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Old 10-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #641
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #642
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #643
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Looking good man! How long did the whole process take from ship to receive? Also did you disassemble the rifle when you shipped it to them?
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #644
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #645
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Looking good man! How long did the whole process take from ship to receive? Also did you disassemble the rifle when you shipped it to them?
The guy who cerakoted it for me is a local friend. I let him disassemble/reassemble everything, it's cheaper if you disassemble /reassemble yourself though. He had my gun for about 2 weeks, but I told him no rush on it and to get to it whenever he could. I could have gotten it last week but he dropped it off at my work today for me. If you want his phone number just shoot me a pm, he does great work.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:59 AM   #646
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First 10rds 25 yards. The red dot on the 22/45 LITE was PERFECT... I don't know how that happened because I messed with the settings before it put it on. No jams through the 50rds of break-in ammo. LOVE this thing.

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #647
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #648
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:37 PM   #649
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I've been trying to decide, is it bad to spend $200 on accessories for a gun you don't physically have yet? (picking it up Friday)

got a new S&W M&P sport AR-15, pics next week
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:50 PM   #650
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I've been trying to decide, is it bad to spend $200 on accessories for a gun you don't physically have yet? (picking it up Friday)

got a new S&W M&P sport AR-15, pics next week
I've bought tons of crap before I had the gun. I just sold about 15 random accessories last week I had piled up.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:42 AM   #651
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Haha hell no its not bad man...I've spent over $2000 on a gun I don't have yet already. And that's on just the accessories...
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #652
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First the base gun. Smith & Wesson M&P 15

Comes with a Magpul 30 rd mag. and Magpul rear Flip up iron sight.

Next Monday I get my quad rail, Short fore grip, 3 more mags, and a cheap 2 point sling, already have a light ring and Streamlight Polytac LED that I may mount to it. ... eventually it'll get a red dot of some kind. ... and probably a BAD lever.

An after mods pic will follow Monday night, I'm excited, First "real" rifle and first AR-15


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the things I like most about the base gun over others in the $700 range was the muuch heavier barrel and more metal parts. the lack of a forward assist shouldn't be an issue, but I don't like not being able to attach a dust cover should I want to.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #653
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^ congrats man, that's an awesome gun.

Skip the bad lever...I'm not a fan
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First the base gun. Smith & Wesson M&P 15

Comes with a Magpul 30 rd mag. and Magpul rear Flip up iron sight.

Next Monday I get my quad rail, Short fore grip, 3 more mags, and a cheap 2 point sling, already have a light ring and Streamlight Polytac LED that I may mount to it. ... eventually it'll get a red dot of some kind. ... and probably a BAD lever.

An after mods pic will follow Monday night, I'm excited, First "real" rifle and first AR-15


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the things I like most about the base gun over others in the $700 range was the muuch heavier barrel and more metal parts. the lack of a forward assist shouldn't be an issue, but I don't like not being able to attach a dust cover should I want to.
you can always get another upper receiver w/ a dust cover and FA and slap it on the lower down the road.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #655
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^ congrats man, that's an awesome gun.

Skip the bad lever...I'm not a fan
thanks, but can I ask why you don't like the BAD lever? at least in theory I really want it.

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you can always get another upper receiver w/ a dust cover and FA and slap it on the lower down the road.
couldn't care less about the Forward Assist missing. and in reality the only purpose for a dust cover would be making sure any dust stayed out during storage and transport.

I probably will leave this gun relatively stock, and I'd like to put together a fully customized AR later down the road, monolithic rail, free float heavy barrel, etc.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #656
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thanks, but can I ask why you don't like the BAD lever? at least in theory I really want it.
In theory it works, in reality it's a hindrance. It's interesting that the people who developed it don't use it. It was designed for a very specific reason, to cut out a step from the manual of arms. I don't see this AR being used in a class and therefore performing malfunction drills.

Further, it will/can cause you to become so dependent on using it to lock the bolt back that it may be difficult to adapt to using a standard AR if you ever need to.

Lastly, it is known to cause issues with preventing the bolt from locking back and unintentionally releasing the bolt when it is locked back.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #657
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Honestly, I dont like it because it doesn't fit right for me. It's really loose, no matter how much I tighten it down. I hate the fact that it jiggles around on the gun
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #658
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I have experienced all the issues Serbonze noted with the BAD Lever.

The BAD Lever is not necessarily a bad piece of kit, but it IS a very niche piece of kit. The original intent of it was to remove steps from the manual of arms for malfunction clearance and combat/speed reloads. It was developed by Magpul for Travis Haley, because he runs a RediMag several of his rifles, and those make accessing the ol' ping pong paddle a little more tricky. The BAD Lever made operating the rifle easier for the end user, particularly while running an accessory like the RediMag.

I ran the BAD Lever on all my rifles for a while, because it is fast and neat and makes life easier. At first, I really liked it. I started experiencing minor issues later. On one rifle, the bolt would not lock back 75% of the time that it ran dry. The rifle was my SPR and I was running handloaded 5.56 brass loaded to Mk262 Mod 1 specs, so there was plenty of energy to lock that bolt back. BAD Lever came off and problem disappeared.

I started doing malfunction clearance a lot and the BAD Lever really does work great for remedial action malfunction clearance for Type 3 malfunctions. I got pretty good with the lever and it was nice. My duty rifle in my squad car is a Colt LE6921, and it has no BAD Lever. I was at training and started to experience issues running it. I was so used to the BAD Lever that I was trying to release the bolt or lock it back with my trigger finger, only to realize that I couldn't because there was no lever. I had to adjust and consciously operate the bolt catch. If I have to intentionally think about how I have to run my rifle while at work, which is where I'm most likely to need the rifle to put down a badguy, I have a problem. Subsequent to that epiphany, all BAD Levers came off my rifles and were put in the spare parts bin.

If you are set on getting one, understand what it offers, and be objective in your evaluation of it. Not saying this applies to you, but people get emotionally invested in a product and work to high hell to make it work because they want it to. If it works, it works. If it doesn't, get rid of it. Just my $0.02.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #659
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Got my rail, grip, and sling installed.

I decided to go the budget route so I can afford to put ammo in it, without breaking the bank.
UTG rail, seems pretty solid to me,
CAA "3 finger" grip, cheapest one I found, figure if I break it I'll buy better quality.
and Midway USA's cheap 2 point sling.

only fired 3 rounds through it so far, I need to get to a range to check the zero and function of it fully.

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I figure on adding low-pro rail covers, and changing the handle out for one with storage and more traction. There's also the possibility I'll change the buttstock out at some point.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #660
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I like my BAD lever so far.

I shoot lefty (right handed but left eye dominant) and I love it for locking the bolt back no matter which shoulder I'm on. That being said, I don't ever use it to release the bolt. I just find it easier to use the preexisting release paddles (SR-15 IWS lower). I tend to 'beer can' grip my magazines which puts my thumb right on the right side release (shooting lefty) or on the left side release (ping pong paddle, when I shoot righty).

In the end though... if it doesn't work out, it was only $18. :p
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