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Posted: 12/15/2009 10:29:39 AM
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I'm not very familiar with Doublestar AR's but Buds has a very nice sale on them right now and I'm thinking about buying one in the future. I've been looking for an inexpensive back up for my other AR and don't really want to spend a bunch of money if I don't need to. I'm leaning towards the Hbar.

I read the reviews about the Doublestars on buds website, but you never know who is reviewing the rifle. Many guys on there bought the gun shot less than a thousand rounds and declare it's the best thing since sliced bread.

As much as I truely hate it when some geek plays the "m4 chart" card, I am curious about how the Doublestar stacks up against other brands. It wouldn't really sway my opinion, I'm just curious.

If you have a Doublestar I'd like to hear what you think of it and if possible what kind of a round count you have on your rifle.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 10:55:51 AM
Originally Posted By teddy12b:
I'm not very familiar with Doublestar AR's but Buds has a very nice sale on them right now and I'm thinking about buying one in the future. I've been looking for an inexpensive back up for my other AR and don't really want to spend a bunch of money if I don't need to. I'm leaning towards the Hbar.

I read the reviews about the Doublestars on buds website, but you never know who is reviewing the rifle. Many guys on there bought the gun shot less than a thousand rounds and declare it's the best thing since sliced bread.

As much as I truely hate it when some geek plays the "m4 chart" card, I am curious about how the Doublestar stacks up against other brands. It wouldn't really sway my opinion, I'm just curious.

If you have a Doublestar I'd like to hear what you think of it and if possible what kind of a round count you have on your rifle.

Thanks in advance.


I recently got a Star-15 16" HBAR from Bud's and I'm one of the 'many guys' too as I've only put 200rnds through it so far. I got it for the same reason as you- cheap back-up to my Stag & RRA. It's been fine- no failures and reasonably accurate (about 2moa @ 100yds w/4x scope) with Wolf. Fit & finish are solid too. I'm fairly new to AR's so haven't learned to be a snob yet but I would recommend it for what your purposes.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 11:30:23 AM
I just bought that same exact rifle friday with the M4 cut. Shot 20 rounds Friday and 100 rounds Saturday with no flaws. I put a Vortex red dot scope on it and haven't fine tuned it yet. I was real happy with the way the purchase went at Bud's. They will get my business from now on. Also Doublestar is a local company. I can take my rifle to them if there is ever a problem. Good Luck.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 11:34:56 AM
All of my lowers are Double Star. All of the builds I help people do are the same.
Nice product, nice price.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 11:38:18 AM
Yesterday I helped assemble a DS lower with a DT kit. The lower was fine to work with. Everything came together beautifully. And , I kinda like the logo/roll-mark on the DS lower....................

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Posted: 12/15/2009 12:11:18 PM
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double star has been making rifles and parts for 25 years, longer than alot of the big names, all parts are in house. Great rifles and great 1911 s , also i like the fact the shop is 28 mins from my house doesnt hurt either. buy the double star you wont look back. round count on oldest rifle 2600 to 2700 ,newest rifle 200 , old mil spec 1911 getting close to 1200 , new railed 1911 at 150, all rounds fire in all my guns are reloads and i never had aproblem 110% reliable !!!
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Posted: 12/15/2009 12:58:03 PM
Where are they located? I looked at their website and didn't see where they are at.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 1:02:42 PM
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Posted: 12/15/2009 1:06:58 PM
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Great products and great customer service, nothing but praises for them, I'm a proud and happy Double Star/JT Distributing owner.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 1:10:09 PM
Originally Posted By teddy12b:
Where are they located? I looked at their website and didn't see where they are at.


I believe they are in Winchester, KY.

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Posted: 12/15/2009 1:10:42 PM
From everything I have heared they are solid rifles. They are all a friend of mine uses. Not that he is any whiz-bang tactical wizard or anything. I haven't heared anything bad yet.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 1:19:01 PM
I would like to build a 14.5" kit from J&T on an Aero Precision lower and take it across town to 87GN with a few cans of Wolf and see how long it last. It should fall apart before he even gets it to the range.
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Posted: 12/15/2009 2:42:24 PM
I looked at their kits and that seems like a really good deal. Everything you need delivered to your FFL in one package that's pretty affordable. I may have to look into this a little more.
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Posted: 12/19/2009 9:09:51 PM
Great product.
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Posted: 12/19/2009 9:21:15 PM
it was my first and only AR, and i love it. Zero failures at about 700 rounds and counting.
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Posted: 12/19/2009 9:22:57 PM
Double Star has always been top quality in my experience. I have used a lot of their stuff in builds. I put one of their LPKs next to a RRA and they sure looked the same. The hammer and trigger were made by the same source. They (J T Distributors) are a large distributor for a lot of other weapons, M60's, M79's, etc. They are not some small time parts assemblers.
My Double Stars all function perfectly and I have never had one problem with them.
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Posted: 12/19/2009 10:43:17 PM
Originally Posted By teddy12b:
I looked at their kits and that seems like a really good deal. Everything you need delivered to your FFL in one package that's pretty affordable. I may have to look into this a little more.



Kits are not normally delivered to your FFL. They are sent directly to you. The only time you need an FFL is if you are buying a complete rifle, or either a stripped or complete lower receiver.
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Posted: 12/19/2009 11:38:21 PM
I built a 16" M4 on an Essential Arms lower last year and it was a real trooper. I didn't run 1k round through it or anything, and sold it in like new condition, but I was very pleased with the kit that I got from JT Distributing. I would highly recommend Doublestar and will probably build another in the future.
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Posted: 2/18/2010 11:56:38 AM
I built my Double Star .223/5.56 AR-15 piece by piece, bought my lower receiver locally and the remainder of the parts from www.jtdistributing.com. So far I have gone through about 900 round with three different brand mags, promag, pmag and c product mags and all work great with no problems. I reload my own ammo and have yet to see any problem[/s]s
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Posted: 3/4/2010 1:54:10 PM
I'll be able to contribute to this in a few weeks. I just bought a complete DS AR15 today from my local gun shop and can't wait to get it cleaned up and out to the range in a couple of weeks. I'm not expecting any problems from this rifle and the posts in this thread are definitely encouraging. :)

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Posted: 3/4/2010 2:12:26 PM
Sounds good!
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Posted: 3/16/2010 9:12:52 PM
I ordered mine thru Bud's also and eagerly await the arrival. Should be at my FFL on Friday. Tracking it thru UPS. No problems as far Bud's ordering system and they provided the tracking# next day. I am planning to take her to the range on Saturday. Will post a range report immediately.

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Posted: 3/16/2010 9:40:06 PM
can anybody compare the Doublestar to a Del-ton? they aren't much more expensive. Just wanted some opinions. thanks.
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Posted: 3/16/2010 9:47:22 PM
Doublestar looks okay but when they first came out they were the same price as Bushy but with less expensive barrel steel etc. I haven't heard any complaints though
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Posted: 3/16/2010 10:11:02 PM
Double Star lowers are also one of the few that are still made with a "low shelf" That means you 'could' drop a RDIAS right in with out mods. Not that its something most people would care about really....
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Posted: 3/17/2010 7:56:45 AM
DoubleStar offers the best value in the Industry IMO.

My go-to gun is a DoubleStar and it has been flawless.

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