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Posted: 9/21/2005 8:00:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:08:11 AM EDT by tripledouble]
After reading through a ton of threads, I cannot find an answer to or it is made even more confusing.
Out of all the AR-15 manufacturers, which one is best for quality if you want to get a new, complete rifle without needing to modify it? There seems to be a constant argument between Rock River Arms, Bushmaster, Colt, DPMS.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:11:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:11:47 AM EDT by Stickman]
Odds are that any of the AR15 companies will put a quality product in your hands. The higher the price for the Colts, Bushies and RRA are due to a little higher quality in fit, finish, and materials.

When you buy a Colt, you will also be paying a little extra for the name, but since they are Colt, they can get away with it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:56:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:57:26 AM EDT by WIZZO_ARAKM14]
Colt, RRA, Bushmaster, Armalite, DPMS, DSA, LMT (upper+lower), J&T Dist (kit gun), Sabre Defence, Stag, etc. all offer great rifles that SHOULDN'T* give you any problems, whatsoever.

*all manufacturers put out lemons. Cars, TV's, refrigerators. Guns are no different. Every single manufacturer has put out a shitty rifle. What matters is what they did about the shitty rifle (customer service) and how many good rifles thay put out in relation to that shitty one (quality control). All of the above manufacturers are top quality and you will be happy with your purchase.

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:19:02 AM EDT
As stated above - most of the makers produce pretty good qaulity - Its not until you start nit picking alot - I personally would go for a ROCK RIVER - Thats my personal favorite - But really any known name brand will be decent - It will point and go boom

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:19:48 AM EDT
OK. that's understood.

Which manufacturer has a good warranty program in place?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:21:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tripledouble:
OK. that's understood.

Which manufacturer has a good warranty program in place?

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:22:31 AM EDT
I wanted to bump this thread to the top. I hope you don't mind.

But, does anyone have other opinions on who else has good warranty programs?
Anyone with experiences where you got a new rifle with a warranty, it had a problem, you sent it back and it was repaired and covered under warranty? Or maybe you got shafted?
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:02:15 PM EDT

Lifetime warranty on complete rifles.
Lifetime warranty on complete uppers.
Lifetime warranty on complete lowers.

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:17:47 AM EDT
BCR for top 3 imo

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:51:20 AM EDT



and many others are as good and would work fine

Colt is demonstrably better, albeit subtle for a weekend blaster
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:40:15 AM EDT
In order of preference and quality.

(1) Colt

(2) Bushmaster

(3) Rock River Arms

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:05:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 7:07:06 AM EDT by CK]

Originally Posted By fullauto4u:
In order of preference and quality.

(1) Colt

(2) Bushmaster

(3) Rock River Arms

Who's the parts maker for said weapons? CMT = Stag Arms
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:08:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 7:08:52 AM EDT by absit]

...You sure you weren't going in order of price?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:33:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 11:34:00 AM EDT by tripledouble]
Thank you.

I hope this question doesn't ire anyone. I'm a noob. Does any shop through gunbroker.com? I surf that site, but I don't know if it's better to purchase what is in stock at a dealer. My only experience buying through a dealer was for a pistol. They had a large selection and I bought one that I liked and it was in stock.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:38:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 11:39:30 AM EDT by Snpr1]
I've used gunbroker and auctionarms but in the end it's just like Ebay. You may find it cheaper but if it has to ship from someplace far it may be pointless. But I also like to support the local shops and especially my local FFL guy who runs a shop from his home.

But I agree with the above, buy the best you can afford and you will be happy. Spending a little more can save in the long run. IMO:

2. RRA
3. Colt

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