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fastmover
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SO I guess I am gonna begin my shopping for an AR15. Thinking about Bushmaster or aramalite.....don't know yet....

Price does impact my decision...

What do you all think?

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FastMover,

no price limitation like at all...well..think about Colt pre ban, just my two cents worth

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I would highly recommend an older Colt (as Booker says, a preban), a Bushmaster or a Rock River. These a quality firearms and will give you good service. There are others, but I have used these and they are the three I consider the best for folks who like their guns to run the first time, every time.... JM$.02W.
The only experience I have is that I carried an M16/AR-15 daily for about 38 years. I'm also a M16/AR-15 Police Armorer (went to the Colt School). But I'm not an expurt, I leave that to others.

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well geeeee whizzzzzzz, i just happen to have a 1975 made Colt SP-1 for sale, it is in excellent condition !!!!
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I'm totally satisfied w/ my Bushmaster

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Second the Bushmaster satisfaction.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lake:
Second the Bushmaster satisfaction.

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One thing to bear in mind if you buy a Colt: Only Colt parts can be used for repairs should they be necessary. Least that's what I've been told buy our department's armorer, and it was one of the major reasons why they went w/ buying Bushies for the department.

Maybe Armorer could give you some input on this.....

Just my 2¢ worth..........

[ June 18, 2006, 03:20 PM: Message edited by: Pennville bill ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Pennville bill:
One thing to bear in mind if you buy a Colt: Only Colt parts can be used for repairs should they be necessary. Least that's what I've been told buy our departments armorer, and it was one of the major reasopns why they went w/ buying Bushies for the department.

Maybe Armorer could give you some input on this.....

Just my 2¢ worth..........

Penn i think that would only be for Departmental liability reasons, for the average person, it shouldnt matter... That Said, i happen to have a buddy who's looking to unload his Colt Ar-15A2HBAR Sporter...Great condition with only about 2K rounds through it, with 2 20 rounder mags...
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I have a Rock River Arms AR...one of the best!! Check for a Manufacture where you live...

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No KPDPipes.... The way I understood it, Colt dimensions their parts so they'll only work in Colt firearms. Other manufacturer's parts, sears, trigger assemblies, etc. won't fit or function in a Colt rifle. I could be wrong, but that's how I understood it as it was explained to me, but I'm the first to admit I'm no gunsmith.........

That's why I suggested someone ask Armorer what he knew..... As I recall his nic belies his profession............

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All most all manufacturers of ARs will interchange parts with colts.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pennville bill:
No KPDPipes.... The way I understood it, Colt dimensions their parts so they'll only work in Colt firearms. Other manufacturer's parts, sears, trigger assemblies, etc. won't fit or function in a Colt rifle. I could be wrong, but that's how I understood it as it was explained to me, but I'm the first to admit I'm no gunsmith.........

That's why I suggested someone ask Armorer what he knew..... As I recall his nic belies his profession............

If that's so, then it's something new, i had aftermarket parts in my HBAR.
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Hmmmmm........
Maybe I was told wrong. I'll ask the next time I see the guy.

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Some of the Colt Guns parts, hammer, trigger will not function in all ARs as the hammer and trigger pin is .154 diameter and the newer Colts is .172 diameter. Check the size pin you lower takes before buying or attempting to change. Make sure you have the right trigger and hammer for the lower you have. The same goes for the disconector. Other than that most things will interchange.

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If you want a good AR that you can depend on, why not consider building it yourself using a Rock River or DPMS kit?

http://www.rockriverarms.com/item-detail.cfm?ID=AR4001&storeid=1&image=kcara4.gif&CFID=14344493&CFTOKEN=97877597

http://www.dpmsinc.com/10Browse.asp?catID=1381

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RRA is only about 40 miles from where i live. One used to be able to go to their shop which was beching their house on the Rock River in IL. Thus their name. Great guys. Since then they have gotten larger and moved. Heck the recievers are machined in Rock Island , Il by Lewis Manuf....

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Bushmaster or Aramalite (both are 4150 steel and chrome lined) is top of the line, I went for Bushmaster and colt.

If you want a plinker made of 4130 steel & none chrome,unless extra cost for chrome lined, you can go for DPMS or RRA and hesse.

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Be sure to get a 20 inch or 16 inch barrel. The .223 cartridge tends to loose ballistic efficency in barrels shorter than 16 inches.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jungle Work:
Some of the Colt Guns parts, hammer, trigger will not function in all ARs as the hammer and trigger pin is .154 diameter and the newer Colts is .172 diameter. Check the size pin you lower takes before buying or attempting to change. Make sure you have the right trigger and hammer for the lower you have. The same goes for the disconector. Other than that most things will interchange.

Jungle Work

Maybe this was what the guy meant when he said not all the parts were interchangeable on Colt AR's. Tip of the hat and thanks JW for the clarification.

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