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Why I HATE The AR-15...

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by jda, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. jda

    jda Loaded Pockets

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    I'm starting to hate the AR platform.

    I decided I wanted one in November, ok, my birthday is coming...
    A few shooting buddies gave me a lower for my birthday.


    Now, I cant be rude, I need to build it into a functioning rifle.
    Off to BCM and PSA I go. $850 later I have a working weapon.

    Sweet, but I need ammo to test it.
    Picked up a case of 5.56 from a local gun shop.
    $350, but I have ammo to shoot.

    Everything is good, rifle shot great, but I need mags...
    $560 later, I have 50 mags.

    Great, need ammo to fill the mags...
    $1200 spent, and I have 4000rds of ammo

    I needed a light.
    No problem, just another $100

    So, I have a light, rifle, and sights, but what about a sling?
    Sling plate and sling - $75

    Now, I had it all set up, ready to run, then I saw a eotech that I had to have.
    Ok, went to the lgs and plunked down $650

    I came across a magpul forend, it looked great and seemed comfortable
    I ordered it $40

    Now, the magpul forend doesn't put my light where I like it.
    Great, need a new light and mount $300

    While I'm looking for a new light and mount, I see a lmt sopmod stock and it looks comfortable.
    $200

    And, wouldnt you know it, there was a nice MOE grip in the related products for the stock.
    $65.

    I think you all see where this is going, if you see a gun shop offering an Ar for sale, RUN AWAY

    My little Armalite turned from an inexpensive range toy to twice the down payment on a new Jeep.
     
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    scbubba Loaded Pockets

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    So, what would you take for it? :angel:
     
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    .....for a total (so far) of...<drum roll>...four thousand three hundred ninety dollars! :eek:

    I knew there was a reason I've never gotten an AR. My wife would go completely ape. On the other hand, it sounds like you've almost got yourself a whole other one there too. Hope you enjoy it! :)
     
  4. Cornholio2188

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    I'd start learning from Hogwarts asap as an alternative.
     
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    Quixotica Loaded Pockets

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    50 magazines? :confused: That's a lot of magazines.
     
  7. jda

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    Where did you get 4000 rounds for $1200???
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love AR15's, and I don't care who has how many. But that just seems superfluous to me.

    Then again, I carried an M249 overseas, so I just had a half a dozen drums stashed in my vehicle and four more on me. I don't get the whole "mag" thing anymore. :)
     
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  10. jda

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    Pre panic, $350/case was normal and I'm friends with the owner of the lgs.
     
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    stop already. have you not proved your young'ness and lack of rambo'ness just enlist and TKOB.
     
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    "Wah I spent money on something I wanted." ;)
     
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    You get what you pay for. It sounds like a sweet setup.
     
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    You can buy new springs for less than new mags. And while they do wear out it takes a LONG time.

    And do you keep loaded mags in all of these places?
    Seems overkill unless you have an AR for all of these places too.
     
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    $850 is not bad at all in the current climate. You could have added a sling and 4 mags, and have been done with it for under $1000. And then this thread could have been about how cool it is that your buddies gave you a lower, that you got to build an AR-15 to your own specs, and that you have a sweet rifle that will last you the rest of your life. But nooooooooo.
     
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  16. JHGM

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    AR's... it's like barbie's for men...
     
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    AR's ... more like Lego for men
     
  18. ChrisJ

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    Am I the only AK guy here? ( I do love ARs too)
     
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    It sounds more like a self-control/editing problem than an AR problem.
     
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    LOL. This is more a demonstration of lack of self control than anything. I can keep myself from impulsively spending thousands of dollars but I don't want or need to...AND you won't see me complaining about the choices I make.

    Enjoy your AR.
     
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