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tekoken

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My first AR......
« on: July 10, 2012, 10:52:32 PM »
I have always loved the AR15/M4 but never really cared for the .223/5.56 round. Today I caved. I went down to my favorite locally owned shop (Family Firearms in Valrico, FL) & ordered a Daniel Defense M4 V5 chambered for 300 AAC Blackout. After all the articles I read & YouTube videos I watched I had fallen in love with this round. I order some Troy Industries battle sights, a few hundred rounds of ammo & a few more PMAGs from CTD too. If I can learn how to shoot it well with the iron sights I might step up to a red dot. This is my first M4 so any advice, info on must have accessories or tools would be greatly appreciated. I will post some pics as soon as it arrives.
Thank in advance!
Todd
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Re: My first AR......
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 06:31:16 PM »
Congrats tekoken!!!! I too jumped on the AR "love boat" late, so much so, that my first was a Sig556.  :P Cause it wasn't an AR....only similarities were mags and ammo. I finally built my first AR, and enjoy it immensely, and am also considering a .300 upper.

So you went the .300 route. That's good. Very much mo' betta multi purpose caliber.  ;) However, for your consideration, see if Santa can find a way to get you a plain ol' 5.56/.223 complete upper. DPMS, Rock River, Stag, etc,.. nice and simple. Here's why:

IMHO.

1) Ammo is cheaper than the .300
2) Mags and bolt carrier group, charging handle all stay the same. Just the barrel is different.
3) There will always be .223/5.56 ammo more easily attainable than .300. (good to stock up). Considering a possible BHO re-election, would be good to keep the .300 rds. for a "rainy day"....
4) Price per rd. adds up at the range for plinking/range time.
5) Changing uppers takes about 10 seconds. Including a coffee break.  ;D
6) Did I mention .223 ammo is cheaper? :P

As far as accessories, it's a personal thing. Some like vertical fore grips, some don't. Some like lights and lasers, some don't. The AR's are like "Barbie" for gun lovers, you can put as much or as little as what suits your particular taste and application.

Please keep us posted with pics and a range report. Daniel Defense makes top tier stuff. I have one of their flat top uppers on my AR.

Good shooting!!!

tw

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Col. Jeff Cooper.

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Re: My first AR......
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 06:40:21 PM »
if you want to play gun games, the Wyoming Antelope Club in St Pete does a close range (pistol range 30y max) two gun match... occasionally with a rifle, but most of the time shotgun/pistol... and if you want to drive a little north, the Hernando Sportsman's Club shoots a practical rifle match monthly, and a 3 gun match the 5th Sunday when they occur (like July)... you will most likely want to shoot 5.56 as mentioned above because of the cost...

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Re: My first AR......
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 06:49:25 PM »
Well the rifle & BUIS came in :) but the ammo & extra mags didn't :( I also ordered a LaRue Tactical offset light mount that I'm going to use with my Surefire E2DL. I'll get some better pics when I get my camera back.
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty, teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prairie wagon and citizens' firearms are indelibly related. From the hour the pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that, to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 and 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil influence. They deserve a place of honor with all that's good. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour." George Washington

 

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