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Posted: 11/11/2003 10:31:32 AM EDT
Just curious as to why some say you can't have too many AR's. Why do you guys have multiples (maybe I'll be convenced to buy another)?
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:35:14 AM EDT
Why do people eat more than one flavor of ice cream? They all have roughly the same texture and the coldness numbs your tastebuds anyway.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:40:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Breycor: Why do many of you own more than one AR?
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[LOL][ROFL]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:41:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:45:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Breycor: Just curious as to why some say you can't have too many AR's. Why do you guys have multiples (maybe I'll be convenced to buy another)?
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Why not own more than one?
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:45:48 AM EDT
Because the AR I use for service rifle competition weighs about 13 pounds and I can't bump fire it.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:48:21 AM EDT
Because they are addictive. You can't just have one. You say to yourself, I'll just get a couple stripped lowers to put away, and then end up building them up right away. It's not our fault. You can't just have one.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:51:08 AM EDT
Different tools for different jobs basically. At the moment I only have three-two preban 20" Colt HBARs and a new 16" Colt M4 carbine. I use the HBARs for long range plinking and keeping skunks out of my wife's tomato garden. I use the shorter carbine for short range plinking (less than 150 meters), and eventually it will become the "go to" gun for my wife when things go bump in the night. Do I need three of them? Not really, but it's a fun and rewarding hobby so why not? My two identical HBARs were purchased in 1991, and back then I had the mentality that the best "spare parts kit" was a spare identical weapon. For that reason I have identical Colts, identical Sig handguns, identical Benelli shotguns etc. These days I'm a little more practical (translation: [b]cheap[/b] [:)]) so instead of buying an identical weapon I buy a complete suite of spare parts to keep them running. Since you never know when something might break it's nice to have enough parts onhand to fix anything.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:51:38 AM EDT
First of all, welcome to the site! Drop by the GA Hometown forum sometime. The different ARs I have all serve different purposes. Some are light-weight and are setup for CQB, some are heavy target rifles. The lowers are all slightly different depending on their intended purpose. I just like the variety.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:54:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Breycor: Why do you guys have multiples (maybe I'll be convenced to buy another)?
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What I consider my social 'go to' AR is actually 3 AR's configured identically. When I found what setup/optics/accessories worked best for me I built up 2 more. I use one for training/classes, 10k plus rounds through it, one as my main social weapon, fired occasionally, and the third is a backup that's in near new condition... Overkill? Sure... but that's what this addiction will do to ya! My varmint, target, and hunting AR's are all configured uniquely to their intended purpose... each job has the right tool...
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:00:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2003 11:03:48 AM EDT by IronBalaclava]
They're pretty much addictive. For me it's like, maybe I'll by a new pistol or Rifle.....then it's like but a complete lower is so much cheaper. Then next naturally comes the upper and that's basically how I justify my AR buying and I ain't done 'till I'm done. Edited to add: Darkstar has the right idea. I'm working on my third M4 which will all be configured alike for the same reasons. I did recently sell a Bushy 20" I never fired, but am already beating myself in the head over.(Ironically partially to fund another M4)
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:11:37 AM EDT
Breycor, [tinfoilhat]I don't have one. Are you in the Atlanta office or out at FLETC?[/tinfoilhat]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:33:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Breycor: Just curious as to why some say you can't have too many AR's. Why do you guys have multiples (maybe I'll be convenced to buy another)?
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Are you a Brady Campaign intern or do you work for Hillary? Only an anti-gun researching hippie would such a stupid question and nobody from the great stae of Georgia would ask that question.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:36:41 AM EDT
Because we can!
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:46:32 AM EDT
WHY NOT ,as long as you still can you should.Who knows when big brother will restrict new gun purchases,I'm sure some libral gun grabing dem will reinterpet the second amendment to allow only one than none .
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:51:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By eswanson: Because the AR I use for service rifle competition weighs about 13 pounds and I can't bump fire it.
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Let an expert try it. [;)] TRG
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:57:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bear3351: Because we can!
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Link Posted: 11/11/2003 1:16:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2003 1:18:08 PM EDT by Waldo]
5 lowers, 8 uppers in 4 cals, plus a dedicated rimfire. [smoke] Mix and match.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 1:49:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 1:58:04 PM EDT
Nice, Troy. Now let's see a photo of the mag collection. [:)]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 2:02:04 PM EDT
Because i did not have a girlfriend at the time. Now that i got a girlfriend, I found out having one of those cost more then owning guns.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 2:26:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SMGLee: Because i did not have a girlfriend at the time. Now that i got a girlfriend, I found out having one of those cost more then owning guns.
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AMEN Brother!!!
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 2:33:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2003 2:37:11 PM EDT by Breycor]
Originally Posted By patriot73:
Originally Posted By Breycor: Just curious as to why some say you can't have too many AR's. Why do you guys have multiples (maybe I'll be convenced to buy another)?
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Are you a Brady Campaign intern or do you work for Hillary? Only an anti-gun researching hippie would such a stupid question and nobody from the great stae of Georgia would ask that question.
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OK, OK...calm down, dude. No need to get your blood pressure up. Sorry for asking "such a stupid question". I just bought one and was curious why many of you guys here have many AR's. EDIT: BTW, thanks for the welcome BookHound.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 4:34:55 PM EDT
[i]You don't know about the rule?[/i] [b]Whereas AR15 rifles are a social firearm and whereas it has been proven that an AR15 without companionship will become cranky and unreliable because of loneliness and whereas owning only one AR15 rifle will make said rifle uncomfortable and self conscious while hanging out in the gun safe, and whereas many different activities require differently configured AR15 rifles it is hereby decreed that all AR15 rifles should have suitable friends and companions to bond with when not in the field, failure to follow this rule will result in confiscation of all cool and thirst quenching, barley and hops based beverages in the violators possession. [/b]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 4:52:28 PM EDT
If you have to ask we can't tell you! [:D][;)]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 7:40:23 PM EDT
Talk about a hobby gotten out of hand. At last count, if you include two do-it-yourself CNC lowers I haven't put together yet, I have 14. Oh, and a couple of AR-10s.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 8:48:19 PM EDT
2 BMs.. 1 Pre, 1 Post.. 1 Pre Oly...
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 9:13:11 PM EDT
lets see, 2 is better than 1 3 is better than 2 4 is better than 3 5 is better than 4 it is a never ending circle
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 9:27:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dpmmn: lets see, 2 is better than 1 3 is better than 2 4 is better than 3 5 is better than 4 it is a never ending circle
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ding ding ding... [:D]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 9:40:43 PM EDT
Because I need different rifles for all the different ACOGs, Aimpionts, Surefires, ARMS, Knights and PRI systems that I love so much.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 1:06:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2003 1:07:11 AM EDT by JTR8541]
Some people collect stamps, some pennies and then some of collect rifles. Personally, I only have Airsoft replicas. -J
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 1:18:52 AM EDT
Let's see here ... philips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, torx head screwdriver ... is it becoming clearer yet?
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 3:30:23 AM EDT
Yeah.... to anyone who doesn't believe, pretty much all of us find ways to justify buying more of them. I want a CAR style stock on my superlight, but then I'll have an extra stock, so I'll just have to buy another gun (cause you can't just have stocks laying around). And since I'm buying the stock I may as well just build the gun to suit it and leave the stubby on the other... cause you just can't get all the features you like on a mere 4 guns.... :)It truly is a sickening addiction....
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:07:03 AM EDT
Because.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:24:38 AM EDT
Just covering the bases... [img]http://pic6.picturetrail.com/VOL176/1171244/2214857/33337981.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:37:56 AM EDT
Because I can. If I had the money, I would have MANY, MANY more than this: [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid39/p2f3bc2ceb2416070faf64b66401b9055/fd09a526.jpg[/img] Note to self, get a digital camera. Also, nice collection you got there, Troy.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:45:49 AM EDT
I only have two and a half, but if I buy another kit I can finish my third and have the parts to start my fourth....Why didnt I think of that before, Thanks Guys.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:57:21 AM EDT
7 and all the stuff that goes with them. 3 Pre 4 Post Danny
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 7:38:13 AM EDT
Different ones set up for different tasks.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 8:25:55 AM EDT
Like Hawkeye said. I have one for SHTF and "field" work. Then I have one that is a trunk/patrol/CQB gun. Plus, my girlfriend actually goes to the FDCC matches with me and uses one to compete with, since I don't like sharing. Stephen
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 9:01:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2003 9:02:11 AM EDT by Quarterbore]
Wow, you guys do have a number of ARs... personally, I just buy and sell to try a little of everything... At this time I have 1 pre-ban Colt, 1 post-ban Bushmaster, one AR-10 and 1 postban Bushmaster pistol... [img]http://quarterbore.com/images/pbar15pistol05.jpg[/img] Why, well the pre-ban just in case the ban doesn't die, the Post-Bans in case the ban does die. If the government hadn't tried telling me I can't have something, I likely wouldn't have wanted it so bad in the first place!
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 10:47:49 AM EDT
There was an empty space in the safe. Now I need another safe. Then there will be another empty space to fill... I also dont trust the gooberment, so I am grabing everything I can for the day when I can't buy one of any type or config...
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 7:55:59 PM EDT
Im in the process of huntin up another one. I want the on ethat started it all. I want an early model slabside. Cuz I can and I dont have one...of those... Its not an addiction or compulsion. Its moreless a need. Its my right, my hobby and my patriotic duty. Its what I get off doin and buyin. I work with a guy who collects cars. I collect guns. All 2 of them. [;)]
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 10:26:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eswanson: Because the AR I use for service rifle competition weighs about 13 pounds and I can't bump fire it.
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same here, I have a 20" A2 for CMP matches and my "fun rifle" . Someday I'll build another, who knows, I'm happy now
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 3:58:30 AM EDT
Consensus is: the ADDICTION! I own two, one is an OLY SUM set up for varminting. The other is an OLY M4 set up for defense. My next project will be in another caliber, probably an Armalite in .243 Just don't tell my wife...
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 5:08:15 AM EDT
Well it's like this....I have three [ok two a a half the LR300 is only half AR-15]Why you ask? Because the people like ARMS,Knight,PRI etc. can't stop making cool stuff to put on them.And then the bastard's come up with different calibers too !.
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 9:49:04 PM EDT
Just like lays potato chips - you just can't have just one. They are a blast.
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 9:55:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2003 9:56:54 PM EDT by model927]
I have 3 2 preban carbines mine 14.5 with phantom HBAR my wifes 11.5 with 5.5 HBAR all original"shes a purist"and a post ban M4,all bushies and Im gonna build a post RRA so we can kick the crap out of the post bans and save the prebans as our go to rifles.Its like the military they dont use rifles for war that they beat up in training.
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 8:22:03 AM EDT
Because I can....??
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 8:44:04 AM EDT
First you get a flat-top and put on a 4-16x scope you can shoot close & fast at 4x and long and slow at 16x. But it doesn't have iron sights, so you get an A2 to shoot in the other class. Then you hang a bipod on the flat-top for the bench and it's too heavy for the close & fast stuff (plus you decide 4x w/o BAC doesn't work that well up close) so you get a 16" upper half for up close. Then you decide you want a 2-stage match trigger for the bench and a single-stage for the fast stuff so the 16" needs it's own lower. Then you need a .22LR upper so you can practice cheap. Then you get married and you can't afford any more...
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 8:56:42 AM EDT
Different styles. Preban,postban,flattop,one with stainless steel bullbarell for varmits and one with telescoping stock. Get the idea? Still no spellchecker though!
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