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Posted: 12/25/2002 7:08:18 AM EDT
I didnt, but would love to hear from those who did... What kind? What model? Is it your first AR? Got a picture?
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 7:33:28 AM EDT
I bought myself a Oly forged lower w/post ban coll. stock and Oly lower parts kit from TripeBreak.com. It looks pretty good. It says "Cal. Multi" on the side, rather than 5.56 and I think the Oly pistol grips are about the worst looking of any I've seen, other than that I'm happy.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 8:31:21 AM EDT
It hasn't come in yet but it's a Bushmaster 20" fluted barrel with an A3 removeable carry handle.  Can't waite.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 8:41:47 AM EDT
Ditto on the A3 (non-flute) if the wait time is acceptable, otherwise a Bushie M4gery will come my way... unless of course a preban deal too good to pass up appears.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 8:51:33 AM EDT
Howdy all.  Been lurking a while, and this is my first post.  Can't resist replying to this thread.  Bought myself a Christmas present - an AR E2 kit from M&A (www.m-aparts.com).  Used my Colt SP1 lower.  No real bitches, but chamber finish could be better, and it would have been REAL handy if they'd have included an adapter front pivot pin.  Chrome Moly barrel - Wilson Match HBAR.  S&H was reasonable and quick.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 9:06:10 AM EDT
Well, I didn't get a whole Rifle, but I did get the parts to finish mine up.

Lemme know what you guys think... I took it out and shot it yesterday it's a blast to shoot.  But I think it needs to go on a diet...  Perhaps turn down the HBAR to a consistent A2 profile all the way down...  (from what I heard, it won't affect the accuracy out to 300, which is the max I'll ever shoot this)



Link Posted: 12/25/2002 9:11:25 AM EDT
Got a Polytech underfolder [:P] Near new condition, awesome.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 9:13:51 AM EDT
Hey NEPA, great rifle.  All you need is a fake flash suppressor to complete it.  You could have one installed when you have the barrel turned down.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 9:49:37 AM EDT
I got (well will get once paypal goes through) a preban 11.5 inch barrel with 4.5 inch FH A1 upper going on a LEO bushmaster lower with 3 position stock.  Now I need some mags and ammo.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 10:18:13 AM EDT
Thanks Knight,

Yeah, I think I'll be doing 'something' to the front.. just have to find a muzzle break that I like...  Everything is too close to being a 'supressor' and I don't want there to ever be any question about the legality of my rifle...  

Because once I get a preban someday, I'm going to town on it. :D  Gemtech Supressor, and all... :P

Link Posted: 12/25/2002 10:25:31 AM EDT
I got a Bushmaster A2 style. It has the standard A2 stock and a 20" stainless steel barrel. I can't waitr to bring it home. It's on lay away right now. Only a couple more paydays and it's mine.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 10:27:29 AM EDT
Well I didn't buy an AR but the papers came in on my Vector
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 10:57:38 AM EDT
Didn't get an AR for Christmas either, but I did buy an SWD registered Lightling Link for the ones I have!  HEHEHEHE
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 11:01:28 AM EDT
Really?? if you dont mind me asking how much was it??

Didn't get an AR for Christmas either, but I did buy an SWD registered Lightling Link for the ones I have!  HEHEHEHE
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Link Posted: 12/25/2002 11:40:44 AM EDT
$3300.  Not exactly pocket change, but it should be megga fun!  Got a case of SS109 just waiting for the paperwork to clear!
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 1:15:29 PM EDT
Hey NEPA, great rifle.  All you need is a fake flash suppressor to complete it.  You could have one installed when you have the barrel turned down.
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NEPA, be sure you let Kurt at KKF do your barrel work, he also has a nice A2 looking comp to go on the end of that barrel. I have a exactly the same setup on one of  my Colt's. 16" chrome lined HBAR with SIR M model. I am leaving the barrel profile alone, but I am mounting a Ops Inc. brake.

Very nice, have fun!
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 1:25:42 PM EDT
Santa slid down my chimmney with my brand new Colt M4 carbine, equipped with the Aimpoint Comp ML2 and a bunch of extra mil spec 30 round magazines. this is my 2nd colt ar15, great rifles, i had to pry it outa santas hands. merry christmas all.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 1:27:50 PM EDT
Got a lower parts kit and a buttstock!  Dammit I wish some place was open to get roll pin punches at!
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 1:58:21 PM EDT
all i need to do is pick which one i want and i'll have my xmas gift. i check all the local dealers on tuesday just begging to buy one, but couldn't decide. i did pick up a sweet zero haliburton gun case at a sweet deal. the ar will fit perfectly in it
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 3:17:51 PM EDT
Didn't get a new AR but my wife had my Dad pickup a Remington 700pss. Dam she's the sneakiest chick....:)
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 3:43:19 PM EDT
I got a Tactical Light weight Carbine Kit from JT this looks like it is going to be fun
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 3:50:45 PM EDT
got the parts to build a new one on a custom serialed cav arms lower just wating for the gun kote to arrive  [:D]
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 4:03:11 PM EDT
I did but I don't have it yet. Order going in when Bushmaster opens for the 25TH edition. Actually its my Christmas,Birthhday and Anniversary all rolled into one.

Dam I almost forgot..My Gift Exchange Partner did me right also..RCBS .308 Die Set, .308 Brass holder, Reloading Manual, 3 bags of .308 Winchester unprimed Brass. Thanks Jeff and from GI_Brat A Dillion Reloading Bag, Some Mag pouches and a dual Mag Holder..

I will also hopefully be getting my AR10 upper back from Tippie. That will be one of the best gifts I can get.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 4:03:21 PM EDT
A new AR ?  Sorta, kinda....last Friday Mr. Brownells' folks sent me a new 16" preban barrel and CAR hand guards. I spent the day cleaning the gunky spray paint off a 20" Colt upper / EA lower that's had little use lately.

I've got that upper rebarreled now and tomorrow morning I'll screw in a new 4 POS CAR stock and torch off a few (OK - maybe a bunch)  
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 4:25:52 PM EDT
Santa brought me a brand new Colt 6601C. The quality and finish are perfect. I was a little concerned because several folks on here were talking bad about colts!
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 6:33:00 PM EDT
Santa got me a Bushy M4.  Ran 300 rounds though it today with no problems other than couldn't get it to bump fire.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 6:51:26 PM EDT
Santa brought me a brand new Colt 6601C. The quality and finish are perfect. I was a little concerned because several folks on here were talking bad about colts!
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Some are just jealous! Colt's are the best. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 6:51:26 PM EDT
Well, not new.  But, I finally tracked down my old Colt Carbine that I carried in a few memorable SWAT expeditions.  I had traded it for a 1975 Dodge van at a time when I needed wheels more than rifles and my agency finally bought us our own M16s.  Since cops trade off guns as often as they trade off wives, it had been through a few hands.  I told the guy that it had sentimental value and traded him for a brand new Bushmaster A2 rifle and some boot.
Just in time for Xmas.

Link Posted: 12/25/2002 7:05:08 PM EDT

What type of sling is that [^], got a link.  Thanks
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 8:02:07 PM EDT
No AR, but did get a Burris Fulfield II 3-9x40 w/balistic plex reticule.  Sight in is on Sunday.  

Link Posted: 12/25/2002 8:18:47 PM EDT
No AR but I am picking up a Glock 30 the day after Christmas. Woohoo!
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 8:30:52 PM EDT
Thats great folks, keep it coming. Nice to see so many happy/proud replies. Im happy for each of you!
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 8:36:16 PM EDT
Well, I treated myself to a early xmas present about 2 weeks ago.  Bought a bushmaster LE/Govt. 16" HBAR, flat top from a recently divorced guy from work.  He just bought it new last month, then the attorney's bill came....he never even got to put a round through it.  $700, hey, it was for a good cause.

merry christmas to me, merry christmas to me!
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 9:20:22 PM EDT
I've known about my Christmas present for a few months now which is why I've been lurking for some time around here!

I received a Bushy Varminter w/ a Bushnell 8-32x40 Elite 4200 scope and a Harris bipod.  I'm nervous about breaking it in correctly, and still need to pick up a few odds and ends to make sure i have all the cleaning stuff I need.  I can't wait to get the thing out to the range!

Link Posted: 12/26/2002 5:38:22 AM EDT

What type of sling is that [^], got a link.  Thanks
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It's called a 'Homemade cheapass'  [:D]

I took the standard GI issue sling, had my girlfriend sew the end over the main strap after looping it around the neck of the A2 stock.  This created an attachment point.  Then, I just looped the other end back through a stay, and adjusted to fit.  For my body height and build, when I sling the loop over my head and left arm, it hangs single point perfectly with grip at waistline.

When I have a few more dollars, I will be getting the GG&G sling plate along with either a M4 Collapsible fused stock (haven't totally decided yet) or just the GG&G plate for the fixed stock.  (haven't decided which stock to keep yet, but am leaning towards the fixed collapsible for weight reasons)


Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:18:58 AM EDT
It ain't an AR15, but I am talking to George at GA Precision about a .260 Rem upper for my AR-10. Should be sweet! Then, I have to pick up a Weaver Classic 4-16 to go on top.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:20:12 AM EDT
Well, mine wasn't a surprise, I've had it on layaway for 3 months.

I got a Bushmaster M4 (you guys call it M4gery?) with the standard caryy handle upper.

My wife picked it up two days b4 xmas so my boy and I could go shoot it b4 the busy holiday.

The boy liked it so much, I'll probably need to get hime one too! He's 10.

I used to spend a lot of time hear a couple years back. I had to part with my pre-ban Colt, but now I'm back. Ahhh... the sweet smell of CLP and gunpowder! I love it!

Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:25:18 AM EDT
Grock's New toy-



Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:32:23 AM EDT
Well, FedEx is telling me that it should arrive on Monday, but yes, I bought my first personally owned AR this year.  Thanks to SteyrAUG's Cavalry Arms group buy, I have a shiny new M4gery (CAV4gery?) on the way.


One of the green ones is mine!  WooHoo!  [:D]

Edited to fix pic.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:41:59 AM EDT
Bought a new Busmaster XM15-A2S 16"carbine and a J&T 20" expedition kit also have on order 2 RRA striped lowers for my Christmas present. Think I would like to build a mid length on the second lower looking at an Armalite top end for this.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 9:26:16 AM EDT
Oly stripped lower finished off with an Oly PCR 20" kit, turned out real nice, and yes, it was my first time! Now looking for handle-mounted optics...like the looks of the setup on GRock's new toy...any ideas?
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:34:54 PM EDT
Wife gave me a Oly stripped lower (forged) for christmas.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:19:12 PM EDT
Well, I did not get a "new" AR for Christmas, does a Cavalry Arms lower count?....., but I got a Lauer Custom Weaponry Professional Finishing Kit with enough DuraCoat (in matte black and four camo finishes) to refinish all my AR15's and AR10's and a few misc rifles and handguns.  At least they'll look like new.

Anyone interested in seeing the pics posted as a before and after type of deal?
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:32:18 PM EDT
Got a new BM Shorty right at Thanksgiving which counted as my Christmas present.


Also got a new carry gun, SA XD40:


Yahoo! My wife is the best.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:36:30 PM EDT
I was fortunate enough to find a new Colt Match Target m4 in a local Pawn and Gun.  While Santy wasn't good enough to leave it under my tree it is safely laid away pending a zero balance.  Whoooo Hooooo!  

I can't wait!
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:56:22 PM EDT
I bought myself a Bushmaster XM15-E2S
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:49:53 PM EDT
I did, well almost anyway, traded for a new Bushmaster V-Match w/20" heavy barrel and added a Leupold CQ/T scope and mounts.  Added a JP trigger and set out today to test drive this rifle after cleaning and a lub job.

Way good, much more accurate than I expected, chrome chamber and barrel that I had read was inferior to non-chrome. Cheap remanufactured ammo from 3-D/Hornaday was all I shot today, 55 grain soft point stuff that unctioned with not even one stoppage at all today.  Five shot groups at first 25 yards, then 100 yards, were spectacular. Five for 5 three times in a row at the 300 yard railroad rail (5" tall).  Way better than I expected.

Now, if I can get a few magazines and a boat load of ammo for my January birthday I will be all set!
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 4:30:22 PM EDT
With PRIOR APPROVAL from the spousal unit, I purchased a Colt MT6400C last week.  This is the first AR15 I've owned since I traded a Colt AR15 collaspable stock back in 1985!  I look forward to trying it out.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:15:57 PM EDT
I received my present to self today in the mail.  A new M4 upper from Pete in New Hampshire.  It looks great and boy did I get it fast.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 9:06:42 PM EDT
It wasn't meant to be a Xmas present but Bushy just emailed me and said that the post ban M4 Dissipator barrel that I ordered back in June has finally shipped.  I'm putting together a LW blaster using an Oly lower, A1 upper and stock, and triangular handguards.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 1:56:06 AM EDT
I got my first AR15 this Christmas (couple of weeks early since I had to go buy it), and I love it.  I've spent a long time waiting for this day.  It's a Bushmaster M4, mini Y-Comp. (might change latter when I recover financially).  

Now I just need to get some mags, ammo, and a few accessories.
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