Affordable ARs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vladimir, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    So with the tax return and all I may be looking at an AR soon. I've just about pulled myself out of debt and the tax return should be about $600, so price is definitely a concern here. best options I have seen are Olympic Arms which seem to be available in the $700 range... any other comments, ideas, or knowledge on availability ($700 Olympic Arms do me no good if they aren't available kind of thing).

  2. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    Kel tec if you just want to fire 223. Not high quality by any means but SU-16 still goes bang for every trigger pull.

  3. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    I think the Kel Tek is high quality...or at least pretty good quality. Its just not a "top end" product, meaning that its not built any better than it has to be to function properly.

  4. Craiglylesa1

    Craiglylesa1 New Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    Goose Creek, Sc
    if your not dead set on the AR platform, check out the berretta cx4 carbine.
    william and marys police force adapted them after the virgina tech massacre , you can get them in 9mm , 40 cal and .45. if you are set on the AR platform, you might be hard pressed to find one in that price range. i have heard good thing about the olympics though.
  5. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    I was actually looking at that Kel-Tec and really liked what I saw, didn't look that much but first looks were very promising.

    I am mostly looking for the standard/stereotypical AR though at this point so I could have the possibility of "tricking it out" over the years and whatnot. But we will see because that rifle did look awfully nice. And I think the local shop at 'em too!
  6. Hmmm....$600. Here in NC you can't touch a new AR for less that $1000. Now you can hardly ever find an AK for $600!!! You might (key word, MIGHT) find a used AR for $600, but I doubt it.
  7. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    Hah looks like nothing is available... sweet. Will have to scan the auction sites I guess, much prefer local but whatever, it is what it is.

    Gun show is coming up next month. Whatever, looks like either way my wallet will get screwed.

    Though Olympic Arms site is saying 4-6 weeks deliver, which sucks but I guess that's better than nothing...

  8. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
  9. Vlad, your in washington too right?

    I know somone who has one ( kel tech su 16A )

    I have fired it, A Ar 15 and a Mini 14...

    those Kel tech's are almost imposible to find these days... with their ablity to fold many like them as a light wiegh back backers / plinking gun...
    At the washington state gun shows the cheapest Ar 15 is $950 and thats one beat up gun:mad:... the "standard" one thats has not gotten the crap beat out of it is $1,300 or more:eek::eek::eek:. ( thats the low side. )

    Cablelas in Lacy has Mini's in for around $700 each... though If you have alittle more I know a gun shop close to me that sold 30 ak - 47's @ $800 each in 2 days. ( town population is like 1,000 people :eek: :D)
  10. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
  11. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
  12. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
    Ah man i'm sorry, i'll look for some more for ya
  13. ckill1

    ckill1 New Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    SW Iowa
    Hey Vlad-
    I see lots of AR lowers on auction sites for under 200.00. If you then get an AR kit from someplace like model 1 sales for 465.00. that gets you in the door for 650 or so. Dont know if model 1 has a backlog, but you might check.

  14. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    You might want to consider Saiga. Not an AR platform...actually an AK derivative available though in .223, 7.62x39, .308, and even 30'06. Factory magazines are only 8-10 rds but hi capacity after market are available. In addition there are aftermarket stocks like TAPCO available. These are very reasonably priced. Here's just one distributor:
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