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Posted: 8/31/2005 7:46:07 PM EDT
no widgets??
i have a stock armalite m15a2 cb midlength 16 carbine...

are all thease accessories required?

iam not knocking them just want to be educated?

i was thinking of just getting a 4x or so scope...
some mags and a nice vest....
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:57:00 PM EDT
just about

just changed the A2 grip to a Hogue and added an o-ring
--it feels better and less wear (supposidly)

a stock AR will run fine as is

except it can be made more comfortable to shoot

if you get a scope, get good rings and a decent scope--chicome NOT recommended

stick to USGI mags

as to a vest, i got a cheapo mil-tec (german) mag jacket for $20 from CTD

get a good sling also

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:03:50 PM EDT
I use a plain 20'' A2. I'm not very good, but I'm not bad either. It depends more on your skill as a shooter than what cool gagets you have. I personally don't see the need for 1000 dollars worth of accessories on my rifle. I think I'm just as good/bad without them. Lots of ammo will improve your shooting than a bunch of accessories. And as for you Couch-Commando types out there with 15 pound M-4s, please don't flame me.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:06:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:14:46 PM EDT
Heres how I like mine. K.I.S.S.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:18:36 PM EDT
My Colt R6520 is bone stock. I like it that way and wouldn't add accessories. If I wanted to I'd definitely drop some $ for a R6920...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:08:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ops144:
any one use a stock rifle?

Yes, I've posted a few pictures here over the years, and most of them are all of stock weapons. I tend to enjoy target shooting with my older style ARs, but for tac work, I still carry an enhanced weapon.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:19:44 PM EDT
All I ever change out is a Hogue Grip, PRI Big Latch, and 1 piece gas ring,
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:24:34 PM EDT
I have a stock 20" A2 with A2 everything, FH, stock and even fixed carry handle. The only thing I've done to it is add a Hogue grip, it also has a CQB solutions sling. It's a lot of fun to shoot and quite accurate.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:54:39 PM EDT
Does a telestock on a carbine count as a "gizmo" or is that standard equipment?

If so, then my rifles are all fairly stock (with a few exceptions). No Hogue grips, no vertical foregrips, no funky space-age telestocks, etc.
20" A1/E1 -- plain jane
20" A4 -- 2-stage trigger (came w/ the lower)
16" V-match -- somewhat tricked out
11.5" SBR -- plain
14.5" M4 -- stock except for Aimpoint, CCH BUIS and auto sear (my favorite gizmo).
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:12:53 PM EDT

I use both a stock Colt M16A2 clone rifle and my LMT Defender 2000 16-inch M4gery.

The only thing that's not stock on my A2 is the Les Baer grip.

My A2 Colt stock components are M16A2 upper, BCG and CH, Match Target HBAR stripped lower, LPK and A2 stock.

Ref: IDF sling shown on my A2.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 11:17:27 PM EDT
Yep.. Plain and simple....

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:19:34 AM EDT
The only enhancements on my RRA M4gery are the RRA Dominator mount & my EOTech 512
My 20" A3 is a plain jane.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:46:45 AM EDT
I paid top dollar for a rifle that will perform well out of the box. A scope maybe in the future I can see.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:57:06 AM EDT
My Slab side is in standard M16 config.

My A1 is in A1 config.

My A2 is in A2 config.

No bells and whistles. Only non standard part is the ambi selectors.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:59:13 AM EDT
My only AR is my homebuilt Govt. Profile 20" A2. I tried to get it as close to an M16A2 as legally possible. No lights, lasers, ergo grips, m4-stocks, or widgets. Just enough to get the job done.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 3:27:55 AM EDT
Irons are best. I do have an aimpoint and LMT BUIS but that's about it.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 3:52:44 AM EDT
the only thing my beowulf has that would change its cosmetic appearance would be the samco g27 grip and pri tac latch

internal would be mgi rate reducing buffer, mgi 2x buffer spring and the d-fender.

also have an m4gery which is only outfitted with krylon skin.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 4:03:07 AM EDT
The out-of-box stock rifle was A-OK, but over past 4 years I have tweeked the AR.

* added aimpoint scope....good investment for a pair of eyes that are getting older
* when AWB expired added flasher suppressor and M4 6 position stock

* just because..added magpul trigger guard and sling adapter ( same time as 6 position stock)

I enjoy the current set up it is comfortable and is a great rifle, fun to shoot. I guess it is a hobby.

also confirm that USGI mags is ONLY way to go.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 4:16:28 AM EDT
These rifles are still somewhat new to me, and I just don't quite trust optics on my rifles yet. Colt 6920 and RRA A2.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:04:03 AM EDT
Standard grips, standard stocks on 3 ARs. But one does have the MagPul winter trigger guard. And, my-oh-my, it'll be on any new AR I build. The two with standard trigger guards are retro pieces so they won't get one.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:14:37 AM EDT
I do.
20" Colt Ar15A2 Govt. pre-ban.
The only addition is the 'gapper'.
I love it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:20:52 AM EDT
I keep my Colt's stock (2 HBARS, 1 9mm(converted), 1 6520) but I've got a bushy with a custom built recce upper and an all built RRA that I'm adding some goo to. Wish i had some pics of the family....
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:56:54 AM EDT
They would revoke my Couch Commando license if used a stock rifle.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:59:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 9:08:10 AM EDT by Darkest2000]
Yeup, I like mine plain jane

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:56:44 AM EDT
I have three, one with the works, two with out.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:46:41 PM EDT
KISS philosophy for now. Only added a Hogue grip.

But I must admit that I want to to an M4gery build and accessorize it, but that will be awhile due to the financial side of it.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:52:49 PM EDT
3 or 4 of my ARs are "plain-Jane"... but most are dressed out as tacky as Courtney Love.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:10:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
3 or 4 of my ARs are "plain-Jane"... but most are dressed out as tacky as Courtney Love.

Wow....now that IS tacky!!
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