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Posted: 2/12/2006 9:49:11 PM EDT
Im contemplating getting my wife an AR rifle and am looking for some advice. I have a bushy M4 and was thinking about the same for her, would make a good back up to mine as well. I was also thinking about a carbon model for weight but I think the recoil might be too much. Any reccomendations on which model would be best?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:52:53 PM EDT
RRA or Armalite Midlenght might be the best. Never shot one but the recoil is suppossed to be a bit lighter. Also has the collapsable stock which she may need depending on her size.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:58:59 PM EDT
if it were my wife.


bushmaster superlight bbl.
vltor clubfoot with recoil pad
flat top
mgi buffer
acog
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:04:52 PM EDT
Ultralight barrel is definately a good thing for women - it's usually a heavy forend that gives them more trouble than the recoil.

My wife is 4'11" and doesn't do well with recoil, and her CavArms doesn't bother her at all even tho it does have a stronger recoil impulse than an M4gery. However, a hvy barrel tends to droop on her shooting offhand.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:10:09 PM EDT
what about a nice pink cavarms?

do they still make the bunch of colors?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:14:07 PM EDT
My wife's favorite is a 300 whisper with a suppressor... actually it is mine, but hard to tell her that! Since I got a new 338S barrel, once the new bulldog can is made up for it, I am sure that the 300W will be gone to her side of the bed for good!

Small, light, low recoil, quiet and dead sexy... all a girl needs!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 11:14:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 11:21:54 PM EDT by kaotic]
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:23:20 AM EDT
I wonder why no one ever reccomends the Colt AR6520? That's what I have and I love it and it is the lightest one I have found. My wife covets it ;)
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:30:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 4:30:54 AM EDT by johndel]

Originally Posted By kaotic:
Bushmaster Superlight with Stubby Stock




My wife is 5'2 100lbs and she uses the m4a3 bushy superlight with stubby.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:14:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By johndel:

Originally Posted By kaotic:
Bushmaster Superlight with Stubby Stock




My wife is 5'2 100lbs and she uses the m4a3 bushy superlight with stubby.
home.comcast.net/~jdelpercio/km4.jpg



WOW very nice!

P.S. Nice gun too!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:15:31 AM EDT
If I could ask, how much was the set up w/ out the Aimpoint?:

If I can say , your wife has some guns of her own! nice biceps
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:15:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 7:16:55 AM EDT by XSentinel]

Originally Posted By johndel:

Originally Posted By kaotic:
Bushmaster Superlight with Stubby Stock




My wife is 5'2 100lbs and she uses the m4a3 bushy superlight with stubby.
home.comcast.net/~jdelpercio/km4.jpg

OK, so you have a cool looking rifle and an awesome looking wife. Geez. Show off. j/k
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:31:47 AM EDT

AR FOR MY WIFE



Oh for her to shoot?!!!!


Thought we were going to be talking about a "hit" on your wife!


j/k of course


the Carbon Bushmaster mentioned above gets a lot of bad press around here. Purists won't touch one, and are adamant about not being seen with one nearby

They are probably OK, but the weight savings isn't that much and they dollar savings isn't at all

I'd go with the lightweight barreled Bushmaster, with CAR hand-guards and collapsible stock, and be good-to-go.

Makes a great shooter and is reasonably light and maneuverable for women, teens, and us big guys
too


wish I could get mine to shoot with me!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:05:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By johndel:
My wife is 5'2 100lbs and she uses the m4a3 bushy superlight with stubby.
home.comcast.net/~jdelpercio/km4.jpg



I must have missed the AR in this picture. All I saw were biceps.
~WORD~
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:32:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By johndel:

Originally Posted By kaotic:
Bushmaster Superlight with Stubby Stock




My wife is 5'2 100lbs and she uses the m4a3 bushy superlight with stubby.



+1 all the way around
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:43:42 PM EDT
You guys crack me up : )
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:52:09 PM EDT
My GF loves her cav arms. I too would suggest a light barrel to aleviate off hand shooting fatigue. I would also suggest a adjustable stock if she is much shorter than 5-6.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:59:52 PM EDT
I would have to see a pic of your wife. But, for the most part, I would say that is a good trade.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:14:39 PM EDT
Damn dude!

Originally Posted By johndel:

Originally Posted By kaotic:
Bushmaster Superlight with Stubby Stock




My wife is 5'2 100lbs and she uses the m4a3 bushy superlight with stubby.
home.comcast.net/~jdelpercio/km4.jpg

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:49:17 PM EDT
Judging by her arms id say the hell with the AR get her a M14...or okay the SOCCOM M14.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:55:53 PM EDT
Say, MS... pretty wife who LIKES guns... Does she have any sisters???
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:46:08 AM EDT
My sister in law.....she's a hottie, but then again your not my enemy....you can't see her and my mother in law standing down range from JL's wife in the larger picture.

I could air drop them both into Afgan ,Pak, Iraq or Iran and the war would be over in a matter of days. If Al Queda thought they were like all American women they would surrender asap!.

I brought a shovel and two bags of lime over to there house one day. One said "Plan on Gardening?" I replied " Well, I plan on putting somthing in the ground". The other said "Oh I hate digging holes", I said, "I'll dig, I just need you to jump in after to make sure it's big enough."



Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:00:23 AM EDT
Cav Arms makes a high quality lightweight AR that would be an excellent weapon for your wife, and they can also be purchased in a variety of colors.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:10:52 AM EDT
My wife wants a a BHD-Somalia '93 style Colt Commando AR herself, but my wife is a little extraordinary that way.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:53:38 AM EDT
lightweight M-4 style or midlength, and a +1 for an MGI buffer.



If you can stand the noise, think about a brake instead of a FS. Try to make it as light and soft shooting as possible.
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