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Decisions, Decisions I Need Help! Please

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by TangoFoxtrot, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I'm on an AR budget of between $599-$699.

    I've narrowed down my decision to:

    S&W M&P 15 Sport......PSA 16" M4 .......DPMS M4

    I'm using this weapon for home defense and range plinking. Whats your recommendation as to what I should purchase and why. In time I will be adding accessories like a new grip, Pic rails for a forward grip-handle. I already have 2 optics for it.

    (Note: I do have 17- 30rd and 5- 20 rd mags.)

    Thanks in advance!:wavey:
     
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  2. Facejackets

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    I would go with the PSA gun. The Sport feels like **** in your hands, and the DPMS is **** in your hands.
     

  3. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    of those 3.......the PSA
     
  4. bmoore

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    No contest......PSA
     
  5. boomhower

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    The Sport or PSA, I would go with the PSA. A coworker has a Sport and I was actually pretty impressed with it for the money.
     
  6. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    PSA. My dad recently picked up a Sport, and really likes it. He did say it handled a lot better after he swapped the MOE stock off his other AR. The only one I have handled in person didn't seem like a bad rifle. I just wish it came with a standard upper receiver.
     
  7. jrs93accord

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    PSA without a doubt.
     
  8. Chowser

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    another vote for the PSA!
     
  9. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    How is PSA's customer service?, anybody ever have to use it?
     
  10. Chowser

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    customer service is excellent.

    ordered my rifle kit in october (end of), got it first week of november.

    opened box and took complete upper and tried it on a rifle at work, didn't even look at the lower parts.

    after thanksgiving, i finally go to put the lower parts into my lower. hey, there's no fire control group.

    checked the box.

    checked the box again.

    crap. it's wednesday night at 7pm. i shoot an email off to psa thinking they'll get to it in the morning. at 9pm, i got a response asking me to confirm i am missing parts.
    i respond, i get an email that they will ship out the FCG the next day. thurs, i get a tracking #. monday, i get my fcg.

    now i still haven't gotten around to finishing my rifle yet, but i will this weekend, then i'll post pics.
     
  11. MrMurphy

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

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    Spend another hundred or so and get a regular S&W M&P15.
     
  12. Chowser

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    my M&P15T has been great. It was easily the best $900 i spent. i don't know if you can get them for that price nowadays. only problem was the rails were mounted crooked from the factory. easy enough fix. I love the troy flip up sights it came with. the rail just got too big for me since i really didn't put anything on it. i'm going with the psa this time because i can build it exactly how i want and learn in the process.
     
  13. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    Another vote for PSA.

    Yes, I've used PSA customer service twice. Once I ordered lowers and the website didn't add the shipping. I was notified of the error and PSA came up with a solution to my satisfaction, and the second time I was sent the wrong item. I called and they shipped out the right item that day without waiting for the wrong one to be returned to them.

    A+ in my book.
     
  14. ColdBlooded

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    While I still purchase from PSA, for their prices, they forgot to include a bolt release pin, and when I emailed them, their response was lackluster.
     
  15. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I see PSA leaves out the rear sight on their $599 model.
     
  16. gryphthemyth

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    PSA has great prices on parts particularly their lower parts kits (which I've used a few times on builds) the only downfall I see to them is their fire control springs are a bit weak.
     
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    Another vote for PSA.......
     
  18. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Well I went with S&W and won't look back! Thanks guys for your input! ( With the exception of one)
     
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  19. Darkangel1846

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    You are a smart boy!:wavey: