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Posted: 2/16/2006 5:40:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 6:00:38 PM EDT by 223Rem]
Seems like I have come full circle. The BRD started out as an A2 and quickly proliferated in multiple AR15, none of which sported the fixed carry handle. Now back to basics not only with an A2 rifle but an A1 carbine as well. Really can not imagine going without now.

ETA: Change the title
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:45:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:46:35 PM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:11:34 PM EDT
I had a A2 once that I liked alot.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:12:25 PM EDT
A2
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:02:49 PM EDT
A2, and I love it more than my duty M4gery.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:11:40 PM EDT
got an A1 and I want an A2 eventually
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:14:27 PM EDT
A1 - Colt SP-1

A2 - Bushmaster Dissipator Pre-Ban
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:17:42 PM EDT
I have both , but there is something about the A1 , that makes it my favorite , - probally all those Vietnam movies i have watched !
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:21:44 PM EDT
My first former AR was a SP-1 back in '71.

Now I have a A2 clone with Colt M16A2 upper half on Colt MT6601 Match Target HBAR lower.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:30:45 PM EDT
Always a pleasure to shoot my A2. Every time I go shooting I bring my tricked out M4 with all these supposed upgrades that are really just extra weight, and every time I end up just shooting my 20" A2. The fixed stock and non-upgraded handling make it a lot more comfortable, not to mention it's way lighter.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:38:58 PM EDT
A2.

I don't like A1 uppers (personal preference).

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:42:16 PM EDT
All I gots are flat tops.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:26:00 PM EDT
Got 2 A4s..one complete, one in the works....well, a third will be comming, a middy

got a A2 in the works...also a spare stripped A2

got a A1 in the works

got a A0 (slabside A1) in the works....


I aint made of gold....I'm working on it though

so I voted both...eventually I hate this site
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:52:09 PM EDT
I have a Colt that's one of the "tweener" models. It's all A2 stuff on an A1 upper and lower receiver. Lower receiver lacks the mag release fence. For a while, I had an A2 upper on it, but put it back to original.

Cheers,

kk7sm
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 9:03:36 PM EDT
A2's and A3's here.

I love all of my children equally

--VT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 9:20:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 9:27:37 PM EDT by Boom]
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:16:08 PM EDT
2 M16 "slick sides" (predasesor to the "A1"), 1 A1, 2 A2s and 1 A3.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:29:55 PM EDT
Stag lower
Bushmaster LPK and stock
FN USGI A2 upper
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:58:30 PM EDT
4 - A1's

4 - A2's

2 - flattop's w/A2 sights

So far...
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 11:20:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:37:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By El_Blasto:
Always a pleasure to shoot my A2. Every time I go shooting I bring my tricked out M4 with all these supposed upgrades that are really just extra weight, and every time I end up just shooting my 20" A2. The fixed stock and non-upgraded handling make it a lot more comfortable, not to mention it's way lighter.



Uhm, if your accessories suck that much, then why don't you take them off? I have an Aimpoint, light, and BUIS on my rifle that are real upgrades that aren't just extra weight.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:37:47 AM EDT
At the moment I have:
Colt SP1
PWA A1
Bushy A2
Bushy M16A2 Carbine
SGW M4
Pat
0-1-25
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:54:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:05:14 AM EDT
A2 and A3
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:13:42 AM EDT
I voted both. My range/practice/target rifle is an A2 right now, but is going to get triangle HGs soon. I might put a LW barrel on it too. Since I got my A1 I just don't like the feel of the A2 anymore. The A1 just points and handles better, even better than my 16". I haven't even handled any new EuroTrash Wonderguns that I like as well. Maybe an AUG, but I haven't shot one. I also don't see the need for the shell deflector. I guess that's a lefty thing.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:31:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:36:52 AM EDT by FMJ]
I will take the A1 over A2 anyday!!! KNUCKS

A1 w/same plane aps!

Btw I like the A3 Flat Top / arms 40 better than the A2

LUMPY what Brand is that A1/M4 Very Nice! I love simple AR15`S
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:39:21 AM EDT
Two A1's and one flat top. That is all.

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Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:38:32 AM EDT
Doing some quick math provided by the poll, only 26% of the respondents (13% Neither and 13% Steak Sauce) do not have a fixed sights/carry handle type of AR15. I am curious to know if this is the actually trend of ownership (at least here on ARFCOM): 74% do and 26% do not.

I wonder if the total number of AR15s people own determines whether of not a fixed carry handle is a part of their collection? If I had to get rid of two of my AR15s, I would definitely keep one as an A2/A1 setup. Probably the A1 Carbine.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:45:06 AM EDT

...A4 that wears a detachable CH with A2 rear once in a while
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:28:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 223Rem:
Doing some quick math provided by the poll, only 26% of the respondents (13% Neither and 13% Steak Sauce) do not have a fixed sights/carry handle type of AR15. I am curious to know if this is the actually trend of ownership (at least here on ARFCOM): 74% do and 26% do not.

I wonder if the total number of AR15s people own determines whether of not a fixed carry handle is a part of their collection? If I had to get rid of two of my AR15s, I would definitely keep one as an A2/A1 setup. Probably the A1 Carbine.


If there are at least 100 collected data, the result will be valid already.

More numbers of data will only change the result but only a little, the result of the 100th will generally be the same.

For the correlation of quantity of rifles owned and owning an A1/ A2, there is not enough info in this poll about how many rifles an individual owns and maybe another specific poll for that will answer that question.

I was a former Statistical Process Control/ manufacturing engineer for six years using ISO 9001 with a major military aircraft subcontractor.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:04:54 AM EDT
Just about everyone was telling me here that I was going to regret building my M4 style AR with an A2 upper. I don't regret it, if I had a flat top it would just be a reason to buy more junk to put on it.

I like flat tops also and may build one one of these days, but I still think AR's have carry handles.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:07:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
All I gots are flat tops.



Same here.


Sly
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:19:11 AM EDT


Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:56:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Alpha-Romeo3:

Originally Posted By 223Rem:
Doing some quick math provided by the poll, only 26% of the respondents (13% Neither and 13% Steak Sauce) do not have a fixed sights/carry handle type of AR15. I am curious to know if this is the actually trend of ownership (at least here on ARFCOM): 74% do and 26% do not.

I wonder if the total number of AR15s people own determines whether of not a fixed carry handle is a part of their collection? If I had to get rid of two of my AR15s, I would definitely keep one as an A2/A1 setup. Probably the A1 Carbine.


If there are at least 100 collected data, the result will be valid already.

More numbers of data will only change the result but only a little, the result of the 100th will generally be the same.

For the correlation of quantity of rifles owned and owning an A1/ A2, there is not enough info in this poll about how many rifles an individual owns and maybe another specific poll for that will answer that question.

I was a former Statistical Process Control/ manufacturing engineer for six years using ISO 9001 with a major military aircraft subcontractor.



I am trying to think of a way to generate a poll without leading into the question of "how many AR15s do you own?" because I do not even answer those polls.


Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:12:46 AM EDT
I would like to answer your ? but I don't know what the differences are can you explain, from the rookie
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:20:56 AM EDT
At the moment I have an 18" rifle barrel I had made with a Bushmaster postban barrel. It is attached to a Colt A2 upper I bought cause I needed an iron sighted rifle fast.

I detest A2 uppers. For the type of shooting I do, they offer only serious disadvantages over A1 uppers. If you have ever had an A2 elevation dial turn just from rubbing against your chest then you know what I mean.

I think I am gonna sell the A2 and get one of those A1 slickside receivers from Fulton Armory.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:28:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TALLDOG2:
I would like to answer your ? but I don't know what the differences are can you explain, from the rookie



The primary difference between the A1 and A2 style upper is the rear sight although some A1 uppers do not have a FA or brass deflector (slabside). A1 uppers allow for windage adjustment via a detent (have to depress it and turn the wheel) and are semi-permanent. The A2 upper has both windage and elevation adjustments at the turn of the dial/knob. These adjustments are not fixed with a detent but use a ballbearing to click into place and are readily available and sometime unwanted. As Combat_Jack stated, the elevation wheel can move simply by brushing up against your body and thus affecting your shots.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:23:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By edwin907:

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=40760



so you've got the upper but it's in no way configured as an A1 or A2 huh?

LIke it though
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