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    Looking at getting my first AR15

    So I picked up a few different rifles the other day and the Springfield saint felt great in my hands (I liked the stock, the feel of the grip, and the feel of the hand guard) and I couldn’t get pass how much I liked the trigger on in compared to the other rifles. I then went to another gun shop where they invited me to take a look at some aero precision rifles that were in the same price range. They seemed to have some really good packages/deals. I just couldn’t get pass how much I liked the feel and the trigger of the Saint. I’m really torn on which way to go and any advice or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett316 View Post
    So I picked up a few different rifles the other day and the Springfield saint felt great in my hands (I liked the stock, the feel of the grip, and the feel of the hand guard) and I couldn’t get pass how much I liked the trigger on in compared to the other rifles. I then went to another gun shop where they invited me to take a look at some aero precision rifles that were in the same price range. They seemed to have some really good packages/deals. I just couldn’t get pass how much I liked the feel and the trigger of the Saint. I’m really torn on which way to go and any advice or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
    Was it the saint EDGE by chance


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    No just the basic model

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    Chances are you will change /upgrade no matter which way you go and good single stage 3.5 velocity or similar are $120 -$175 so if it has a trigger you definitely will not want replace you are that far ahead of the game and that is that much more ammo you can afford

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    I read an article in a gun magazine about a year ago. It said to stop buying off the shelf models and build your own. Figure out what parts you like and use those parts in your build. They said you come out ahead by doing that instead of buying off the shelf and changing a bunch of parts to suit your style of shooting.

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    If the Saint has the features you prefer and you are happy with the price, buy it and enjoy it. It will perform similar to others in that price range.
    I did that same thing with my first AR purchase many years ago. Ever since then, I’ve built my own and helped others do the same.
    Also, Aero Precision is a trusted brand name.


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    I would recommend either build your own with all the goodies you want or buy once, cry once and get a Daniel Defense or a BCM. Either way as you evolve and your skill level changes so might your choice of accessories. Either way you will probably spend money on new stuff as time goes by. Talk to some instructors that run classes for a living and ask them their opinion. Many here that can help. Good luck to ya.
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    I just realized we have not asked you the main purpose of your purchase/ build .Do you want a range toy for dumping ammo ,a gun to complete with or varmint rifle a defence gun or maybe deer hunting rifle . Maybe you want a dual purpose gun . And sometimes we assume .556 is what people are going to build first but unless cheaper ammo is the criteria it may not be the best choice . Give us a little more input as to main purpose .

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    Yes, what it the primary purpose for the AR; pistol, home defense, general shooting, precision shooting? Then what caliber; .17 HMR, .22, 5.56mm, 6.5mm, 6.8mm, 300 Blackout, 7.62x39mm, .50 Beowulf, pistol caliber, plus others. Barrel length; pistol, 16", 18", 20", 24". Iron sights, scope, red dot, night vision? Oh my aching head! AR's are like Lego blocks, just build it the way you want. Unfortunately they're also like M&M's, you can't stop!

    If you're in the Shreveport area I'll be happy to help ya in any way I can. I've got the tools & have built up several.

    Edit: I just saw you're down in Springfield, that's a bit too far to drive. You should be able to find help closer to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett316 View Post
    So I picked up a few different rifles the other day and the Springfield saint felt great in my hands (I liked the stock, the feel of the grip, and the feel of the hand guard) and I couldn’t get pass how much I liked the trigger on in compared to the other rifles. I then went to another gun shop where they invited me to take a look at some aero precision rifles that were in the same price range. They seemed to have some really good packages/deals. I just couldn’t get pass how much I liked the feel and the trigger of the Saint. I’m really torn on which way to go and any advice or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
    I'm gonna go against the majority here and advise you to purchase an AR15 complete/ready to fire. It's a buyer's market right now big time, you can purchase an Anderson Arms, DPMS, or a Bushmaster for less than $500 brand new on grabagun.com. And no sales taxes either and a factory warranty should any issues arise. Just a $20/25 transfer fee to the FFL.

    I have put together quite a few ARs and you cannot piece together one for near those prices today's market. Sure you can build exactly what you want but it will cost you. And if you decide to sell it down the road, many buyers don't want to purchase your "home built" AR. I also have a lowly DPMS Oracle, and its a great shooter. Define your intended purpose for the rifle first.

    Here are some links to distributors where you can purchase a new AR15 (mild to wild) and have a local FFL do the transfer. Its so easy, like ordering a pizza, unless you're legally prohibited from owning a firearm.

    grabagun website: https://grabagun.com/firearms/ar-15-...00&order=price

    buds guns: https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php

    primary arms right next door in Texas: http://www.primaryarms.com/

    Palmetto State Armory, rifle kits and parts: https://palmettostatearmory.com/

    I have done business with all the above and they are GTG. Primary Arms is a "go to" for all things AR related. Good people, great services, and low cost shipping.

    If you do decide to do the "build it yourself" route, I am in Hammond and can help you put together the complete upper assembly/rifle. I have the required tools. Will work for lunch kind of thing. Good tools ain't cheap.
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