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Who's a RRA fan?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by glock2740, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Down to M&P or RRA. I've owned an M&PA before and liked it alot, but I've heard great stuff about the RRA AR's, but have never got to shoot one. Thouts? Pros and cons on either? Thanks.
  2. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    I have a RRA complete lower with the 2-stage trigger. The trigger is amazing. I put a Stag upper on it for the chrome lined barrel and the whole set up shoots like a charm. Have put about 1000rounds through it without a single hiccup.

  3. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    I had an RRA .308 and it was great. Shot sub-MOA with a scope. Only reason I traded it in was to go to a suppressed bolt-action form.

    I still have my RRA 9mm AR pistol - a real hoot to shoot, and good quality.
  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    For target or varmint work, RRA is great.

    Between the two that you mentioned, I would prefer the M&P15 though, more reliable.
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I just read some stuff about chrome lined barrels last night and the RRA I want doesn't have one. Hence the 1"MOA@100yds. But, the M&P does. They're making what is basically a 15A with a quad rail now. It's $69 more than the 15A, which is what my last quad rail cost, that I had on my 15A. Leaning towards the 15T, just for the full length rail and free floated barrel, but trying to justify the extra $300. It does come with flip up front and rear sights, which I like, so the extra money may be worth it.
  6. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    I have a Rock River Arms Pro-Series Government. It has run flawlessly. It does have a chrome lined barrel.

    *I was at a range once and a Rock River rep was there (I live two hours from Rock River's location). Some guy asked him if he had to break in his barrel because he heard that was a requirement. The Rock River guy looked at this rifle and said, "Nope, it's chromed-lined. You're good to go." The looked a little surprise so the Rock River guy followed him with "Look, if you can trash my barrel. I'll GIVE YOU two complete rifles. I dare you to kill it."

    Guy ran like 3,000 rounds through a brand new barrel as fast as he could. No luck.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Some RRA's do have chrome lined barrels but some of their models don't.
  8. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Yes... I know. You definitely want the chrome lined barrel.
  9. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    I'm not sure about the newer ones but my early RRA has been great.
  10. TexanOutWest

    TexanOutWest I'll Take Point

    May 17, 2003
    East Texas
    I'm in the other boat here. I've got an RRA Tactical CAR A4 upper half and BCG on an Ameetec lower with an RRA NM 2-stage trigger. To date, my Ameetec parts have been flawless; however, it seems Ameetec got in some legal troubles for a patent issue and their website now leads to American Spirit Arms. I suppose in this day and age they believe that adding some level of patriotism to their corporate identity will help them sell product. Anyway, +1 for RRA based on my experience.

  11. ijacek


    Jun 21, 2008
    I have had the Entry Tactical for the few years now and it has been 100% on duty, training, Basic SWAT School and 3-Gun week long class.

    My SWAT team recently switched to the 10.5 inch suppressed, full auto RRA guns, and those have been very reliable as well.

    That being said, between the two OP listed, RRA all the way... but then again I just bought a Colt 6920 and I like it a lot.

    in the pic - TOP SWAT issued w/suppressor, EOtech and Surefire; BOTTOM - my Entry Tactical

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  12. surf


    Jul 7, 2010
    The M&P will give you slightly better tested parts and build quality in some components. Their standard chrome lined barrels are a toss up, except RRA has varminter barrels. You need to understand the difference in a stainless barrel and chrome lined barrel and your needs. They are intended to serve different purposes.

    If I were going to pick one in a standard chrme lined barrel I would go with the M&P no doubt.
  13. UniversalBrow06


    Jun 19, 2007
    Interesting comments, I have long been a big fan of the old RRA 1911's and have wondered how the ARs stacked up against the competition. Seems like two different worlds entirely.
  14. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

    Feb 9, 2005
    Definitely. Their 1911s were works of art. Their rifles are pretty good, but nowhere near the standout products that their pistols were.
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  15. ezterra


    Mar 2, 2005
    Eglin AFB, FL
    I've had my RRA Entry Tactical since 2004. I haven't kept track of rounds shot through it, but I would guess it's somewhere in the 8000 round range. It has been used for varmint hunting, tac rifle matches, and taking rifle classes. The only issue I had was during a rifle class. I wanted to test it's durability. So I didn't clean or lube it during the class. At the start of the second day, I had two FTE with the case stuck in the chamber. I swabbed out the chamber, lubed up the bolt and BCG, and I was good to go for the rest of the day.

    I don't know if this was a failure inherent to the RRA or if any other gun would have suffered the same effects. I will say that the morning of the second day was in the low 40s. So I can see how the old lube got gummy when sitting in the cold.

    Other than that, I am comfortable recommending a RRA. It has been running great and I haven't had any parts breakage. Just keep it lubed, which I would think goes for any AR.
  16. 20South


    Nov 18, 2002
    East of CBUS
    I bought an RRA Entry Tactical a few years ago and it has been flawless. Its also my only AR so I cant compare it to anything, but mine has run and shot everything I have thrown at it.

    To be fair, I only hunt paper and steel with it. One day do I plan on running it in a 3 gun.
  17. maxniman


    Sep 20, 2009
    my rra has run flawlessly
  18. nipperwolf


    Oct 3, 2002
    Where's the front sight?
  19. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    I'd stick with the M&P.
  20. 20South


    Nov 18, 2002
    East of CBUS
    Only RRA truly supports a hard chrome treatment...