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    Having thought about it for a while, I started shopping around for an AR.

    I think I've (maybe) settled on an Smith & Wesson M&P15T.

    In the somewhat limited looking I've done, the lowest Price on one I've seen was $1,499, but in looking through the posts on here, I find one thread where a few guys say they're finding M&P's in the $700 range.

    Are the ones in my neck of the woods (southern MN) that outragous, or am I missing something???

    Thanks!
     
  2. FatBoy

    FatBoy Millennium Member

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  3. Feanor

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    Best advice I have for you is this, if I was gonna drop $1500.00 on an AR, I wouldn't be doing it for an M&P. Buds is selling Colt's 6940 carbines for less then that, in my world Colt's is king of the hill.
     
  4. mjkeat

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    BCM is the best value going and is one of the more sought after ARs.

    You can also get into a nice Daniel Defense in that price range.
     
  5. K. Foster

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    apehngrs
    What do you want to do with it and how much do you want to spend?
     
  6. boomhower

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    $1500 for an M&PT is crazy. For the edition that came with the troy rail and troy sights $1200 was a pretty decent deal. For $1500 you pretty much have your pick of the litter from DD, BCM, to Colt. Don't pay top end prices for a middle tier gun.
     
  7. Randy from Kansas

    Randy from Kansas

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    I say get a middle tier gun and lots of ammo, and if you can some training would make the most sense for your dollars.
     
  8. bullittmcqueen

    bullittmcqueen Gunfighter

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    Spending 1500 on a smith&wesson would not be a wise decision. Spend $1000 on a BCM, DD, or Colt and spend the rest on ammo/mags or a quality optic.
     
  9. apehngrs

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    Thanks A TON for the replies so far!

    I get (now) that there is kind of an unofficial (?) tiered market of AR's. While I don't necessarily need the most expensive setup out there, I obviously want something that will be reliable, and secondly, lend itself to how I want it outfitted. We just sold my wife's Sportster, so I'm in the fortunate position of having some money to get what I want.

    I like the folding sights on the M&P15T, don't want a carry-handle, want the ability to mount different optics and a light (operated by a pressure switch w/non-shooting hand), and a sling, of course. Quality & reliability, though, are first & foremost.

    Given that criteria, I'd really like to hear what anybody has to suggest on what I should look for.

    Kevin
     
  10. Rainierarms.com has the Noveske 16" basic for $1450. LMT SPM's can be had for $1200, Colts, BCM's DD's etc. I would agree buy a $1k rifle like BCM then mags, ammo, optics.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011