AR-15 low end price range

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by JasonS, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. JasonS

    JasonS Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    UHG California
    If people keep drilling me towards ARs Im going to have to hit up the low to medium price ones, any info? Recommendations, or links? 223 or the 5 whatever that will still shoot the 223 sounds good.
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Walmart is selling the DPMS M4s, S&W MP15s and the R15s. All below 900 bucks. The DPMS is actually close to 7.

  3. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    M&P Sport 15, very accurate and love it! $599
  4. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    SW. Florida
    As American Leader says, the Smith & Wesson's are a good deal at that price around $600. I have heard that they work good and are fairly accurate.

    For myself in the $750 to $850 price range I went with a Rock River Arms LAR-15, 16" mid-length that has been extremely accurate and reliable.

    Palmetto State Armory (PSA) makes a good mil-spec. AR-15 rifle that many are recommending these days that go for the $650-$700 price range.

    At last count, there were over 140 different folks in the U.S. marketing AR-15's with their name on it. Making a decsion is often very tough. The best advice would be to stay with the known name brands who have the best Warranty. :cool:
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  5. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Be weary though buying from private sellers unless you really know what you are getting. I have seen some people selling homemade AR's that don't have very good parts for the price they are asking. On the same hand though you can get a good deal sometimes.

    I think you need to worry more about the long range cost......

    What I mean is this.......

    You are going to want to spend twice that on extra "stuff"....quad rails, 3 point slings, red dot sights, this and that......:D:D:D:D They are addictive.
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member

    They have an outstanding warranty, IMO.
    Most AR dealers carry them.
  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Look at the High Standard AR-15.

    Well built and the price is right.


    Jan 29, 2012
    Where are you getting an AR for sub $600? I will take two.
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest


    Building an AR is like building a house of out Legos. It ain't that hard.

    You can build a Nice $600 AR if you shop right.
  10. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I think mine ended up at $650.....that was with a chrome lined barrel, m4 feed ramps, chrome bolt assembly.....a bunch of stuff.
  11. JasonS

    JasonS Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    UHG California
    If I eventually go up in price the Colt sure sounds good.

    Thanks for all the input guys, I will keep these reply's in mind for research.
  12. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Red X offers complete uppers for $409 shipped.

    Palmetto State Armory has a stripped lower + a lower build kit for for $196 shipped.

    That's $605 plus transfer, usually only $25. So $630. $599 + tax here is $641.

    I have no idea about Palmetto or Red X quality; they were just my quick example. But you can have an AR for under $650 pretty easily.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  13. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
  14. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    SW. Florida
    Jack, a slight thread drift here, but do you think you Aussie's will ever get control of your government back to the point where they'll repeal the gun bans and let you have your guns back? :confused:
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