FTA Larry Vickers Carbine Setup

This entry was posted in Guns, Videos. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to FTA Larry Vickers Carbine Setup

  1. bogsidebunny says:

    I’d buy one if I can get it for under $700.

    • Bill N. says:

      Good luck on getting a BCM for under $700. AR’s under $700 aren’t built as well as those that meet the requirements in the Technical Data Package such as BCM and Colt. Things that can be easily checked are the staking of the gas key on the bolt carrier and chambers. Cheap guns, aka hobby guns, won’t be staked as well on the gas key and the chambers will often be a 223 chamber even though the barrel is marked 5.56mm.

      • brad says:

        I have two Colt AR-15’s that I bought for around $700.

        One an AR6551 Target for under $700. And an AR6320 Light-Weight (pencil-barrel) just over $700. Both NIB.

        You just have to spend a ridicules amount of time on-line watching, and be very patient.

        GunBroker and AuctionArms are my only sources.

    • John Deaux says:

      You can get a nice AR for around 700 but it will not be a mil spec ready to go to war AR well unless you ha:e a relative or friend looking to get rid of it and they really love you. If want military grade you’re going to have to up the money, BCM is top notch along with the Colt 6920 and a few others. Plan on 1 to 1.5k or more plus magazines, sling, ammo and possibly optics.

  2. Bill N. says:

    Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane is conducting a test with M4s using a mid-length gas system. Initial results are showing greater reliability and longer life than with the standard short gas system. See this link http://soldiersystems.net/2018/05/14/nswc-crane-carbine-mid-length-gas-system-testing-shows-increased-performance/ If getting a BCM carbine you might want to get one with a mid-length gas system. BCM’s charging handle is more durable than the standard one and I recommend upgrading to them if you have another brand of AR. I have one in my Colt AR. The Tango Down magazines are tough but you can’t take them apart for cleaning. They have slots in the follower and to clean them you swish them around in water and hold them upside down so the water will flush any dirt out through the slots in the follower. This can be a problem in a desert environment.

If your comment 'disappears', don't trip - it went to my trash folder and I will restore it when I moderate.