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Posted: 6/16/2003 10:27:06 AM EDT
Well, I'm getting close to buying a rifle for the wife...and I figured I'd ask the experts.

I've decided on an AR, but I would like some advice on the specific config, as well as optics.

I know she'll be going with a 16 inch carbine, with a short stock...entry stock?

So, what I'm looking for is specifics on what manufacturers, model #'s, etc. Also, who in DFW area I should be dealing with to make it happen. I'm not a rich man, so price is definitely an object, but I always go for quality if I can...I'm thinking roughly $1000 or so for everything.

Thanks in advance for your help...
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 10:55:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 10:56:56 AM EDT by Energizer]
for $1000 you could pretty much get any of the name-brand post-ban ARs locally.

Basic 16" carbines, with LE-Entry or A2/A1-sized stocks, I think run about $550 to $750 for Olympic Arms, Rock River Arms, BushMaster, DPMS, etc. at local gun shows. (some configurations will be around $800, up to $950 if its a Colt, or more...)

Check with John at K2-sports in Richardson. He sells DPMS, and will soon sell BushMaster.

In fact, I saw at the gun show this past weekend, NIB were easily around $600-$650, even saw a 16" BushMaster with LE-Entry sized stock...

I think you can get a 16" RRA, LE Entry sized stock, match trigger, etc. for around $750.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 10:58:27 AM EDT
Oh yeah: you could always get a kit and build one. Example: get the PCR kit from OlyArms, buy a $90 lower and a magazine, and have a complete rifle for dirt cheap.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:48:32 PM EDT
Bull barrel Olympic carbine (PCR-16) $659- Shoots minute of angle I guarantee.
Red dot or 3x9 compact scope $35

Nice weight, length, balance and recoil. Includes hard case, sling, lifetime waranty, etc. She will love it. We have them in stock.

Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:12:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:29:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Yep... end of July supposedly. I can't wait. I passed up some good deals this past weekend at the Market Hall show because of this...
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 3:05:41 PM EDT
Don't get the entry stock just because you think your wife is too small to handle the A1/A1 stocks. I did that, and it's WAY too small for both of us.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 3:38:44 PM EDT
Bushmaster, baby. Go chrome or go home.

The entry stock may work, depending on the size and build of your wife. You might see if a local member has one that she can hold to try on for size. That, or try out a preban with a 6 position stock to see what fits her best and have John at K2 build a permanently fixed collapsible stock onto a postban rifle set to her dimensions. Still well within your $1000 budget.

Link Posted: 6/24/2003 9:45:57 PM EDT
i got my new bushmaster 20' xm15 at gunmaster in plano for 895. i think the 16's were a bit cheaper.. they've been really good for pricing on all the things i've purchased recently. they are behind the costco on K ave near spring creek and 75. might check there first i like em.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 7:48:38 PM EDT
Thanks all for the replies...I haven't been to K2, Gunmasters or Old Gun Supply...I'll have to wait a month or so until I get a little cash, it'll hurt too bad if I go into any of 'em without some...
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