Good price for an AR-15?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by cliff, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. cliff

    cliff Monkey++

    I wasn't really in the market for an AR-15 but found one local and am considering buying it, but I don't really know if it's a good deal or not. I figured the AR-15 crowd here could help me out. Here are the specs:

    DPMS 16" lightweight AR-15 (looks to be like new)
    Wilson arms (chrome lined) barrel with 1:9 twist
    A2 flash hider
    RRA 6 position tactical stock
    Versa-pod bipod
    2 30 round magazines

    Anyways, I'd appreciate all opinions. Is there anything I should know about this setup? I really don't know much on the AR-15 so please help me out. Thanks.
  2. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Sounds like a fair price. If you can buy it FTF I would jump on it. Cheapest I have seen of late were $650 for a plain Jane set up. So this one with the mags, tactical stock and bi-pod I would say make it well worth the price.
    There are others on here that might be able to give you more details on the DPMS. I have never owned one but don't recall hearing anything negative about them.
  3. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    DPMS is the best bang for the buck, I have a LR308 AP4. Wish I could have taken it to the "Sandbox" with me.

    One other concern, is this a brand new weapon or is it second hand?
    If brand new, then make sure their is no letter "F" in the serial no. If there is, what that means is that it is a kit gun and does not fall under DPMS's warranty. So if something goes wrong with it, then you will have to cover the parts and repairs. As I said up top, DPMS is the best bang for your dollar.
  4. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Good price, watch for the "F" letter, like RC said, use a bore light and cycle some empties or dummy rounds.
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I didn't know that about the letter F
  6. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    When DPMS sells just a lower reciever, they will include a letter F in the serial number because of their 3yr warranties on thier complete rifles. Also, if they sell a stripped lower, then a letter K will be in the serial number.
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Contact Martin97 here on the board for your AR needs, I have known him for years and a very honest and upstanding person to do business with.
  8. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [ditto]on Quigs statement.....Martin is a stand up guy to do business with.
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