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Old 03-04-2012, 03:00 PM
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I kind of miss my IMI UZI. I've been looking around, thinking about buying another. However, I don't want to drop the kind of cash that the authentic IMI UZI guns are fetching these days...freaking ridiculous when you consider how they are constructed.

So, I am considering a less expensive alternative...an UZI clone. Vector Arms is one of the better known manufacturers of the UZI clone, I believe. Here is the link to the gun I'm considering;

http://www.eastcoastfirearms.com/gal...9&is_gallery=0

Or, this one, for my second choice...but, probably the first;

http://www.eastcoastfirearms.com/gal...9&is_gallery=1

The clones are manufactured with American & IMI parts...the parts that really count, like the receiver, is American made. The IMI UZI's keep going up in value, mainly because they have not imported any since the 1980s, and, most likely never will again. The UZI clones won't really go up in value, but, on the flip side of that coin, they shouldn't drop in value either...IF one were to take proper care of & not rough handle the weapon, causing it to become cosmetically challenged.

Another gun I'm considering, besides the UZI, is this one;

http://www.eastcoastfirearms.com/gal...2&is_gallery=0


I've heard of & see a lot of Ar's by Olympic. I hear they're well made. Anybody own one of the AR-15 weapons from Olympic Arms?

Although I already have an AR-15, manufactured by High Standard out of Texas, I'd like another to tinker with & to have a different version of the same gun. BTW, my High Standard AR-15 is really a super sweet weapon!

Anybody have any input? Anybody own any Vector Arms weapons, or know someone who does? What do you think of my reasoning behind the whole cost/value theory? I have to run, will return later...or, as the TERMINATOR says..."I'LL BE BACK"!
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:12 PM
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Hmmm. personally I would pass on the Olympic AR 15s they had some issues... DPMS is a better quality IMHO and still on the lower price scale in the AR market
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For what it is, I would get the Vector. Its not a 1" MOA rifle and I am sure its reliable giving the simple design.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Hmmm. personally I would pass on the Olympic AR 15s they had some issues... DPMS is a better quality IMHO and still on the lower price scale in the AR market

Okay, thanks! Yeah, I was looking at the DPMS as well. Those look equally as nice.

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For what it is, I would get the Vector. Its not a 1" MOA rifle and I am sure its reliable giving the simple design.
Agreed
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:26 AM
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The only AR-15 manufacturer I would buy from is Rock River Arms. The FBI knows better than I do and they chose RRA as their supplier. I've seen some AR manufacturers that have play between the upper and lower receivers.
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post
The only AR-15 manufacturer I would buy from is Rock River Arms. The FBI knows better than I do and they chose RRA as their supplier. I've seen some AR manufacturers that have play between the upper and lower receivers.
I am also looking at RRA AR's as well. I used to have a COLT AR-15. Like a dumb ass, I sold it. Wish I hadn't. However, when I compared my Colt with My High Standard, side by side, and apart, they were IDENTICAL in quality & construction...i mean, so much so, that if I were to remove all the identifying marks, brand name, serial #, etc., there would be no discernible difference in the two, it'd be about impossible to tell which gun was which. t least to me. Perhaps somebody that was a real expert would know how to tell the two guns apart.
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having trouble finding the DPMS i wanted in stock anywhere, so i am building (well, they are building) a del-ton M4 for me

mid size upper with flat top, magpul hanguard, stock 7 sights, 14.5" barrel = flash hider, 1:9 twist. the prices are hard to beat and they are super nice to deal with

like this:

http://www.del-ton.com/DTI_16_Carbin...rfth16-moe.htm
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
having trouble finding the DPMS i wanted in stock anywhere, so i am building (well, they are building) a del-ton M4 for me

mid size upper with flat top, magpul hanguard, stock 7 sights, 14.5" barrel = flash hider, 1:9 twist. the prices are hard to beat and they are super nice to deal with

like this:

http://www.del-ton.com/DTI_16_Carbin...rfth16-moe.htm


Oh, my, I LIKE it!! Question; I thought 16" was the shortest legal barrel length on a long gun, how are you getting a 14.5" barrel? Also, how long does it take them to "build" you one? I just may go with that configuration or one very similar to it, do they build to customer specs, within reason?
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
having trouble finding the DPMS i wanted in stock anywhere, so i am building (well, they are building) a del-ton M4 for me

mid size upper with flat top, magpul hanguard, stock 7 sights, 14.5" barrel = flash hider, 1:9 twist. the prices are hard to beat and they are super nice to deal with

like this:

http://www.del-ton.com/DTI_16_Carbin...rfth16-moe.htm
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DGG taser was out also? I got busy and work and could not get by there this week..Sorry
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agent they will assemble what you want or you can just buy the parts and do it yourself
not sure yet on the build time but ill post when i find out
this my first black rifle but everything i hear about del ton is good

14.5 barrel plus the permanent flash hider gets it to 16 in

cracker they didnt have the one i wanted
I appreciate all your help
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ageny86 did you buy the vector uzi?
just curious what you thought if you did
my father in law has a pre-86 IMI model B that i might buy from him if the price is right
ordinarily that would not have been something i would have considered essential to my arsenal but it sure does look fun to shoot, and i like that once folded up it is packable

plus 9mm is super cheap
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
ageny86 did you buy the vector uzi?
just curious what you thought if you did
my father in law has a pre-86 IMI model B that i might buy from him if the price is right
ordinarily that would not have been something i would have considered essential to my arsenal but it sure does look fun to shoot, and i like that once folded up it is packable

plus 9mm is super cheap
No. I got to looking around online & found a good many links showing that these guns tend to jam easily. I think, where the UZI is concerned, I'll either buy another IMI, like I used to have, or none at all. I did however buy a COLT AR15 from the same guy. It was several hundred dollars more, so, instead of reaching into the wallet & paying all at once, I took advantage of his excellent lay-away program.

20% down, a payment of ANY amount every 30 days, with the final payment due on or before 12/15/12 I'm in no hurry & am currently tinkering with a few other projects that are in need of my "play" cash. A couple years ago, I wouldn't have cared, but, since my run in with the IRS, the economic down turn & my on going health issues, I have had to cut back on the things I enjoy to make sure the immediate bills are taken care of.

It sucks, but, at least I can still buy a gun here & there, and mess around with a few other hobbies. The AR15 I bought, BTW, is brand new, in the box, with 16" barrel (like the other one discussed above, 14.5 inch barrel & flash suppressor makes it 16") collapsible stock, and a few other features I honestly can't recall at the moment.

My next AR will be purchased from the folks you linked me to above, I want to do my research & have them "build" one EXACTLY to my own preferences. I swear, I am still kicking myself for selling my Model A IMI UZI. Damn it.

If you can get that UZI for $2,000 or less, I'd jump on it. It's worth more, actually, they are getting REALLY hard to find for sale these days. You're aware they have not imported them since the late 1980's...and never will again.
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i bought it today for 1000
i want to shoot it a bit then sell it
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
i bought it today for 1000
i want to shoot it a bit then sell it
Great!

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And this is in the "Sports" forum? Like pulling a trigger is a "sport"? You guys need to pick up a b-ball, football, baseball, hell, even a softball...THOSE are sports!

Kinda like driving a car...let's see another car slide into ya with spikes up while trying to turn a DP with a world class sprinter heading to first...

Maybe we need a "Pastime" forum...
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OOPS, sorry, from the freedictionary...

Sport...

3. An active pastime; recreation.

So how about a "Recreation and Pastime" forum?
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Originally Posted by seabob4 View Post
And this is in the "Sports" forum? Like pulling a trigger is a "sport"? You guys need to pick up a b-ball, football, baseball, hell, even a softball...THOSE are sports!

Kinda like driving a car...let's see another car slide into ya with spikes up while trying to turn a DP with a world class sprinter heading to first...

Maybe we need a "Pastime" forum...
Hold still for a second...
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Hold still for a second...
Sorry, in REAL sports, one does not "hold still"...
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FWIW, my friend has a Vector Arms H&K 53 clone and it is a superb firearm. He says it is built better than his real H&K 53. As far as AR-15s I was in the market and looked real hard at a Windham Weaponry model, They are the original Bushmaster builders in ME. But funding only allowed an older Bushmaster XM-15 carbine, and I love it. my next AR will either be a RRA, or Ill build one from BCM..
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Originally Posted by seabob4 View Post
Sorry, in REAL sports, one does not "hold still"...
you realize sitting on the couch and Watching over paid athletes burns way less calories than shooting right? talking sports on a forum doesn't count either....
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