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Troy Defense Carbine - $900

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Sharkey, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Just a heads up that if you are looking for a quality AR with a lot of features at a good price, try this:

    Exclusively at Dick's Sporting Goods on sale thru Sat. for $1000 but if you open an account with them, they take off 10%. Add in the $35 gift card for the 1000 reward points and you can buy a couple Troy magazines to go with it.

    $900 is tough to beat with those features.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  2. APERS


    May 29, 2009
    That is a good deal! Are Troy magazines very reliable..? They are selling them at the Topeka,Ks Dicks. Anyone have any exp,/knowledge of 'em?

  3. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    No experience with them. The one that comes with it is nice but a 10 rounder. They do sale 30 rounders in the store.
  4. GAFinch


    Feb 23, 2009
    Word is, the billet lowers are too tight for PMAG's, though Troy and GI mags both work fine.
  5. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    Don't waste your money at Dick's Sporting goods buying Troy mags. They are way over priced! Just go buy some P-Mags from magpul for $16.
  6. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    Overpriced? How much do they charge at Dick's?
    Troy mags at Primary Arms go for $12.49 each.
  7. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Untill I see some data on the rifles TROY is building I wouldn't do it. You could almost get a Colt/BCM for that money.
  8. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    I'm not a fan of that configuration, but I do like the quality of the Troy accessories on my rifle.

    $900 seems like a good deal for the rifle in the link.
  9. Airhasz


    Feb 26, 2012
    Bad Axe
    Don't care for the tomahawk stock on the Troy rifle...
  10. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Ugly as sin, but it grows on you. I have a YHM rifle with a Magpul stock on it and I kinda like the Troy BattleAxe stock better. I like the grip better too but it is all personal preference.

    Yeah I wouldn't buy any other stuff from Dick's because it all seems overpriced. Troy makes good stuff so I have no reason to believe the carbine is anything less. Early reports seem to be +.

    Q: Will any rails work on it? I checked Primary Arms and the Troy rails were sold out. Any suggestions on a sling mount? I'm going with a 2 point sling but rifle doesn't have a front attachment point so I need a sling mount that attacheds to a rail.
  11. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    The tomahawk stock is not as durable as you may think , I broke that latch mechanism on one doing a clearance on some really crappy ammo.
    The overall rifle looks to be very nice.
  12. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Reviving the old thread. On sale now for $800!

    Buy it with their credit card you apply for and that is $720!

    Just in time for the collapse of our economy and the oncoming zombie invasion. :whistling:
  13. LA_357SIG

    LA_357SIG Milspectacular

    Aug 28, 2006
    Not Los Angeles.
    The TROY seems like a better deal compared to a plain jane Colt ($1097 w/ Rogers Super Stock) and BCM ($1099 w/ Gunfighter grip and charging handle) The only thing I see separating the TROY and Colt/BCM is proof of individually HP tested bolts and barrels and chrome lining. They claim individually MP tested bolts.

    Barrels are CMV Might want to read up here on what barrel steel is "milspec" with Melonite coating. Getting a plain jane Colt/BCM will cost a lot more trying to dress it up over the cost of the TROY as is.
  14. mjkeat


    Jun 17, 2009
    That and a metric crap ton of product testing.

    Troy makes great tubes. I'm curious who makes their ARs.
  15. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    There has been a lot of speculation on this, but no proof has ever been put forth. I got a chance to look one over, and I didn't have any problems with it other than I think the lower was billet. There have also been some reports that older (non Gen3) Pmags would not fit. Barring some entirely garbage company like DPMS making them, these represent an astounding deal. I don't see, however, Troy doing something like that.
  16. Durden


    Oct 5, 2010

    I just posted another thread about this deal, completely oblivious to this thread even though I did search (improperly, I guess).

    I was pretty interested in this when I first heard about it because I thought it was a middy and that it had a F/A BCG, etc.

    After doing some more research, it appears this comes with a 10 round magazine, and that many have claimed these don't freely drop PMAGs (and the Troy has given a bizarre answer about mags only need to drop free if 20% of the magazine is still full???). It's a carbine, not a middy (apparently), and it has a S/A BCG, along with a funky looking stock.

    I'm not knocking this rifle at all, but this is a weird sort of offer that somehow exclusive to Dick's Sporting Goods, and I'm not full of confidence that these are put together with pride and joy by the elves in Massachusetts (that may be off base, but it's just a gut feeling).
  17. nipperwolf


    Oct 3, 2002
    Ordered mine today. I don't care about the Pmag issue, since I use USGI mags. As for the 10rd mag, I have plenty of other mags. ;) And btw, it is a mid length.
  18. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA

    I like Troy rails and sights, but I'm not crazy about their stocks, grips, mags, ect.

    I wonder who makes the barrel, upper, lower and BCG for Troy, though. Anyone know?
  19. Durden


    Oct 5, 2010
    Do you have anything establishing it's a middy?

    I'd greatly appreciate it. Everything I've seen in writing and heard from a DSG employee posting on ARF says carbine.

  20. nipperwolf


    Oct 3, 2002
    I had the counter guy hold it up next to a S&W carbine length model. :supergrin:

    One of mt ARs is carbine, and one is mid length. I knew the Troy was mid length when I looked at it. The comparison was just to convince the counter guy.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012