Advice Needed (Which AR to purchase)

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  1. PattonWasRight

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    OP ... Have you decided what to get yet? If not, buy two one of each type.

    This era will someday be referred to as "the good ol days' for buying solid ARs at great prices

    I know plenty of guys that buy a higher end AR and also a dirt cheap AR to beat on. They hope the cheap one breaks so they can learn how to fix and proactively maintain

    I have to say you've been a good sport and a gentleman through all this good natured teasing

    I thought every gun owner had an AR. I've heard about people like you that don't, just never met one ;-)

    Just don't want you to get overwhelmed with indecision and decide not to decide
     

  2. Z71bill

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    The S&W M&P Sport II is a "gateway" AR.
     
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    I shot this group this morning with a PSA 10.5” pistol brace. Ammo was M855. Sights were a Trijicon MRO 2 moa Dot. Lying prone on the ground. 200 yard distance.

    Group was low because I didn’t account for the velocity loss from the short barrel. Chrono shows XM193 average muzzle velocity 2468 with the XM193. I didn’t chrono the M855. I mixed up my ammo and didn’t realize until I’d already packed the chrono up.

    I didn’t have a tape measure, but it’s approximately a 4-5” group.

    I didn’t expect the little PSA pistol to do that well, especially with surplus M855.

    The pistol brace guns are perfect for home defense. And surprisingly adequate for longer distances.

    I’d really like to chrono some 75g TAP and see what it does on paper as well.
     
  4. serve_and_protect

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    Hi PattonWasRight, sorry for the delayed response!

    I was still deciding!

    I eventually after much consideration, decided to go with the 14.7 inch carbine with the welded muzzle brake.

    I'm not super thrilled about the welded in place muzzle brake, and I'd have preferred a 16" barrel, but I felt that the cold hammer forged 41V45 barrel was too good a deal to pass up for that price. I also liked the Magpul stock and grip and the 1:7 barrel twist. Overall, I'm satisfied at my choice.

    I'm kind of disappointed that this carbine doesn't come with backup iron sights. That doesn't really make any sense to me. It seems like the equivalent of selling a car with no tires.

    I will probably be posting a thread with questions about picking sights and optics, once my AR arrives.

    Thanks so much to everyone who posted in this thread! Every post helped me to increase my knowledge of ARs and different types of barrels, steel, finishes, etc. Everyone was very helpful! Thanks again!!
     
  5. serve_and_protect

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    Yeah, that is a very good idea.

    I will probably eventually also get a cheaper AR that I can use as a range gun and just play around with.
     
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  6. PattonWasRight

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    Great, congrats on your purchase! Back ups are no big deal. To keep the magpul factor going you could get theirs, I've seen the front and rear together as a set on sale somewhere as low as $49
     
  7. serve_and_protect

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    Wow that is a great deal! Do you remember where you saw that?

    Thanks!!
     
  8. B C

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    PSA has them for that price all the time. Just keep checking their front page.
     
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  9. PattonWasRight

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    I don't, but I get push emails from the likely culprits of classic firearms, aim surplus and PSA. My guess is one of those 3
     
  10. jrs93accord

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    Primary Arms: On sale right now.
    MAGPUL MBUS front
    https://www.primaryarms.com/magpul-mbus-gen-2-flip-up-front-sight-black-mag247-blk

    MAGPUL MBUS rear
    https://www.primaryarms.com/magpul-mbus-gen-2-flip-up-rear-sight-black-mag248-blk

    If you want to spend a few dollars more for a fantastic BUIS set, take a look at the Midwest Industries Combat Rifle Sights. I have a couple sets of them and really like them.

    https://www.primaryarms.com/midwest-industries-low-profile-combat-rifle-sight-set-with-a2-sight-tool


    Also, the MAGPUL MBUS PROs. I have a couple sets of these too. They are on sale as well.
    Front
    https://www.primaryarms.com/magpul-mbus-pro-flip-up-front-sight-black-mag275-blk

    Rear
    https://www.primaryarms.com/magpul-mbus-pro-flip-up-rear-sight-black-mag276-blk
     
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  11. ScottMn

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    No AR pistols for me thank you. I can't imagine shooting one in an enclosed space with no hearing protection.
     
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    Yep, no AR Pistols........in 5.56 for me. My 2 in 300blk are just fine.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
     
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    Hey, what you've got right now is pretty much the definition of hard use gun. Take it, shoot it, save the money you'd use on a "beater" range gun and spend it on ammo and enjoy your new purchase.

    Off topic. Depending on your budget and intended use I'd put either a primaryarms red dot or if your willing to go a couple hundred bucks more the Trijicon mro.
     
  14. serve_and_protect

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    Thanks BC!
     
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    Thanks PattonWasRight!
     
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    Thanks so much for these links, jrs93accord! :cheers:

    I will definitely check them out!
     
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  18. vitalibertas

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    FYI Primary Arms also has a 12% off coupon code for the next couple days.
    SAVE12
     
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