the sport model? Pass.I'll add to this thread. Our Local Sportsman's Warehouse had Smith and Wesson M&P's AR 15-M4's for $600 just before Christmas. They are back up to $680 now. I have the feeling the bottom is dropping out of the AR market. I hope Ruger keeps up (or down) with the falling prices of the AR's. kwg
S&W M&P are nice AR15's. Many would argue, for $1000 dollars, its the best buy.Kinganuthun said:
the sport model? Pass.
I don't know which model right now. That was 3 weeks ago. I'm only saying something made by S&W that was described as their M&P model that shoots 223/5.56 and looks very much like and AR15 with an M4 barrel was $600. Let's hope Ruger keeps pace with their prices IF they continue to be sold in this price range. kwg
Yes, I have been taking a hardcore look at those PSA's. I know they had some quality control issues. They wernt test firing, and sent out some guns with the wrong gas blocks.Palmetto State Armory is selling mil spec ARs for around $700 and they have all the boutique builders in a tizzy now. They worked out some deal with the FN plant to make their barrels. I see the AR market like the custom chopper market was 10 years ago. Lots of boutique builders commanding super high prices until people start getting a clue and the bottom of the market drops out. I give it two more years before all ARs are selling for around $600 as the Gucci-flauge 5.11 "operators" move on to something else.
I did some more research on Melonnite.. I dont know where I got my original info from, but clearly I was wrong! Now I am very intrigued.. Hell, might be a sport in my future after all! :lol:PS: I love the comments that a barrel is going to wear out... Right. Who here has shot 50,000 rounds out of their 5.56/.223? Ever? Even a mellonite treated barrel will handle that easy, and most folks never get close to 10,000 rounds, let alone 50k.