View Full Version : Visalia Big 5 now carries Ar15's in 5.56/223

06-29-2012, 7:19 PM
I was shocked! I went in just to kill some time and thought I must have miss read the place tag... Asked the gal and she said they just got it (1 of 9 trial stores) She said corporate is really picky with them and are only sending one at a time, they have to call as soon as they sell it. Anyways here it is:
It felt pretty good, solid butt stock (no wiggle) the forend was pretty petite much smaller in diameter then my S&W 15 but still had a full length rail on top... Kinda liked it!

06-29-2012, 7:28 PM
Never heard of them before, Wonder if they are the I.O inc of the AR world. Then again I don't know/haven't heard about ALL the AR manufactures out there.

06-29-2012, 7:29 PM
Just a little late for their 15% sale coupon. In Sacramento Big 5 only sells .22 M4 look-a-likes.

Dutch Henry
06-29-2012, 7:52 PM
ATI is American Tactical Imports of Rochester, N.Y.

06-29-2012, 7:53 PM
ATI. Like gsg importer ATI it looks like

06-29-2012, 8:26 PM
Yep ATI makes it. Never heard of them either. I didn't fiddle with it to much but it didn't seem poorly made. Does anyone know of a forend like that? It's really narrow.I kinda liked it, I'm not much for the bulky quad rail ones

06-29-2012, 8:30 PM
Uh....it says it's a Troy alpha rail on the tag.....

06-29-2012, 8:39 PM
Nice to see but they sure are expensive. I remember when you could buy an AR-15A1 at Big 5 for about $350.00 and yes I'm getting old.

06-29-2012, 9:16 PM
Uh....it says it's a Troy alpha rail on the tag.....
Well then... That answers that... Lol

06-29-2012, 9:29 PM
thats cool they finally started stocking some ar's in the .223 never heard of the manufacturer, but guessing its probably just rebranded off a bigger manufacturer. Id still choose a s&w mp15 optics ready elsewhere for that price point...but would like to see how cheap they are when on sale.

06-29-2012, 11:00 PM
Big 5 should sell S&W M&P15 Sports... with an MSRP of $740, they'd sell a bazillion of them.

Still, very cool to see Big 5 doing ARs.

-- Michael

06-29-2012, 11:27 PM
Finally, right on Big 5! Good job.