$500 AR's at Clydes?

Discussion in 'Ranges, Dealers & Smiths' started by Adam5, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I heard on another forum that Clydes has put together some DD lowers with DD LPK's with some Colt A1 uppers for $499. Has anyone else heard this? Has anyone gotten their hands on one?
     
  2. Wildcat

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    Not heard about it until now, but if it is true, I may have to beg for my birthday/Christmas gift early (or at least get it on layaway until then).
     

  3. Suprman

    Suprman New Member

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    hmmmm, if true, this could be a good present to myself
     
  4. seereus

    seereus Active Member

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    Call them and find out.
     
  5. Aberk

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    And post your findings...
     
  6. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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    Has anyone contacted them about this? Is this for real? I looked on their web site and didn't find anything, but I didn't search every item.
     
  7. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I got a PM from someone who spoke with their sales manager.

    They are complete rifles. There are assembled with military surplus Colt 20"A1 uppers on DD lowers with DD LPKs and fixed stocks.
     
  8. RevolverDan

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    So, asking as someone who knows NOTHING about AR-15s, is it a deal?
     
  9. Quest50

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    You get what you pay for.
     
  10. DocMindbender

    DocMindbender New Member

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    Not exactly helpful there fella. Anyone know if that is a good price for what you are getting or just average? Worth it to someone without any previous AR ownership or pass it up and get something else?

    Any real, worthwhile info would be appreciated.
     
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  12. TippinTaco

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    If thats the case I'll be passing this up. I've been in the market foir a AR for a while now, not that i don't have enough toys as it is. But I think I'll keep looking. Good find though Adam5!
     
  13. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Well "I" think it's a good deal, and a good rifle.
    But I'm not into the M4 carbine craze. I have a soft spot in my heart for the "retro" looking AR's that look like the kind our U.S. military used in the 1960s and 1970s, and the kind SWAT teams used in the 1970s and 1980s. Those are normally the M16A1 rifles with triangular handguards, fixed carry handle, and full-length 20" barrels that were on the skinny side, with a 1:12 or 1:13 twist rate (something like that-- works fine for 45-55 grain bullets, but not heavier slugs).
     
  14. Adam5

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    One of the guys on Arfcom is going there this afternoon to investigate. According to their sales manager, they are not .22lr rifles.

    They sound like the Century C15 that I used to have. Century imported a stash of surplus Colt M16A1s. They refurbed the uppers and had Olympic make them new semi lowers with Century logos. They sold new for $599 a few years ago.
     
  15. ookoshi

    ookoshi Moderator

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    Yeah... obviously something is good quality just because it's more expensive. :roll:

    There are plenty of reliable firearms that aren't very expensive. You don't have to spend $600-1000 for a reliable handgun, and you certainly don't have to spend $1k+ for a reliable AR.

    My AR was built for less than $600 and after the first 50 rounds of breaking in it has not had any issues regardless of what kind of random ammo I threw at it.
     
  16. triggerman357

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    I just spoke with someone at Clyde's and they still have a few rifles left.
     
  17. RevolverDan

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    They give you any details on the rifle?
     
  18. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    From an Arfcom post:

     
  19. phantoms

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