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Posted: 3/3/2006 12:48:14 PM EDT
Let's say you are out of town visiting friends when a natural disaster strikes. Whole neighborhoods are obliterated, such as after a hurricane or large tornado. The destruction is vast (just like after Katrina) and there is literally no infrastructure left to rely on for help. You don't even know the entire scope of the damage, but your buddy's radio is informing you of roving bands of thugs looting and killing homeowners.

Your buddy offers you a choice of three brands of AR15s. All are identical 20" A2s.

Of the following, which do you decide to put your trust in:

Colt
Armalite
Bushmaster
Well?

You guessed it, poll coming.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:50:23 PM EDT
IBTP
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:50:26 PM EDT
Bushmaster
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:50:47 PM EDT
R&R Gunworks!! No one else!!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:51:12 PM EDT
One that I put together myself.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:51:27 PM EDT
RRA and Bushmaster

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:52:15 PM EDT
If my buddy was anything like me, all three that he owns would have been tested and tested and tested and it wouldn't matter one bit.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:52:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:
One that I put together myself.


Play nice, now.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:52:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 12:53:24 PM EDT by Tomislav]
If they are good enough for Special Forces, they are good enough for me!



ETA; J/K, of course. Colt all the way.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:53:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 12:55:00 PM EDT by slaughter]
Olympic Arms

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:53:34 PM EDT
The one a I Built from CMMG parts.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:54:12 PM EDT
Bushmaster.

Oh Yeah.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:54:13 PM EDT
AK
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:54:35 PM EDT
I have never had a problem or seen a problem with Colt or Bushmaster, so I wouldn't feel underarmed with either of them 2, I have never shot or seen an Armalite AR shot before
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:55:12 PM EDT
Bushy or Colt.
Although honestly, I'd prefer a Stag/CMT rifle.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:55:28 PM EDT
Colt
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:56:25 PM EDT
BTW, I voted Armalite.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:56:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 12:56:56 PM EDT by BuckeyeRifleman]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:
One that I put together myself.


Play nice, now.



OK fine

Id choose the Colt, but when it comes down to it I trust my homebuilt guns the best. Its not gonna be the Colt assembly line workers butt thats gonna be on the line, its gonna be mine. So I want to know that it was put together right.

I won't trust any firearm with my life unless it has had zero malfunctions for several thousand rounds.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:57:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:
RRA and Bushmaster





+1
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:58:14 PM EDT
I will take a High Point carbine and a Model 1 Sales kit with a cast lower.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:58:23 PM EDT
Rock River Arms.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:58:49 PM EDT
AR stands for armalite

after that my bushmaster
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:59:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 12:59:29 PM EDT by JL7]
its Kool-aid not cool-aid
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:59:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 1:00:41 PM EDT by rifleman2000]

Originally Posted By cruze5:
AR stands for armalite

after that my bushmaster



AR stands for Armalite who sold the rights to... COLT. And I have trusted my life to a Colt, and will only trust a Colt. Colt Kool-Aid is good for the soul.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:00:03 PM EDT
ArmaLite. After that, any one of the other 9 ArmaLites.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:01:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 1:02:13 PM EDT by adair_usmc]
Bushmaster

Where are the options for Olympic Arms, Hesse, and ASA?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:02:44 PM EDT
DPMS until i get my SA M1A

Any my pistol wears a trident on the side.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:03:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
DPMS until i get my SA M1A

Any my pistol wears a trident on the side.



Never bring a pistol to a gunfight.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:04:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rifleman2000:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
DPMS until i get my SA M1A

Any my pistol wears a trident on the side.



Never bring a pistol to a gunfight.



+1
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:07:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 1:17:18 PM EDT by UZI4you]
HK


Or you mean AR15s

Since the HK 416 is not for sale here


I will say Colt or DPMS cause that is what I own.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:10:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rifleman2000:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
DPMS until i get my SA M1A

Any my pistol wears a trident on the side.



Never bring a pistol to a gunfight.



Just wanted to be IBT1911KAD

In Before The 1911 Kool Aid Drinkers
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:11:37 PM EDT
HK? Why would you want to bring an HK pistol to a gunfight?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:14:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:

Originally Posted By rifleman2000:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
DPMS until i get my SA M1A

Any my pistol wears a trident on the side.



Never bring a pistol to a gunfight.



Just wanted to be IBT1911KAD

In Before The 1911 Kool Aid Drinkers



I have a Sig and a 1911, I would take the 1911 if only because it is SAO with a safety. I carry my Sig concealed now, but not after I get my new holster.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:15:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
HK? Why would you want to bring an HK pistol to a gunfight?



I believe trident means Sig 226, that is the official issue pistol of the SEALs. In addition to others.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:18:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:18:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UZI4you:
HK


Or you mean AR15s

Since the HK 416 is not for sale here


I will say Colt or DPMS cause that is what I own.




Do they make an AR15 type rifle that is available to the general public in this country?

Not knocking HK, as I have some of their pistols, just was not aware that they made a rifle that fits the question as asked in the body of the original post on this thread.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:19:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
HK? Why would you want to bring an HK pistol to a gunfight?



LOL cause HK is only selling handguns now.


If I am ever in a gunfight I want to have my HK91 or HK93.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:22:02 PM EDT
Colt

Had a RRA--sold it. Nice rifle, minor problem, nothing to get worked up about.
Have a Bushy--couple of minor problems initially that Bushmaster took care of. Gaskey came loos. That could be bad. Fixed it myself. Like the rifle but not as much as my Colts and I trust them more.

I have quite a few non Colt lowers that I built up. Everything else on ALL of them is Colt. Stocks, uppers, lower parts kits, etc.
If I had another, the first thing I would do is buy a spare Colt bolt for it. My 2 cents.

I got an A2 upper during the ban and put it on an LMT lower. Just shot it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Talk about a tack driver. Holy shit. Standing, offhand I was practically drilling the same hole at 100m.
I was doing pretty good with my evilized MAK 90 today, doing the same though. Surprised me. Maybe I am just getting to be a better shot in my old age.

I did build a smoking hot LMT M4 for my son. RAS, Magpul Stock. Kicks ass and shoots great. Colt bolt/assembly in it.
Also helped my daughters boyfriend build one of the same. We had a little bit of a party the night the AWban died.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:22:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:
RRA and Bushmaster



Thats a big +1
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:25:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 1:33:40 PM EDT by gardenWeasel]
C MP FTW!!! Oh yeeeaahhh!!!

Colt.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:27:38 PM EDT
I'll take Bushmaster, as long as it's been test fired, as any manufacturer can make a mistake. Both my Bushmasters(14.5 and 20") have functioned perfectly, the 14.5" has had 9000 rounds through it in the past 3-4 years, and the 20" has had around 3000 rounds in the past 2. Never had a mechanical problem. Also a friend has a 11.5" Bushy with a RDIAS and functions fine.

I'm not saying Bushmaster is any better(or worse) than any top tier manufacturer, but Ive had more experience with Bushmasters, and I feel more comfortable with them. Ive shot ARs from all the top tier manufacturers and never seen a major flaw in any, at least none that couldn't be fixed with a minor parts swap.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:28:49 PM EDT
Own Bushmaster, carry cool-aid in the field. Prefer Bushmaster.
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