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Posted: 10/30/2001 3:58:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2001 4:22:45 PM EDT by M4Madness]
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:03:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2001 3:58:37 PM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:06:50 PM EDT
Bought a Bushmaster A1 16" H-Bar in 1997. I was 23, and already into military style rifles. A local gun store ran an advertisement, selling them for $699. Well, I sold it so I could get an AK underfolder. Found out I wasn't that impressed with that, and traded it for another Bushmaster 16" H-Bar a year later. Now I've got that same post ban Bushmaster, a preban M4gery (Olympic lower/Bushmaster upper), 21 hicap mags, shitloads of ammo, and another upper. To me, there's just not a better or more versatile weapon than an AR. And I am addicted.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:08:56 PM EDT
It was my 17th birthday in 1985 that I got my first AR15 rifle. I was the talk of the school... and in those days they weren't worried you would show up to shoot everyone. Ahhh, the good old days. I even went to a local gunshow with it slung over my shoulder and a reporter stopped me for an interview. He was obviously anti-gun and was there to showcase the awesome firepower that was not only on display, but for sale. When he spotted this 17 year old kid walking around with a military rifle (me) he couldn't be more excited. When my picture and name showed up in the local paper my mom freaked out. She thought everyone in town would come to rob us... looking for that rifle. Laugh, what she didn't realize was that our house was probably marked off countless lists when they found out what might be waiting for them. [:)] I still have that old rifle and will never part with it, until I die of course.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:09:38 PM EDT
I bought my first one this year! Olympic Arms PCR-5 16" HBAR carbine. Upper is long gone, but still have the lower. I remember the first one I ever saw up close. I was snooping in my Grandad's closet, and saw his Colt 16" CAR sitting in the back. I picked it up... with my heart racing. I could believe how beautiful it was. How mystical. It was the neatest rifle I had ever seen. Now, I have 4 and growing... and they look just like an ordinary rifle to me. Still love em... but I miss that "mystical" feeling when I wasn't so used to them.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:11:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2001 4:15:44 PM EDT by garry]
96 a bushmaster V Match 99 Olympic car 16 pre 99 Colt government pre 00 bushmaster 16' a2 00 Armalite a2 for 2 days 00 V match 20' 01 Colt lightweight 01 a rock river in the next few weeks 01 Carbon 15 pistol (ordered last week for 550 nib.)
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:35:13 PM EDT
parts gun ea lower. it was a good shooter. paid $400 about 10 years ago.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:39:24 PM EDT
First one I acquired was my father's vintage 1969 SP1. The first AR I bought was a PWA lower and full heavy match barrel kit from JT Surplus March 2001 and gave this unfired rifle to my best friend as a wedding present. My 2nd AR is an M4gery kit on PWA receiver.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:50:04 PM EDT
I have wanted one since I was 8 years old and my brother graduated from basic traing with the Marines in 1973. Boughtr my first one about 6 months ago, an M15A2 Armalite.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:51:17 PM EDT
1997, took about $1000 cash and headed off tot he gun show. Walked out with a Bushmaster A2 20" and a bag full of mags. One of the best buys of my life
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:58:59 PM EDT
Brought my Bushmaster CAR-15 in 1993
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:59:48 PM EDT
Well, none yet, but I will be going to the gun show this weekend and hope to trade a few guns for some other guns. I am hoping for a parts kit since most pre-built AR-15s are greviously overpriced. Why pay $800 for something I could build for $550 ? Preferably, I would like to sell them outright and use the money to get a Tapco M-16 parts kit. Then sell the FA parts on E-Bay and buy SA parts to replace them with.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:04:42 PM EDT
One of my friends had a Colt SP1 that I couldn't get enough of back in 1986. I soon purchased a Mini 14 which though adequate for plinking and defense, just wasn't the same. I ended up selling that and purchasing an Eagle Arms EA2 back in 1989. A few years later, I traded that gun for an FN FAL and a parts kit to go with it. Although I still have that FAL, I never had as much fun with that rifle as I had with the AR. I kept talking to one of my shooting buddies about needing to get another AR but never did anything about it till this summer. I had not kept up on prices and thought the better quality ARs were going for close to $1000. That was more than I wished to pay and told my friend so. He told me they could be had for less than $750 and I made the mistake of saying, "If you can find me an AR (Bushmaster, Colt, or Armalite) for no more than that price, I will buy it today". Guess what? He found a NIB Bushmaster for $729. [:)]
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:07:37 PM EDT
Parts gun on a Bushmaster lower in '96. $500. I was a fool[V] and traded it for a "Tanker"Garand.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:17:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:25:57 PM EDT
Back in the eighties. Got my first SP1 when I was 14. My Mother had to do the paperwork and the guys at the gunstore thought it was pretty cool. BMB
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:33:50 PM EDT
Colt SP1 in 1978. I had fired many prior to that though...
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:38:52 PM EDT
early 1993 when they had those big floods down south and slick just started pushing his shit a colt model r6601 and r6700 at 600 a piece
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:48:41 PM EDT
bushmaster car in 1993 when i turned 18
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:55:04 PM EDT
I got my first AR about a month ago, a Bushy M4 type and by the end of the week I should be the proud owner of a LEGP. [bounce] Jamie
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:56:01 PM EDT
Mine was a Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, bought at a gun show in 1989.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 6:15:42 PM EDT
In 1993 I bought a Colt. I was on active duty in the Marine Corps at the time and all of the other troops were buying up MAK 90s along with 30 round mags and wind up drums packed in grease. "Hey look at what I got!!!" They all stopped degreasing. They looked at me. I felt like the kid who brought a math book in for show-and-tell.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 6:23:31 PM EDT
about a year ago. Biggest impulse buy I ever made and never regretted it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 6:28:02 PM EDT
My first and only [img]http://www.hunting-pictures.com/members/Wiggins/AR-15_AK-47_SKS.jpg[/img] It is a JT kit on a OLY lower. Built it in 98 when I was sixteen. Kyle
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 7:27:31 PM EDT
M-16A2 in the Marine Corps in 1990![:D] AR-15- Oly CAR-15 in 1992 PWA AR-15A2 in 1994 Eagle Arms EA-15A2 in 1996 Bushmaster M-4gry this year.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 7:55:30 PM EDT
1990
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 7:56:49 PM EDT
My 16th Birthday, January 31st 2001. A Brand new Bushmaster XM-15ES2. I was so thrilled that christmas, Under the three there was also a C-mag, a case of ammo, and a Bushmaster M-17s bullpup. I can't wait for this christmas [:D]
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 8:07:50 PM EDT
If I have the money and they are still legal, my first rifle will be bought on or sometime soon after February 17. Most likely a bushmaster 20" and a few months later a remington 870.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 8:12:55 PM EDT
'97, when I had my FFL. Got a pre-ban Bushmaster Dissipator that I'd been lusting after for about 4 years ( when I first got "into" firearms, I thought only of pistols; then I found out about revolvers and shotguns and finally rifles and WOW! ). The other FFL sent the rifle via UPS from across the country, and UPS lost it for, get this, a MONTH! When I got it, it had a bent telestock, slightly upwards, but, functional...and a deep gouge in the sight handle slope on the left side. I looked at her and thought, "this gun has already seen battle". I was compensated for the damages and had the telestock replaced, leaving the scar on the sight handle as a reminder of what she'd been through to get to me... I named her [b][red][i]Darlene[/i][/red][/b]. Shortly thereafter, I decided the Klinton years were getting to be too much for a FFL, and that was my last transaction. A gift to myself and I was out. The End. (until I get more!)
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 8:24:13 PM EDT
A damn good friend sold me his Colt SP1 when he got his registered DIAS for his Bushmaster. He was kind enough to let me pay it out over three months, and I just sent out the last of the checks to him on Friday. I owe him big, especially considering he also told me about this place. The SP1 has got some wear, but my wife and I both love it. The best part, is that the wife is budgeting in a gun safe now that we have a long gun, as well as more AR's, as there are many more we both want to own. I'm thankful she's as in love with black rifles as I am. I've wanted to own one since I saw my first Colt AR-15 at Oshman's Sporting goods back in 1986. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 11:02:53 AM EDT
2 months ago
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 11:34:37 AM EDT
Got my first one two weeks ago. Got a RRA stripped lower at a gun show, then ordered the PCR Rifle kit from Oly and slapped it all together. Assembly was easy, and the upper and everything else looks GOOD. Will see how she runs this weekend (hopefully)
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 12:06:32 PM EDT
My first AR was a Colt MT6601C, which I acquired in 1998 about six months after I turned 18. My second AR was a Pre Ban Bushamaster M4gery purchased last December. Both are still in my possession.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 12:11:33 PM EDT
I was 15 at the time, a 14.5" Bushmaster A2 carbine, later sold it and bought my current Bushmaster M4A3 carbine.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 12:16:15 PM EDT
Aug 2000. Oly lower purchased at Camp Perry direct form Oly. Got Oly parts kit later that fall and slapped it together. Took it to Perry in 2001 and will return again next year.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 2:02:17 PM EDT
Around Sep. or Oct. last year... a 1985 AR-15A2 Sporter II. Paid $700 from a guy whose dad passed away and he didn't know what to do with it. Finally got to shoot it a couple of months ago. Except for the mag not feeding correctly, it was a 'thrilling' experience. Made my Mini-14 look weak.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 2:16:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MC_Man: Around Sep. or Oct. last year... a 1985 AR-15A2 Sporter II. Paid $700 from a guy whose dad passed away and he didn't know what to do with it. Finally got to shoot it a couple of months ago. Except for the mag not feeding correctly, it was a 'thrilling' experience. Made my Mini-14 look weak.
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$700 for a AR15-A2 Sporter II? I paid $540 for mine in 1985 - NIB. I wrote the price in my owners manual on the front cover. [:)]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 3:41:22 PM EDT
are your parents looking to adopt an older brother for you? [:)]
Originally Posted By Armed Scientist: My 16th Birthday, January 31st 2001. A Brand new Bushmaster XM-15ES2. I was so thrilled that christmas, Under the three there was also a C-mag, a case of ammo, and a Bushmaster M-17s bullpup. I can't wait for this christmas [:D]
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Link Posted: 10/31/2001 3:41:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 3:49:18 PM EDT
3 months... love it. Had many guns before but the Bushmaster was my first AR.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:33:39 PM EDT
1965 New Colt SP-1 $182.00
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:35:20 PM EDT
Colt SP-1 in 79, still have it along with three others[not all SP-1's]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:37:49 PM EDT
Brought new Armilite in 2000. It was hard to do but really glad I did now. I had always shot a "real" rifle-DCM M1 Garand. I now have 2 rifles I love to shot!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:41:49 PM EDT
5/01 went to my first highpower match ( as a spectator) and stoped and bought a Bushmaster XM15ES2 on the way home... Shot my first match in June... [newbie]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 6:38:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wgunn:
Originally Posted By MC_Man: Around Sep. or Oct. last year... a 1985 AR-15A2 Sporter II. Paid $700 from a guy whose dad passed away and he didn't know what to do with it. Finally got to shoot it a couple of months ago. Except for the mag not feeding correctly, it was a 'thrilling' experience. Made my Mini-14 look weak.
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$700 for a AR15-A2 Sporter II? I paid $540 for mine in 1985 - NIB. I wrote the price in my owners manual on the front cover. [:)]
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Are you saying that's bad? With current prices over $1000, even at gun shows, I thought I got a good deal. Let me know if you think I paid too much.
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