An 18-20" Government Profile Barrel (Thin barrel with the extra machining is the Govt' profile?)
With a flat top A3 Reciever (detachable carry handle included)
Standard A2 Style Buttstock
Bird cage flash hider..
What I really want is the long barrel Old style AR (A1 or A2??) with the detachable carry handle so I can use an optic if I decide to.
I Really love plain jane 20" ARs but I wouildn't mind one a bit shorter than 20" and I'd really like the flat top reciever for mounting an optic... I can't stand the M4 style stocks..
So do any manufacturers sell that configuration or am I stuck building my own?
Now that I think of it, check out the Rock River Arms Mid-length AR!
It is 16" with a mid length gas system giving a rifle like site radius, A2 stock and beautiful finish
See it here-------> Click
or here (the lower one w/A2stock)
Being a complete new guy when it comes to ARs what isthe benifit of the mid length gas system? I don't really see the difference in the shape of the gun so it must be internal...
then I'm left wondering what it has to do with the site radius??
Is the hand guard longer and so the front site block is further out on the same 16" barrel?
Wow the 16" bushmaster is exactly what I have a picture of in my head.
What does one of those cost new?
Any issues I should be aware of with bushmaster rifles?
My Attraction to the fixed stock is purely a looks thing.
I'm sure there are comfortable collapsable stocks. The standard fixed stock fits me like a glove, I like the look a lot better and it's cheaper!
Can't you swap out to a collapsable stock on a fixed stock equipped lower?
or would I need another lower for that?
I'm curious about the Old (A1?) style triangular handguards...
How hard is it to find the triangular handguards? Can they be had new?
I went through the pic post stickie and found VERY few with the triangular handguards and at least one I'm pretty sure is a FA M16.
I get the impression these handguards are impossible to get.
The deciding factor here will be if I can get a triangle handguard for the 20" Bushmaster with the fixed stock and a detachable carry handle I'll go for the 20".
If not I'll need to look at a few rifle length 20" and midlength 16" rifles with both the collapsable and fixed stocks to see which one I like best.
my buddy has a mid length colt HBAR target A3 reciever with a fixed stock Postban features... It's cool and it fits me like a glove but I miss the evil features and I don't like the look of the HBAR.
In my head it's either an old style 20" with the triangular handguards fixed stock and a detachable carry handle or it's gotta be a midlength 16" detachable carry handle and I'm undecided on the stock if I go midlength.
A lot of the collapsable stocks I see are unpleasent to the eye and I'm not sure exactly how they would fit. some look like the COULDN't fit..
The only AR I have trigger time on is the aformentioned fixed stock Colt..
One more question
Can you point me to said reputable dealers of Bushmaster products for my future reference?