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Posted: 10/13/2003 4:37:58 AM EST
I currently shoot in CMP matches with my CMP M1 Garand which I am a big fan of however I was interested in getting involved with an AR15. The problem is that I am looking for an AR15 that will not cost an arm and a leg for a beginner and was wondering if anyone could give me some advice as to what to get and where. I am not expecting to be an expert but would like to participate at some level.

Thanks in advance for everyones help

John Baker
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:55:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2003 4:59:42 AM EST by TheRicker]
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 6:05:27 AM EST
Greetings! You have come to the right place. [beer]
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 8:21:30 AM EST
I'm in the same boat as the original poster, although mine will be not be for competition. I want a 16" carbine without a compensator/brake and am trying to choose among the RR (not quite sure of the model), DPMS (Panther Classic 16)and Bushmaster (A3 carbine). I also intend to purchase an EOTECH 552 for the rifle and would prefer to mount it so that I still have use of the iron sights. How do I go about choosing among the various manufacturers? Thanks. Russ
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 8:14:36 AM EST
From my experience I would say spend a little more money and get the Bushmaster or even a Colt. Please e-mail if you wish to talk further.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 8:33:35 AM EST
Wecome, great you could join us.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 8:33:36 AM EST
I checked out the Adco site, he has a lot of good stuff in one place [b]but[/b] why does he charge $35.80 for the GG&G receiver end plate sling adapter that GG&G sells direct for $27.50, actually GG&G has it on sales in October for $23.38 I wonder if other products are marked up similarly, if so the uninformed consumer could get hosed???
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 9:02:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2003 9:04:37 AM EST by _DR]
Armalite has one of the best out-of-the box DCM rifles, However Bushmaster and RRA offer good examples as well. you can get a DCM AR15 at a very large discount since you are CMP qualified, by buying at the CMP e-Store. You must know that, it's at [url]http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Programs/AR15.htm[/url] you can get the $1200 Bushmaster DCM rifle for $875. Myself if I had money, I would get their Compass Lake DCM offerings. That is the Mercedes of DCM rifles, IMHO.
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 5:33:02 PM EST
Thanks for everyones help. I will be back often. Great site!!
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