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Posted: 7/13/2003 5:18:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 5:22:58 PM EDT by tivoli410]
What length barrel did you get as your first AR? I have drawn the conclusion that most newbies to the AR choose the 20" barrel over the carbine because its resemblence to the famous M16 and then move on to the carbines and M4gery's. I did.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 5:23:34 PM EDT
Colt MT6551 20" [img]photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=588[/img]
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 5:34:56 PM EDT
My first was a pre-ban Olympic with A1 upper and lowers and a blackened stainless H-bar A2 barrel. It was a sweet shooter. Completely regret selling it off a long time ago.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 5:43:07 PM EDT
I bought an SP-1 in 1970 at the Brass Rail Gun shop in Hollywood. This was where Angela Davis got her guns for the Marin County Courthouse shootout/murder. -TF
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 5:43:47 PM EDT
My first AR was an overpriced local buy. I got an Armalite M15A2 @ $914, which looked like a good price for what I knew at the time. Wish I had the extra $300 back so I could have gotten a Rock River Arms around $620. Oh well, live and learn.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 5:58:55 PM EDT
My first AR was a Bushmaster 20".
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:00:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 6:00:42 PM EDT by Danno_man]
my 1st was the RRA 24" varmint, the 2nd was the 16" Colt
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:00:50 PM EDT
my first is yet to come, I am getting it next monday, It is gonna be carbine length
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:02:04 PM EDT
1st: Bushmaster postban M4gery 2nd: RRA 20" Stainless 3rd: Oly Preban 16" Already contemplating the next one. Not bad considering I bought the first one June 2002.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:05:27 PM EDT
i bought my 16" Bushmaster A2 1 month ago [:)]
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:44:39 PM EDT
My first turned out to be my first and second at the same time, I could not decide between the Bushmaster DCM or the M-gery with Mini-Y comp so I got both because I had the extra cash. Now, almost three years later, I have eight AR's of which four are Pre-ban and four Mega lowers waiting on the ban to set so I can build them the way I want. I tell ya...this is a sickness!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 7:05:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 7:05:43 PM EDT by xanadu]
For my first AR, my son (Juggernaut) and I bought 2 OLY PCR receivers, then 16 inch parts kits from J&T. We spent 2 evenings building both of them. (with only Duncan Logs book and instructions for help - lost the damn selector detent pin 6 times in 10 minutes) Later on, he wasn't so crazy about the OLY cool factor and I believe he sold it to get another pre-ban BUT... not me, I dropped an ASA 9mm mag block in it, bought a 9mm upper from a deal that juggy had going, and got a few 20 and 30 round mags - it rocks [:D]
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 7:08:43 PM EDT
Colt SP-1 [img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/048438.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 7:16:38 PM EDT
My first one should be showing up soon (next couple of weeks, I hope). It's a Bushmaster DCM Competition Rifle... [sniper]
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 7:51:13 PM EDT
I purchased my first AR-15 rifle in 1988 from the local Army surplus store for $350. It was built from a de-milled M16A1 on an Eagle Arms lower. Long since gone. Man, now it's a pre-ban...[:(]
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:10:59 PM EDT
My first was a bushy 20" its a preban now and transformed into an M4gery,my second is a post bushy M4,im waiting for the ban to expire then Ill buy a bushy M4 flat top.and ill transform my post ban into a commando with the 5.5" supressor.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:13:50 PM EDT
First was a 20" Bushmaster because I was interested in varmint hunting. It was supposed to be a free floating barrel but they shipped the wrong one. I didn't want to wait for a month to get the free floating barrel so I kept it and they credited me the difference. Some day I'll send it in and have the front sight milled and install the much nicer current free floater tube---might even get it fluted. But as with the original post---my second is an M4gery (with ak style brake)
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:17:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 8:24:08 PM EDT by AMOS]
Bought SGW Stop Sign A1 with SS 20 inch Bbl. Kit. I opted for the chrome bolt carrier, heavy barrel, round hand gaurds and rapidex rear sight knob. Since then, I put a three prong fh and triangle hand gaurds on it. I still have it. I had to ream out the chamber a little and put new fire controls from BM? or DPMS? in it to get it working properly-where in the heck was AR15COM when I needed them in 1984? I sure could have saved a lot of time if AR15COM was around! This is the only ar I have that has a chrome bolt carrier-it is slicker than a nanner samwich! I sure did learn a lot after building this puppy from OLY. I do remember riding the bus uptown on Saturdays to watch a movies and going to the big sporting goods store and drooling over an SP1 for about 300 bucks. They had one hanging from the ceiling just over the display counter might as well been a million bucks! Been a few years. Amos
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:21:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:27:09 PM EDT
Are you shitting me. In those days Colt was all there was! I've still got the second one I ever owned though, which was an 1985/86 HBAR - when they just came out.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:37:20 PM EDT
1.)Post ban Bushmaster XM15E2 20" 2.)Postban Bushmaster M4A3
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:37:53 PM EDT
my first was a 16" kit built on an ASA lower (not built by me...). not really what i wanted at all but i was all geared up about a private sale AR. sold and replaced everything but the lower itself (and its internal parts), which continues to serve me well (still my number 1 AR....)
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:38:58 PM EDT
a 20" SP-1 circa 1982, second was a AR-15A2 Goverment for $550.00 that one I wish I would have hung on to! S/F Flyingrhino
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:42:01 PM EDT
My first was a Colt SP1.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:48:56 PM EDT
A Colt post-ban. Don't know the model number.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 2:13:32 AM EDT
Got my first (SP1) back in the early `80's, but sold it within a couple of years (like an idiot). Got it used for $200.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 2:26:18 AM EDT
BM Varminter 24" was the first. Many more to come...
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 3:41:53 AM EDT
First one was a Bushmaster Dissipator I purchased three years ago.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:12:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2003 11:03:36 PM EDT by Kisara]
1991: Colt R6530 transitional blue label "Sporter Lightweight"
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:55:21 AM EDT
I got my first around '74, a Mattel. Blue grey with black furniture. The trigger only fired burst,though. [;)]
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 7:35:06 AM EDT
Bought a pre-ban Oly with collapsible stock, A2 upper and 11.5" SS HBAR and 5.5" flash hider (purely because I liked the way it looked - almost nothing practical about it). Paid $450 for it and sold it two years later for $550 - thought I was making quite the deal at the time.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 7:38:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2003 7:40:55 AM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
My first was an Olympic CAR-15 (A1 upper and 11.5" HBAR and 5.5" flash hider). $750, just before the ban went into effect. Then two pre-ban Bushmaster carbines (A2 uppers and 11.5" HBAR and 5.5" flash hider) at $1150 a few weeks later.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 8:53:41 AM EDT
My first and only one is an RRA M4 16in Upper with a Stinger Arms Complete Lower and CAR stock. I just got it this month so I don't have another one yet [:(]
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 9:10:35 AM EDT
Post-Ban (soon to be no ban!) BUSHMASTER 20 inch HBAR 5.56 NATO. Absolutely fantastic!
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 9:18:13 AM EDT
1997 NIB 16” Pre-Ban .223 Colt lightweight Match and still my favorite .223.
Link Posted: 7/15/2003 9:36:49 PM EDT
My first AR was a pile-of-colt pre-ban CAR15 with a 14.5 barrel. Kept it for all of a week. My next one was a pre-ban Eagle Arms CAR15 with a 16 barrel. I loved that one but my ex made me sell it and spent all the money on kitchen crap before I could stop her. After that I got an Olympic CAR97, nice little shooter. Now I have an Olympic varmint that shoots 3/8 groups that I love but have to sell for other toys. [8D] [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=21&t=171568[/url]
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