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Posted: 4/24/2004 4:20:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/24/2004 4:30:01 PM EST by M11293]
I got mine when I was 15 from my dad as a 15th b-day present.

Pics would be cool of your first AR.
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 4:35:35 PM EST
about a year ago
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 4:38:50 PM EST
I bought a colt 6600 for $800 when I was 16, about 3 years ago
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 4:50:23 PM EST

you bought a rifle as 16??? Am I missing something???

as for myself, I bought my first AR-15, complete RRA complete lower really, two weeks ago from 2minkey (Kirk)

Thanks Kirk!!!

Link Posted: 4/24/2004 5:27:15 PM EST
Three weeks ago this Sunday. Waited about 16 years for it.
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 5:57:58 PM EST
1983, I was 18, in high school, and had been in the Army Reseves for a year. $350.00.
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 6:18:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/24/2004 6:18:22 PM EST by CJan_NH]
In 1991 I bought a pair of consecutively numbered Colt 6601 A2 HBARs. The cost for the pair with a pile of extras (half dozen decent mags, two good cleaning kits, and ammo) was $1300.

They are still going strong today. I recently hit 14k rounds with one of them, and the other is currently at 13,600(+/-).

One wears a Leupold, a Surefire forend, and a Cherokee cheekpiece. It's my dedicated anti-skunk rifle:

The other wears a 37mm gas gun that is frequently used by my father's PD:

Link Posted: 4/24/2004 6:25:44 PM EST
August 92.
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 7:03:10 PM EST
Around 1981 or 1982
Colt SP1
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 7:25:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/24/2004 7:27:10 PM EST by IchWarrior]
Last... novemberr was it? No... January?

Yea, November it was...

Link Posted: 4/24/2004 7:51:49 PM EST
Right after Sept 11, 2001. Sad day in history .

Sept 11 was the day that I realized that a handgun was "not enough".

I feel much better now with my ARs !!!
Link Posted: 4/24/2004 8:38:00 PM EST
At 16.. Dad bought it, I paid for it. Neighbor was a C3 dealer, got me hooked..
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 2:42:31 AM EST
October 2002. DPMS Classic A2 20" HBAR.

First experience was an M16A1 in the Army which ended in 1975. Got busy with wife and family after that.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 2:50:41 AM EST
July 23, 1975 for $250.00
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 3:09:28 AM EST
15 years old. Dad bought it for me. Colt SP-1. Still have it. Haven't fired it in maybe eight years. I use my Bmaster carbines.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 3:38:21 AM EST
I bought a Bushmaster A2 20" HBAR in August of 2002. Now I have four complete ARs and enough parts (minus the lower receivers) to build two more.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 3:47:42 AM EST
Bought a stripped lower (BM) Dec-8-02 and built it up Dec-14-02 from a Bushmaster lower parts kit and one of their assembled M4 profile uppers.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 4:04:12 AM EST
May 1970 - Colt SP1 - Brass Rail Gun Shop, L.A. (where Angela Davis bought guns for Marin County Courthouse shootout) - $225
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 4:41:16 AM EST
I don't own any firearms at all.
I'm just an internet nerd who plays Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six.

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 5:31:07 AM EST
Got mine 2 years ago at the age of 14! I saved the money and my father bought it. 16" Bushy A2 with a harris bipod, podlock, and soon to have an EOTech.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 5:39:07 AM EST
My dad got me a DPMS striped lower at 17, I'm stil building it up
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 5:44:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By G35:
Right after Sept 11, 2001. Sad day in history .

Sept 11 was the day that I realized that a handgun was "not enough".

I feel much better now with my ARs !!!

What he said. -Justin
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 6:05:13 AM EST
I bought mine in '93 during the LA riots. I was living in Milwaukee and there was plenty of shit being talked by the local population of losers. Went out and bought the last AR on the shelf--Colt Sporter II carbine. Still have it but it doesn't get out much anymore--since the '94 AW ban I've added quite a few to my collection.
When I got my AR it was like picking up an old friend. Hadn't shot one since I got out of the Marines in '80 but it seemed like only yesterday at the time. Guess it's like riding a bike.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 6:05:27 AM EST
aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh....i remember ordering it like it was two weeks ago.....oh that's because it was. and i'm still waiting on rra's "4-5 weeks" which everyone says to double-at least. but tell me it is worth it when i get it guys....please. i'm goin' nuts. i've been doin' nothin' but shootin' all my 22 cals and my 25-06 just to keep myself sane! hopefully this story will have a happy ending.

Link Posted: 4/25/2004 6:06:50 AM EST
Heh, I still have the sales slip for mine. Purchased my Bushmaster carbine (M4 knock-off) on 27 Aug. 2002. I paid $774.45 for her.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 6:37:38 AM EST
1979 car-15.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 6:44:11 AM EST
First experience was as a senior in High School just before graduation and enlistment (Colt SP1) in 83'. Put together my XM177E1 copy together in 88' when I was stationed in Germany.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 6:55:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/25/2004 6:56:04 AM EST by 223-4me]
when I was 13 got a bushy for christmas, put together my self
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 7:03:48 AM EST
About 1982.

My brother and I bought pair of consecutively numbered Colt SP1's. Wish we still had them.


Link Posted: 4/25/2004 7:08:01 AM EST
May of last year, age 20, ain't much, but its all mine

Link Posted: 4/25/2004 7:13:34 AM EST
I was issued my first M16A1 in 1982. I didn't actually own an AR until 1990. I've had a few over the years but only have 2 at this time.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 10:20:27 AM EST
Just a year ago. Getting a second one here in July (458 GB)
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 10:39:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/25/2004 10:43:12 AM EST by SubnetMask]
I'm 24 and bought my first about 2 months ago. FAB-10 lower (PRK), ASA Upper, Wilson 1:9 chrome moly 20" HBAR, remainder of parts like trigger group, bolt, bolt carrier, etc are an assorted combination of goodies from ASA and FN (or so I'm told). I'm very happy with it. Very accurate and no problems whatsoever.

Click for a larger picture.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 11:03:47 AM EST
Bought my 1st AR Oct 2001 followed by 3 more since then. There will more for sure. BobK
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 11:04:56 AM EST
January this year, after you evil people corrupted me

Link Posted: 4/25/2004 11:21:54 AM EST
December 2002...Bought it from a buddy of mine. It started an addiction.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 11:22:14 AM EST
Built my first in Sept. 2002. Spent most of the money I had earned a camp rifle shooting instructor that summer to do it.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 11:34:23 AM EST
Got a BM "m4a2" type back in Feb of last year. Was my first rifle, if you ignore the .22 my dad got me when I was little. If the AWBan goes away, it's getting rebarreled and a proper stock. (Ha, the AR, not the .22)

If the RF94 group buy ends up too expensive, I'll probably snag a BM or RRA 20" or start collecting parts for a SPR-style AR. I've been distracted by other pretty guns, but I think it's time to come back to my roots. Gotta love them ARs!
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 1:08:15 PM EST
Early 1982. Colt SP-1. Still wish I had it.

Since then, I've built a 20" HBAR on a Bushmaster reciever and a 16" w/ collapsible on an SGW reciever. Ain't ever selling these two!

Link Posted: 4/25/2004 1:16:41 PM EST
Age 24 First Ar-15 recieved last week. Bushmaster m4 with a bunch of accesories for a total cost just over $1000. I have not had a chance to fire it yet. I have not fired a firearm in over 8 years so it will be a learning experience.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 2:18:42 PM EST
I first shot and handled ( SP1 ) in 1974 ,My fathers. I jioned the ARMY out of highschool and when I finnished basic I bought a Colt Hbar A2 NIB for $600 out the door in 1986.Still have her today. WarDawg
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 2:43:57 PM EST
Bought a 6600 then quickly added a 6520. Paid $600 for the 6520 which was one of the very last shipped to JSC before Brady. Still haven't fired it. Bought my first 16 a coupla years ago and am in the process of adding another.

Link Posted: 4/25/2004 2:51:55 PM EST
well I guess I technically did not buy it, I gave my grandpa the money and he bought it for me.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 2:52:40 PM EST
I got a Colt SP1 back in the early 70's paid around $350, been so long can't really remember.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 2:58:25 PM EST
Yesterday and I'm afraid I'm hooked!

It is a Bushmaster M4 and is soo fun!

Link Posted: 4/25/2004 3:05:24 PM EST
Bought a RRA lower and busmaster lower just before CA banned them. Finished the bushmaster 2 months later and just finished the RRA last month.

Link Posted: 4/25/2004 3:11:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/25/2004 3:13:59 PM EST by UgashikBob]
Bought a SP1 in 71 and took it new out of the box to a smith and had the carry handle and front sight chopped and scope mount built for it. Shot a lot of fur with it over the years and had CLE rebarrel it with a Krieger two years ago and refinish the upper receiver. Not for sure on this but I think the dealer price back then was <$200.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 3:20:21 PM EST
Around '89 or '90. Colt 6551 for about $750 new. Still have it. Terry
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 3:27:07 PM EST
I sold a HK 93 in 1990 for $750 I then puchased a Colt Delta Elite Sporter Hbar. I was 20 then now I have I now have 8 including one Full Auto SP-1 on a Form-4.....I have more lowers to complete but I'm gonna wait until the ban is gone so I can have all the evil features....
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 8:06:18 PM EST
I bought a used Colt AR from my grilfriend's roommate in 1985. I paid $300 and have been kicking myself in the ass since 1990, when I traded it for a Mini 14. I bought a RR CAR Tactical a couple months ago to help ease my pain and suffering. I can sleep again.
Link Posted: 4/25/2004 9:21:27 PM EST
Had wanted one since I was about five, when my father bought his SP1 (after reading "Lucifer's Hammer").
Wanted one more after I joined the Army, but never quite got around to it while I was in, and went straight into college after I completed my tour. I played around with the M4 carbine during my last two days in the service, and knew from right then what I was going to get, but couldn't quite get the money together while in college.

Ordered my Bushmaster "M4-type" the day after I saw "Blackhawk Down", when I realized my last GI bill check had no bills assigned to it.
Seemed fitting.
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