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I am looking at getting an AR this spring. I'm not saying that I am not open to suggestions but I have 2 on my short list. The S&W MP 15 Sport and the Colt M4 6920. What do the experience AR people think? It will never be a 1000 round a year gun. Maybe some hog hunting and self defense. Kind of like the Bushmaster M4 Patrolman also.
 

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I am no expert AR owner. However, I purchased a Bushmaster XM15 M4A3 Patrolman's Carbine #90289 from www.centerfiresystems.com last year and have enjoyed firing this weapon. It came with 10 poly 30rd mags and the original metal 30rd mag. The poly mags tend to not feed properly and causes feed jams. The metal mags cycle quite well. Picked up a couple extra 20rd mags from a local pawn shop.
 

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You are looking at some good ones. I bought a S&W Sport several months ago after reading a lot and not finding one bad review. Sad to say I haven't shot it yet due to hunting season but plan to soon.
I have also been looking a possibly getting a Colt 6920 particularly the Magpul FDE model.
Grabagun puts them on sale pretty often.
I got an email the other day that they had the Bushmaster M4A2 on sale for $559 and I thought hard about it but I'm really set on getting a Colt.
 

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Honestly Ironman I would just build you one. You can build you one right now ranging from $500-$650 and they are all good AR's and run just as good as the S&W and colts. I built this one for around $700 minus the light. What cost the most was the troy sights and my free float fore grip.

I also shoot steel case through mine to because it is about $80 cheaper per 1000 rounds. If you compare the price of steel case for 1000rds to brass in 2-3 cases the money I have saved I can easily replace my barrel and my extractor if need be. I store away the brass ammo.


And my dad build the 300 blackout for $500 minus the scope. And that shoots MOA at 100 yards and he had it shooting about 2 1/2 inches at 200 yards.
 

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I have the S&W MP and really like it. I put a red dot on it and it shoots really tight groups and no jams so far probably 300+ rounds through it.
 

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I would go with the 308 caliber instead of the 223 whichever you choose if possible. Then you could use it for hunting hogs and whatever else without the hogs laughing at you when you shoot them with the 223. A bit more money though but many cheep 223 versuions all over the place locally.
 

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I bought the S&W MP Sport last year and I love it. I hardly every shoot it but I haven't had any issues with it and it's just a fun gun to have. It cycles through rounds really quick and it's a very accurate gun.
 

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Keep your eye on palmetto state armory website, always have good deals coming thru and for what you are using it for, you don't need anything expensive and fancy.
 

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+1 for building . It's easy and you learn a ton about the platform. And you can build excatly what u want.

Check out palmetto state armory. They run killer deals on parts and make good guns.you can get "blemished" uppers and lowers dirt cheap. And what they consider blemishes are minuscule.

They run complete uppers to so you don't need and special tools to build.

If you don't want to build though the S&W is a good gun.
 

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Buy the 6920 and you don't have to worry about finding all the best parts....Colt already put them in it. If you can find one from the Clinton ban days that says "Law enforcement only", even better!

Never hard to trade or sell a Colt... Go to www.ar15.com and look in the Equipment Exchange section.
 

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Build one. You will end up with a better gun for cheaper.

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