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Old 05-31-2020, 07:18 AM
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I've got handguns, shotguns and hunting rifles but have yet to own an AR type rifle.
I have an opportunity to buy a never fired Anderson AM 15, .223. for $500 from an individual.
For the AR enthusiasts first of all, is this a good gun and secondly is the price fair.
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Anderson is on the low end of AR manufacturers, that's not to say it wont be reliable and functional...just that its on the lower end of the cost spectrum, like PSA etc.

That being said they are less than $500 new.

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperst....cfm/ID/154995
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Is it a 100% Anderson rifle, or is it an Anderson AM-15 lower with various manufacturers parts to complete the build?
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I believe they are more of a parts company, at that price point you are near a Bushmaster. Which is considered better quality. check https://gun.deals/

edit: LOL. Considering current state of affairs, $500 is good.
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Originally Posted by Ar15bang View Post
I believe they are more of a parts company, at that price point you are near a Bushmaster. Which is considered better quality. check https://gun.deals/

edit: LOL. Considering current state of affairs, $500 is good.
I was going to say about the current market. Any ar is at least 500.

I have a few anderson lowers. It is what it is.
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Originally Posted by gotime242 View Post
Anderson is on the low end of AR manufacturers, that's not to say it wont be reliable and functional...just that its on the lower end of the cost spectrum, like PSA etc.

That being said they are less than $500 new.

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperst....cfm/ID/154995
Hate to tell you PSA is better than you suggest many components are of high quality, FN CHF barrels for one

Now if I have the money for a Daniel Defense, Noveske, LMT or whatever your top end is, yes they will shoot better but for the money, PSA builds a hell of a rifle and not low end...
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Thanks everybody. I passed, but I am going to get one of some kind.
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Check out PSA. They do Internet deals and make a good mil spec gun. Iv got 1 complete and 1 partial PSA and for as much as I shoot they don’t jam and they go boom when I squeeze the green light. That’s all you can ask for in a firearm. If you shoot a ton and need more performance then you go to a higher end build. Since this is a fishing forum, I’d imagine you like to spoil yourself with new rods and reels as-well! Pick your poison
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I can second the PSA...my family has 4 of their AR pistol kits...no issues, had most them about a year and a half, no issues.... A lot of bang for the buck and quality has really increased the last couple of years..
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Found this, no idea of seller. At least branding will maintain value if you ever resell.

https://gunstuff.tv/product/sw-mp15-...lok-rdgrn-dot/
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Meep in mind, cambered for .223 limits you to only that caliber of ammo. Chambered for 5.56 means you can shoot both. To me a .223 has limited value.
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I am a fan of Aero Precision. Not Daniel Defense or Noveske but definitely a big step up from Anderson or PSA. JMO but I think it is the most "bang for the buck".
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Some people are snobs about roll marks.

Anderson lowers have probably sold a million + in the past couple years. They are built to mil spec and the finish is as good in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
I am a fan of Aero Precision. Not Daniel Defense or Noveske but definitely a big step up from Anderson or PSA. JMO but I think it is the most "bang for the buck".
Just posting this review of a PSA freedom gun (entry level).. I am not saying it us the best rifle out there just a decent rifle..BTW, I do own two Aero lowers on two builds..


a Daniel Defense and other guns did not make this test, I am pretty sure...
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Originally Posted by jcbcpa View Post
is the price fair.
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Nope they are less than that new
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
Some people are snobs about roll marks.

Anderson lowers have probably sold a million + in the past couple years. They are built to mil spec and the finish is as good in my opinion.
I have to agree with this captbone. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the common 7075 forged lowers are actually manufactured by Anderson, then roll marked, finished and marked up. The only difference I found in the sub $100 stripped lowers is the addition of a set screw at the rear to tighten the lower to the upper and get rid of the rattle between the two. The same can be accomplished with a $1 wedge.

Needless to say, I went with stripped Anderson lowers when I was shopping.

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