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Posted: 5/21/2003 9:42:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 9:50:08 PM EDT by Prosise]
Just wondering what AR, or rifle accessories you just could not live without. I am going to pick up a Lula this weekend at the gunshow. But wondered what you all really have found to be a good product for your rifle, etc... I personally have been real happy with some products like corrosion x www.corrosionx.com/gun_use.html , the magazine refurbish thread is awesome www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=17&t=82469...

Lets see what you all feel has been a necessity to your gun maintenence, or rifle... Dont worry about repeat items, let the ideas rip, as your info cal help others....

Prosise
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 9:43:20 PM EDT
GI magazines with green followers.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 9:46:24 PM EDT
Uh oh, here goes another [flame]. I would answer this question but I don't know where to start. I'll start with the basics. I could not live without my Hogue pistol grips. Like Lumpy said, USGI mags with green followers are also a "must have".
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:17:41 PM EDT
Definately a tactical light. If you have no way to identify your target, you might end up shooting the wrong person. Also, all you need is one light on the gun, not three or five like I have been seeing too much of.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:36:50 PM EDT
In so far as i consider magazines and a sling part of the weapon, i'll say my must have accessory is a tactical light.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:39:51 PM EDT
Optics. Much faster and more precise.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:41:09 PM EDT
Cleaning kit, USGI mags, and sling min. De Oppresso Liber
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:44:32 PM EDT
I think the best AR accessory is your RKBA.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 4:30:22 AM EDT
Optics.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 4:41:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: GI magazines with green followers.
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I agree with Lumpy, other than mags, AMMO, and Clp with cleaning kit, thats it. of Course, I ain't no gear WHORE
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 5:00:33 AM EDT
Stretching the boundaries of the question, but... The best thing to spend your money on for your AR (or any other gun) is...AMMO & RANGE TIME. (IMHO) Just like I see many guys who dump barrels of money into accessories for their car, and can't drive their way out of a paper bag... But hey...I also think cars/guns are to a large extent emotional subjects & purchases, so get what makes you happy! It's your money & gun. --Otter
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 5:41:56 AM EDT
A good gun case, lots of good quality mags, lula loader, ammo, optics, cleaning kit and anything you might use to make the gun more comfortable or accurate. Like free float the barrel, two stage trigger, comfortable grip that puts the finger in good position, sling and something to hold the gun when cleaning it is nice. That covers allot of the must haves. Then there are the wants and would kill for's lol.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 6:07:22 AM EDT
MAG MAGS MAGS and ammo [:D]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 6:10:03 AM EDT
Most important thing for me is the collapsable stock. Hence I own a pre-ban. (I need a more compact rifle) Alex
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 6:10:35 AM EDT
Registered sear. And lots of mags and ammo.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:35:22 AM EDT
Another vote for ammo & mags. I'm no gear whore either. Of all my guns I really love my Colt Sporter leightweight. It's only about 6lbs, the thing is so light I can acquire targets FAST!
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:32:23 AM EDT
Why can I only have one, there is more then one i need to operate my AR, come on, optic, lights, magazine and ammo. I can live with out aqny of them. JK. My choice would be magazines. good ones preferrably HK made SA80 mags, but if I can't have them the it will be a USGI with green follower. damn Lumpy, we think alike. [:)]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:48:18 AM EDT
I can think of lots of accessories that are cool, but the one thing most overlooked could very well be the tactical charging handle. After taking a recent defensive carbine training course. This handle proved invaluable for doing those quick rackings of the bolt during a failure or simulated failure. We were trained to take care of the failure with the sights on the target, essentially fixing the failure from feel. The tactical charging handle add-on I use made this a lot easier and quicker in my opinion.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 10:07:52 AM EDT
Mags Mags Mags!
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 10:09:49 AM EDT
Ceiner .22LR adapter, lots of extra mags with green followers, Houge grip, optics, cleaning kit, sling, and a spare parts kit.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 11:50:43 AM EDT
I love my LULA
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 12:05:54 PM EDT
Aimpoint,10xScope , M193/M855, 20rd/30rd GI Mags I like the 20rd best!! and a good Rifle case,Spotting scope is a must for 100m plus! I like loading mags with stripper Clips so thats a must! Bandoliers , 50cal Cans.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 12:40:15 PM EDT
Hey Kalel...a little off the subject, but where/what defensive carbine course did you take? What were your impressions? Thanks! --Otter
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 12:46:29 PM EDT
Ammo, lots of it. Of course, I need a mag or two to go with it.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 1:05:38 PM EDT
The best AR accessories that you can have is Way More Than 1 AR15 !! Can't Just Live with one !!!! [bounce]
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