My first AR

RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior MemberPosts: 4,646 Senior Member
Better post pics first 'cause I always forget and y'all try to fine me.




I didn't get the Bushmaster from yesterday though, that was shipped with only one mag and on sale for $599.00 with a $50.00 mail in rebate. The guy wasn't interested in my trade bait. So I went to another store where they know me. He had the M&P with what he says is a 16.5" bbl, 1:9. No rebate but he gave me the same deal as if there was a rebate. He cut me a steep discount on a new fore grip and installed it and the glass for me. The smaller box is 500 rnds of Federal 55grn FMJ.

The optic is Tru Glo and I don't need my homies dissing my brand. I've got like 30 seconds experience with a red dot so if I choose to upgrade I will. Meanwhile it's got a life time warranty
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,834 Senior Member
    :up: Anxiously awaiting range report :popcorn:
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    Awesome!
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Very nice. That will work for coyotes (two or four legged) and deer.
    I bet it wont be your last.
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    Dude that's awesome!! You suck big time!!! By the way...what is that long thing protruding from the bottom of the rifle just in front of the grip? Mine ain't go one of those.


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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,740 Senior Member
    I'm still the dinosaur with no AR.

    Very cool buddy....heck you suck even
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    Outstanding first gun!

    One caveat. That Tru Glo sight has a three MOA dot. You will like it at 50 yards, not so much at 100 and if you intend to use it at 200 yards you might want an additional optic.

    Play on!!!

    D
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  • LerchessLerchess Senior Member Posts: 550 Senior Member
    By the way...what is that long thing protruding from the bottom of the rifle just in front of the grip?

    Thats called Freedom! :usa:

    Nice one OP! Those are a good bargain.
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    Cool rifle. It will do the jobs you were asking about.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,659 Senior Member
    Looks good :up:

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,762 Senior Member
    I reckon you done good! The S&W is a good one and will give you a lifetime of service. They are fun to shoot; you didn't get enough ammo! :tooth:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Good name brand and good ammo, you are all set now :guns:
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    :up: Anxiously awaiting range report :popcorn:

    Yeah me too, but that will come later. I did step out to the tree line and do a quick mag dump just to check for function. Which was flawless, btw. I am well pleased so far. I don't know why but this one just felt better than the Bushmaster. I'm pretty sure I want a vertical grip. And a light. This 500 round brick is gonna go quickly once deer season is over. On scopes He showed me a 1x6 with the red dot I don't know the brand or model but he said it was 300 bucks and they had it locked up back in the glass case with the Leupolds and other high end brands. It looked like a scope not a heads up kinda thing. I really liked it but was concerned how it be in a HD roll. We turned the dot off and it still had a black ring and dot. I don't know what the MOA on the dot is but I think I'm gonna go look at the scope again. or at least call and get all the dope and ask you guys.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,247 Senior Member
    Think you are going to like it. I have had no issues at all with mine.

    Sako
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,551 Senior Member
    I was way late to the game on ARs, myself, and I've tinkered with a TruGlo, to familiarize myself with the technology. ARs are amazingly accurate for someone whose only semi-auto experience was with .22 rifles, or the old Remington 742 center fire from the '60's. I've got two, now, set up as hunting rifles, and eventually intend to have another set up for HD.

    As for the TruGlo, it's pretty good for entry level familiarization. Once you know you like the concept, you can shell out for a serious optic. :up:
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    There are so many different optics to choose from. Enjoy what you have and take your time checking out others. As for the vertical grip, check out the angled foregrip also. I didn't think that I wanted anything on the front until I shot someones at the SEShoot year before last. I then promptly ordered one when I got home. There are so many different stocks, grips, and handguards to choose from. Then you add optics and lights and such. The AR truly is a gun nuts erector set.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    Awesome, welcome to the dark side!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,834 Senior Member
    On scopes He showed me a 1x6 with the red dot I don't know the brand or model but he said it was 300 bucks and they had it locked up back in the glass case with the Leupolds and other high end brands. It looked like a scope not a heads up kinda thing. I really liked it but was concerned how it be in a HD roll. We turned the dot off and it still had a black ring and dot. I don't know what the MOA on the dot is but I think I'm gonna go look at the scope again. or at least call and get all the dope and ask you guys.

    One of the first optics I put on an AR was a Millett Designated Marksman Scope (DMS)- one of the first scopes to use the "dot in a doughnut" reticle you describe...excellent optic and very useful either close in or way out there. One of the features that sold me was he fact that the reticle was there whether it was illuminated or not.
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    One of the first optics I put on an AR was a Millett Designated Marksman Scope (DMS)- one of the first scopes to use the "dot in a doughnut" reticle you describe...excellent optic and very useful either close in or way out there. One of the features that sold me was he fact that the reticle was there whether it was illuminated or not.

    That one sounds good. Good reviews to. http://www.opticsplanet.com/millett-1-4-x-24-dms-multi-coat-rifle-scope-bk81002.html
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    One of the first optics I put on an AR was a Millett Designated Marksman Scope (DMS)- one of the first scopes to use the "dot in a doughnut" reticle you describe...excellent optic and very useful either close in or way out there. One of the features that sold me was he fact that the reticle was there whether it was illuminated or not.

    I went back there today and looked agian at the one I mentioned above. It's a Sightmark brand which I've never heard of and can't find any reviews on. I took it into the bathroom and turned the reticle off with a flash light on I could see the dot arrangement just fine. I took a phone pic of the wife with the gun last night and she texeted it to her son, Sandbox vet when his NG unit got called up).

    He comes back with how that Tru Glo sure would look good on his AR. I think I'm getting ahead of my self and all excited about my new toy. We'll be out in the Nat'l Forrest Sunday and I know of a good place to shoot. I think I'm gonna take that thing and shoot it and start getting familiar with the red dot concept.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    . It's a Sightmark brand which I've never heard of and can't find any reviews on. .


    http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/reviews-sightmark-riflescopes.html ....Some good...some bad.......... But I would avoid like the Plague............go with a brand that has been around awhile......... no point in being the guinea pig .......Ken
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Thanks Ken
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    I have a few receivers that I will build out some day. I could never dignify the Self Soiling Jammomatic. And the poodle shooter caliber.
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    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
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