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Posted: 4/25/2014 3:31:56 PM EDT
Hey guys!
I don't know where to start in looking for an AR, but first let me say I live in California, and these like outlawing of features on rifles are really confusing.. I've done some research on the AR platform, but I want to hear first hand from what you guys understand. The only rifle I own is a Mosin 91/30, but I really want to start exploring modern firearms. As for purchasing my first AR, I have come to a conclusion that I will go with the Smith and Wesson M&P AR-15 Sport since I've heard that it has a great warranty, and it is a great entry level rifle with a melonite (I think) barrel which i guess is better than chrome lined as some people say. I have looked into the DPMS Oracle as well as the Del Ton sport but ive heard some mixed reviews from DPMS and majority of people choose S&W over Del Ton. I am open to anything and advice in purchasing my first AR, its alot to read but once I get a jist of the AR world I think I can handle haha
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:05:51 PM EDT
The S&W is an excellent choice, but it's a shame it needs to be CA compliant...
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:53:30 PM EDT
Hopefully theres like a sale or something coming up for summer haha who knows, and yeah it sucks :/ oh well im planning to move anyways after i graduate college
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 1:01:59 AM EDT
Not sure if you have thought about it but do you like quad rails or other style stocks other than the standard on the sport?

The M&P15t is a nice rifle also.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 6:27:49 PM EDT
Yeah i do, like the Daniel Defense quads or something like that., I'm a college student so money is kind of on the low end, i know if I get a reliable gun, upgrades will come with time haha what was your starting AR?
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 7:11:44 PM EDT
My first AR was a M&P Sport. Great gun.
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