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Posted: 9/22/2001 12:47:15 PM EDT
I have some basic experience with the colt M16 and AR15 given by the military. My question is I am going to purchase one for myself and the gun shop where I shoot has several in various states of modification. what should I look for what should I stay away from or modify myself. How can I tell if it has the limitaion for the magazine. any help would be great. Dan
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 12:54:47 PM EDT
Hell, check out ours to see if your dealer can offer you the same pricing we can... [url]www.castle-arms.com[/url]
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 1:15:18 PM EDT
Well just browse the forums here and you can learn just about anything. Also I take my hat off to these guys, when I first found this site I asked alot of newbie questions and everyone of them recieved serveral responses.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 1:20:00 PM EDT
I am very happy with my Bushmaster Bushmaster has great customer service too.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 1:28:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 1:43:48 PM EDT
Get what you want for the best price. I have had Bushmaster which I loved, I also have had Colt, and Olympic Arms (95 vintage not the plinker of today) And there was no major diference between any of them fireing wise. I now have a bushmaster upper on a Esential Arms lower and it works like a charm. Rock River, DPMS, PWA, etc. get what you want and check around on prices. It is easy to over pay. Dont rule out used either. Good luck....
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 4:47:31 PM EDT
You'll be hard pressed to beat Anti's offer. I would stick with something manufactured and assembled by a reputable firm for your first one. Then check out the mods you want and hop over to build it yourself for help in getting them bolted on.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 4:50:15 PM EDT
Stay away from Colt.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 5:40:39 PM EDT
colt car 6724. can't go wrong. looks good and is super accurate. add on a jewell trigger. [sniper]
Originally Posted By df5152: I have some basic experience with the colt M16 and AR15 given by the military. My question is I am going to purchase one for myself and the gun shop where I shoot has several in various states of modification. what should I look for what should I stay away from or modify myself. How can I tell if it has the limitaion for the magazine. any help would be great. Dan
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Link Posted: 9/22/2001 5:43:55 PM EDT
Pre-ban Colts are very good. Among the best ARs. Post ban Colts suck so bad I get sick just thinking of them. [puke]
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:07:37 PM EDT
Remember that a Chrome moly barrel IS NOT a Chrome Lined barrel.Some of the manufacturers tend to make people think there is no difference.Good Luck and happy shopping
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:16:00 PM EDT
Stay away from Calvery Arms!
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:34:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:34:50 PM EDT
Stick with the big three: ABC. Armalite Bushmaster Colt I think Bush makes the most, ArmaLite makes the best for a few bucks more, and Colt is sort of there somewhere. The rest are assembly houses buying parts here and there. Baer may be an exception but doesn't make many.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:59:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2001 8:22:14 PM EDT by df5152]
how do i know if the weapon is a preban or not? This refers to the size of the magazine it will accept, correct? Dan
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 7:06:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2001 7:09:31 PM EDT by timh70]
The ONLY way to know if it's pre-ban is to check the serial number. If someone is selling a "pre-ban" ask if they have the original sales slip, and if not, get in touch with the manufacturer and get the serno checked. If it is a pre-ban, the features can be almost limitless. But the MOST important thing is to verify the seno. Common features of a pre-ban are bayonet lug, birdcage flash suppressor, and if it is in a CAR set up, a collapsable stock. [smoke]
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