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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by zukyota, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. zukyota

    zukyota

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    I have the chance to buy a armalite ar for 725 plus tax. It has od furniture on it. Is this a good gun ? Is this a good price ? It is used, but they say the guy never shot it, I know how that goes but it looks great. What do you think ?
     
  2. zukyota

    zukyota

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    nobody on here have any info on armalite ?
     

  3. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I like Armalite rifles. But CDNN Investments currently has S&W MP15's for $750 NIB w/ rails... so that would be my advice in the ~$700 range.

    :wavey:
     
  4. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Nice price. I like Armalite.
     
  5. Jumper

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    I think if you provided a little more info on the model you would get some more opinions. FWIW I have two Armalite's, an A4 carbine and an AR10-T. They are solid rifles and I dont think you can do any better until you get an LMT or a Noveske. And you won't find either of those for $750.
     
  6. vega

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    I have an Armalite upper on Spike's lower if that counts.
    It does what it's suppose to do but I mostly do plinkin.

    Here's the specs:

    The M-15A4 LEC Carbine Complete Upper Assembly with A2 front sight features a chrome lined barrel with M203 step down. The Picatinny Rail on the upper receiver allows rapid and repeatable interchange of removable iron or scope sights.
    Each ArmaLite Complete Upper Assembly includes a forged upper receiver assembly, barrel assembly, bolt carrier group and charging handle assembly. All complete upper assemblies are test fired as complete rifles before shipping.

    Model: Commercial ISP Carbine Upper Assembly
    Caliber: .223 / 5.56
    Barrel: 16" Chrome Moly / Chrome Lined with M203 Step Down
    Rifling Twist: RH: 1:9"
    Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
    Front Sight Base: A2 Front Sight Assembly
    Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail
    Finish: Hard Anodized Aluminum, Manganese Phosphated Steel
     
  7. hdbob

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    I just bought a brand new armalite from budsgunshop.com for 800 deleived.. the LE carbine.
     
  8. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    I would pass. Armalite has had issues in the past with miss marking their barrels 5.56 when they really are .223. I have seen their gas keys come loose due to lack of staking in a three gun match. I had a AR180 from them that broke at the receiver pivot point when I was firing it. My AR10T had doubling issues with the trigger and I had to put in an after market trigger to fix it. It went to Armalite 3 times and it still did not get fixed. My Carbine had extraction issues until the new extractor upgrade came out. Sorry but if you can avoid Armalite I would.
     
  9. vega

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    I thought Armalite does not mark their barrel?
     
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    I've had several Armalite rifles and they are top shelf firearms. I actually prefer them to Colts and find them to be more accurate and just as reliable.
     
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    Well crap, I just bought a new one, I thought they were top notch... I thought 800 deleivered was good price.



     
  12. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    Well see how it works. I would also have that gas key staked, add a BCM extractor upgrade. 800 is not a bad price. But I would have preferred to get something else.
    Pat
     
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    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    This is gonna hurt,Pat and I have butted heads on DPMS Ars',I however agree that Armalite is lacking on a few points of manufacture.'08.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I'd buy Armalite before A DPMS!:whistling:

    The Armalite MAY need a very few tweaks, but overall,
    I think you will be fine. Shoot it and see how it is!
     
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    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Ljay Micky's Packin

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    Who makes the barrels for Armalite?
     
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    :rofl:,.......saw THAT comming!
    I've had both,...never a problem from either brand.
     
  18. Range Rat

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    Don't worry about it and just go out and shoot your new toy and enjoy it. I have read not so good things about each one of my firearms on various forums (except my S&W 686P 6") and I am happy with all of them. If you do have a problem, get it fixed. No worries.
     
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    FatBoy Millennium Member

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    I have 3(1 .308, 2 5.56) Armalites. 1(5.56) is still unfired(20" T model that needs glass), so I can't comment on it, but the other two kind of go like this. I press the trigger, they go bang, and then there is a hole in the target. All of mine were properly staked, maybe I just got lucky.

    W/O knowing the model, I can't comment on the price.

    FB
     
  20. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    Can you post a picture of the staking job. I doubt its properly staked unless you got it from a shop that fixed it before the sold it to you. My AR10's have no staking at all when I got them.
    Pat