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new AR for $587 ?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Hummerbike, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Hummerbike

    Hummerbike

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    Went to Walmart to buy the DPMS they have for $587 but after looking it over decided to ask your opinions.

    It has a basic lower reciever. It does not have a dust cover, a forward assist or the triangle piece just to the rear of the ejection port.

    How important are these things? Is it worth buying and then looking for a stripped lower to replace it with?

    To me a dust cover is not important and I've never used a forward assist but if that triangle protrusion keeps brass from leaving marks on my forehead it might be a deal breaker.

    What say you?
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    At that price...
    Don't walk, but RUN the **** away from it.

    For about the same money you can get a S&W M&P Sport - it DOES have the bass deflector, and it's a MUCH better quality gun. You can also spend under $100 MORE, and get a standard AR from Palmetto State Armory.
     

  3. Hummerbike

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    Who's selling the SW Sport at that price?
     
  4. BBJones

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    Triangle thingy = brass deflector

    I would check out PSA's offerings if my budget was on the low side.
     
  5. svtpwnz

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    I would not take that rifle if you gave it to me. Save up a few more bucks for a better rifle, just my. 02
     
  6. DieselNut

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    With it being dpms, you'll need a FA and dust cover lol.
     
  7. Spydertime

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    Got my DPMS Oracle at a gun show recently for $599.00 it has a forward assist, dust cover, and triangle thingy behind the ejection port :) It is quite a good shooter to :)
     
  8. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Plenty of people have reported getting Sports for $600-650, you just have to runt around a bit.
     
  9. bmoore

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    Look into Palmetto State Armory.
     
  10. Hummerbike

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    I've got a RRA AR-15. I'm looking for a gun to keep in the fifth wheel or trunk of the car. Don't want to spend alot money for that purpose.
     
  11. MrMurphy

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    I wouldn't take it unless it was free.
     
  12. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    No way. For $300 more you could get a solid firearm such as a Colt.
     
  13. Patriot III

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    This. Get the PSA.
     
  14. dotsun

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    All the features you mentioned that are missing are on the upper, not the lower.
     
  15. Hummerbike

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    Wow! You're right.
     
  16. WoodenPlank

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    ...and only then as trade fodder.

    Again, there are MUCH better deals out there for around $600. If it's gonna possibly serve as a trunk gun, though, you want something with a dust cover. I'd strongly suggest either looking into Palmetto State Armory, or saving your pennies for something nicer.
     
  17. RatDrall

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    A dust cover is very important. ARs aren't as sensetive to dust and filth as some people (AR haters) believe, but more dust inside your action is never a good thing.

    I have never used a forward assist.

    A brass deflector is nice if you don't like brass hitting you in the face.

    No

    Don't get it. For a few dollars more you could have a Palmetto State or Del Ton rifle, that is a complete AR15 (not missing features) with a chrome lined barrel and less corners cut in production and materials and quality control than the DPMS.

    Buy this, have it sent to your local FFL. If you pay more than $30 for the transfer, you are getting screwed:

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/inde...complete-psa-ar-15-lower-classic-edition.html

    or this:

    http://www.del-ton.com/Del_Ton_Lower_Receiver_with_Buttstock_p/lr102.htm

    Then buy this, have it shipped to your front door:

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/inde...ers/psa-16-mid-length-chrome-lined-upper.html

    If you want to save $100 or so, get this, with an A2 upper, so you don't need to spend even more on a detachable carry handle or other rear sight:

    http://www.del-ton.com/Custom_Upper_p/cu104.htm

    With a little effort, and just a few more dollars, you can get a real AR15. The price of a few magazines or boxes of ammo isn't much to upgrade to a much better rifle. Spend $650-750 total on a complete upper and lower, and you can sell it for that, or more, when the time comes.
     
  18. bullittmcqueen

    bullittmcqueen Gunfighter

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    This might be one of the worst rifles every manufactured. I had no idea DMPS was making "sport" type rifles now.

    Avoid it like the plague.
     
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