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Those that have an AR, what manufacture do you prefer? What are your pro's and con's about it. I a planning on a purchase, but still up in the air about which one I want. Thanks for any and all responses!

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Re: AR15

As long as you stay with a good name there ain't much difference.

Good ones for a first, my opinion.
Windham
RRA
Colt (may be a little more $ up front, but will hold value)
DPMS
PSA (they have some crazy good deals) If you feel up to putting one together yourself, PSA is a good way to fly.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/
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Bushmaster (I hear they are making them right again)

These are just a few that I have at least some experience with. If price is not an issue you can go with something like a PWS or Noveske.
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Re: AR15

Build yourself a lower...any brand will do. If you are at all mechanical It's super ez. Spend the extra $ on a quality trigger and upper. White oak armament sells some good stuff.
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Re: AR15

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Build yourself a lower...any brand will do. If you are at all mechanical It's super ez. Spend the extra $ on a quality trigger and upper. White oak armament sells some good stuff.
I agree. ANYTHING "Mil-Spec" for the lower receiver will work with anything you ever might want to add or change.

The BEST thing about the AR15/M16 platform is that it is modular.
You can get a quality stripped lower for under $100 today (seen as low as $85) Buy a lower parts kit, spend an hour and assemble. Add an upper receiver for $450 to $1500 and go shoot. Buy "uppers" in different calibers and swap them in a minute. Change out parts at will.

Be careful if you buy a colt. They are good quality but some of the rifles they sell to the public are NOT "mil-spec" so changing some parts is not an option. Why limit your options when other choices don't and are just as good or better.

If you can build a puzzle, you can assemble an AR15. No "gunsmith" skills required. Some "tricks" make it quicker and easier, but it ain't rocket science.
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I think the upper is just as easy to put together as the lower. Brownells has good videos that walk you through the process.
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Re: AR15

Get a lower and build it. I think PSA has lowers for $50
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this is the one i will be buying in the next month

http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/Colt...920Series.aspx

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Re: AR15

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this is the one i will be buying in the next month

http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/Colt...920Series.aspx
That's funny, I been looking at this one and the OR model.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/s...playErrorView_Y

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