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#1 OFFLINE   Fxdwg

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Posted May. 19 2017 - 04:52 PM

Greeting, 

                New member and looking for advice. But first, why doesn't this forum site have a thread for greeting the newbie like other sites do?

 Now onto the meat and potatoes. Looking at (budget) AR's, I know there is a LOT of controversy with both SA and RRA in IL right now, but both offer some decent FA, how about Alex Pro Firearms, Windham, and S&W? Also found a SIG at a local shop that I could get into for under a grand (before tax).

 Anywho, looking forward to the responses and learning form you all.  




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Posted May. 19 2017 - 04:54 PM

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Posted May. 19 2017 - 04:58 PM

Welcome. 

 

S+W and Windham are good choices to get your feet wet. Also look at Palmetto State Armory or PSA as it's called. Their Freedom line and above have some great reviews and lots of folks here have them.




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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:03 PM

I have a PSA Freedom upper and I love it. Started with an 80% lower (have you thought about building- starting with a stripped lower?). I wouldn't hesitate to have a PSA rifle given the quality of my upper.


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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:03 PM

As to the New guy introduction section......we have small welcome threads here and there. We are different than most other sites you will find......were better  :laugh:

 

Jump in explore the site and ask all the questions you want and we will answer them. Sometimes we chase rabbits in threads and get all sideways...it's normal.  :laugh:




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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:07 PM

As to the New guy introduction section......we have small welcome threads here and there. We are different than most other sites you will find......were better  :laugh:

 

Jump in explore the site and ask all the questions you want and we will answer them. Sometimes we chase rabbits in threads and get all sideways...it's normal.  :laugh:

 Aah yes..sounds like a couple of other forums I belong to. 




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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:09 PM

Also, Welcome! and lose any contact, bookmarks, or whatever you have for other black rifle chat sites- if these guys don't know about it, it doesn't exist. You won't find a friendlier or more knowledgeable bunch anywhere- online or IRL.



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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:12 PM

I have a PSA Freedom upper and I love it. Started with an 80% lower (have you thought about building- starting with a stripped lower?). I wouldn't hesitate to have a PSA rifle given the quality of my upper.


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 I have strongly considered building, but would like a ready to shoot before I go that route. Don't get me wrong I WILL build at some point, but the addiction has to start somewhere  :segrin:


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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:13 PM

Also, Welcome! and lose any contact, bookmarks, or whatever you have for other black rifle chat sites- if these guys don't know about it, it doesn't exist. You won't find a friendlier or more knowledgeable bunch anywhere- online or IRL.



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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:20 PM

Welcome. 

 

S+W and Windham are good choices to get your feet wet. Also look at Palmetto State Armory or PSA as it's called. Their Freedom line and above have some great reviews and lots of folks here have them.

Thanks for the suggestion for PSA, I was just looking at their site and might have yet another contender. 




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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:22 PM

Welcome to the Armory. Good folks here. You're one of them.




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Posted May. 19 2017 - 05:58 PM

Welcome to the Armory! PSA is good to go. For the money I'd rather get a complete upper and lower from PSA than a Smith or Windham. You can also do a little mixing and matching more to your liking.
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Posted May. 19 2017 - 07:04 PM

Welcome.
What are you going to be using the rifle for? ,Range toy, HD?
Whats your budget, just for the rifle not optics or mags and ammo?
Cant beat a smith and wesson sport or sport 2 w forward assist and ejection port cover for a range toy and beginners rifle.


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Posted May. 19 2017 - 07:30 PM

Welcome to the board. Information flows like water over Niagara Falls. Additionally when you start building so does the money. If they had a picture of an enabler in the dictionary there are a couple poster children here. I avoid them like the plague.

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Posted May. 19 2017 - 07:37 PM

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Posted May. 19 2017 - 08:58 PM

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Posted May. 19 2017 - 09:34 PM

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Posted May. 20 2017 - 09:37 AM

 I have strongly considered building, but would like a ready to shoot before I go that route. Don't get me wrong I WILL build at some point, but the addiction has to start somewhere  :segrin:

Welcome.  Building can be great fun and you are right in wanting a ready ti fire weapon as your first. That is the best advice anyone can give to an AR newbe.   My question would be, can you push two pins together to form a rifle?  Of course you can.  Complete upper assemblies and complete lower assemblies can be purchased from PSA and mated together with the pushing of two pins.  No will it fit issues, just push them together and go to the range.  You can save some money by doing this.  Go to http://palmettostatearmory.com/

and start looking at what they have to offer.  Stay with the Freedom offerings and you will put together a fine weapon.  You will have to find a local FFL to process the lower thru but other than that its an easy process.  Soon the Black Rifle Disease will have its hooks in you and you will start building from scratch.  Milspec means you can buy any part from any distributor and it probly going to work with any other part.  Its great fun finding deals and building what you exactly want in a rifle, going to the range and blasting some targets with something you have put together with your own two hands.

 

The guys here are full of knowledge and advice so you are in good hands.  Stick around and you will be a happy camper!


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Posted May. 20 2017 - 09:56 AM

:welcome: to the Armory FX. You will find we are a much more newbe friendly site here. Ask questions, even if you think they're foolish questions.

In today's gun economy, there is no way I would spend $1000 for a starter rifle. There are many good rifles out there for way less than that. If you're building a custom rifle, yes, $1000 is not out of the question. But not an off the shelf starter. IMO

Sometimes we chase rabbits in threads and get all sideways...it's normal.  :laugh:

And we at the Armory don't bitchslap you into submission if you get a little off track like the other sites do. If we did, we'd all have red faces. :laugh:
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Posted May. 20 2017 - 09:59 AM

beotch slap? How about a Bro Pat?

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