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Hi there AR people. I'm not new to the M16/M4 but am new to the civilian AR-15.
I just moved to Texas last week, from NY. I am staying with a fellow EMT friend and her company has offered me a position as an EMT. I was here on loan to help the Harvey victims/patients.
I own 2 handguns and am now wanting an AR-15, Sport II possibly, now that I live in Texas. NY is not too AR friendly.
All I have read about the S2 is great reviews. If I buy a S2, is there ANYTHING on it, inside of it, that needs attention? I just plan on using it to shoot steel, paper, varmints, etc. I want to fix any problems (if any) before I make it like I want it.
BTW, before joining your forum, I read through the AR forum. Please, don't suggest (not yet anyway) I buy a scope, red dot, a hand guard, etc. I just want to buy a lot of ammo, P-MAGS, and targets, to shoot it and get used to it. All the extra's I will ask your advice for later.
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Welcome to the forum.

As for the AR, clean and lube it and shoot the snot out of it.
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As for the AR, clean and lube it and shoot the snot out of it.
Thank you Ditto. It will remind me of my Devil Dog Days!
BTW, thanks for the G23 advice. They actually have a selection of 3 graded guns; Fair, Good, and Very Good. 3 different prices too.
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BTW, Welcome to Texas!
Thank You! My EMT friend, Cindy, owns a house in a town called Katy. The people are so nice here. Unlike NY, where everything and everyone is fast paced and in a rush.
I was living with my aunt in NY. My parents passed away a few years ago in an accident and in a way I'm glad to be gone from there. Too many bad memories.
My accent is sort of NY thick. I have to get used to the Texas accent. I have learned 2 new words since I have been here; "y'all" and "fixin'-to."
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Welcome, glad you got those words down 'cause you are fixin to have a lot of fun. I bought my Sport II several months ago and still have no complaints. I've put at least 1500rounds thru it so far. P-mags are fine, but I have found another brand locally that are cheaper and seem to be equal quality. Mission First Tactical is the name. P-mags run at least $15 around here and I found these MFT for $9 each. Don't know if they are available in TX, and I haven't seen them in FDE, only black or tan, but they are working fine for me so far.
Just like you can't have too much fun,... you can't have too many mags or too much ammo!
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Look at the SWaMPy Sport II with the Magpul furniture already installed. Locally it was selling for $500 or less.
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Who put some Magpul furniture, handguards and grip on his Sport I, especially the grip.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:11 AM
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Nothing "needs" to be changed, one of the reasons I also picked it as my first civilian AR.
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I have experienced zero problems with mine. Nothing NEEDS to be changed. There are things you may decide you WANT to change later on, but it will function perfectly fine right out of the box.

Strip it.
Clean it.
Shoot it.
Repeat.
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The Sport 2 needs no modifications to be a good, solid, usable rifle. Buy it and shoot it. You may over time decide you want to make some enhancements; an improved trigger is probably the most practical and useful one, and one which almost everyone who shoots an AR would agree is beneficial. When it comes to further modifications -- various rails and fixtures, forend grips, "tactical" anythings -- if you can, try these out on someone else's rifle before laying out your own money for them. Many of these things turn out to be about as useful as the proverbial teats on a boar hog, IMO.
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I think the most practical upgrade is a handguard with an actual heat shield. You can get one for about $30 but you may need to buy the tool to replace them if you don't know anyone that has one.
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I think the most practical upgrade is a handguard with an actual heat shield. You can get one for about $30 but you may need to buy the tool to replace them if you don't know anyone that has one.
I use to think people were joking when they said there was a tool to remove the handgaurds, I had to shake my head when I actually saw one online.
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All I have read about the S2 is great reviews. If I buy a S2, is there ANYTHING on it, inside of it, that needs attention?
To start with...that's because it's a great gun! I spent a lot of time researching before I bought my Sport II and it is just fantastic. Unnaturally accurate too, and that report seems to come from a lot of shooters. I absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone, it makes any range trip a blast and is more than ready to handle any small game or defensive needs, if needed.

Is there anything that needs attention out of the box...YEAH! That empty magazine! Load it up and get yourself out to the range!
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I have no doubt it can be done by hand but the tool makes it much, much easier.
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I have no doubt it can be done by hand but the tool makes it much, much easier.
We never had a tool in the military... I'm sure that is why hdrolling thought it was a joke.
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Texas! I wasn't born here but got here as soon as I could.
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I use to think people were joking when they said there was a tool to remove the handgaurds, I had to shake my head when I actually saw one online.
hdrolling, first of all, thank you for your service.
Back in my Parris Island days, when I first enlisted in The Corp, we used the buddy system, at first, until we were used to the delta ring. The DI made sure that it only lasted less than 2 minutes. OOHRAH!
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I think the most practical upgrade is a handguard with an actual heat shield. You can get one for about $30 but you may need to buy the tool to replace them if you don't know anyone that has one.
If you have four hands or a friend standing by, you don't need the tool. One person pulls the retainer ring down and the other replaces the handguard.
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That's just wonderful! I'm literally on the border of"awful" and "Yankees"! But more towards"awful!"

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That's just wonderful! I'm literally on the border of"awful" and "Yankees"! But more towards"awful!"

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I was born and raised in the YANKEES area. Now I'm in the lower center part of the letter A in TEXAS as a transplant. (Katy)
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All in fun, welcome to Take-A-Sauce. The lower center part of the "A" is DFW

Your on the right leg of the "A" and another full letter height south.

Im just a tad below that right leg...
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If you have four hands or a friend standing by, you don't need the tool. One person pulls the retainer ring down and the other replaces the handguard.
I always figured that was how they did it in the military. I know it can be done without the tool. I said that. But it is way easier with the tool and it doesn't cost much. It's a no brainer IMO. Why strain? That's what tools are for.
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All in fun, welcome to Take-A-Sauce. The lower center part of the "A" is DFW

Your on the right leg of the "A" and another full letter height south.

Im just a tad below that right leg...
Yes, I pulled up a Texas map on my laptop. I was way up near Dallas in my reply.
Speaking of Dallas, my friend Cindy has to go there next Tuesday. There is a gun store there named Grab a gun. They have the S2 for $489, plus tax, plus call in. I'm guessing about $525 out the door. Unless, someone here lives near Katy or Houston and knows of a gun store that sells it for about that price. I decided that I want the S2. I looked at the DPMS, Del-Ton, and Ruger. These were all lower priced, but didn't have the great reviews that the S2 has.
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I love Grab-A-Gun. Great counter guys there. Small pick up store front with a few glass cases to shop through.

I dont know any gun stores in Houston except Primary down in Pearland. Almost as far for you as DFW I dont suppose it would be too bad to run around beltway8.

I also love my (well...mommas) S2 and I believe GAG will ship it to your FFL for about 7 bucks.

When she looks for GAG follow your phone, its correct, looks like a strip industrial center and when you turn in, GAG is almost all the way down on the left.

FWIW...529.35 OTD...tax is .0825. That should be all.

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I always figured that was how they did it in the military. I know it can be done without the tool. I said that. But it is way easier with the tool and it doesn't cost much. It's a no brainer IMO. Why strain? That's what tools are for.
Everyone I ever worked with in the Infantry always did it by hand all by themselves, that's just always how we were taught to do it.

So after doing it that way for 22 yrs I was surprised there was an actual tool for this, I'd guess we don't have them in the military because we never needed them.

Nothing wrong with having the tool, and for the most part we only had the hand guards on our M16's so those might have been easier to remove.

All the M4's I've ever been assigned always had quad rails not the plastic ones.
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Yes, I pulled up a Texas map on my laptop. I was way up near Dallas in my reply.
Speaking of Dallas, my friend Cindy has to go there next Tuesday. There is a gun store there named Grab a gun. They have the S2 for $489, plus tax, plus call in. I'm guessing about $525 out the door. Unless, someone here lives near Katy or Houston and knows of a gun store that sells it for about that price. I decided that I want the S2. I looked at the DPMS, Del-Ton, and Ruger. These were all lower priced, but didn't have the great reviews that the S2 has.
I have the DPMS complete .22 LR upper on my DPMS lower. It shoots all ammo well, even standard velocity. I unscrewed the flash hider and put on a Silencerco Sparrow and it works perfectly. I like having the same lower for the .22 and .223. My DPMS upper has been 100% reliable and accurate. The only drawback is that it doesn't lock back when empty. A few days ago a buddy and I were shooting our .22's. He has a S&W. He liked the weight of my DPMS because it is pretty much the same as the .223. I liked his because of the lock back feature. Another down side to the DPMS uppers is that they are hard to find and when they appear, like on MidwayUSA, they sell out quickly.
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There is a gun store there named Grab a gun. They have the S2 for $489, plus tax, plus call in. I'm guessing about $525 out the door
For that price, your post should have read "I'm heading to Dallas to pick up my new AR"
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It was anything but easy trying to remove the handguard from my Sport without the tool. I tried doing it that way before I bought the tool. Maybe I'm just old and not as strong as I once was. I could pull the ring down but holding it down with one hand was another story. I've never picked up an actual M16 so I have no idea if they are easier. My guess is that it had something to do with my being 60 years old or so and in fairly poor health at the time I was swapping handguards. I have no doubt I had a lot more strength earlier in my life.
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