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SCAR 17 or Colt 6920MP, which one first?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by PAGunner, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. bikerdog


    Feb 11, 2009
    If you already own an m4/ar15 then the scar 17. If you dont the colt hands down because every american should own an ar15 variant.

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  2. PlasticGuy


    Jul 10, 2000
    I would go with the SCAR 17 first. Mine would be the last rifle I would sell. The reason is that it can do everything. You can use it for any fighting duty a 16" rifle could ever be asked to do, fill the role of designated marksman or urban sniper, and it can also handle most big game hunting. As an added bonus, it's one of the best semi-auto platforms for mounting a suppressor (silencer). Of course the AR15 is an American standard, but it's simply not as versatile. Buy it second, or maybe third after a good AK.
  3. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    In my case, the AR first and a spare, then a SCAR.

    They're awesome rifles, but i've spent my entire adult life with the M16/M4 and the SCAR does share a lot of controls, but there would be some retraining.

    Unless I was on a job where the SCAR was issued, i'd get it second or third.
  4. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    I'd mostly agree. However, I would say buy it third, after you already have a good AR, and a good AK. If you don't have any quality AR-15 type rifles and experience with that, I would buy the Colt, just a plain jane 6920 (I prefer it to the Magpul edition by far), and take a course or two in how to use it. If you already have an AR-15 and experience, buy the SCAR-17S, it's a great rifle.

    AK-pattern rifles are optional (though I love mine).
  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
  6. Calvin9x19


    Sep 9, 2012
  7. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    Which one can you buy first?

    Both in the same shop? Buy the one you can afford at the time. Or, buy both!!

  8. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    Big difference in price and cost of ammo between those two.

    What makes you consider such vastly different options?
  9. Why not? Once I have both the M4 will be my HD/Civil unrest/pinking rifle. I want to put a trijicon srs on it. The SCAR will be the alien ww3/TEOTWAWKI/just in case rifle and I want to put an acog on it. The off chance I ever take up hunting, I'd probably use the scar.

    I do not have any rifles currently, I want both and will get both, just a matter of which one first.
  10. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    Then, it's not really a question of which one, just which one it.

    That question you got to answer yourself. I myself would get the SCAR, because it's ****ing awesome. ARs are everywhere, SCARs aren't.:supergrin:
  11. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    AR first, so you'll be covered while you save up for the more expensive SCAR.
  12. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    Right. If you have no rifles currently, the Colt is the 100% right answer for this.

    The only reason I say get the regular model and not the MP model is that the Rogers stock on the regular model is superior to the Magpul MOE (if it were a CTR, it'd be a different story). The Magpul handguards really just add weight unless you're sure you want to mount a light on them. And lastly, my experience with the magpul MBUS was less than impressive. I would much rather have a carry handle cut down as a buis than a magpul MBUS. The MP version is also more expensive, for (in my opinion) less rifle.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  13. I'm able to save 3-4 hundred a week and I'm just a couple weeks from a SCAR. Obviously there is more than just buying the gun, optics, accessories, magazines, ammo, range time, etc.

    The way I see it, I've made it 30 years without a black rifle, I'm patient and I'm willing to wait a few more weeks. Although I love the Colt, I think I like the SCAR just a smidge more.
  14. Act was going to get the MP-R, I like the idea of having a rail, makes it easy to add light, laser, foregrip etc.
  15. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    The MP-R just has a drop-in Troy non-free float rail. I would recommend a 6940 if you want the rail, or do a BCM build with the rail of your choice.
  16. Jake Starr

    Jake Starr

    Jul 30, 2005
    Louisville, KY
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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  17. mjkeat


    Jun 17, 2009
    What's your training budget? I would purchase one AR then attend a carbine I & II.
  18. FnKev


    Jan 14, 2012
    Boerne, TX
    You can buy an AR anytime, Id jump on a SCAR 17 first. They are phenomenal rifles. Weight is superb, ergos are great, very accurate, runs extremely clean, has excellent BUIS, and mags are readily available now. Also, if you own a suppressor or plan on getting one then the SCAR will provide you with two gas setting, one for suppressed and one for not. I don't know if you have shot one before, but once you do, you wont regret your purchase. I have had mine for about a year and a half now and its hands down the best rifle I have ever shot or owned. A little gun porn for ya...

  19. Thanks guys, I think I'm gonna go with the SCAR 17, I'll post pics once I pick her up!