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    Guys,

    I am just now looking into getting my first AR15. Since the ban has finally sunsetted, I want to get one with all the goodies on it. However, I don't much at all about AR's. There are so many different brands and models to choose from. I've been reading up a bit and have heard that Colt is no longer offering no ban AR's to the public, only LE. I would like to stick with a company that has good CS and will treat me right. I've considered Bushmaster. What do you guys recommend? Resale value on different brands? Then, the next question. Which model? So many to choose from? I'm not really looking for a plinker or varmint gun...more so a gun that would be good for if the SHTF type of situation. Opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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    I celabrated the death of the ban with a NIB Colt 9mm AR-15..LEO... If you find a dealer that has one, more than likely he will sell it to you,...









    Some will ***** and moan about the sear blocking web that is in the receiver.. But I never intend to use a DIAS so I don't let it bother me..

    I have heard of reliability issues with Bushmaster, but never experience any with the one I had.. RRA also looks good.. DPMs as well...
    Repeal FOPA NOW!!!!!



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    Bushmaster has some great prices and you can get it in any configuration you want. My first AR was a colt and I just recently sold it. It was a post ban 16" barrel. I like my AK's better. AR's are going for $850.00 and up!

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    Josh,

    Build your own.

    They are much simpler to build than a AK, in fact it is really more of a assembly than a real build, since you can start with a finished receiver.
    No cutting, welding or riveting like with a AK.

    You'll save money and there is no better way to become one with your rifle, than by putting it together yourself.

    Buy a stripped lower from Oly, RR, Bushmaster or DPMS etc and a kit from Model 1, M&A, RR, J&T etc.
    You can pick up a forged lower for $100 and the kits start at around $400.

    I've built three of them and they all run like a clock.

    You can do it, all the info you need is available right here.

    AR-15 Lower Receiver Assembly

    If you run into any problems, give me a holler.
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    Here's a couple of links

    http://www.model1sales.com/index.cfm

    http://m-aparts.com/

    http://www.jtdistributing.com/index.shtml

    I bought my kits from Model 1, but the parts used in the kits these guy's sell, are all made by Government contractors, so if you go with any of the ones listed above, you will be OK.
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    What do you believe is the best receiver? I have seen a lot of ads claiming one to be good and another ad claiming something else. Jack
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    As long as it's forged (most also offer cast) and made by one of the companies mentioned above, you will be in good shape.

    These are all made on CNC machines to Government specs, meaning the receiver must accept Gov spec parts, so that everything is interchangeable between manufacturers.

    I used Olympics on two and a Bushmaster on the other.
    I bought the two Olympics at the same time (consecutive numbers) for $95 ea plus $20 for the transfer, $9.50 tax. $219.50 out the door.

    The rifle I built on the Bushy receiver, was for a buddy, he supplied the receiver, so I don't know exactly what he paid, but it was in the same ballpark.
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    Now that the ban is over I want to build another one using one of these kits

    http://www.model1sales.com/item-deta...carm416pre.gif
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    Thats what I was thinking, I like the A3 because if you want to do anything besides a carry handle you can, or just add a carry handle.
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    I think I'm going to use a A2 upper this time, only because the two I already built are A3's.

    But you are right the A3 is much more versatile.
    On my CAR, I have a EO Tech on a 3rd gen riser mount and my Varminter has a 6-12 x 44 AO scope on xtra tall rings.
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