AR Platform Thread

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by SHOOTER13, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    This one here is my pride and joy...an Olympic Arms CAR-97, bought during the height of the Clinton Assault Weapon Ban in the late 90's. She is barreled and chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge...and does not have a bayonet lug and originally had a pinned collapseable stock as that was two of the AWB provisions at that time. I have since replaced that pinned with a six position adjustable stock, making it a handy carbine in tight spaces as well as a tack driver out to a few hundred yards.


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    Olympic Arms is one of the few AR15 manufacturers to make every major component part in-house. They have been found to constantly meet the rigid specifications of military, government and law enforcement agency contracts. Olympic Arms has provided firearms for Law Enforcement and Government agencies around the globe, including every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Olympic was also the first to introduce features now seen as commonplace on the AR15 platform. It was the first company to produce flat-top upper receivers, free floating aluminum hand guards, pistol caliber conversions, and AR-15 based pistols. They also manufactures many AR-15s in calibers other than the standard 5.56x45mm. Olympic was the first in the industry to offer AR15 style firearms in 9mm and .45ACP, 10mm, 7.62x39mm, and the Winchester Super Short Magnum cartridges.

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    1:9 twist rate
    16" 416 Black Oxide Stainless Steel heavy barrel w/muzzle break
    A2 forged upper/lower receiver
    Pachmayr grips
    (shown w/ red dot sight)


    And pictured below is my wife's Olympic Arms Plinker Plus A2...


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  2. 1fowlhunter

    1fowlhunter New Member

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    Smith & Wesson M&P 15.
     

  3. bhale187

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    I've had so many AR15s the past several years. A few were factory guns (Rock River Arms mostly), and the vast majority were home assembled from parts. I sold off all my ARs the last month or so with the prices going through the roof I couldn't resist listing them on gunbroker.

    Right now I have no black rifles, but I am going to place on order on a LE purchase RRA or S&W in the next couple weeks when our PD does a group buy.
     
  4. James

    James New Member

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    Ar10

    Here is my baby, an Armilite AR10 in 308...

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  5. 1fowlhunter

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    Smith &Wesson M&P 15.

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  6. threetango

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    Bushmaster 308 w/ Magpul furniture and Tasco red/green dot sight

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  7. wingspar

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    Bushmaster XM15, 11" barrel with 5" navy flash hider.

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  9. Pancho_Villa

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    Another evil black rifle. Bought this old Colt SP1 a few years before the last AWB. It was so old that it still had the triangular handguards up front, which I still have. Decided it needed a more modern look back then. Late 70s production, Colt 20 round and a few 30s for it, 2 milspec bayos (one locked on), and a 3X9X50 El Cheapo brand scope cause I can't see to use the peep sight anymore. Got a custom P=grip from Lone Star Ordnance (don't know if they even exist anymore.) Even have a Colt marked bipod for it. Found the bipod at a gunshow. I didn't know Colt even made bipods.

    Like some others, I had several ARs over the years. Sold another Colt, Bushmaster Arm Pistol, and an Oly Arms in 6mmX45 caliber during the last AWB for killer prices. Didn't really shoot them much. More of an AK shooter. Only my nephew and his dad shot my gun a year ago when I had a red dot on it. Got to where I could not see the red dot anymore, so I had to get a scope on it. I did fire a few rounds then to sight it in. All those guns and too blind to use them.:D

    A pic of the old beast with the pig sticker on it. Sorry for the poor pic. My is getting old too.


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  10. JaPes

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    Here are my EBR's.

    1. A budget 14.5" Franken AR-15 that I assembled myself. I gave it the "mall ninja" treatment.

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    2. A M&P 15-Sport. I had "mall ninja-ed" this rifle. I recently turned it into a K.I.S.S. rifle, nice and light.

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    3. A M&P 15-22. As close to an AR15 as a dedicated .22lr AR can get in function. It lets me practice on the cheap. .22lr can be fired at most indoor ranges, so I have more opportunity to practice. It's also just tons of fun.

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    I also have two consecutively numbered stripped lowers in reserve. I'm thinking of building an odd couple out of them: a 24" barreled rifle & an AR pistol.
     
  11. flashback

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    Just picked up one myself...my first real 'long gun".....Cool Pic!!
     
  12. wingspar

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    Thanks. You’re lucky to find one these days. Probably won’t shoot mine much till ammo becomes reasonably available again. Have pretty good stash of ammo, but don’t want to deplete it.
     
  13. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well...since this is a Ruger forum, here's an SR-556C:

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    I have more, if there's interest ;).

    Regards,

    Walt
     
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    I was going to try and get either a SR556 or possibly a Stag or RRA lefty gas version somethime later this year but with the cuurent climate I figured I better get while the gettin's good! Got the Colt LE6920 for under a grand about a week or so back with the Mrs discount at WallyWorld when they're going for over 2G's at the local gunshows! Ammo's been tough...probably have around 1500+ of .40 and 9mm each but only about 200rds of the .223 so far...not to mention extra mags for the AR which are B/O to who laid the rail!
     
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    flashback SR40 / RAP9mm

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    NICE!!! Perhaps someday I'll add one to the collection!
     
  16. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Here's my first SR556, an SR556FB, with all the extras that ShopRuger.com offered at the time, briefly:

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    Regards,

    Walt
     
  17. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice Walt...which is your favorite and why...!?
     
  18. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks!

    Actually, this is my favorite:

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    It's the SR556CLA. Why? It's the lightest and handiest of all my SR556s.

    Regards,

    Walt
     
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    What scope is that...how do ya like it?
     
  20. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's a Bushnell Trophy 1x32 red/green chevron/dot optic. What can you say about dots? It's simple, and it works.

    Regards,

    Walt