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Old 05-07-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Help me understand why colt AR's get such a premium?

I understand they are the OG ar15, I own one as well. But I never understood why they have such fanatics and command a premium over other ar15s?


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Completely mil-spec and quality. Other than that, you're buying the name IMO. It does feel nice to be talking with someone and hear them say "my dpms is awesome. What do you have?" and then fire back "oh nice, I have a colt."

It's even nicer to have them talk loads about how awesome their semi-auto gun is and then to say "that's cool. I have an m16.". That's the real fun

But to be honest, I don't think they command much of a premium over brands of similar quality. BCM, DD, Noveske, Larue, KAC, LWRC...all those weapons are high quality and command high prices, some of hem costing hundreds more than a comparable colt.

Ohh and Colt isn't the OG; that honor belongs to Armalite.
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I know armalite is the true OG, but was colt the first to push them to the masses?


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Help me understand why colt AR's get such a premium?

FYI. Loved my noveske, hated the finish.


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Yea, Armalite had financial issues and could make them fast enough to handle the demand.
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FYI. Loved my noveske, hated the finish.


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Surprising...my noveske chainsaw lowers have a great finish....my spikes lowers are chalky...i would rate noveskes finish among the best that i have

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Surprising...my noveske chainsaw lowers have a great finish....my spikes lowers are chalky...i would rate noveskes finish among the best that i have

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Love the finish on my spikes. Mines per panic if that makes a difference.


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Nah I think adam is right...the finish on my spikes has a much more chalky/parkerized feel to it than my colt's or any of my other lowers. My 2 spikes lowers are pre-panic. Not sure why they feel that way; I think the lowers are fairly good, despite what Serbonze might think
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Nah I think adam is right...the finish on my spikes has a much more chalky/parkerized feel to it than my colt's or any of my other lowers. My 2 spikes lowers are pre-panic. Not sure why they feel that way; I think the lowers are fairly good, despite what Serbonze might think
My M&P is that chalky feel too, not too sure how it will hold up honestly...
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My M&P is that chalky feel too, not too sure how it will hold up honestly...
There should be no issue about it holding up; they should all hold up just fine. Its the feel and looks of it that some people don't like or notice that are different from others.
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Colt is one of a few companies that have the actual TDP, so as David said, are truly mil-spec.

They are also one of the few companies that make everything in house.

It's also what the military is issued.
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There should be no issue about it holding up; they should all hold up just fine. Its the feel and looks of it that some people don't like or notice that are different from others.
Ok cool, I actually like the feel of it, i just was messing with it yesterday and ran my nail across the lower near the safety and it left a slight mark, it rubbed out easy but still scared me at first.
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Colt is one of a few companies that have the actual TDP, so as David said, are truly mil-spec.

They are also one of the few companies that make everything in house.

It's also what the military is issued.
Yeah the TDP is actually perhaps the most important part of the whole argument to be honest.

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Ok cool, I actually like the feel of it, i just was messing with it yesterday and ran my nail across the lower near the safety and it left a slight mark, it rubbed out easy but still scared me at first.
Meh, your receiver will pick up marks along the way. There's no way to keep it perfectly pristine, and you shouldn't want it to either really. Consider them battle scars...if you have it long enough, it'll look pretty cool from all the marks on it.
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Meh, your receiver will pick up marks along the way. There's no way to keep it perfectly pristine, and you shouldn't want it to either really. Consider them battle scars...if you have it long enough, it'll look pretty cool from all the marks on it.
Yea good point, it's never being sold anyway.
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Meh, your receiver will pick up marks along the way. There's no way to keep it perfectly pristine, and you shouldn't want it to either really. Consider them battle scars...if you have it long enough, it'll look pretty cool from all the marks on it.

A friend of mine covered most of his receiver with that clear tape, almost like packing tape. He calls it a "clear coat".
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A friend of mine covered most of his receiver with that clear tape, almost like packing tape. He calls it a "clear coat".
it's a fucking rifle, not a supercar...

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Your friend sounds like a real winner.
Yea he's a character. I picked up a clunky wasr10 a couple years ago that I literally would just throw as far as I could. It would bother him lol. Rifles will get scratched and marked. It adds character.


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RE: Colt
Colts are actually pretty reasonably priced. The problem is the cost of the individual components. That's where people get hosed. I would have no problem using Colt parts, but many of their components like the BCG and LPK are significantly more expensive than other places that have quality on par with Colt.
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