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Posted: 4/22/2003 9:16:05 AM EST
As I'm 51 now I'm wondering how many other over 50 AR-15 owners are out there now?
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 9:48:38 AM EST
[:D][:D] Since 1976. The one advantage of being older is that I've been able to own and enjoy my ARs (and AKs) longer than the other guys.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 9:51:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/23/2003 3:20:30 PM EST by OldTiger]
Count me in. 54. 4 -15's and 2 -10s. My first black rifle was a POS known as an XM16E1, Army owned.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 9:54:45 AM EST
Uh,, My mom is 57 and she loves her RRA M4
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 9:58:57 AM EST
I bought my first one in 1975, but I'm not 50. I'll be 48 next week. [:D]
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:00:38 AM EST
I turned 50 yesterday and I have a 9mm AR and will have a .223 early next month (hopefully).
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:14:34 AM EST
Like cfbigdaddy I'm also halfway to 96, soon to be halfway to 98 and that's close enough to 50 for me. Noah
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:20:35 AM EST
I am working on 63, still have ARs, still shoot service rifle matches at least twice a month (except blackpowder season in New Mexico and Elk season in Colorado)
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:40:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/22/2003 10:41:14 AM EST by TheRicker]
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:44:10 AM EST
Of course there aren't. The AARP makes you turn in all your guns when you join.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:48:06 AM EST
"You're only as old as the women you feel." W.C.Fields
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:02:09 AM EST
hahahhaha, who is W.C. Fields, anyone special or just a good person to quote?
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:25:06 AM EST
I'm 51, have an AR with a Bushmaster lower and a 20" Wilson bbl, match upper, Leupold VXIII tactical scope (at this age scopes help), Harris bipod, etc. This one shoots well at distance and I am now thinking of getting an AR for short range work. As I am thinking of retiring from law enforcement soon, does anyone have a recommendation for a short, light AR? Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:26:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/22/2003 11:30:53 AM EST by jfrush]
Originally Posted By SSDriver: hahahhaha, who is W.C. Fields, anyone special or just a good person to quote?
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Im 37 but that statement made me feel old! He is an actor/comedian who had his heyday in the 30's and 40's
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:26:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheRicker: Dad will be 51 in October. He shoots his every day he has off. He's a member here...somewhere. cfbigdaddy, nice meeting you at the Creek! Happy birthday.
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Thanks, Eric Nice to meet you as well.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:33:46 AM EST
lefinstructor, Welcome to the club. I too am part of the over 50 group. I'd vote for SP1 Carbine (CAR 15) for that lightweight extra weapon you're looking for. Easier for us old timers to keep on target. Welcome to AR15.COM, Paul
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:39:43 AM EST
Yep - AR-15's, AR-18's AR-180,s, AR-10,s AR.....
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 12:16:57 PM EST
Mike, Do you need any 9mm mags? I have 2 32 round Colt magazines. One is LE and one is preban. Give me a shout if you are interested. Go Bushmaster for your AR!! Regards, Harley
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 2:55:03 PM EST
52 here.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:03:48 PM EST
Yep, IM a 1951 product. I built two AR-15s and two FALs so far in 2003. I will be a shooter till the day I croke.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:08:31 PM EST
Close but no, cigar.[:D]
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:28:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/22/2003 3:29:39 PM EST by Fenian]
Well, count me in...not because I want to be 51, but it DOES beat the alternative hehehe. Oh dear...I'm so old I can't even remember how old I am...won't be 51 'til July lol.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:34:51 PM EST
I'm 52. Bought my first colt ar with triangle handguards a couple of years after I left Viet Nam. Gave it to my then father-in-law and did'nt buy another till feb. of this year...a pre-ban oly with commando upper...still lots of fun.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:44:00 PM EST
Got my first one in 1967!
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 4:31:35 PM EST
I'm sixty and just got my first AR. Wife asked why I did this since always had accurate bolt actions. Told her this is one thing I hadn't tried so before I don't have the time, I'm going to try one. I'm not sure one will be enough!! Havin Fun!!
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 4:57:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/22/2003 5:00:16 PM EST by M1920]
52 here used my first black rifle 33 years ago. In 1970
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 5:12:41 PM EST
Only 48 but I own a Colt CAR-15 since 91'. MIKE
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 5:16:59 PM EST
I have had a number of different AR types over the years (why did I ever sell that M1A??!!) At 65 I just got my first Bushmaster E2S A3 16" Carbine which is quickly out growing the BM case. Maybe I can get an ACOG with my first Social Security check next month. You young guys can't have all the fun. The AARP didn't say I was a bad boy either.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 5:50:11 PM EST
I was born in 51, guess that puts me over the top. I have a bolt action 22LR.....well OK maybe I got some other guns too including AR15s, AR10, M1A, and a bunch of shotguns and handguns....may as well call my basement "reloading central"
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 6:04:04 PM EST
I turned 60 in Feb and my present was a bushy shorty. Have 2K through it already. Can't remember when I've had this much fun. HA!
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 6:42:23 PM EST
50 and lovin life! 3 AR's and counting. DILBERT_556
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 6:47:52 PM EST
I'll turn 50 in a couple of months. I've got 3 AR's(Bushy, RRA LEGP and Colt SP1). When I feel nostolgic, I get out the .308 and re-enact the Battle of Stanleyville in the Congo. [;D] I'm a man of peace, peace thru superior firepower! Spambo
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 7:38:09 PM EST
I'll turn 55 in a couple of months. Started shooting the AR in 1969 courtesy of Uncle Sam in Vietnam. Got a preban Colt and a Bushmaster shorty flattop. Want to get an AR10 soon to complement my HK91.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:24:00 PM EST
Hear! Jeez, I remember buying firearms mail-order before the Gun Control Act of 1968!! I also remember being a very unhappy soldier when told I was going to have to give up my M-14 for one of those new-fangled M16’s!!
Originally Posted By lefinstructor: ... does anyone have a recommendation for a short, light AR? Thanks.
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Welcome aboard. Any quality AR with a 16 inch [b]standard[/b] weight barrel should do nicely. Of course, you could just swap out uppers with your current AR. I’d recommend a mid-length handguard, which I believe is only available through Armalite and RRA. Not only is it a little handier than the usual short handguard found on 16 inch AR’s, it puts the front sight a bit further away from your eye (old guy issue!!). Depending on your size, you might also want look at swapping out the regular length A2 buttstock for Cavalry Arms’ shorter A-1 style buttstock (which I think they call the C-1). The above, to my mind, makes a real handy little rifle.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 1:45:34 AM EST
53. If I'm not shooting an Ar-15, I'm cleaning one or reloading ammo.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 2:17:49 AM EST
Just bought my Bushmaster last fall. I'm 60 and I love it.(The rifle)Am planning to buy another one soon.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 2:56:39 AM EST
Left, if you want an ultra light AR, try Bushmasters Superlight with the entry or CAR stock. Under 6 pounds.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 3:53:18 AM EST
I turned 59 in Feb and I own two. One DPMS 16" and a 20" DPMS upper on a RRA lower.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 4:06:39 AM EST
Guilty as charged ..52 years young
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 5:26:09 AM EST
I just turned 53 in March. I own a Bushy 20" that I just bought. I haven't shot it yet but will as soon as I can find a place to do so here in Northern KY. I fired one in AF basic but that's my experience with the black rifle.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 11:10:11 AM EST
I turned 60 this past February. My first AR was bought in 1974, acouple years after returning from Viet Nam. Except it was a Howa AR180 a buddy sold me for $165.00 (I still have it). Next was an HBAR and things just kept going on from there. I'll let my heirs figure out what to do with them...
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 1:50:09 PM EST
I shot my first AR back in '66. My brother and his buddies were hot to enlist. They borrowed an AR from a friend and we all went to the range and put a few boxes thru it. It was the loudest damn thing I had ever been near (No ear protection). Later I bought a CAR with no forward assist for the princely sum of $295. I now am 52 and have 3 HBAR's, 1 A2 and a new BM M4. I'm hot to get another 16", probably another BM M4.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 3:34:35 PM EST
There is a bunch of us early 1950s children here. I can't hear because I didn't use hearing protection before about 15 years ago and I can't see iron sights except for peeps but I still love to shoot that Black gun.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 3:56:26 PM EST
A 1949 Libra w/many black rifles here!!!
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 4:17:32 PM EST
I'm 56 and I love my 15,wife has been calling me gunner for years...
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 4:31:51 PM EST
I'm not, but my neighbor is mid-50s, and he's had ARs since getting out of the service in the '70s. He loves 'em, but he likes just about any firearm--just like a lot of folks on this board. [:)]
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 5:02:46 PM EST
I will be 63 in July. Miliary weapon was a M1 Garand. Now I have a Bushmaster X15 E2S, a Bushmaster .223 Bullpup, and a SLR-100H, and a few others.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 6:10:55 PM EST
I bought my first rifle for $21.00. My Colt .45 for under $200.00. I bought an HK 91 for $485.00 and my oldest AR was made in 1972. Then above prices were just normal retail. Damn I'm old.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 8:37:37 PM EST
55 years here. First was bitten by the M16/AR bug in 1969 while in the Army. Since then I've owned about 19 of them. Built another 6 for friends and currently have 7 of my own. All are in different configurations including a .17 Rem conversion.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 9:23:21 PM EST
Turned 50 last year. Have a bushmaster 16" carbine, one rock river lower with a j&t 20" upper and another rr lower ready fo the next project.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 10:51:26 PM EST
Counting down the days to 50... almost there.
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