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Specter1975
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Posted: 12/24/2011 6:20:55 PM
In the next year or so I've been considering another AR purchase. I have a Colt 6920 and it is a great rifle. My buddy has a Daniel Defense and it is one of the best AR's that I have ever picked up. I have considered another 6920 (or maybe 6940 this time), then I started thinking about Daniel Defense. Lately though I have been reading up on the KAC SR-15 E3. I want the best quality, dead nuts, reliable, toughest AR on the market. Price is no consideration.

I am just wondering if the KAC SR-15 is really worth the extra money over the other two brands I have mentioned.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 6:25:24 PM
Factor in all features it has over a plain 6920.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 6:28:52 PM
I think so, incredible rail system, ambidextrous setup, special bolt designed to be less prone to breakage, it was stoners last design.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 6:29:26 PM
I would not go with the Colt since you already have one. I have owned some DD accessories and a Omega X FSP Rail and they make great stuff. But, if price is no option and your thinking about the KAC I say to hell with it and go for it!! Just make sure you post some pics!
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Posted: 12/24/2011 7:18:29 PM
The KAC won't likely be any more reliable or accurate than the Colt or DD. However, if money is no consideration as you've said, then get the KAC because:

1. It's cool.
2. Bragging rights.
3. You'll know that you probably have, arguably, the best money can possibly buy.

Go for it.

I do not have one, and likely never will. For me, money is a consideration, and I'd rather spend those extra $$$ on ammo, optics, a new pistol, etc. But we're talking about your $$$$.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 7:41:10 PM
nope......would i like to own one....yup for what was mentioned above bragging rights, thats about all
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Posted: 12/24/2011 7:44:01 PM
Depends on your use, if you want a gun that will go bang every time then go with the Colt and be happy. If you shoot as a hobby and enjoy the bells and whistles then the KAC is worth the price.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 7:46:45 PM
Originally Posted By FiveToOne:
Depends on your use, if you want a gun that will go bang every time then go with the Colt and be happy. If you shoot as a hobby and enjoy the bells and whistles then the KAC is worth the price.


Except the KAC will go bang every time and is a true improvement over other designs, stoner took his experience and years of evolution to the system and created what he felt was the next step
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Posted: 12/24/2011 7:49:13 PM
I would love to own a knights, but like others will never be able to reasonable justify spending my money on it, but if youve got the extra cash go for it, i sure as hell would
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Posted: 12/24/2011 7:51:01 PM
if i had the money, I would go for a KAC SR-15 over a Colt 6920 any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 8:16:34 PM
I own a KAC SR-15 complete lower. I must say, it is one sweet piece!
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Posted: 12/24/2011 8:21:44 PM
No. Buy Noveske's SS barrelled rifles instead. As much as I like Knight's Armament I think better is available for cheaper. Build your own and get exactly what you want.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 8:26:08 PM
KAC makes very cool rifles. It you like the design and features, go for it. That said, it won't be a better performer than the Colt, just different.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 8:36:57 PM
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I have shot a ton of stock style rifles and a lot of full out customs.
The SR15-E3 is the Sweetest, Soft shooting rifle I have ever shot.
The middy gas and barrel, buffer set up is perfect.
It has quickly become My go to gun.
I dont like the fact that it is 16in barrle but I dont think I would bother cutting and pinning it.

If you were to take a stock 6920 for $950 and add
A rail system, 300-400
Sopmod stock, 150
Low pro gas block with flip up sights. 200-250
A 2 stage trigger and Ambi safety 200
You would be most of the way to the cost of a SR15.

You still would not have the middy gas, built in QD sockets and the ambi controls.

You can find a lightly used one for around 1500-1800.

It's a rifle that you just buy and shoot it does NOT have to be tinkered with or upgraded.
Add optic and shoot it.

I would also look into a FN Scar for an all out reliable, cost no option 5.56 rifle.
Then you have a folding stock and piston system as well.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 8:59:09 PM

I own Colt, LMT, RRA, MEGA, and a KAC SR-15 E3 IWS.

If you aren't constrained by the cost, buy the Knights SR-15.

Buy once, cry once.

If price is a limiting factor, DD, Colt, etc are just fine.
You can always mod them as you can afford, down the road.



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Posted: 12/24/2011 9:12:13 PM
Originally Posted By CTbuilder1:
KAC makes very cool rifles. It you like the design and features, go for it. That said, it won't be a better performer than the Colt, just different.


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Posted: 12/24/2011 9:56:41 PM

Originally Posted By boarklr:
The KAC won't likely be any more reliable or accurate than the Colt or DD. However, if money is no consideration as you've said, then get the KAC because:

1. It's cool.
2. Bragging rights.
3. You'll know that you probably have, arguably, the best money can possibly buy.

Go for it.

I do not have one, and likely never will. For me, money is a consideration, and I'd rather spend those extra $$$ on ammo, optics, a new pistol, etc. But we're talking about your $$$$.
My SR15 smokes my Colts in the accuracy department, match trigger and a free float barrel.

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Posted: 12/24/2011 11:40:26 PM
6920 for me.
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Posted: 12/24/2011 11:44:48 PM
I think rails are becoming less of a selling point. Round tubes with rail sections, and MOE hand guards are starting to take off IMHO due to the fact most rail space is not used.



Borrowed a buddies "Dissy style" rifle the other day with a full length MOE hand guard on a 16" barrel, and it ROCKS compared to a quad rail. (personal opinion of course)
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Posted: 12/25/2011 12:12:00 AM
Knights is certainly a nice rifle. I can't say I'd suggest to you to spend the extra over a colt, because the cost difference could buy you a nice optic and a bunch of ammo. That being said, I'd love to own one of their dimpled barrels at some point.
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Posted: 12/25/2011 12:26:03 AM
I'm not usually a fanboy...but since I see them jumping in every other thread ever and it's Christmas I'm going to give myself a present and indulge my fanboy streak by posting this here wallpaper I made a while back... Colt? Knights? There really is only one option...

Better performance...
Lower cost...
No proprietary BCG parts...

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Posted: 12/25/2011 1:06:26 AM
Originally Posted By Madcap72:
I think rails are becoming less of a selling point. Round tubes with rail sections, and MOE hand guards are starting to take off IMHO due to the fact most rail space is not used.



Borrowed a buddies "Dissy style" rifle the other day with a full length MOE hand guard on a 16" barrel, and it ROCKS compared to a quad rail. (personal opinion of course)



I would get a SR15 and put this rail on it...I own a couple of E3's and there are definitely a soft shooting rifle..



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Posted: 12/25/2011 1:10:25 AM
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Had one, then a very unique trade opportunity arose so traded it. I will own another one. Great rifles. Lite, well balanced, accurate, has the ambi controls. Mine only hiccuped one time and that was on some Wolf ammo, it eat anything else it was fed. Very soft shooting rifles. I ran a Rainier XTC comp on it and it was like shooting a .22 Are they worth the money? Only the person shelling out the cash can truly answer that. For me? Yes.



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Posted: 12/25/2011 1:29:42 AM
KAC all the way for the reasond mentioned above. I sold mine like a dummy and now I have been trying to find a replacement with no luck. Odds our I will buy another one when the right deal comes along.
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Posted: 12/25/2011 9:39:59 AM
Had a KAC SR-15 E3, sold it like a dumbass when I was hard up for cash. They blow any and all 16" carbines out of the water and anything close to base model or stock. They are solidly sitting on the top with the few other elite rifles/carbines that are produced commercially.

I too will be buying another at some point.
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Posted: 12/25/2011 5:11:12 PM
Thank I appreciate all of the feedback. It sounds like I'll be purchasing a Knight's Armament rifle in the not too distant future.
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