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Old 09-01-2020, 11:46 AM
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I have an FAL, 1911, and S&W airweight .38+P and 20 other guns. Looking for a compact AR variant. Iron sights with option to add a red dot or scope. Prefer all generic parts. Not looking to trick it out just when I pull the trigger it goes bang. Pretty much a point and shoot close range gun. Suggestions are appreciated. Just a basic intro type rifle. TIA.
Old 09-01-2020, 11:55 AM
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Get a lower. Buy a kit.
CBC Industries makes some good ones. I bought 2 for $918.00 delivered.

ETA...
good on the FAL too!
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I've got a PSA AR9 that I really like, but if you are looking for .556, a sweet shooting gun I picked up for cheap a year or 2 ago is the Savage Patrol. I have a PSA AR 15 with stainless match barrel and wanted something lighter to play around with. The Patrol shoots really well, IMO. It does have a fixed front sight, but doesn't interfere with my 1-4x scope I have on it.
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Jut bought a Saint last week for plinking....very impressed.
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Colt fan here.
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For a good basic rifle you can pretty much go with any of the big names...

Colt
FN
S&W
DD
BCM

There's plenty more but if I have to pick up a rifle and trust it to work based on the nameplate, those are top picks for me.
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I have a Sig M400. Ive yet to shoot it, but it is nice and clean looking firearm. You will need to buy your own iron sights
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So Colts are nice but since they started selling to civilians again they are expensive...honestly any lower and get a PSA built upper. Right now the prices are stupid on just about anything. If you don’t mind spending $$ I love the CMMG rifles and “pistols”. I have MK57 (5.7x28) and buddy has one in .300 blackout. Nice weapons but spendy.
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Best bang for your buck, BCM all day. The quality and reliability are incredible for the price point.
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Aeroprecision.
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The good news in today's market if you dont build a good, reliable gun, you wont stay in business.
Owned or been issued and carried daily

Palmetto State Armory
DPMS
Daniel Defense
Smith & Wesson

I have a Radical Pistol in 7.62x39, some minor issues more related to the caliber and mags but I have ironed them out and it runs flawless too..

All function fine.. prices all vary but quality seems to be there...
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Build yourself an AR pistol in .300 BO. I’m selling a complete upper if interested. 7.5” barrel if interested
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Jut bought a Saint last week for plinking....very impressed.
I just missed a great deal on a pre owned Saint in 300 Blk... kicking myself for not jumping on it quicker..
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
The good news in today's market if you dont build a good, reliable gun, you wont stay in business.
Owned or been issued and carried daily

Palmetto State Armory
DPMS
Daniel Defense
Smith & Wesson

I have a Radical Pistol in 7.62x39, some minor issues more related to the caliber and mags but I have ironed them out and it runs flawless too..

All function fine.. prices all vary but quality seems to be there...
Thank you. Palmetto is the one I couldn't remember. May get a pistol version when back in stock.
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Check out CORE 15 Rifle Systems. Decent quality at an affordable price. They manufacture in house, and if you call them, I'm pretty sure they will build what you want to your specs.

I own all different kinds of brands, prefer the COREs
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Originally Posted by Gary999 View Post
Thank you. Palmetto is the one I couldn't remember. May get a pistol version when back in stock.
My family has 4 Palmetto State Armory pistol AR uppers on Aero Lowers (I bought the the kit with. Complete uppers and all the parts for the lowers for relatives at Christmas) all work flawlessly....The have really stepped up their game in the last few years..
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I built my own from parts (Palmetto armory and midway mostly), but if I were in the market to buy a complete basic gun for a good price, S&W M&P Sport II would probably be my choice. Good warranty.
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I shoot a short suppressed Q and a Stag. Very happy with both.

Those Saints look badass, but no experience with them.
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I have a saint and love it
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If you don't want to fool with building your own, the S&W M&P Sport is hard to beat from a price/quality/reputation standpoint.

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