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Posted: 2/23/2006 11:00:53 PM EDT
I am going to buy an AR to carry at work,patrol supervisor, or have to carry a mini 14. I do not want optics on this weapon and basically want to KISS.

I have thought of the following two options:

16" A-1 LW carbine w/ collapsible stock and flashlight
16" Dissipator A-2 sights(will have to add collapsile stock and flashlight)
I can buy/put together the A-1 for around $650.00 and the dissipator will be 840.00 plus extras

Please help me decide, I have just about drove myself nutso with this
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:03:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:05:26 PM EDT
if those are the only two options you are considering i would go with the dissy a2.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:20:10 PM EDT
I'd go halfway between your two options:

Bushmaster Dissipator w/ M4-profile barrel and A1 sights = $525 shipped

Lower w/ collapsible: $230ish


I just bought a Dissipator as described above, and am quite pleased with it. If you're going to stay iron sights, the Dissy has a much better sight radius than an M4gery, and I prefer the A1 sights as they have fewer moving parts than the A2 sights. The M4-profile Dissy barrel makes a big difference in weight and balance. Most folks w/ HBAR Dissys say that they're nose-heavy.

The upper described is not a stock product, but I just called BM and described what I wanted, and they put it all together for me and shipped it out a couple weeks later.

Nothing wrong with an M16A1 upper, just you're limited to 55gr ammo, and not quite as handy a barrel length.

-MV
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:23:35 PM EDT
dissy
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:41:42 PM EDT
vote for dissy!

IBTP

No Expert
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:18:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:10:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 3:12:49 AM EDT by XM17SBullpup]
I know you said you didn't want optics. But I would go with an M4/A3, Then if you want to add or change anything later, it's much easier. If you can, try various configurations before you buy/build. My .02 cents for what it's worth. I just noticed, this is post 556.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:03:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bkssniper:
I am going to buy an AR to carry at work... basically want to KISS.



With the above two statements in mind my I would think the A1 would be the logical choice. Of course that's not considering the tax write off stand point, if that applies.

Good luck with your decision.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:16:22 AM EDT
I went to my dealer today and he had found a Bushmaster Dissipator A-3 and sold it to me for what he had the A-2 for. I could not resist it.

Now I got to figure out how to tell the wife.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:38:37 AM EDT
A1 lightweight all the way! It's a great setup, very quick handling!
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