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Casey9mm
09-23-2012, 8:24 PM
The title pretty much says it all, I'm new to the AR platform I have a lot of experience with Ak's but was wondering if someone could steer me in the right direction to the best CA compliant AR for the money. It will be used pretty much just for target shooting at my local 100yd range or plinking in the desert. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Casey

Quiet
09-23-2012, 8:26 PM
Build your own. If you can put together legos, you can put together an AR.

Otherwise...
S&W M&P-15 Sport on sale is usually in the $650-700 range.

vintagedude88
09-23-2012, 8:29 PM
Give the Deltons a look. They're also a good value at about less than 800.

jt1911
09-23-2012, 8:51 PM
No first hand experience but I've heard good things about the S&W M&P15 Sporter

firebert
09-23-2012, 9:00 PM
I would say one of the S&W M&P also

Shooter88
09-23-2012, 9:19 PM
Stag makes a good AR. I have also heard good things about the S&W M&P.

JeremyKX
09-23-2012, 10:16 PM
BCM

TheExiled
09-23-2012, 10:18 PM
M&P as mentioned, although I would also like to suggest ti build one. Good to know the platform mechanics and my first build outperforms my friends' bought rifles

CK_32
09-23-2012, 10:52 PM
Search please.


4 threads as this one were just asked the past 2 weeks

deviljon
09-24-2012, 7:40 AM
Search please.


4 threads as this one were just asked the past 2 weeks

QFT. This section of the forum seems to be getting flooded with similar threads involving the "best" this or that.

But I would still like to help ;)

My vote goes to PSA. Sub $300 uppers and $150 lower build kits leaves you with about $550 to spend on a stripped lower (~$120) and quality BCG (~$150) plus charging handle. Throw in a bullet button and Troy BUIS and you have an excellent setup for less than $900. Spend the remaining $100 on magazines and ammo.

Excaliburr
09-24-2012, 8:14 AM
Check out Windham Weaponry, I think they are a good value for what you get. Especially if you can find them for less than $900.

shooterbill
09-24-2012, 8:19 AM
DPMS Oracle is usually less than $700. Same with S&W. Both are good guns. My opinion is to build one. That's what I did. Build your stripped lower and buy an assembled upper. You get the configuration you like and don't have to swap out parts.

JDW67
09-24-2012, 10:00 AM
If you're lazy like me, get a complete lower by JD ($250) and an upper by Spikes ($400 - $800). Depending on which upper you go with.

tanakasan
09-24-2012, 10:12 AM
+1 for Spikes!

Except I would do a Spikes lower to match the upper.

Robert

baih777
09-24-2012, 10:13 AM
if your in socal get a stag mdl 3.
http://www.riflegear.com/c-172-stag-arms.aspx

or ammo bros. look at the bottom right of the ad.
http://www.ammobros.com/images/S17-S30.jpg

joker70
09-24-2012, 10:23 AM
get a complete lower by JP ($250)

JP or JD??? JPs are nice but $$$

JDW67
09-24-2012, 10:32 AM
+1 for Spikes!

Except I would do a Spikes lower to match the upper.

Robert

Yeah, if you can get them. Spikes lowers are always sold out...

JDW67
09-24-2012, 10:33 AM
JP or JD??? JPs are nice but $$$

My bad, I meant JD...I edited my post, thanks.

dc2integra
09-24-2012, 11:43 AM
I recommend stag arms plus they come with a lifetime warranty.

punisheryayarea
09-24-2012, 11:55 AM
If you want a great deal just look up the WTS area. You will find deals on there all the time.

NHP1127
09-24-2012, 1:28 PM
PSA has their best M4 (FN barrel) with AIMPOINT on sale for $999..... Best deal on best quality going.

HKchucksta
09-24-2012, 2:25 PM
+1 for PSA and building your own.

I just built my first AR, bought all the parts from fellow Calgunners on the market section.

Complete Spikes lower, complete PSA upper, with BUIS, midwest quadrails, Magpul handgrip, BCM charging handle, 4 mags, sling, case, and 260 rds of ammo for just under $900

Even with DROS, I still have a chunk of change leftover to keep it under $1000

With a little patience, and daily browsing of the market section, you can definitely get a complete AR for under a grand. Good luck!

762.DEFENSE
09-24-2012, 2:32 PM
Palmetto State Armory, BCM, S&W MP-15, or a STAG, or CMMG would meet your price range (with no upgrades etc.). :thumbsup:

Squidward
09-24-2012, 3:07 PM
For 100 or less yards it's probably a wash on which one is 'best'. Buy the S&W; it's gotten very good reviews and is probably the least expensive. Ar15s are so modular that you can upgrade parts later if you don't like what you have. With the money you save you can (and should) buy ammo and/or training.

acaligunner
09-24-2012, 3:52 PM
LMT?

Like this one, even comes with Troy Rear sight.

http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg538/toocm/1DBD5274-E714-43EC-B97B-F7F2986BC5FB-23573-0000235E75274904.jpg


acaligunner

BranNutz
09-24-2012, 4:43 PM
Colt 6920CA = Winning

glock7
09-25-2012, 6:35 AM
LaRue, BCM. Scar, Colt, or DPMS sporter, S&W sport, Del-ton, Windham, Stag. :)