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Posted: 4/17/2016 11:52:46 AM EDT
I know it is the cardinal sin of AR15 ownership not to modify but I see all these guys who buy the gun and then by the time they are done they have dumped thousands of dollars into it there is barely 40 percent of the original rifle left (If that). Why not just build your own from the ground up? I  just bought my MP15 Sport 2 and the only thing I might add to it is a red dot sight. Did any of you buy a rifle similar to mine and then NEVER modified it at all while using it for years and years? I might admit the plastic "butt" of the rifle isnt very comfy when I hold it in my shoulder.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 12:29:34 PM EDT
Me. I bought a Bushmaster A2 5 years ago, still as it was.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 12:35:39 PM EDT
I have a Colt 6920 that's 2 years old. I Just swapped the MBUS rear sight it came with for a carry handle.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 1:14:27 PM EDT
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My A2 Bushy is 20 years old and is the same except for a Hogue grip.   My M-4 ish rifles get a Hogue grip and a Magpul MOE stock.     One has a red-dot and one has 1-4x scope.   Oh, and I only own GI spec aluminum magazines, no plastic ones.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 1:33:46 PM EDT
Colt green label A2 AR15 I purchased used around 1990. Only mods have been swapping screws for Compass Lake front takedown pin for easier cleaning and Silencerco three prong flash hider for can.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 1:40:29 PM EDT
No, I've never bought an AR.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 1:53:00 PM EDT
Lol no
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 2:13:04 PM EDT
I bought an SP 1 Colt Sporter in 1980 with my first PD Paycheck and it is still stock other than pulling out the 5 round limiters to the 20 round mags.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 2:54:27 PM EDT
I put it together and never changed it...
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 2:57:32 PM EDT
Sure, two Colt sporters from the good old days that both have the original extractor springs with no o-rings. No dumb one-piece gas rings and the original buffer's and springs.

Both run fine.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 3:00:11 PM EDT
I've only ever bought 2, and those were both .308s.  One was because nothing like it can be assembled from parts available on the market, and the other was because it was really cheap.  The second one hasn't been modified, but also hasn't been shot.



I see no point whatsoever in buying an off the rack AR15, when I know what I like, and nobody builds that, and those that come close are too expensive.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 3:31:31 PM EDT
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I've only ever bought 2, and those were both .308s.  One was because nothing like it can be assembled from parts available on the market, and the other was because it was really cheap.  The second one hasn't been modified, but also hasn't been shot.

I see no point whatsoever in buying an off the rack AR15, when I know what I like, and nobody builds that, and those that come close are too expensive.
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If you built one EXACTLY how you want it then how much would it cost you on average?
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 3:44:24 PM EDT
My RRA A2 20" is still stock from the day I bought it about 12 years ago. :)
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 3:45:39 PM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 4:13:22 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By Justin3:

I've only ever bought 2, and those were both .308s.  One was because nothing like it can be assembled from parts available on the market, and the other was because it was really cheap.  The second one hasn't been modified, but also hasn't been shot.



I see no point whatsoever in buying an off the rack AR15, when I know what I like, and nobody builds that, and those that come close are too expensive.





If you built one EXACTLY how you want it then how much would it cost you on average?





 



Depends on what I'm looking for at the time.  A few are just cheap plinkers that will go to my kids when they grow up.  Then there is a semi-premium SBR, and a few nicer SHTF type rifles. Sans optics, I am between $600 and $1500 for my rifles.  I would say, on average, that 800-1k will get me exactly what I'm looking for in a nice rifle
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 4:57:38 PM EDT
I built all 3 of mine
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 5:58:41 PM EDT
Elvis's looked original.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 5:59:23 PM EDT
I have a Colt 6550 - A2 profile barrel that I got for service match shooting in the early 90's.  Very original and even keep my USMC old-style sling I used in the early 80's on it.  I would not F with it ever.

Now I did get on e of those add-on cheek pieces for it (Delta H-Bar kinda' thing) because I used to scope it for antelope hunting when I lived in ID.  Not on there now.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 6:22:02 PM EDT
Yep. 100% for 3 years now. Wouldn't have bought it if I didn't like it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 7:06:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 7:37:03 PM EDT
god no.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 7:43:17 PM EDT
colt A2 Hbar.   I took put a flat top, round tube free float forend and a picatinny gas block on way back.    I used it with a scope for a couple years and wanted my A2 back so I put it all back stock.  Only non OEM part is my sling swivel rivet.

I dragged to our HTF shoot at Fort Drum and shot in our match with it.   I won a nice set of flip sights from Troy.

Still stock.  It'll stay stock..
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 7:43:18 PM EDT
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I have a colt 6520 that is completely stock.  Don't shoot it all that much though.  I usually use it when introducing  new and young shooters to the AR 15 platform.





Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:05:18 PM EDT
my RRA,DPMS,Colt are all stock
but i do plan on switching out hte pistol grips on the DPMS and Colt
just because i really like the ergo grip on my RRA

other than that they will stay stock

money spent on changing things on them,is better spent on building my own custom rifle
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:21:32 PM EDT
Not possible
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:28:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:50:28 PM EDT
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If you built one EXACTLY how you want it then how much would it cost you on average?
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Originally Posted By Justin3:
I've only ever bought 2, and those were both .308s.  One was because nothing like it can be assembled from parts available on the market, and the other was because it was really cheap.  The second one hasn't been modified, but also hasn't been shot.

I see no point whatsoever in buying an off the rack AR15, when I know what I like, and nobody builds that, and those that come close are too expensive.


If you built one EXACTLY how you want it then how much would it cost you on average?

i built one exactly like i wanted.. and have $2000.00 in it..
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:51:30 PM EDT
I bought one with so much gizmos on it that I can't change anything and it's driving me mad!!!
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:52:58 PM EDT
Bushmaster M4A2 14.5 with pinned Phantom FH bought in 1998 during ban.
Only change is it has Foliage green magpul moe furniture on it now.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:54:07 PM EDT
The Bushy I bought stock, the other two I assembled are also stock.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 8:59:22 PM EDT
The only thing that's changed since I put this one together is the VFG. I ditched it not long after that pic was taken.

Link Posted: 4/17/2016 9:06:01 PM EDT
Nope can't say I have.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 9:12:31 PM EDT
I have (2) 70`s era Colt SP-1`s, one in 9mm and one in .223 that I keep stock.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 9:38:17 PM EDT
Still have a couple of them still the same after 20 years.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 11:25:12 PM EDT

Out of my current 5 AR just this one my all Colt parts A2 rifle clone, my other four carbines I changed a lot of components for different personal preference.

This pic was taken just after I built it in mid 2005, I only changed to the A2 type correct grip and military 2 point adjustable cloth black sling to make it closer to the A2 issue rifle.

I started out with a USGI M16A2 Colt never issued 1980s upper half without BCG and no charging handle in early '05.

Then I found a like new Colt Match Target HBAR stripped lower half at my local gun shop, I ordered online all Colt parts LPK, M16 auto BCG, charging handle, M16A2 buttstock group kit and in about less than an hour got it assembled.

I still shoot it regularly just the way it is with iron sights, I won't put any optics on it, it reminded me of the AR rifles that I used to have, all Colt, Sporter SP1, AR-15A2 Sporter II, AR-15A2 HBAR Sporter, and Sporter Target Model.


Link Posted: 4/18/2016 1:00:25 AM EDT
Me 6933 is all oem. I am looking for a 6943..right now.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 1:02:37 AM EDT
I've got an early 90s Oly Arms SUM and an early 90s RRA Tactical Entry that are unchanged. No reason to change them.  They are what they are and I can build anything else I want.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 1:27:14 AM EDT
Does full factory rifles already with rails, furniture, etc count? LOL...
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 2:40:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 7:19:09 PM EDT
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Yes. Colt SP1 carbine.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 7:44:45 PM EDT
Yes, my Colt SP-1 rifle, a Colt 6920, and a Colt 6920 SOCOM are all completely stock.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 7:56:31 PM EDT
Impossible not to modify... every AR seemingly comes with those cheap, garbage M4 stocks. Those always get swapped out for something less awful looking.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 8:02:16 PM EDT
Bought my HBAR in 1988, fired Service rifle with it  over the next 4 years until I retired from the Army in 92.  It is still as it was and ever will be as it sits at the right hand of God.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 8:14:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By desibaba:
I know it is the cardinal sin of AR15 ownership not to modify but I see all these guys who buy the gun and then by the time they are done they have dumped thousands of dollars into it there is barely 40 percent of the original rifle left (If that). Why not just build your own from the ground up? I  just bought my MP15 Sport 2 and the only thing I might add to it is a red dot sight. Did any of you buy a rifle similar to mine and then NEVER modified it at all while using it for years and years? I might admit the plastic "butt" of the rifle isnt very comfy when I hold it in my shoulder.
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Nerve bought a "rifle" just for the bolded reason.  I want what I want and the easiest and cheapest way to do that is to put together the parts you want in the first place.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 8:27:05 PM EDT
NO - WHAT ARE YOU NUTS?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:34:28 AM EDT
Just bought a 6920. Keep it stock?

I'm going to try my hardest...
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:52:28 AM EDT
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Impossible not to modify... every AR seemingly comes with those cheap, garbage M4 stocks. Those always get swapped out for something less awful looking.
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LOL
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:02:18 AM EDT
I don't think I've left one stock for minutes, much less years.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:14:17 AM EDT
Kind of.  My first AR was an A2 style Colt.  I immediately turned it into a boat anchor with useless shit, realized my mistake, then turned it back in to its useful, practical configuration.

That rifle was stolen but I replaced it with a rack grade style A4 build. Still my most used AR.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:01:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 11:02:20 AM EDT by wildearp]
My Colt 6920 was about 8 years old before I changed the stock and trigger.  A stamp is forthcoming.  It will be shorter..............
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:00:59 PM EDT
I don't know I've never bought a factory AR
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