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What led you to this site, and what made you interested in the AR15 platform?

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Way, way, way back when, there was a site called "Glocksunlocked.com", that was for all of the refugees from another forum that was more devoted to that of the Glock pistol. That site was eventually merged with "pre-ban.com", a site run by some good ol' boys, and Neil was a staffer there. I'd already purchased my first AR, quite frankly, because the government said I shouldn't have one at the time, and the AWB was in full swing. pre-ban.com came apart because some of the old members were douchebags, and the owner shut it down completely. We had a short hiatus at another site, and Neil built this place while that was happening. Once this place was up and running, he offered me a mod position, and the rest as they say, is history.

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Very cool.

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Pepper, thanks for the insight. I remember my first post, I asked if the gas piston was actually the future of ARs. This site is unlike any other site on the interweb. From the layout, style, format, all the different fourms heck, even the colors. But when it is all said and done, it's the members that make it great. I have asked my armory brothers for advice, some were of a very personal nature and I was treated with concern, respect and an honest caring. I watch new members sign up and ask the same questions that have been asked a thousand times before. NEVER have I witnessed a rude response. Amazingly enough I was a member here for a few years before buying my first AR. My questions about ARs led me here but the members and all the various other fourms have kept me. I know you was asking the question for new members but I wanted them to understand how great the Armory is and why we stay around.

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Since owning my first AR (DPMS Panther Carbine) back in 2004, I joined another well-known forum. I had since joined a couple other forums as well. My passion for the AR goes all the way back to 1978 when I was issued my first M16A1 when I joined the Marine Corps. Over the years, I had long wanted to own my very own AR, but was never able to afford one, so I put it on the back burner. As I said, it was not until 2004 that I bought my first of many I now own. I like to seek out others who share the same passion as I and I like to share with others who are up and coming in the World of the Black Rifle. This is what brought me over to AR15Armory last July. It is another venue for which I can be involved in helping and educating newer AR owners as well as those who have been around for a while. I also like to learn whenever I can from those who may be better versed on some aspects than I. My mother used to say, "when one ceases to learn, one becomes ignorant".

 

I have to say that I have encountered many good guys here. It is also comforting and pleasing to not have the egotism that is rampant on a few of the other forums I have been on for many years. We have a broad mix of AR owners here. Some that are totally new to the platform, some who have been around it for a few years, some who have been around it for many years, some who are builders, some who are gunsmiths, some who are reloaders, and various levels of education on the AR platform. There is such a plethora of talent and knowledge to tap into. This, in my opinion, is what separates AR15Armory from the others.

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I came here looking for a bit of resource information on my M16 that was going auto on semi. I asked about some parts sources and got the bums rush over my questions because they didn't know mine was registered. Once I got over that hurtle it was smoother sailing. lol

 

I started looking at the reloading area and tried to put up a hobbyist approach in my answers. I recall I lasted about two weeks before I was asked to be a moderator. Since then it's just been a growth curve in all areas.

 

Greg

 

I got a black rifle because I couldn't get a white one. I got an M16 many years before I got an AR. My first AR was/is an Olympic Arms Utramatch. That was when they cut the carrying handles off the upper and pinned a Weaver rail to the top. I've expanded. (VBG)

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I came here looking for solutions to a problem with a 10mm revolver. I hung out and read a whole bunch and eventually tried a black gun.....kinda liked it and got two more. This was the first forum I had ever really read or joined for that matter. After starting here there is no other place but here that I like.

 

 

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I'm a newbie also. My son wanted to get into Mosin Nagants, but we were too late. I didn't want to spend multi-hundreds of dollars on such rifles and you can't find them- at least I can't- for the old price range of under $200. So, I started doing some research and discovered a totally untapped (for us) corner of shooting- AR's, and the fact that you can build them piece by piece! I mean, we hunt deer and upland, we shoot .22's, we reload shotgun and center fire, we shoot .45's 9mm's and .357, we shoot trap and skeet... but every gun I have came fully assembled and it never occurred to me to buy each spring and fitting to build my own!

 

So, I started with some 80% lowers so that we could say we did the "whole" thing, and milled them out. Looking for advice on what to to with these hunks of aluminum that had become rifles (with a drill press in my garage), I found the best advice right here- still do. If I get out of line, TackleberryMCS always puts me back on the straight and narrow.

 

 

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I too came here from a web search looking for some info. Having been to that "other" (in)famous black rifle site I was very pleasantly surprised to see most of the members here were not complete douchnozzles like that "other" site.

 

The more I hung out the more this place grew on my, kinda like mold! :segrin:

 

Anyhow, here I am.

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I have no idea why I signed up here. I started this account five years before I started posting. It's strange that I even remembered this place existed.

 

As for what lead to me wanting a black rifle, the modularity of the system appealed to me.

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So I could be the deadliest mall ninja in the world...... if you find the secret online Easter egg it will take you to the uber secret mall ninja section here.

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So I could be the deadliest mall ninja in the world...... if you find the secret online Easter egg it will take you to the uber secret mall ninja section here.

Wtf??
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So I could be the deadliest mall ninja in the world...... if you find the secret online Easter egg it will take you to the uber secret mall ninja section here.

Lol, its sad that I understand that

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I found an inexpensive "AR" complete parts kit on line less lower receiver and disconnector and sear off the Sportsmans Guide website. I thought it was an opportunity to see why this rifle was so popular. It turned out to be (as I understand the story) a M16A1 parts kit the US had sold to Israel and they were unloading them. To my utter horror, being a total complete novice, when I compared the parts to a diagram of a lower parts kit mine looked different....it contained ALL the FULL AUTO parts. I was petrified and didnt know how to legally dispose of them. I didnt know if I needed to turn them in, toss them in a lake or what. I did a bunch of googling, hoping I wasnt going to jail and found this site. After posting here, begging for advice, and like GL Shooter getting a lot of kidding about it (which further petrified me, I am probably scarred for life thank you guys) I was advised to just toss them. I ended up taking a hammer to them and totally bending them into unrecognizable chunks of metal, ground the hammer down to dust, hammered the auto sear and could only find pieces of it as it went flying out of the vice and into the yard somewhere.... Bought a lower parts kit and bolt assembly (I still wasnt convinced the auto bolt was OK), Went to a gun show and picked up a lower and the rest is history. Members on this site guided me through the assembly, poked fun at me every time I lost a spring in the process (and a member actually sent me a replacement at no charge... thats the kind of people we have here) and I ended up joining the site.

 

After a couple years some guys named Newbe and Pepper decided to have a PNW campout-Shoot. I thought how ool is that? So I went. As I was driving out in the freaking moddle of absolutely nowhere south east of Mt Hood I got to thinking... I dont know these people. Here I am, meeting up with a few yahoos off a website I have never met, only thing I know about them is they are on this web site and we are all coming with guns. What am I thinking? Got lost, ran into some guy with a trailer that turned out to be Newbe who looked at me really suspiciously... We had an excellent time. And, as mentioned previously, the rest is history.

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I came here to supply hours of enjoyment to the other members who like to pick on little people. (It makes them feel better about their little winkies. Shhhh)

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