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Posted: 12/16/2003 12:49:31 PM EDT
I am relatively new to ARs (<2 years), for please forgive my ignorance. I've been reading these boards for about a month now and frequently see "SPR". I have determined that it means Special Purpose Rifle and generally has an 18" barrel. Now what makes a rifle an SPR. Are there certain guidlines, or is it "just modify your AR however you want and call it an SPR" when asked. I am familiar with the terms M4, A1, A2,A3, A4, 727, carbine, etc, but this SPR is new to me. I have a 16" A2, so is that eligible to be an SPR if I hang the right stuff on it?
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 1:00:14 PM EDT
Welcome to the board.[wave] I believe SPR is short for Sporter. It goes back to Per Ban Colts with Sporter on the side of the reciever. And I might be totally wrong too. We'll see .
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 1:19:16 PM EDT
Special Purpose Rifle its a military rifle designation. People call clones SPRs too.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 1:21:58 PM EDT
I think, and let me emphasize that I am actually *thinking* about it... is that mr./ms. high ground is right. special purpose rifle. i would kinda tend to believe folks are planning on using the shorter barrels for urban/tight woodsy kinda work and the longer barrels for target/varmint shooting. so i guess if you've got enough bells and whistles to hang onto your rifle and you have a special thing you like to do with it, then it's a spr. [thinking]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 1:48:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2003 1:52:38 PM EDT by notack]
[url=ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=134&t=141410]the SPR story[/url]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 3:15:16 PM EDT
You learn something new everyday .
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:06:20 PM EDT
Wow, I guess that answers my question. Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:28:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By high-ground: Wow, I guess that answers my question. Thanks.
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Welcome to the board. [coffee]
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