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Posted: 2/20/2006 9:05:49 PM EDT
What configuration would be best for me? I am a girl and I don't want anything to heavy, and big. Something little and light. Tell me what you think..........
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:11:15 PM EDT
16" superlight or an M4 gov't. profile. Both are very light, and easy to control.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:14:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 9:19:19 PM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:15:46 PM EDT
How much do they usually range in price.....
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:18:24 PM EDT
Welcome.

I have to agree with both posts. Stay with the light profile barrels, ordinary CAR handguards and you will keep the weight of your rifle manageable.

Good luck and safe shooting.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:19:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:
How much do they usually range in price.....



A complete rifle or just the barrel?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:22:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eye_spy:

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:
How much do they usually range in price.....



A complete rifle or just the barrel?


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Complete rifle
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:26:26 PM EDT
depends on how much you want to spend and what brand. I have seen some cheaper ones that are very basic and simple for around 700, and more ubertactical for 1400 or buy the kit and build one. a kit is only $445 and then spend what you want to on a lower http://model1sales.com/item-detail.cfmID=KCE16LM&storeid=1&image=car16prelwm16.gif&CFID=4406420&CFTOKEN=61108936 then find a lower of your choice, I would recomend snsindustries.com/
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:27:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 9:39:53 PM EDT by eye_spy]

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:

Originally Posted By eye_spy:

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:
How much do they usually range in price.....


A complete rifle or just the barrel?


Complete rifle



That would depend on the brand. The higher end brands are your ABCs (Armalite, Bushmaster and Colt) .... then there is Rock River Arms, Stag Arms and Olympic Arms which a lot of memebers prefer too.

Here you go.

ARMALITE
BUSHMASTER FIREARMS
COLT


ROCK RIVER ARMS
STAG ARMS
OLYMPIC ARMS

Model 1 Sales is very cheap compared to the lot, but it is hit or miss on their products. But check them out too.

MODEL 1 SALES

Hope that helps. Good luck.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:27:36 PM EDT
$650-1400+ depending on brand, used vs. new, and features.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:30:01 PM EDT
A 16" (or CMMG 14.5" with perm flash hider) mid length gas system Gov't profile carbine with a CAR (like Stag Arms) collapsible stock.

Another alternative would be a permanently installed Vortex/ Phantom flash hider on a 14.5" Gov't profile barrel or a 16" LW/ superlight CAR.

If a lighter weight is desired, the barrel area in front of the front sight of the Gov't profile could be either flutted or contoured to a thinner profile.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:36:01 PM EDT
A Colt 6520 Govt Carbine is what you need, pencil barrel and lightweight
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:37:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 9:41:59 PM EDT by 1IV]
Best guns for a girl:
Pistol Glock 19 9mm $450
Smith and Wesson p99compact in 9mm $485

Rifles:
Model 94 trapper ,winchester , in 357 or 30/30 $300
CAR Ar15 $700-800

Shotgun:
Mosberg 590 with ghostrings $325
remington 870 youth $189

And stay out of "general" they eat newbies for a snack.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:47:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Best guns for a girl:
Pistol Glock 19 9mm $450
Smith and Wesson p99compact in 9mm $485

Rifles:
Model 94 trapper ,winchester , in 357 or 30/30 $300
CAR Ar15 $700-800

Shotgun:
Mosberg 590 with ghostrings $325
remington 870 youth $189

And stay out of "general" they eat newbies for a snack.




Ok thanks. I just realized it. They all think I am a guy, but I'm not.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:54:49 PM EDT
And if you have no training at all, buy some with the gun. There are plenty of beginner handgun courses... Buy the firearm and get into one. Start with the basics of firearms safety etc etc
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:01:34 PM EDT
Thanks for your help. No one else will seem to give me the time of day
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:02:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:

Originally Posted By eye_spy:

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:
How much do they usually range in price.....



A complete rifle or just the barrel?


\



Complete rifle



You can put together a very nice, and simple, Superlight or M4 carbine for around $700-750. Even less than that if you don't get some of the frills (like going with a non chrome lined barrel, lesser known names, etc.).
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:07:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:
Thanks for your help. No one else will seem to give me the time of day



Try to stay away from GD while you're feeling your way (or proving you are legit) on the site. They have a tough crowd out there.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:10:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Best guns for a girl:
Pistol Glock 19 9mm $450
Smith and Wesson p99compact in 9mm $485

Rifles:
Model 94 trapper ,winchester , in 357 or 30/30 $300
CAR Ar15 $700-800

Shotgun:
Mosberg 590 with ghostrings $325
remington 870 youth $189

And stay out of "general" they eat newbies for a snack.




Ok thanks. I just realized it. They all think I am a guy, but I'm not.



yea, sorry, but eveyone in GD seems to think that all newbies (expecially girls) are guys running around trying to cause problems

anyways, a lightweight 16in w/ CAR stock is pretty light (mine runs around 6lbs)

are you looking at a kit/personal build or a complete stock rifle?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:10:25 PM EDT
Although I am not a girl, I really love my 16" SuperLight configuration. I still have a hard time getting over how much lighter is it than my 16" HBAR. Had them both out today, so the difference is still fresh in my mind. I also like my 14.5" M4 profile carbines. They are also noticably lighter than the 16" HBAR, or 14.5" HBAR for that matter. I think that you would be pleased with either configuration--16"SL or 14.5" M4...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:18:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:



Ok thanks. I just realized it. They all think I am a guy, but I'm not.



I knew you were female even before I read your post. Not hard to figure out why. Too many still think guns are guys only.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:21:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JumboJim:

Originally Posted By hkgirl36:



Ok thanks. I just realized it. They all think I am a guy, but I'm not.



I knew you were female even before I read your post. Not hard to figure out why. Too many still think guns are guys only.



Thanks. Everyone else thinks I'm some troll, but I am just new and these are my first postings. I just wanted some help and I'm glad you guys are willing to help.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:32:12 PM EDT
Just to add. hopefully, more assistance, my wife loves her 14.5" HBAR.

Guess you need to determine what you are going to be using your weapon for and make your decision based on what you want out of it. If you can, try the different configurations and pick what is most comfortable for you...
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