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Posted: 9/17/2004 9:07:00 AM EST
Gunshow this weekend in SLC UT... Got a little cash... I want one of those bad AW just because I can.... But I can't make up my mind... I have to have both... But which one should I go with first?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:07:57 AM EST
Obvious answer: use a credit card so you can buy both!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:08:42 AM EST
AR-15.

Hands down!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:08:55 AM EST
Ar of course.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:09:26 AM EST
M 1 A
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:09:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:
M 1 A



Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:09:54 AM EST
In the greatest of ARFcom traditions...Get Both!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:09:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By chooper:
Obvious answer: use a credit card so you can buy both!



You are in debt, arn't you?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:10:07 AM EST
I would also say Ar15, its cheaper to shoot (i think a little more user friendly) mags are alot cheaper.

Nothing wrong with the M1a the new socom looks badass.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:10:41 AM EST
Get the AR first!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:11:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:
M 1 A







I have AR's and M1's, i love both of them, and would not ever trade either of them. I would go with the M1A first.


So why am I a troll?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:11:13 AM EST
A good M1A is worth the money, but an AR costs less than the M1A.

don't forget you'll need ammo and accessories.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:13:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:
M 1 A







I have AR's and M1's, i love both of them, and would not ever trade either of them. I would go with the M1A first.


So why am I a troll?



M1's are fine, but AR's are better.

AR's are lighter, less expensive to buy, less expensive to shoot and totally self customizable.

You're a troll becuase this is AR15.com. Where's your loyalty?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:13:58 AM EST
Fals blow m1as away.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:15:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Fals blow m1as away.



Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:16:20 AM EST
AK!





Just wanted to stir the pot. I'm going to go get some popcorn, now!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:17:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 9:19:09 AM EST by Hatchet36]
I didn't want to start an argument... But I am going nuttz trying to make up my mind... I don't have anything in my closet that is... lets say inbetween 22 and 30 06. So I think I am leaning towards AR15 this weekend and M1A ASAP! I am already in debt with student loans up the .... So I think for the M1A I'll have to sell something. I found that once you get one then you have to get another and another......
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:18:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By RED_5:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Fals blow m1as away.








Hehe.....I'm selling my m1, buying a congo folder.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:19:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hatchet36:
I didn't want to start an argument...



Almost any subject will start an arguement here. Especially a "Which is better" type question. Don't worry about it.


But I am going nuttz trying to make up my mind... I don't have anything in my closet that is... lets say inbetween 22 and 30 06. So I think I am leaning towards AR15 this weekend and M1A ASAP! I am already in debt with student loans up the .... So I think for the M1A I'll have to sell something.


I would say the decision is obvious! AR-15!!!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:19:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:
M 1 A







I have AR's and M1's, i love both of them, and would not ever trade either of them. I would go with the M1A first.


So why am I a troll?



M1's are fine, but AR's are better.

AR's are lighter, less expensive to buy, less expensive to shoot and totally self customizable.

You're a troll becuase this is AR15.com. Where's your loyalty?



M1A's have more range and knock down, take em out power.


This is also jobrelatedstuff.com, and AK-47.com, and a whole host of other things.

I guess i have no loyalty

BTW, I love your avitar.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:20:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:

BTW, I love your avitar.



Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:21:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 9:35:11 AM EST by Hatchet36]
If you only lived in UT... Ok, I think I should not have asked... But it has been helpful. I think I'll go with the AR15... Now the question is, should I build my own like a friend did and save money or not? AKs? That is also something I've been thinking about...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:26:30 AM EST
M1A first...buy an AR15 receiver with the money left over (you need to have money left over lol), and then build your AR15 as you wish later...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:26:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:35:38 AM EST


It really all depends on why you want a new rifle.

If it is purely for collectable interest then it does not matter which you buy. (let personal taste dictate your purchase)

On the other hand, if you have a use in mind for this new rifle, then imagine yourself in the situation you may be using it for.

If it is a survival situation, imagine yourself in that situation.

Will you be hiking around with this rifle?

Will you need to shoot through bush? (will you need a round that will plow through bushes?)

Will you need to shoot through cars or other objects if need be?

Will weight be a major factor?

Will bullet penitration be a factor?

Will you want a rifle that will do double duty? (one you can hunt big game with as well?)

Would you want a rilfe that can deliver a good buttstroke?

Will you want a smaller rifle that you can get in and out of a vehicle with?


Once you've answered these questions you will know what you need.



Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:35:53 AM EST
Thanks... Gotta go... I'm going to be late to work again. Damn
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:38:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 9:40:28 AM EST by THEMURPH]

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
In the greatest of ARFcom traditions...Get Both!

BigDozer66



DONT DO IT IT'S A TRAP!! +1

Im really thinking about an M1-A I shot one a few months ago and i gotta have one
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:17:54 AM EST
You said you have a little money.Well,a little money ain't gonna get an M-1A(maybe a Norinco,if thats your bent).Now go get an AR-15,you'll have money left over to pay some of the rent,car payment,bills,$$$ for wife/girlfriend(gotta keep her happy).........
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:30:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 10:34:19 AM EST by garandman]
What are you gonna use the rifle for???

If you DIY, you can get into a decent AR for $600.

You can not get into a decent M1A for less than $1,400. And DO NOT buy a Springfield Armory M1A. The ONLY way to go is with true USGI parts. Springfields stuff is all crap and I've heard of several flying apart on the FIRST mag.

eta -

If you want a battle rifle .308, get an FAL

The only "use" for an M1A is highpower competition IMO. Now, "they look cool" is a compeltely valid reason to get one as well.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:31:53 AM EST
Get an AR or FAL

M1A's are nice but they are not worth the $$$ IMHO
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:31:56 AM EST
M1A w/ a RAS...you can then mount the AR as an accessory.

Both are sweet.....so you'll need to buy both.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:35:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:
M 1 A







I have AR's and M1's, i love both of them, and would not ever trade either of them. I would go with the M1A first.


So why am I a troll?



M1's are fine, but AR's are better.

AR's are lighter, less expensive to buy, less expensive to shoot and totally self customizable.

You're a troll becuase this is AR15.com. Where's your loyalty?




M1A

I already have several Ar-15's
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:37:43 AM EST
buy both , idid...
one for cqb, the other as a long rifle

meat
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:42:21 AM EST
Following the time honored ARFCOM tradition of not addressing the question posed, get a Serbu .50 BMG.

CW
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:45:27 AM EST
You'll never be shooting through cars or busting bricks to get the Terr behind a wall, and you'll never be engaging enemies in the woods.
Admit it, the rifle will never be anywhere but your house or the range.

An AR is cheaper and easier to shoot well.

Get both, but an AR 1st.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:52:16 AM EST
boffum. (both of them) I hate decisions, maybe two of each.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:53:24 AM EST
I Had The Same Problem I had to Have a Ar15,AR10,M1A,FN FAL, So i gOT THEM ALL.Why Noy Start Out With A Armalite AR10 in 308win But a Ar15 Is A good Rifle To Start Out with.


Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:59:19 AM EST
Considering that you already have a .30 cal rifle, the AR. I have both, hate to think about which I would do without.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:03:45 AM EST
I agree with the above posts on getting both...Start with the AR and then the M1A, thats what I did...I'm up to 4 AR's, 1 National Match M1A, and 1 Garand...FYI, not all Springfields are junk, mine have worked perfectly...Check out Battlerifles.com for M1 info...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:05:12 AM EST
Ar15
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:06:08 AM EST

M1A or AR15? I'm having a hard time making up my mind


yes.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:12:57 AM EST
It is a trap!

I have both (actually I have two of each) and I love both types of rifles

They are each good for different things.

Hell, buy them both, you only live once, bucko!!!


Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:56:57 PM EST
First of all thanks for all of the good input. I think I am heading in the right direction now. I have enough $$$ in pocket to get M1A new... What I am looking for is a true AW the one that Fineswine doesn't want me to have. I want something I can compete with and also go out to the desert and pop some jack rabbits and other moving things if need be. Out here in UT I never go to the range for fun, only for CMP comps... The desert and mountains are my range. So it will get A LOT of use. I want a shooter, not something that I am afraid of putting bullets through because of its collectors value. I have been sticking with WWII stuff, but now I think it is time to get something more modern to add to the collection.

I have been leaning towards an M1A because it is American, I think it looks cool and because of the greater thrust per squeeze. Also my M1 wants some company. But I have come to the conclusion that I first need an AR15, AK or SKS.

Now if I go AR15 then do I want to make my own from kits and save money or not make my own? And what are the best companies to go with? I hear Bushmaster and Rockriver are good.

I am thinking of a 50 but that will be a few years.... I hope before they get a national ban.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:18:20 PM EST
bump
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:25:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 9:25:38 PM EST by Garand_Shooter]
get both, shove the AR into the M1A buttstock...... and post pics.

Standard Arfcom advice.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:34:20 PM EST
Mini 14, then you'd have the best of both worlds, a 223 caliber M14.

LO­L Don't shoot me, I'm joking!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:38:44 PM EST
Great joke!!! It got me good... I couldn't believe you would suggest a Mini 14... I already have access to one.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:18:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
get both, shove the AR into the M1A buttstock...... and post pics.

Standard Arfcom advice.




Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:45:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hatchet36:
First of all thanks for all of the good input. I think I am heading in the right direction now. I have enough $$$ in pocket to get M1A new... What I am looking for is a true AW the one that Fineswine doesn't want me to have. I want something I can compete with and also go out to the desert and pop some jack rabbits and other moving things if need be. Out here in UT I never go to the range for fun, only for CMP comps... The desert and mountains are my range. So it will get A LOT of use. I want a shooter, not something that I am afraid of putting bullets through because of its collectors value. I have been sticking with WWII stuff, but now I think it is time to get something more modern to add to the collection.

I have been leaning towards an M1A because it is American, I think it looks cool and because of the greater thrust per squeeze. Also my M1 wants some company. But I have come to the conclusion that I first need an AR15, AK or SKS.


How about a DSA FAL, its made in the USA, and its on the list of Feinstein's evil guns? I don't know for sure, just here on the ARFCOM, I've hearing reports that Springfield is having QA problems with their rifles since they've run out of USGI parts. I have a SA NM M1A, and I've never had any problems. Mags are going to be expensive side if you want true USGI ones. I undertand that Sportman's Guide is selling some Tawian made mags using USGI machinary that are reasonably price and fucntion okay. FAL mag are dirt cheap. Personally, for me I like the adjustable gas valve for tailoring the rifle specifically to ammo for a minime of wear and tear on your rifle, ie you use just enough gas to make the action work.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:25:40 AM EST
I would suggest the AR. As an owner of both, the AR has far more capacity for customization. As the only change to the M1A was the filed off bayonette lug, I think the AR would be more of an "in your face" statement. From the tone of your post, you appear to want to make such a statement.

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:19:23 AM EST
Simple, AR-10. It's an AR15 that shoots 7.62 like the M1A. Actually, the historical reality is the reverse: the AR15 is a derivative of the AR10. I had (note the past tense) an M1A. Bought an AR-10. Sold the M1A.
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